ONE: Melt 4 ounces of clear soap base in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Once the soap is fully melted, mix in .3 ounces of liquid glycerin, 1 ml of fragrance oil and your non-bleeding (school) colors. I chose Liquid Green to represent one of our local schools, Sehome High. Mix well and pour the soap into the brownie pan mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to get rid of those pesky bubbles. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
TWO: In the meantime, melt 4 ounces of white soap base in the microwave (about 30 seconds). Then mix in .3 ounces of liquin glycerin and 1 ml of fragrance oil. I left this layer white but feel free to add a colorant at this time. Mix well.
THREE: Once your first layer of soap has cool and your melted soap is around 120-125 degrees, spritz the first layer with rubbing alcohol and pour the second layer of soap. Spritz again with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles. Let the layers cool for about 10 minutes.
Tip: Don’t let the soap cool for too long. As soon as it’s hard enough to unmold it’s ready to “roll”. If you wait too long the soap will be harder to work with and you could end up with unsightly cracks (which may drop your grade on the project).
FOUR: Once the soap has cooled, carefully pull the soap out of the mold and place it on a flat surface. Cut the soap in half with a soap cutter or flat edged knife. Then trim up the sides so all of the edges look the same (getting rid of those rounded corners).
FIVE: Start at the skinny end of the soap and roll it all the way up. Then (aggressively) squeeze the middle of the soap to slightly dent it. This will give the soap its “paper like” effect.
SIX: Tie a coordinating ribbon around the soap in a simple bow and you’re done. They’re ready for the party favor bowl!
oooooooo love this!
So cute! Great because next week I’m graduating. 🙂
Cibaria Soap Supply says
These are definitely very unique! Love them!
It’s super versatile too. You could do it for a lot of things by just changing the tag…
Yay! It’s lucky timing then isn’t it? =) Congrats DD!
You could make adorable baby shower favors too if you just changed the tag …
I love these! Not too hard, but oh so cute! Hm, too bad I don’t know anyone who’s graduating…but I’m saving this for future reference, thanks!
Great idea. I completely forgot about favors and my dd graduates in a few weeks!
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
Cute and clever. Very nice idea, thanks for sharing!