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Step Three: Cut & Melt Clear Soap
Cut the clear melt and pour soap into small squares. Melt the soap in the microwave on bursts of 30 seconds until the soap is fully melted.
If you want fragrance, this is the time to add it. Keep in mind that some fragrances will yellow your clear soap or make it cloudy. Test a small amount of fragrance in your base prior to making an entire production of soap. Pour your melted (and fragranced) soap in a thin layer. Fill up 25% or less of the soap mold. Allow a skin to form.
Step Five: Drop In & Position
Once a skin has been formed, slowly place the hairspray-treated water soluble paper onto the clear skin photo side down. Allow soap to harden enough to support another layer. The paper has a tendency to slide to the sides of the molds. Keep an eye on it and push it back into the middle of the mold if it does this.
trisha in portland says
Let us know how Bill Gates liked the soaps…