Click here for Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Three-point-Five Rolling Video, Day Four instructions for more information on the abbreviated instructions below.
1. Melt 5 ounces of melt and pour soap in the microwave. Bramble Berry soap takes one 35 second melt & stir, plus another 20 second melt & stir for 5 ounces of soap to melt.
2. Add fragrance and color and stir well. Add .5 ounces of Liquid Glycerin to this mixture. Stir well.
3. Pour mixture into the 9 x 9 silicone baking pan. Spritz layer with Rubbing Alcohol to get rid of excess bubbles.
4. Allow to harden for approximately 10 minutes or until a very thick skin, capable of supporting another layer, has formed.
Repeat 1 – 4 until there are 4 or 5 layers.
Pop out the entire block of soap. With a firm grip, quickly start to roll the soap up. Massage the soap into a tighter roll. Let the soap sit for three to five minutes and cut gently with a sharp knife.
Let the soap sit overnight before wrapping. This allows the layers to fully adhere to each other and excess moisture to evaporate from the soap.
That’s it! You’re done. You’ll make 18 (or so) adorable, cute, oh-so-complicated-looking soaps in 30 minutes or less.
Val, yes, the liquid glycerin is for help with the pliability (is that even a word?)
Heidi, we’re going to expand Otion down south next year (I think!) so if we can manage the concept from afar, ya’ never know – maybe a major expansion is in our future. =)
Thanks so much for the wonderfully detailed instructions! I’m going to have to try this when I get back from vacation!
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Have fun this week.
Soaping Goddess says
That is ultra cute!! Great job packaging too. That soapie makes me want candy! LOL
These look so nice I wish I had some m&p around = )
Thanks for the tip on the heat transfer method of cp. I’m going to give it a try on my next batch.
I wish we had an Otion type place nearby. Maybe when I know a lot more about making soap I’ll just start my own = )
Very nice! I will have to try these!!
Very pretty! I’m going to have to order some M&P with all the BB gift certificates I asked for Christmas. =D
too cool, I am going to get a pan today while my dd is at volleyball. I will get more work Christmas presents done tonight!
I really enjoy this blog. I like reading about all the people that send you things to try and checking out their sites. I have exchanged product for your Christmas gifts to vendors and delivery people in past holidays.
This is so very cool! I’m going to have to try it this holiday (I’m a soap-making novice). Thank you! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog ever since I saw it on the Brambleberry enewsletter.
Val Y says
Am I right to assume that the extra glycerin is to make the soap more pliable for rolling? Does it soften the bar at all? I ask because I’ve had great success making soap rolls without adding anything to the melt and pour – but then I’ve only ever made two layer rolls.