Thai Tea Melt and Pour Bars Tutorial
Serves: About 3 pounds of soap
These Thai Tea Melt and Pour Bars feature a gorgeous swirl reminiscent of freshly poured cream.
  • Tall 12″ Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 45 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Base
  • 10 oz. White Melt and Pour Base
  • 10 mL Black Tea Fragrance Oil
  • 6 mL Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil
  • 3 mL Coconut Cream Fragrance Oil
  • 19 mL (.6 oz) Vanilla Color Stabilizer
  • Shimmer Copper Sparkle Color Block
  • Tangerine Wow! Color Block
  • Perfect Red Color Block
  • Optional: 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  1. Chop and melt 45 oz. of Clear Melt and Pour Base in a large heat safe container. Because you are melting such a large amount of soap, you can microwave for about 1 minute at first, then stir and use 30 second bursts stirring in between to slowly melt without burning. Once the melt and pour is melted, add shavings of the Tangerine Wow! Color Block, Shimmer Copper Sparkle Mica and Perfect Red Color Block and stir to combine. You want the color to be a bronzey-orange hue. To achieve the color shown here, the ratio was about 4 parts Shimmer Copper Sparkle Mica, 2 parts Tangerine Wow! Color Block and 1 part Perfect Red Color Block. Keep adding the shavings until you’re happy with the color.
  2. Add the Burnt Sugar Fragrance Oil, Black Tea Fragrance Oil and Coconut Cream Fragrance Oil. Then, add the Vanilla Color Stabilizer and stir to thoroughly combine. The Vanilla Color Stabilizer will help prevent the fragrances from turning the soap brown. If the soap begins to harden, pop it back into the microwave for 20 seconds.
  3. Chop and melt 10 oz. of the White Melt and Pour Base in the microwave using 20 second bursts. Once fully melted, check the temperature of the orange-brown soap. Temperature is key to swirling! You want the orange-brown soap to about about 125 ° F, and the white soap to be about 120 °F. The white soap should be cooler than the orange-brown soap to ensure it makes a swirl in the soap without the colors being muddled.
  4. Once the temperatures of the soap are within range, pour the orange-brown soap into the mold. Quickly pour the white soap into the orange-brown soap. Holding the container of white soap several inches above while pouring helps it to break through into the orange-brown soap.
  5. Continue to pour down the length of the mold until all the white soap has been used. You may find that the white soap starts to cool while pouring. That’s okay, just work quickly!
  6. Spritz the top of the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles. Allow the soap to fully cool for about 2-4 hours until completely cool and hard. Remove from the mold and cut into bars. To prevent glycerin dew, wrap the soap immediately with plastic wrap. Enjoy!
Recipe by Soap Queen at