White melt and pour
Clear melt and pour
Green jojoba beads
Sea Turtle Mold
Salty Mariner Fragrance Oil
One: Melt 3 ounces of clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Do not add any fragrance oil at this time.
Two: Stir in 1 tablespoon of green jojoba beads and pour the soap into the turtle part of the soap mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any bubbles. Note:The jojoba beads will float to the top which is perfectly normal. If your jojoba beads are melting, it is because your soap is too warm. Cool your soap down to 130 to ensure the soap does not melt your jojoba beads.
Three: Melt 12 ounces of white melt and pour soap base and mix in .25 to .50 ounces of Salty Mariner Fragrance. Or choose any fragrance or essential oil combo you want (might I suggest our helpful ‘Clean’ fragrance categoryfor some ideas?). Once the white soap has cooled to 120 degrees and the turtle has a thick skin on the back (better to support the weight of the white soap), spritz the turtle with rubbing alcohol (to help the layers adhere) and fill up the mold with the white soap. Spritz the freshly poured soap with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.
Four: Let the soap cool for 12 hours. Pop the turtles out of the molds and enjoy! I just love how the jojoba beads give the faintest hint of a full outline but don’t totally overpower the fun texture that the white soap has.
Variation: Below we used our all natural Spirulina Powder, Clear Melt and Pour and our Seashell Mold.
I want to make the sea turtle soap to give to someone who lives in a humid climate. Would Bramble Berry’s LCP Clear Melt & Pour Soap and LCP White Melt & Pour Soap also work well for this sea turtle soap? I have never used those LCP melt & pour soaps before.
Yes! Those bases will definitely work. The LCP bases are harder with less glycerin. They won’t be much different to work with if you’re used to working with our regular melt and pour bases.
Courtney from Bramble Berry
I'm excited: I have the turtle mold and a seashell mold, and spirulina powder! I have blue instead of green jojoba beads though, so might use those to simulate the water aspect of it instead. 🙂
The Artist says
The turtle is awesome.I love the color of the spirulina on the MP,wow,I love that tone of green!!I must pick up some on my next order…
It looks so effective, what a great christmas present soap 😀
I agree – the beads are super cool and abstract and, Debbie, if you try the spirulina, be prepared to stir a lot. =)
Jessie – Totally agree. The textured look is nifty. It's a whole new dimension for a traditional bar of soap.
I'm glad you like the project =)
I never would have thought of this in a million years! I love the textured look the beads give the soap.
That looks really cool! I wish I had some jojoba beads.
Ginger's Garden says
That's cute! I also like the sea shell!
Suds to Love says
Very cute turtle, I think my nephew would love it
These are both so cool! I love the abstract effect of the beads!!
I have some spirulina powder but haven't tried it yet. I'm inspired!
Luster Canyon says
What a fun effect, I would have never thought of using jojoba beads in melt and pour. Thanks for sharing.
Very cool effect- and I love turtles!