RECIPE: Watermelon Soap Pops
These soaps are the perfect addition to your summer product line. They look cool and refreshing and kids and adults alike will love them! Be sure to put on your label, "DO NOT EAT"!
Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: (6) Soap Pops
INCI Ingredient Label: Sorbitol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, Fragrance, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.
- 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.
- SEEDS: Prepare Heart Mini Column Silicone Soap Mold by folding the sides together and locking them into place. Be sure they are locked tightly so the soap does not leak out. Place on a cookie sheet in case of any spills. You will also want to prop the mold between some books, small boxes, etc. to keep mold upright until soap hardens.
- Weigh and cut up 1 oz. of Clear Suspension MP Soap Base. Place in a small glass measuring cup and heat in microwave for 20 seconds. If not completely melted, heat for additional 10 seconds until melted.
- Add (1) level 0.15 ml scoop of Black Knight Mica Powder and stir well to incorporate color. This color should be very dark so the seeds show through the pink soap. If a darker shade is desired, add 1 more 0.15 ml scoop of the black mica powder.
- Pour soap at a temperature of 135°F or below. Once soap is poured, spritz the top with alcohol to release any air bubbles, then let soap harden.
- Once soap has hardened, carefully open the column mold and remove the soap. Slice heart column into about 1/8" slices and then cut the hearts in half, leaving teardrop shaped seeds. Put seeds aside for later.
- Weigh and cut up 20 oz. of Clear Suspension Soap Base and place in a large glass measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir. If solid soap remains, heat in 30 second intervals until melted.
- Add (3) level 0.15 scoops of the Pink Watermelon Infusion Mica Powder and stir well with a wire whisk, being sure the powder is well incorporated into the melted soap.
- Add 18 ml of Fresh Picked Watermelon Fragrance Oil and stir. Pour about 1/3 of soap into the Mix & Pour Funnel Pitcher. This makes it easier to pour the soap into the narrow cavities.
- Once the soap temperature has reached 130°F it is ready to pour. Anything hotter than this can melt the black soap seeds.
- Pour a small amount of pink soap into one soap pop cavity. Sprinkle a few seeds into the mold, then pour a little more soap. Sprinkle a few more seeds, then pour the pink soap again. Continue pouring, adding seeds and pouring until the soap reaches just below the indentations in the soap mold. Spritz the top of the soap with alcohol.
- Continue in this manner until all the soap pops have been poured. Pour more soap into the Funnel Pitcher as needed. You may need to reheat the soap as you go because it will start to thicken quickly. Reheat slightly and check the soap temperature so it is not too hot.
- Once the soaps have been poured, place the thin cover over the top of the soap pop mold and place a popsicle stick into each soap cavity pushing down into the soft soap. Let soap set for at least an hour to completely harden, carefuly remove lid from the mold.
- Weigh and cut up 2 oz. of Clear Suspension Soap Base. Place in a plastic beaker and heat in microwave for about 15 seconds. If more time is needed, heat in 10 second increments.
- Add 4 level 0.15 scoops of the Shimmering White Clouds Mica Powder and mix well.
- Spritz top of each soap pop generously with alcohol, then pour a layer of white over each pink layer leaving room to pour the final green layer. Let soap harden.
- Weigh 1.60 oz. of Clear Suspension Soap Base and melt in the same plastic beaker used in previous step - no need to wash. Add 1 level 0.15 ml scoop of Evergreen Green Mica Powder and mix well.
- Spritz the top of the white soap with alcohol then pour the green soap filling to the top. Spritz again then let harden.
- Remove soap from mold by gently pulling the sides away from the soap, and then push on the bottom of the mold until the soap starts to release. Grab hold of the soap and carefully pull out of the mold. DO NOT PULL FROM STICKS.
- Package soaps as desired. We recommend a cello bag tied with a matching ribbon.
- Label accordingly.
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