Black Tea & Orange Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit | Phillip Dillow | Skillshare

Black Tea & Orange Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

Black Tea & Orange Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

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2 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Black Tea Soap

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About This Class

Want to learn how to create melt and pour soap with natural materials? In this course you'll learn how to create a fun and unique melt and pour soap with step by step instructions. This class is for anyone interested in learning how to create soap or learn a new hobby. 

We will be creating Black Tea And Orange melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base, black tea, vanilla extract and dried orange peel. No artificial scents or additives will be used to create the soap in this course. All ingredients used in this course can be found at your local hobby store and grocery store.

This Is A Basic How To Make Melt And Pour Soap For Beginners Course. No prior knowledge or experience is required. 

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1. Welcome To The Course: hi and welcome to the course on my wife are excited to show you the fun and interesting world of working with Milton poor soap and how to use natural products too. Great. A fun and interesting bar soap that you can enjoy whether if using it, just to wash your hands, giving away as a gift or maybe thinking about doing it at home. So business. So come join us in the course as we're gonna break everything down, step by step on how to use natural products to create an exciting and fun melt and pour soap bar. I'll see in the course and let's get started. 2. Black Tea Soap: Hi, everyone, and welcome to the course we're going to start off by getting are so based on our mold together. Whatever type of mold you're using, you're gonna want to cut your so base from your soap block down into more manageable sizes that we weaken. Test fit. How much so we need for our mold. There are tons of different types of molds out there. There are silicone moulds or plastic molds like what you see it's using here. You can also use a baking tray lined with parchment paper or plastic tin that's heat safe line with parchment paper. Tons, different options out there. But whatever size, mold or shaped mold you're using, you want to cut your soap based down to a size that will comfortably fit inside your mold. And we're just trying to get a rough idea of how much soap base we need, so don't feel like you have to jam pack it. Don't feel like it has to shake and be loosened there. You just want to fit it in to get a pretty decent idea. If you need to cut off a little mawr or take out a little bit, that's perfectly fine. We're just trying to figure out roughly where we need to be to make our soap. We're going to need one cup of black tea. I would definitely recommend an all natural or organic black tea for this. But feel free to use your favorite black tea, and all we're gonna need to do is get a warm cup or hot cup of water and add in our tea bags and just wait for it to become t next. We're going to need a shallow and wide pot and we'll be taking our black tea, removing the tea bags and then pouring rt into that pot. And what we're gonna be doing here is a very low temperature simmer. We're gonna be reducing this black tea down into a very thick substance. So you're gonna want something that's gonna have a lot of possibility for evaporation. So that's what you want, that wide surface area. That way you can reduce it down without burning or scalding the tea. After you have everything fully reduced, you're gonna have between half an ounce and ounce of liquid, and you got to notice that there's gonna be a pretty sharp color change. This is perfectly normal. It's just the molecules and all the color components in the T reducing. Next, we're gonna be adding half of a tablespoon of vanilla extract internal important here to use a all natural GMO free organic vanilla extract that we're making the most natural, highest quality soap that you can't. Anyways, we're gonna take that vanilla extract and measure out our half of a tablespoon and then poured into our reduction and just go ahead and start this round. You want to make sure gets fully incorporated to take a few extra seconds to just stir thoroughly and make sure everything is combined. Next, we're gonna be taking our soap chunks and cutting them down to smaller pieces. Say, about an inch and 1/2 to an inch, and they will be putting them into a microwave safe vessel. We are going to be Mike waving the soap. Intend to 22nd burst very slowly that we don't burn the soap. A quick note on so base we have standard shea butter so base, which can be found in almost any hobby store. But feel free to experiment with glycerin or any of the other different types of soap bases out there you can find at your local hobby store our online Amazon or wherever you like to buy yourself making products. Here's what yourself said look like at the halfway point of your melting process, you're still gonna have some solid blobs of soap, but in general it's starting to melt. Just keep going. Now it's time to combine our reduction and extract with our soap base, and this is a very important process, and you're just gonna want to make sure and get as much of that as the out of the shot glasses you can and into your So Based that way, you get the full you know, sense and color in your soap. You want to take extra time here and really make sure that the elixir and the so based are fully combined that we don't have any word streaking or on clumpy bits in your soap. In terms of this party's color, this part doesn't have color, so just take a few extra seconds and make sure it's fully incorporated. After you fully incorporated, you wanna have your mold at the ready and then you're gonna go and pour your soap into the mold After you get your soap fully into the mold we're now going to let are so cool. Just for a few minutes now we're going to liberally apply dried orange peel to the top of our so blawg And what we're trying to do here is get full coverage. So this isn't the time to worry about, you know, saving money or whatever else you want to make sure and get a full covering of the dried orange peel. And what we're trying to do here is create a crust on the top of our soap. That way it will act as a nice aroma, Tizer, and get a little a little bit of an exfoliant across the top. On this, You want to make sure just take your time and just cover every single nook and cranny completely. Next, we're gonna take a butter knife and just kind of dip down in some of the areas and get some of the liquid soap on top of our dried orange peel. And this is just gonna help. The dried orange peel and the soap become one to create a really good crust and anywhere where liquid comes up, we're just gonna take our extra dried orange peel and cover the top with that. And don't worry about any orange peel drifting down to log a soap. That's perfectly fine. After you've gotten yourself how you like it, we're gonna let this set 12 hours to 24 hours. Or you could just simply say, overnight after we've allowed it to rest. Then we can go ahead and take it out of our mold. It again here were demoing, a plastic mould. But if using a silicone mold, you just simply flex the silicone to you. Release the soap. Or, if you using parchment paper, another vessel, you just slowly work on the parchment paper until the soap came free from the vessel. Most of your molds we're gonna have some type of instruction on what to do unless you're using a baking pan or something else, and then just use common sense. Pull very lightly, you know. Don't work too fast. We're gonna start off by cutting off when I refer to as the heads and the tales, and that's just kind of the far ends of the bar here. We're using a crinkle cutter but feel free to use a large kitchen. I for any other form of cutting implement. I prefer a decorative coming implement that way it gives it a little bit extra character. But we're just gonna clean up those ends because they usually don't turn out to Well, they may have a blemish or two. Now you're going to take the longest soap and using your finger to measure, we're gonna cut one bar off. And this is a good demo bar. You know, you can kind of get a feel for what the soap is gonna look like in a cross section. You could take this and wash your hands with it. Just can't experience with the bar is gonna be like with the rest of long. We're gonna cut it in half and then we're just gonna clean up all of the sides, and we're just doing the same processes before anywhere we see this a smooth side that might have a blemish. We're just gonna take our wavy cutter or whatever are cutting. Implement is and just clean up that side. Don't throw away the cut off pieces. You can use those as tester bars or given to a friend to try out whatever you want to do with them. We're just going to continue the process of measuring with their finger and cutting out a bar. And these don't have to be perfect. You're cutting skills will get better with time. In general, a finger is the best way to do it. But if you want a larger bar, use two fingers. You want a smaller bar? Use something else smaller than a finger. You measure your bars in whatever size you like, for whatever gonna be doing with them, whether it would be selling them or give them away as a gift. Whatever it may be, we're just going to continue this process on the second part of the log, cleaning up the ah blemish sides and getting it ready to go just like what we did with the previous bar. And after we have everything trimmed, we're just going to repeat the process. Put a finger down cut, but a finger down cut, Put a finger down cut. If you're worried about your soap, not looking perfect. Don't worry about that. This is a rustic homemade product. Just go with it after you have all of your bars. Cut. Go ahead and pick out one of the bars. Pick it up. Take a look at it. Hold it to the light. Make sure you like how it turned out. If you're satisfied with everything than congratulations on making your soap and I hope you really enjoyed it and had a good time. I hope you had fun. Enjoyed this course and learned a lot about the great hobby of melted poor soap. And you see, this is a starting point for you to come back and experiment with and try new things and create interesting and fund soaps that you can share with your friends and family. Or just enjoy having interesting and unique soaps around the house in whatever form or fashion you like yet again from myself and my wife. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to come and learn from us and spend your time with us. And I hope you have a great rest today