Over the past few years, I have spent more and more time in my garden. As my garden has grown, so has my appreciation for honey bees. Honey bees pollinate a wide variety of agricultural crops, making them a critical part of our ecosystem. The decline of the honey bee population, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, poses a serious threat to our environment and economy.
These Honeycomb Melt & Pour Soaps were inspired by the hard-working insects. They’re made with Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base, which contains real honey. Pure Honey Fragrance Oil gives these bars a sweet and delectable scent. To mimic the color of honeycomb, I used a combination of King’s Gold Mica and just a touch of Cappuccino Mica. The result is a vibrant and rich gold color.
I highly recommend having a spray bottle of 99% isopropyl alcohol nearby for this project. Spritzing the soap with alcohol gets rid of air bubbles and will prevent the bee details from coming apart from the honeycomb. Filling in the bee details takes a steady hand and a little patience. I recommend using a dropper or Injector Tool to fill in the black stripes. Without these tools, it’s tricky to fill in such small details. A Clean Up Tool is perfect for fixing any mistakes; I definitely used it a few times! =)