These flip flop soaps for summer are simple to make and look impressive when finished.
Here’s what you will need to make these simple yet fabulous soaps
.5 lb of Shea Melt and Pour
Rubbing Alcohol Spritzer
Step One: Melt a small amount of your Shea Melt and Pour in a microwave safe dish (Pyrex or a coffee mug will work). Stir in a couple drops of your fragrance oil (usage rate is .25-.5 ounces per pound of soap). Fill your dropper with the white soap base and pour it into the flower/thong part of the flip flop soap mold. Give this a spritz with alcohol to get rid of those bubbles.
Step Two: After the first layer has had a chance to solidify, melt the rest of your soap in the microwave. Add your Lavender Fragrance Oil and 1 drop of your Blue Mix LabColor. Add more color if you want a darker blue. I loved the pastel color that I got with just 1 drop. If you want a bright blue, just remember that you’ll want to use clear soap because white + blue = light baby pastel blue. Before you add your blue layer, give your first layer another spritz with alcohol to ensure that your layers will stick together. Fill the mold to the top with your beautiful blue soap and spritz once again for a smooth finish.
Step Three: Let the soaps cool for about 5-6 hours before popping them out of their molds.
delma sandoval says
can i just buy the flip flop mold.?i didnt see where i could order it, i think except for the kit
Becky with Bramble Berry says
We have our flip flop mold available on our website!
-Becky with Bramble Berry
Flo Sedley says
Thanks so much for my order and enclosed gift. The injection tool works well and I love the Almond fragrance. Thanks again
I so adore the Injection Tool as well. It really helps make detail soaping easy =)
Teresa R says
It’s coming anyway…hope the warehouse address is a good one to send it to. 🙂
I’m excited that it worked out well for you – and I would love a package (but it’s totally not necessary) =)
Teresa R says
Thanks, Anne-Marie, and thanks again, Paula! It worked like a charm (reheating and using the syringe tool). I’m so thrilled because I was able to finish my soap experiment (and you will finally get a pkg in the mail from me, Anne-Marie!).
Yes, you can definitely reheat your soap =)
Teresa R says
Paula, thanks! I think I remember reading your post with that advice before but I’d forgotten. I didn’t realize you can reheat/re-melt MP soap. (Can you tell I’m a novice?)
Paula Kates says
The best thing for working with small amounts of soap is to use the injection tool that comes in this really affordable kit that BB sells:
You heat up a small dish of colored/scented soap, dip the injector in and squeeze out just as much soap just as fast or as slow as you want. If it starts to get thick dip the tip into hot water or just squirt the remaining soap back into your small dish and reheat, rinse out the injector with hot water, and continue.
I always have a pot of simmering water to rinse off my tools while I’m making soap.
[email protected] Birch says
These are so adorable and very popular! I refuse to put them away for the fall/winter! We all need a little flip~flop in our everyday lives! 🙂
Carrie ~ Gigi says
I know this mold very well~ they were a HUGE hit for over 240 bridal favors I created~ They were equally popular young & old…:)
I have to laugh at the above posting when she says does she just not blink while making the soap. I have encountered the same problem, primarily with the white bases, especially when working with small quantities and trying to do detailed work. I have found that using a chocolate melter to help keep my soap hot while working helps but it would be nice to get other suggestions. I have gone through many a dropper as the soap gets hard before I am done.
Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
I find that when I make small quantities of MP soap, like what you did for the sandal straps, it cools off suddenly and it gets all goopy (and won’t pour properly). Any suggestions for how to avoid that or do I just make sure I don’t blink when I make small quantities and just work extremely fast? :}