- 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.
- To make star:
- Place star tube mold on cookie sheet. This makes it easier to move your mold and also keeps your work area clean.
- Take 8 oz. of clear soap, 1/4th of 2 lb. tray. Cut soap in chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
- Place in microwave and heat until soap is melted.
- In beaker, mix 1 oz. of glycerin with 1/2 teaspoon of ultramarine blue powder. Mix well with mini-mixer.
- Add desired amount of blue color to clear soap and blend in.
- Add 7 ml of Black Cherry fragrance oil and mix.
- Pour soap into star tube molds. Spritz top of soap with alcohol to release any surface bubbles.
- Place cookie sheet with mold into freezer for about 30 minutes or let harden at room temperature.
- In two separate large glass measuring cups, place 22 oz. each of clear and white soap that has been cut into chunks. Place soap in microwave and heat until completely melted.
- In beaker, mix 1oz. of glycerin with 1/2 teaspoon of red oxide pigment and mix well with mini-mixer.
- Add desired amount of red color and 20 ml of Black Cherry. Mix well.
- To white soap add 20 ml Apple Pie fragrance oil. This fragrance is slightly yellow in color and makes the white stripes a nice creamy shade.
- Place loaf mold on cookie sheet. Mark your layers on the outside with a marker so you know where to pour them.
- Remove star tube mold from freezer. If hardened, carefully remove soap. As you push the soap out, you will almost push the silicone inside out to get the soap out. Set aside.
- Starting with the red, pour to where you have your first line marked. Spritz soap with alcohol.
- NOTE: When pouring each layer, be sure soap temperature is not hotter than 130 degrees. Otherwise, it will melt the layer below it.
- When red layer has hardened, spritz well with alcohol. Pour your white soap to the line marked for your next layer. Your layers do not have to be perfect.
- After pouring the 3rd layer you should then position your star.
- Take each star and spritz well with alcohol all around. When red soap starts to develop a skin, gently push stars into soap, one behind the other.
- When red soap has hardened, spritz well, including sides of star. Pour layer of white.
- Continue until you have poured the rest of your layers. Spritz the top with alcohol to release any bubbles.
- When soap has completely hardened, gently pull sides away from soap. Turn mold over and press on bottom until soap releases.
- Use straight or wavy soap cutter to cut your loaf into slices. Wrap and label accordingly.