Mother’s Day is coming right up (Sunday, May 11th). It’s never to early to shower the woman who gave you life with gifts galore.
We’ve designed some easy soap, lotion and lip balm projects around the flavor fragrance Passionfruit Rose. It’s an edible fragrance oil so it can be used in all manner of products, not just soap and lotions.
A big shout out to the Otionites who spearheaded the fun creativity of this project.
Flexible Rose Mold (exclusive to BB!)
Labcolors Canary, Red & Emerald
White Melt & Pour
Clear Melt & Pour
Passionfruit Rose Fragrance & Flavor
Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle
Step One: Melt 2 ounces of clear melt and pour. Color it with one drop of Emerald Green Labcolor (or any green you have). Draw up the melted green soap into a dropper. Carefully dropper the melted soap into the vines on the soap mold.
Step Two: Repeat step one with a yellow, red or any rose color you’d like. Dropper the melted soap into the rose. If you are using clear labcolors, the bubbles will show through the front of the rose so be sure to spritz away any bubbles that form with rubbing alcohol.
Step Three: Once the roses and vines have set up, carefully tilt the soap mold and outline the vines on the side of the soap mold. Hold the mold steady as the green soap hardens in the vines.
Step Four: Melt the white soap in the microwave. Add Passionfruit Rose flavor fragrance and stir the fragrance in fully. If your soap is steaming, it is too warm and will melt vines and roses.
Step Five: Spritz the vines and roses with alcohol to help adhesion of the white melt and pour layer.
Step Six: Slowly pour the melted, scented white melt and pour into the mold. Spritz the back of the soap, once poured, with alcohol to get rid of any pesky lingering bubbles.
Step Seven: Wait for soap to harden fully. Gently pull mold away from sides of soap and carefully push soap out. Marvel at your creation. Wrap it and label it with love.
Hints for getting layers to stick:
Fresh soap is best
Use the same brand of clear melt and pour as white melt and pour
Alcohol between layers helps adhesion
Pouring layers quickly helps adhesion
i really like this mold. im going to try this one too! 😉
Passionfruit Rose is good in HP – it seems to withstand the higher temperatures better than some rose scents. Let me know what you think when you soap with it. =)
How is Passionfruit Rose Fragrance & Flavor in a hot process soap? I am looking for a nice Mother’s Day scent for this year.
I recently bought some M&P base to give it a try. This is a beautiful soap! My skill may not work for this. I want to try some simpler ones first.
I am wondering if there is a picture of the finished soap somewhere. I’d love to see it!
I definitely do – I’ll post it this weekend or early next week. =) I love how delicate the soap looks.
love the mold!!! do you have a picture of it out of the mold?
I wouldn’t toss it. Maybe you could scent it with some Vanilla to try and salvage it? After all, it’s good soap that just smells somewhat like cloves =)
Speaking of “Fresh Soap”, I have some Shea Butter and Glycerin I bought over a year ago and left it sitting in a cabinet with some spices.. namely cloves. The whole things smells like cloves.
Should I just toss it? I have left it sitting out for some time but it just doesn’t help. I hate to throw it away.
Soap Queen looks good in purple! 🙂
Different bases harden and evaporate at different rates so that’s why it’s best to use the same brand. So long as you’re not mixing and matching the Bramble Berry house bases and the Stephenson base, you should be good =)
Thanks for asking!
Teresa R says
These are going to be beautiful; I just know it!
So if I were to attempt this, and use the soap bases (clear and white) that I got from Bramble Berry, would that constitute the “same brand”, Anne-Marie?