- 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.
- Place silicone loaf mold on cookie sheet. This will give stability to the mold shoulod it need to be moved.
- Weigh 12 oz. of clear soap base. Cut into small chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
- Place cup in microwave and heat until soap is melted. Stir to make sure all soap has been melted down.
- To melted soap, add 1/2 tsp. brown mica powder. Stir well to mix in.
- Pour about 1/4 inch (4 oz.) of soap into loaf mold and let soap set up. Spritz top of soap with alcohol to dissolve any surface bubbles.
- Once soap has set up, remove from mold. Gently bend soap to form the shape of a cup. Set soap aside.
- Remelt brown mica soap if hardened. Pour another 1/4 inch (4 oz.) of soap into mold and let set up. These two layers of soap will create the "cup" for the soap.
- Remove soap from mold when it has hardened. Again, gently bend soap to form a "U" to the shape of a cup. Set soap aside.
- Remelt remaining brown soap and pour into mold. Let set up. This will be the "chocolate shavings" for the top of the loaf.
- Using a cheese grater or potato peeler, make chocolate curls with soap. Set aside in bowl for end of recipe. There will be extra shavings or soap left over.
- Cut up entire 2 lb. tray (32 oz.) of white soap into small chunks. Place in large glass measuring cup.
- Place in microwave and heat until soap is completely melted. Remove and stir soap to make sure there are no small pieces of soap that have not melted.
- Pour about 4 oz of soap into a glass measuring cup. Add 1/2 tsp. brown mica powder and mix with wire whisk.
- Add this back into larger batch of melted soap and mix well. If a darker shade is desired, repeat above step with more mica powder. This will ensure the powder is blending into the soap without speckling.
- In beaker or small glass bowl, mix 1 oz. of fragrance with 1 oz. of Vanilla Color Stabilizer. Mix well and let set for 2 minutes. This will help prevent soap color from changing due to vanilla content.
- Add fragrance mixture to soap and mix well.
- Fill about 1/3 of loaf mold with soap.
- Take the 2 "U" shaped bars that were made at the beginning of the recipe. Spritz both sides of soap with alcohol.
- Place one piece into the soap on the left side of mold. Then place other piece into melted soap on the right side of mold. Let the pieces overlap slightly in the middle. Spritz with alcohol.
- Stir melted soap briefly, then pour over embeds being sure to pour behind them so entire loaf mold is filled with soap.
- When all soap has been poured, spritz top with alcohol. Let soap set up.
- Weigh and cut up 5 oz. of white soap base. Place in microwave and heat until melted.
- In plastic beaker mix 3.5 ml of fragrance oil with 3.5 ml of Vanilla Color Stabilizer and mix well. This will help the white soap from turnng brown due to vanilla content in soap base.
- Add fragrance oil mixture to white soap and stir in.
- Let soap cool to around 120°-125° F. Using a hand-mixer, start to whip the soap.
- Add 1/2 oz. of glycerin while whipping. As soon as soap starts to thicken, immediately pour over the top of the brown soap. Be sure to spritz soap with alcohol before pouring.
- Soap will set up quickly so the above step must be done as soon as soap starts to thicken. Peaks can be added to the top of the soap if desired.
- Spritz top and sprinkle chocolate shavings made earlier. Gently press some of the shavings into the soap as they are sprinkled.
- Melt about 1 oz of clear soap in small beaker and drizzle over chocolate shavings. This will help the shavings stick to the whipped topping.
- Once soap has completely set up, carefully remove soap from mold. Gently pull soap away from sides, then gently push on bottom. You will see the soap release then carefully pull soap out.
- Slice loaf into 1 inch slices using wavy soap cutter. Wrap and label accordingly.