RECIPE: Apple with Leaf MP Soap
This fun fruity soap makes a great gift for school teachers. This simple melt and pour soap recipe is a good craft for kids. The sweet Country Apple* scent smells great during any season and looks fantastic in the kitchen.
Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: Approx. (3) 5 oz. Bars of Soap
INCI Ingredient Label: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Triethanolamine, Water, Fragrance, Ultramarines, Red 40, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, EDTA, Benzophenone 4
- NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
- Weigh 16 oz. of Premium Extra Clear MP Soap Base and cut up into chunks. Weigh out 1 oz. of soap chunks and place in plastic beaker. Place remaining 15 oz. of soap chunks into microwavable measuring cup.
- Place plastic beaker into microwave and heat for 20 seconds. If not completely melted, add another 5 seconds until it has melted.
- Add enough Matte Woodland Green Liquid Pigment to melted soap to get a deep, dark green.
- Using a plastic dropper, pipe green soap into the leaves on the apples. The mold will have to be tilted to fill in the entire leaf. It is best to do one leaf at a time. If the shade of green is too light, more colored soap can be added over the first layer so it becomes darker.
- To keep the dropper free flowing, place into a cup of warm water when not in use so the soap does not harden inside of it.
- Once leaves are filled in, place remaining 15 oz. of clear soap into the microwave to melt.
- To the melted soap, add 10.5 mL of Country Apple Fragrance Oil and blend in.
- Add enough Matte Americana Red Liquid Pigment until desired shade is reached.
- When red soap has cooled to 125º F, spritz green leaf with a fine mist of rubbing alcohol. Carefully pour red soap into mold.
- Spritz top of soap with rubbing alcohol. (This will pop bubbles and give a smooth surface to the soap.)
- Allow soap to harden at room temperature.
- To unmold, place mold (with soap in it) in freezer for 20-30 minutes. When the mold returns to room temperature, it will expand as it warms and the soap will drop out. For really hard to unmold soap, run warm water over the back of the mold.
- The soap is ready to use after unmolding. If you plan to sell your soap, wrap it immediately. Options are plastic wrap, shrink wrap or cello bags. Proper packaging keeps the fragrance strong and airtight so the soap does not crystallize.
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