- 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.
- In plastic beaker, mix 1 oz. of glycern with 1/4 teaspoon black pigment powder. Mix until powder is completely dissolved. Set aside.
- Weigh 2 oz. of extra clear soap and cut into small chunks. Place in glass measuring cup.
- Place in microwave and heat until soap is melted. Stir soap to be sure it is completely melted.
- Add black color to clear soap to reach desired shade.
- Place rectangle silicone mold on jelly roll pan. This helps stabilize mold if it needs to be moved.
- Pour black soap into 2-3 cavities, dividing soap evenly, pouring about 1/4" deep. Let soap harden.
- Once soap has completely hardened, remove from mold. Cut out enough bow ties to make six bars.
- For buttons: melt about 1 oz of clear soap and add more black color. Using the Deco-It mold, pour into the first circle of each string of circles. You will only make 3 buttons at a time and will need to repeat until all 18 buttons are made.
- To set up buttons quickly, place mold in freezer. They should easily release from the mold after about 5 minutes.
- For bars, weigh out 20 ounces of ultra white soap, cut into chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
- Heat soap in microwave until completely melted.
- To melted soap, add .60 oz. of fragrance oil. Stir to incorporate fragrance into soap.
- Place rectangle silicone mold on jelly roll pan. Pour melted soap into all four cavities to about 1/4 inch from top and spritz with alcohol. Let set up.
- Melt 4 oz. of clear soap in microwave. Let soap cool down to around 125 degrees.
- Spritz white soap generously with alcohol. Pour a very thin layer of clear soap into first cavity.
- Immediately place bow tie pieces into clear soap, spritzing tie pieces before placing in.
- Do the same with the 3 buttons made earlier positioning them below the tie.
- Spritz again and pour more clear soap over shirt-just enough to cover tie/buttons.
- Follow with next 3 cavities. It is best to do one cavity at a time so the soap does not harden up before placing in the tie and buttons.
- Once soap has completely set up, remove from mold and wrap in tight plastic wrap or shrink wrap bags.
- With remaining soap, make final 2 bars
- Wrap all soap and label when all 6 bars are finished.