- 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 a plastic beaker, mix 1/4 teaspoon of Matte Brown Oxide with .15oz. of liquid glycerin. You can use mixi-mixer or frother to blend powder into liquid.
- Weigh 20 oz. of clear soap and cut into chunks. Place in glass measuring cup and place in microwave.
- Heat soap until completely melted. Remove and stir.
- Add 18 ml. of fragrance and mix well.
- Add pre-mixed brown coloring until desired shade is reached. Add 1 teaspoon of Aborigine Amber Mica and mix well.
- Pour the brown soap into the 9 cavities of the soap mold. There will be some left over which will be used to make the wings later on. Spritz top of soap with alcohol to release any surface bubbles.
- Once soap has set up, remove from mold. These will be the body of the owl.
- Melt the remaining brown soap. Divide soap into 3 of the oval cavities. Layers will be thin so they can be cut to make wings.
- In plastic beaker, mix 1/4 tsp. of Matte Black Oxide powder with .15oz of glycerin and set aside.
- Melt the remaining .5 oz of clear soap and add .3 ml of fragrance.
- Add premixed black coloring until desired shade is reached. Pour a thin layer into 1 of the oval cavities. These will make the pupils for the eyes.
- Melt 1 oz. of the white soap in the microwave. Do not add fragrance.
- Pour white soap between 2 of the oval cavities. This will make the whites of the eyes. Let soap set up.
- Mix 1/4 tsp. of the yellow oxide with .15 oz of glycerin and set aside.
- Melt .5 oz of the white soap base. Add .3 ml of fragrance and mix in.
- Add the premixed yellow color until desired shade is reached and blend well. Pour yellow soap into 1 of the oval cavities. This will make the owl beaks.
- While these soaps are setting up, you can use the wavy soap cutter to add the feathers to the owl bodies. Gently press the wavy blade on the soap to give it a feathery look. Continue until entire body is covered with feathers. Repeat for all 9 bars.
- Now unmold the thin layers poured earlier.
- Mix 1/4 tsp. of Matte Orchid Powder with .15 oz of glycerin and mix well.
- Melt 1 oz. of white soap in microwave. Once melted, add 1.5 ml of fragrance and mix well.
- Add the premixed orchid color to the melted soap until desired shade is reached. Pour into 5 oval cavities. This will be the belly of the owl. If you want thicker layers, use 2 oz. of soap.
- Using the small leaf cutter, cut out 18 wings from the 3 brown ovals poured earlier. Set aside.
- Taking the white oval soaps, use the small flower cutter to cut 18 shapes.
- Using a drinking straw, cut out 18 circles from the black soap bar for the pupils.
- To make the beaks, use the small leaf cutter and cut off the triangular end to use for the beaks. Or, you can use a soap cutter to make your own triangles. You will need 9 total.
- When you have unmolded the orchid soap, use the medium flower to cut the 9 shapes for the belly.
- Take the remaining scraps of leftover soap from the soap cutters and melt together. This melted soap will be used to "glue" pieces together.
- Before glueing pieces onto soap, place them in the locations you want them to be. Then, one by one, place a small amount of melted soap onto bottom of piece and quickly place onto owl body.
- Continue in this manner until all 9 owls are completed. Allow to completely set up, then wrap soaps and label accordingly.