DIY - Artisan Melt & Pour Soap
Ever just think to yourself... I would love to learn how to make my own soaps and my own bath/shower products!!
Want to learn the easy steps to make your own Artisan Soaps from scratch?
We got you covered in this post.
Let your creative juices flow! Have Fun!
Melt and Pour Artisan Soap
A melt and pour base which typically are, Organic - Aloe, Coconut, Oatmeal, Honey, Castille, Clear or colored Glycerin, Goat Milk & Shea Butter. These are the most popular bases to use.
There are also Many natural coloring for soap making, you can choose from. They make a Melt and Pour Soap Base Color. They make Mica powder or plant based coloring. The sky is the limit when it comes to colors. I like to go the ALL NATURAL approach.
What you will Need:
- Organic Melt and Pour Soap Base/s
- Microwavable bowl or double boiler
- Wooden Spoon
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Silicon Soap Mold
- Essential Oil (Optional)
- Natural Colorant (Optional)
- Dried Herbs (Optional)
- Vitamin E Oil
- 90 % Isopropyl Alcohol
- Spray Bottle
- You can always use more than one soap base in your recipe. Figure out what product will suit your specific needs. Like for instance I love Goat Milk soap with an Aloe base mixed in with it. These two put together are very moisture nourishing and hydrating.
- Before I start anything else I choose which mold/s I want to use, which color/s and scent/s I want to use. You can choose one or many it's all up to you! That's the beauty of all of this! No two people are the same and no two products will match if you just use and do what you love! Ok back to it... In order to make sure your soap doesn't stick to the mold when hardened, you can spray or lightly coat with some coconut oil.
- Next you will want to cut your soap base into one inch chunks, depending on the quantity you want will depend upon how much base you want. To start on the less side I would start with a total of 1 pound (measuring with the kitchen scale).
- Place the base in a microwavable bowl or in your double boiler if that is what you will be using. A microwave will do however and it takes less time. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave for another minute and stir. If it is not fully melted by now... microwave at 30 second intervals until it is melted. If you chose to use the Melt and Pour Color base you will want to add that into the microwave with your actual soap base.
- Only add the liquid or powdered colorants after you have melted everything. Add the essential oils now as well and stir well to combine. Start with 10 drops and go up from there, with your preference in mind.
- Pour the soap into the mold now. Spray the top of the soap with the alcohol to get all the air bubbles out. Let set and harden for a few hours or over night is better.
- Once harden, pop out of mold/s. Cut into the sizes you want if that's the type of mold you used.
- Wrap and place in a cool area.
It's fairly beginner friendly using the Melt and Pour method! I hope you found this post helpful and encouraging!
Cheers to Wellness!