Melt & Pour Soap Base Instruction
Instructions: Melt in a microwave at 10-second intervals on a medium setting, stirring gently in between. Be careful not to let the soap boil. A Bain Marie can also be used.
Remove from the heat and allow the soap to cool slightly. The base can be scented with Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils, most soapers work at 3% for Essential Oils and 2% for Fragrance Oils.
Now you can add your preferred colour, home made vegetable dyes work well to give a subtle natural colour, botanicals offer a very natural hint of colour to your soap. Natural earths and clays can also be added to soap base as can a variety of herbs or spices.
Pour the soap slowly into soap moulds, you could use an everyday container from your kitchen to make a soap loaf to be sliced. 500g of soap base is enough to make 5-6 standard sized bars depending on the design.
Leave to cool and set for preferably 12 hours, then ease them from the moulds.