Clear Melt and Pour
White Melt and Pour
Champagne Fragrance Oil
Sparkle Gold Mica
Light Gold Mica
Basic Shape Soap Mold
Silicone Brownie Pan
Microwave Safe Bowl (pyrex)
Rubbing Alcohol Spritzer
Exacto Knife or Cookies Cutters
Step 1: Melt 8 oz of white melt and pour soap base. Mix in about 1 teaspoon of sparkle gold mica (feel free to use more). Pour between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch of soap into your brownie pan. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles. Let cool completely. This layer will be used for the embedding cut outs pieces.
Tip: To avoid spots and speckles when using powdered oxide colorants, mix your oxides with a little rubbing alcohol before adding it to the soap base.
Step 2: Pop the cooled soap out of the mold and prepare to get creative. Cut out initials or hearts using cooking cutters or cut them out free hand (we used an exacto knife). Do whatever your heart desires and put your cut outs aside, they will be needed shortly.
Step 3: Melt 4 oz of clear melt and pour soap base and add 1/4 oz Champagne Fragrance Oil (or fragrance of your bride’s choice).
Step 4: Let the clear soap cool to 120 degrees and pour about 1/8 inch of the clear soap into one cavity of your basic soap mold. Immediately spritz the clear layer with rubbing alcohol and spritz your cut out piece (generously). Place your cut out piece into the liquid clear soap and give it a final spritz to eliminate bubbles. Repeat process in each cavity of your basic soap molds and let the layers cool.
Note: If the soap does not cool to 120 degrees, it will melt your cut-out pieces. So make sure to control the temperature of your soap by heating in 30 second intervals in the microwave and stirring in between heat bursts.
Step 5: It’s time for the second layer. Melt about 16 -20 oz of clear melt and pour soap base. Add 1/2 oz of Champagne fragrance oil and approximately 1/4 teaspoon of light gold mica. Spritz your first layer with rubbing alcohol before pouring your second layer to help the layers adhere. You can choose to fill your mold all the way up or only half way up if you want to create a third layer. The sky is the limit! Let the soaps cool for 4-6 hours before popping out of the molds.
Interested in making these favors in a larger quantity? No problem! Just keep in mind that 16 oz of soap base makes roughly 4 bars of soap (with your standard 4 oz soap mold). We recommend 1/2 oz of fragrance oil per pound of soap base. And for the colorants? It’s really up to you. Add as much or as little as you want to create the perfect shade. Yes, that perfect eggplant color that your cousin Edna adores really can be matched in soap. And, don’t worry, you’ll be able to reuse the dress.
Thanks for the heads up. I went by and voted (for the white one) =)
Lisa @ Serah's says
It's definitely wedding season because I've gotten a few requests myself. Have you seen the calla lily soap favors I'd done for an upcoming wedding? Stop by and vote for your favorite favor.
What a good idea! I wish I had known about M&P back when I got married. 🙂
How Funny! I just blogged about some custom wedding favors I've been working on using the water soluble paper!
These are really pretty. I especially like the cursive Monogram soap.