Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base
Green Mica or Oxide
Holly Berry fragrance
Basic Shape mold
ribbon or string
holly leaf soap cutter (cookie cutter found in kitchen or craft stores)
spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
Blue Mix lab color
Pearly White Mica
step 1: Melt about 6 ounces of soap base. Basic melt and pour instructions are here if you’re new to melt and pour. Add green colorant and Holly Berry fragrance (I used about .25 ounce for a nice bold scent). Pour soap into the flexible brownie mold and allow to set-up.
step 2: Remove soap from mold and cut Holly leaf shapes out of the soap slab using your cookie cutter. Plastic or metal cutters work just fine for this project but metal cuts through the soap more easily.
step 3: Melt clear soap base. Hint: To make the soap look a little more clear, add a drop or two of Blue Labcolor. Be careful to not add too much; you don’t want blue soap. I usually dilute the Labcolor in a bit of water to control the amounts and ensure no color clumping. Fragrance your soap. Since you want this to be a overly smelly soap, go with .5 ounces of fragrance per pound of base. Stir and mix in well.
step 4: Pour a thin layer of the clear soap into the bottom of the mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol.
step 5: Thoroughly spray the Holly Leaf shape with rubbing alcohol and place in the clear soap. Repeat with the second leaf.
In the next installment of this tutorial, I’ll show you how to finish these soaps with ribbon and give you some additional ideas if you want to do a little something extra. Until then, happy holiday soaping!