1 lb clear melt and pour soap base
Merlot mica and Copper mica for the red/orange look
or Gold mica and Cappuccino mica for the brown look
1 ounce Red Apple fragrance oil
Aluminum disposable cookie sheet (or your own baking sheet as long as it’s not warped)
Mini cookie cutters
1. Using 2 separate Pyrex measuring cups, melt 8 ounces in each. Color one cup of soap with a generous pinch of merlot mica, and the other with copper mica. Fragrance each cup of soap with 1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil. Allow each cup of soap to cool to around 120 degrees.
2. Holding one cup of soap in each hand, pour colors into pan, varying areas so they can marble. Use all of your soap. Take a popsicle stick and swirl the colors, creating a marbled effect. Stop when you like the design or a skin starts to form. Mist with alcohol to pop any surface bubbles.
3. Allow to cool completely. After about 20 minutes, you should be able to peel back the pan and lift up the edge of the soap sheet with your fingers (in a rigid pan, you can pry up an edge with a butter knife).
4. Place on a sheet of wax paper and cut out with cookie cutters (you should cover the seam on the cutter with tape before you begin, or else the soap may force the seam open).
I needed to make 175 favors, and put 2 soaps in each organza bag. To get 350 soaps, I made 2 sheets of gold/brown, 2 sheets of merlot/copper, and then marbled my scraps to make one more sheet of merlot/brown (not shown). Each guest will get 2 soaps in differing shapes and color schemes.