A few months ago, I created these cute Honeycomb Melt and Pour Soaps. I loved them so much, that I decided to make them into a Soap Queen TV tutorial! I changed the colors slightly, but stuck with Pure Honey Fragrance Oil. It smells absolutely amazing and is such a huge crowd pleaser. These honey bee soaps are made in the 6 Cavity Honeycomb Silicone Mold, which makes unmolding easy. It’s also easy to clean and works well for a variety of projects including cold process soap and lotion bars. There are also free downloadable labels for this project to package and give as gifts!
This honey bee project is suitable for both beginner and advanced crafters. It does require some detail work, which can take a little patience. To help with filling in the bee details, I recommend using an Injector Tool and having a Clean Up Tool nearby to fix any mistakes. As with any melt and pour project, 99% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle and an infrared thermometer are key!
What You’ll Need:
6 Cavity Honeycomb Silicone Mold
16 oz. Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base
3 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
0.3 oz. Pure Honey Fragrance Oil
Shimmer Buttercup Color Block
Black Oxide Color Block
Shimmer Sparkle Gold Color Block
Shimmer Copper Sparkle Color Block
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle
Clean Up Tool
Optional: Pure Honey Circular Soap Label Template
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- 6 Cavity Honeycomb Silicone Mold
- 16 oz. Honey Melt and Pour Soap
- 3 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap
- 0.3 oz. Pure Honey Fragrance Oil
- Black Oxide Color Block
- Buttercup Shimmer Color Block
- Shimmer Sparkle Gold Color Block
- Shimmer Copper Sparkle Color Block
- Injector Tool
- Clean Up Tool
- 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle
- Chop and melt the 16 ounces of Honey Melt and Pour Base. Place 2 ounces of the base in a small, heat safe container and add shavings of the Black Oxide Color Block. Melt in the microwave using 5-10 second bursts.
- Using the Injector Tool, fill in the head of the bee with black soap. It’s helpful to tilt the mold slightly to help the soap stay in the “head cavity” of the mold, without dripping into the body. If it does, allow the soap to cool and harden for a few minutes, and use the Clean Up Tool to perfect the design, as shown below. After dropping the soap in the mold, spritz the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.
- Then, fill in two of the small stripes on the body of the bee with the black soap. Spritz with alcohol to help get rid of any bubbles. Allow to fully cool and harden.
- Chop and melt 3 ounces White Melt and Pour Soap in a small heat safe container using 5-10 second bursts. Add shavings of the Shimmer Buttercup Color Block to create a light yellow color.
- Then carefully pour the yellow soap into the bee cavity. If necessary, clean up any drips or imperfections with a Clean Up Tool. Spritz with alcohol to remove bubbles, and allow to fully cool and harden for several minutes.
- While the soap cools, chop and melt the remaining Honey Melt and Pour and shavings of the Shimmer Copper Sparkle Color Block, and the Shimmer Sparkle Gold Color Block in the microwave using 20 second bursts.
- Once completely melted, add the Pure Honey Fragrance Oil, and use a spoon to fully mix in.
- Check the temperature of the soap. If it’s hotter than 130° F, allow it to cool. If the yellow soap is poured while it’s too hot, it will melt the bee details. Once the soap is between 120-129° F, spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Pour the gold soap into each cavity.
- Spritz each cavity with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help disperse bubbles. Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for several hours before attempting to remove. Once fully hardened, remove the bars from the mold, and wrap in plastic wrap to help prevent glycerin dew. Learn more about storing handmade products here. Enjoy!