As leaves change to vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, it’s hard not to be inspired. Created by layering various shades of gold, burgundy and green, this melt and pour project celebrates the change of seasons. Scented with the October fragrance of the month, Spiced Amber Ale Fragrance Oil, this soap smells as warm and inviting as it looks.
Now until midnight on Sunday, October 5th, the Disk Mold and Package used in this project is 35% off! Use the code: SPICYSALE during checkout. The Disk Mold and Package is incredibly convenient as it acts as both a mold and packaging. Simply create your project in the mold, add the lid and your soap is ready to sell, give or store.
When making a layered melt and pour project, temperature and patience is key. When layers are poured too hot, the soap may melt the layer below. Pouring each layer no higher than 125 °F avoids this problem, and keeps each layer looking crisp and clean. It’s also important to wait for each layer to harden and form a thick skin before pouring the next layer.
What You’ll Need:
16 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Base
.5 oz. Spiced Amber Ale Fragrance Oil
4 Disk Mold and Package, Plastic
Shimmer Cappuccino Color Block
Shimmer Copper Sparkle Color Block
Shimmer Merlot Sparkle Color Block
Shimmer Sparkle Gold Color Block
Shimmer Super Pearly White Color Block
Fizzy Lemonade Color Block
Neon Blue Raspberry Colorant
TWO: While the melt and pour is still fluid, pour even amounts into five small, heat safe containers. Each container will weight 3.2 oz.
THREE: To one cup of soap, add shavings of the Cappuccino Color Block and stir well. If necessary, reheat the soap in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts, stirring in between each burst.
FOUR: Place all four Disk Molds onto a digital scale. Pouring each layer while the molds are on a scale helps ensure all the layers are even. Remember to tare the scale after each layer is poured. Pour .7 oz of the cappuccino colored soap into each mold, and spritz with isopropyl or rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles.
FIVE: Allow the first layer to cool and form a thick skin. Add shavings of Merlot Color Block to a clear container of soap until desired color is achieved. If necessary, reheat the soap in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts to melt. Once the soap has reached 125 °F or below, spritz the first layer with alcohol and pour .7 ounces of the merlot colored soap into each mold. Spritz with alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
SIX: Allow the second layer of soap to cool and form a thick skin. To a clear container of soap, add shavings of the Sparkle Gold Mica Color Block. If necessary, reheat the soap in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts. Once a rich gold color has been achieved and the soap is 125 °F or below, spritz the second layer with alcohol and pour .7 ounces of gold soap into each mold. Spritz with alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
SEVEN: Allow the gold layer to cool and form a thick skin. To a clear cup of soap, add shavings of the Super Pearly White, Fizzy Lemonade Color Block and a very small amount of the powder Neon Blue Raspberry Colorant. If necessary, reheat the soap in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts. To easily incorporate the blue, spritz a couple squirts of rubbing alcohol into a spoon. Next, spoon out two mini scoops of the blue colorant into the small alcohol puddle until it is fully dissolved. Stir all of the blue into the soap, it should mix easily.
Use a spoon to fully mix in the colors, and add more of each colorant to achieve the desired green color. Spritz the gold layer with alcohol. Once the green soap has reach 125 °F or below, pour .7 ounces into each mold. Spritz with alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
EIGHT: Allow the green soap to cool and form a thick layer of skin. To the last clear container or soap, add shavings of the Copper Sparkle Color Block until the desired color is reached. If necessary, reheat the container in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts. Once the soap has reach 125 °F or below, spritz the green layer of soap with isopropyl or rubbing alcohol. Pour .7 oz of copper soap into each mold, and spritz with alcohol to disperse any bubbles.
Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for approximately 2-3 hours. Place the lid on each soap to package, or release each soap from the mold to use!
Have you been inspired by fall? I would love to hear about your fall projects, and see photos on the Facebook page!