RECIPE: Embedded White Calla Lilies MP Soap
These elegant calla lilies, embedded in blue glitter, look like they are floating in water.
Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 12 bars
INCI Ingredient Label: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Triethanolamine, Silica, Glycerin, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyurethane 33, Iron Oxides
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- To Make Lilies: Weigh 8 oz. of ultra white soap. Cut up into chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
- Heat until soap has melted, about 30-45 seconds. Remove and stir soap.
- Add 1.5 oz. of glycerin and 7 ml of fragrance oil. The glycerin will make the soap pliable so it can be molded into a calla lily.
- Pour a thin layer into the bottom of 6 heart cavities. Pour just enough to cover the bottom of cavity. If soap is too thick, it will not bend. Spritz the soap with rubbing alcohol to release any surface bubbles.
- Let soap set up - about 10 minutes. Carefully remove from mold and set aside.
- If soap has hardened, remelt to pour another 6 hearts. Let harden, then remove from mold. There should now be 12 white hearts.
- To Make Pistons: Weigh 1.5 oz. of clear soap. Add 1/4 cube of yellow color bar and place in bowl with clear soap.
- Heat in microwave until soap and color bar have melted. Pour soap into 2 of the heart cavities and spritz with alcohol.
- When soap has hardened, carefully remove from mold. Using a soap cutter, cut each heart in half lengthwise. cut slivers of yellow at an angle so there is a point at one end. Continue until there are 12 pistons.
- Melt 1 oz. of the clear soap in small beaker. This will be the "glue" to hold the flower together. For this step, you will need a small childrens paintbrush.
- Taking one heart with the point facing up, fold the sides in towards the middle. Gently pull the sides out slightly so they are more rounded.
- Take one piston and place in the middle of the flower and squeeze sides of lily together. If the piston is too thick, it can be trimmed or place it more towards the hole in the bottom of the flower. Try to position piston so it is sticking up in lily.
- Using the paintbrush, paint the clear soap around the sides of the flower where the flower and piston meet. Pinch sides together until soap hardens. Add more "glue" if needed to hold the sides together.
- Continue until all 12 calla lilies are made. Trim excess piston at the bottom of the lily if it is sticking out from the flower.
- Weigh and melt 5 oz. of suspension soap. Add 3.5 ml of fragrance oil and 1 tsp. of the turquoise glitter. Stir well.
- Pour soap into the bottom of the 4 oval cavities. Spritz top of soap with alcohol.
- Spritz the bottom of one lily and place down into the blue soap but leave the top of the flower slightly raised so not laying flat. Continue with the other 3 cavities.
- Melt 16 oz. of the crystal clear soap. Do not add any fragrance. This can sometimes cloud the soap.
- When the temperature of the soap has reached 125°F, soap is ready to pour.
- Spritz the entire soap cavity well with alcohol and pour the clear soap into the cavity until it reaches the top. Spritz again with alcohol.
- Pour remaining 3 soaps and let soap completely harden.
- Once soap has completely set up, about 2 hours, carefully remove from mold.
- Repeat Steps 16-23 twice to make remaining 8 soaps. Recipe will yield 12 soaps when finished.
- Packaging Suggestion: Wrap soaps tightly with plastic wrap. Place in oval window soap box so the lily can be seen.
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