RECIPE: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh MP Soap
This soap can be sliced or cut into large chunks to look like rocks!
Project Level: Difficult
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 8 Slices
INCI Ingredient Label: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Triethanolamine, Water, Fragrance, Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Iron Oxides, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, 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.
- Using a soap slicer, cut clear soap into 1-2 inch pieces. The soap slicer is dull and perfect for this project. Do not use a knife as it is very sharp and the soap is slippery. The knife could slip causing injury.
- On the stove top, melt 8 ounces of clear soap in a double boiler (the double-boiler prevents burning).
- Once soap is completely melted, add 6 ml of fragrance oil.
- Color the melted soap with Ultra Blue Pigment until it is a light blue.
- Carefully ladle the soap into the smaller guest loaf mold.
- Lightly mist the top of the melted soap with rubbing alcohol. This will cause any bubble to pop and give your soap a shiny surface.
- Allow soap to return to room temp and then unmold. Soap will easily release from silicone mold. Immediately wrap soap until ready to use.
- Repeat the above steps to make the yellow (using Yellow Liquid Pigment) and green (using a combination of the Yellow and Blue Liquid Pigments) soap.
- Melt 1 pound and 4 ounces of Clear MP Glycerin Soap in a double boiler.
- While waiting for the soap to melt, cut the three guest loaves up into various size chunks.
- Roll chunks of soap in gold powder sparkle/mica. This can be achieved by placing the chunks, a few at a time, in a food storage bag and gently shaking.
- The mica covered chunks can be removed from the bag by using a toothpick or a wooden skewer. Set them on a paper plate. It will be messy.
- Your clear soap that is melting in the double boiler should be melted now. Add 18 ml fragrance oil to melted soap.
- Ladle clear soap into basic full size loaf mold until it is approximately 1" deep. Ideally the soap is approximately 125-130ºF.
- Spritz the mica covered chunks with a fine mist of rubbing alcohol. Place the mica covered chunks varying the colors into the still liquid soap and pack them down. You will want to wear gloves to do this.
- Continue to alternate clear sop and chunks until the loaf is completely filled.
- It is important to pack the chunks tightly into the loaf after each layer so that there are not any air pockets.
- Mist the top of the loaf with alcohol to remove any bubbles on the surface.
- Allow the soap to completely cool for 4-6 hours. Remove the soap from the mold.
- Cut your loaf into slices and wrap immediately. Feel free to cut into unusual shapes such as chunks and triangles.
- 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. Don't forget to label the soap to complete the package. Label according to FDA cosmetic label guidelines.
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