1 lb clear melt and pour soap base
Merlot mica and Copper mica for the red/orange look
or Gold mica and Cappuccino mica for the brown look
1 ounce Red Apple fragrance oil
Aluminum disposable cookie sheet (or your own baking sheet as long as it’s not warped)
Mini cookie cutters
1. Using 2 separate Pyrex measuring cups, melt 8 ounces in each. Color one cup of soap with a generous pinch of merlot mica, and the other with copper mica. Fragrance each cup of soap with 1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil. Allow each cup of soap to cool to around 120 degrees.
2. Holding one cup of soap in each hand, pour colors into pan, varying areas so they can marble. Use all of your soap. Take a popsicle stick and swirl the colors, creating a marbled effect. Stop when you like the design or a skin starts to form. Mist with alcohol to pop any surface bubbles.
3. Allow to cool completely. After about 20 minutes, you should be able to peel back the pan and lift up the edge of the soap sheet with your fingers (in a rigid pan, you can pry up an edge with a butter knife).
4. Place on a sheet of wax paper and cut out with cookie cutters (you should cover the seam on the cutter with tape before you begin, or else the soap may force the seam open).
I needed to make 175 favors, and put 2 soaps in each organza bag. To get 350 soaps, I made 2 sheets of gold/brown, 2 sheets of merlot/copper, and then marbled my scraps to make one more sheet of merlot/brown (not shown). Each guest will get 2 soaps in differing shapes and color schemes.
La Cubanita says
wow! So gorgeous! I accidentally stumbled across your blog and Im so glad I did! You have inspired me to start doing my own soap making just for fun and as gifts for friends and family. I love your step by step guides!!
Those are so beautiful! Love the color combo!
Armi – I bet the low-sweat soap base would be great for these if you want the organza bags but are concerned about humidity.
Anon – I just checked my soaps which have been bagged for a couple of days and they are not sticking together. No worries! 🙂
These are gorgeous. Thanks for the heads up on possible sweating problems. Did you find that the soaps adhered to each other in the organza bags?
I love how these soaps are easy to make (at least you make it seem so, LOL!), simple and gorgeous.
Would using BB’s like-CP clear base instead of the regular clear base help with the sweating issue?
yes, it would be so nice to be included in your blog! Thanks for asking! I’m sure Anne-Marie would be okay with it, too. 🙂
Teresa R says
These are great! I want to make them too. And thanks for talking about the sweating problem and how to solve it!
Suds to Love says
You make them sound so easy… I might have to try some.
Good call out about the sweating.
I live in a dry climate and am letting them dry out in their bags before boxing them up. The wedding reception will be indoors so there’s no risk of very damp conditions. But consider your area and event before choosing the organza bags.
Otherwise clear treat bags tied closed with ribbons, or vellum envelopes sealed with a sticker would be no-sweat options!
Pajama Mama says
Those turned out so so so cute.
I’d like to comment on the possibility of sweating…I made soaps for wedding favors a year ago and also bagged them in the organza bags. I was concerned about sweating bc I made them in November and the wedding was not until February! But I needed to give them to the bride during our holiday visit. Anyway, I laid the little bags of heart soaps in a box in layers separated by wax paper, taped the box tight, and the soaps did not sweat at all….with Brambleberry clear soap base.
This is great! I was planning on making some soaps using large leaf cookie cutters for Thanksgiving, to give to relatives. I love this method and the color combinations.
Are you afraid that they might “sweat”?
These are great. I am amazed by how quickly so many can be done. The color combos are wonderful.
Christine Tremoulet says
Can I post about these over on Wholly Matrimony? (With links to you, of course!) They are so awesome!