We’ve covered Soap on a Rope extensively already (here, here and here). Nicole in Customer Service wasn’t satisfied with how soapy her ropes ended up getting when the soap was poured around the ropes. This is the alternate project she came up with to solve the Soapy Soap Rope Conundrum.
Opaque Melt and Pour soap base
3-D Soap Mold
Microwave safe container
Spritzer bottle filled w/ rubbing alcohol
Colorant (we like Labcolors for opaque soap)
- Cut melt and pour soap into 1” cubes and put into microwave safe container (about 5oz should be enough for one bar). Cover with saran wrap and microwave for 30 second intervals until soap is melted.
- Stir in the fragrance oil and colorant.
- Take apart your 3-D mold so that the two sides are flat on your work space.
- Pour a small amount of the soap base into each side of the mold and spray with alcohol.
- Wait a few minutes until the soap has set up a bit and is stiff to the touch.
- Spray your soap rope with alcohol and place your soap rope where you want it to be in the mold (centered).
- Snap the mold shut, put on the rubber bands.
- Get the rest of your soap base (will probably need another trip to the microwave).
- Spray a few times with your alcohol into the hole on top of the mold.
- Pour your melted soap base into the mold until full.
- Slighty tip the mold from side to side and tap on your counter to get any possible trapped air bubbles to float to the top.
- Spray once more with alcohol to pop any air bubbles that have risen.
- Let mold sit for a few hours before unmolding (the longer you wait the easier this will be).
- Trim the edges of the soap.
- Look! No extra soap on the rope!