Cherry & Sea Salt Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit | Phillip Dillow | Skillshare

Cherry & Sea Salt Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

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Cherry & Sea Salt Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

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2 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Cherry 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 Cherry and Sea Salt melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base, cherry juice, natural lemon extract, and sea salt. 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: do you want to learn a new and exciting craft that will give you endless opportunities for gift giving and creativity. In this course, we're gonna be learning how to make melt and pour soap. And we're gonna be covering all the basics from what is so based where you can get it, how to melt it and get it ready to be turned into a bar of soap. Also, how to reduce down natural fruit juices to create natural colorings and natural fragrances . So if you're ready to learn, let's get started and I'll see in the course. 2. Cherry Soap: so pace could be purchased at your local hobby store or an online supplier, and usually comes in two types either clear or opaque. In general, you're going to find it in 5 to £10 blocks, but there are much larger and smaller sizes. Depending on your need. The first thing we're going to do is cut off some of our block into smaller, workable sizes. We're gonna be taking these small pieces, and then we're going to test fit them into our soap mold. This is to get a rough idea of how much soap we're going to need. You can also load up your mold with melted so base, and then wait to get an idea of roughly what you need. But I found that just test fitting it with some loose so blocks is relatively very effective, and it doesn't require you to do anything special. After you get everything in there, you may need to cut off a little bit of soap and add some more or pull some out. It really doesn't matter as long as you get the right fit for your mold. Once you have everything completely good to go the next step we're gonna be doing is reducing this into smaller chunks and putting it into a microwave safe container. Next, we're gonna be taking our cubes of so base and cutting them down to a smaller size. Then we're gonna be placing them into a microwave safe container, and it's very important that your container is microwave safe. The last thing you want to do is have molten soap going all over microwave make for a pretty bad evening. What you're gonna need is any type of cutting device. I'm using a large kitchen knife here, but feel free to use the soap cutter or anything else that can cut through so pays. What we're looking for ultimately is a chunk of soap, say, between half an inch to an inch, and you can really have a lot of variability on this. It doesn't have to be perfect. All the matters is that it fits into your microwave safe container. So just cut up the soap in whatever way is most convenient for you in general. Idea little cubes, but feel free to do it in whatever way you feel works best, and here you can see the rough size that we're looking for just something relatively small , the way it'll melt quickly. After that, we're gonna do the rest of our so pays and then put all into the microwave container next Romania saucepan and one cup of cherry juice. Any type of cherry juice will do. We're gonna be cooking this on a slow simmer, and we're going to bring it down to between an ounce in two ounces. Different sugar contents will affect how far you can take it in the reduction, but don't worry if it's closer to ounces. Here we have our complete cherry juice, and it's around. About an ounce and 1/2 is you concede here in this shot glass. Just make sure and watch it that way. It doesn't burn while you're simmering. Next, we're going to be adding lemon extract to our cherry reduction. Now there are commercial grade colorants and fragrances that you can add to soap, and you're going to see these at your hobby store or online, and they're great. But I want to make sure the ingredients in this course are all things that you can find at your grocery store in general. Fruit juices and baking extracts are almost every grocery store. We're going to need 1/2 of a tablespoon of lemon baking extract. It's important here to get the natural baking extract, not the imitation extract. Now that we have everything together, we want to take our so cubes and our microwave safe container, and we're gonna microwave them slowly and say 10 to 22nd burst. It's very important that you allow these little cubes to melt slowly. Otherwise, some will end up liquefied and some won't, and the ones that liquefy 1st may burn. So we want to make this a very gentle process for the soap, as were melting in the microwave. Here's what your soaps should look like about halfway through. You noticed that there's liquid and the so cubes air still kind of there in the middle. This means you're doing good. Just keep melting it in 10 to 22nd burst. Now that we have are so fully melted, we're going to take our cherry reduction and lemon extract and give it a quick stir just to make sure there's nothing stuck to the bottom and everything is ready to be poured into our so base after you have a good and stirred Go ahead and dump it in. Just make sure and get every last bit of it into the so Bates. After getting everything out, then we're going to stir the so base relatively vigorously. You don't want to cause any air bubbles, but you want to make sure that everything is fully dispersed evenly. That way, you have a good solid color of soap all the way through here I have two bowls, one with a fine sea salt and then one with a coarse sea salt. The course is going to be used to top the soap, and the fine is going to be used in the soap itself. That way you get a nice scrubbing experience in the soap all throughout. First thing I'd do is put a little bit fine sea salt down in the mold. Then we're going to take our so Bates and just slowly poured in as you're pouring it in. Sprinkle sea salt all throughout the so cold, and this is gonna evenly disperse are fine sea salt all throughout. Our soap is gonna clump together a little bit. That's perfectly fine. It's just gonna give you a little bit. Extra scrub in those spots and just continue to pour and mix in the sea. Salt and this is completely subjective. So if you think you need mawr, put more. If you want less, put less next you want. Take a small spatula and just stir the salt in the so base. And this is just a guarantee, even distribution of the fine salt. What you're gonna notices. It will clump a little bit in some areas and just kind of break that up a little bit and make sure it's evenly dispersed. After stirring your soap for some time, you're gonna knows that it's starting to thicken up a little bit and getting harder to stir . You're going to see some sloshing going on as you see here in the video, and that's a good indicator that you're getting to where it's time to go ahead and add your topping. An easy way to test this is just simply dip your spatula down and see how gooey or how slimy the soap is. And if it's starting to get kind of a little slimy little stringing, that means you're right about where you need to be so just make sure and give it one good final start to make sure the soap is how you like it. All the fine sea salt is dispersed in a way that you find pleasing. After that, we're going to take our Spanish allowed and get prepared to put on our sea salt topping. Now that we have our soap good goings had a few moments to rest and firm up a little bit more, we're gonna go ahead and add our sea salt topping He just wants. Sprinkle this across the top and just kind of make sure you cover everything fully once you have the top completely covered. Just look for any bare spots and feel free to just kind of add as much salt as you want. You know this isn't the time to be stingy. You know, it's just salt, and it's important that we make a pretty bar that's gonna present well. So just go ahead and fill in any spot that you find, and if you put a little too much extra salt, that's okay, too. After getting everything fully covered and covering all the bear response, we need to let everything just rest and relax overnight or preferably 24 hours that we the soap can fully form up and all the salt can here to the soap, and you have a fully formed bar that's ready to go and enjoy. Now we want to take our fully rested soap and disassemble it and remove it from the mold. Once you have your soap fully removed from the mold, now we're going to trim and cut our soap into bars. You can do this either with the soap cutter or kitchen knife. Depending on your personal preference. I'm going to be using a soap cutter because I like the wavy pattern that it gives now. What we want to do is take our bar and just kind of find some good spots to cut. Because as you're cutting down and trimming the bar, the salt crystals will cause the soap to scratch a little bit. Just be conscious of that. We're gonna start off by trimming the far edges of the bar, and you can use these kind of as test her pieces. Or if you just want to share with a friend to say, Hey, what do you think of this soap? So go ahead and cut off what I refer to as the head entail of the soap. This is also a good opportunity for you. Check and see how much that rough sea salt topping is going to affect your soap. Is you cut down Now we're gonna measure a bar by taking a finger or thumb, whichever you prefer, placing it on our log of soap and then trimming out one bar after you fully depressed and release the bar from the law, you're gonna have your first bar of soap and feel free to play with the sizes. It's really whatever fits you best. This is a great example of rough cut soap, but the edges are a little rough looking, so we're gonna trim them up for the rest of the log. And this is a great example of Ah, presentation, soap or something you'd want to sell. We're gonna take our soap log, and we're gonna cut it and have right down the middle using our soap cutter. And then we're going to trim the signs to give it a fully clean cut all the way around yet again. This is gonna very depending on what your cutter is I'm using a wavy cutter, so it'll give a wavy pattern all the way around. Whenever you're done, all four sides of your log should have either a clean cut or whatever the pattern is on your soap cutter. Now we want to take our remaining log of soap and do the same. After you get everything nice and cleaned up, then we're gonna go ahead and cut these into bars using the same method as before, lay a finger across and then cut down the size of soap mold that you use is really gonna affect how many bars and the types and sizes of bars that you can get out of your mold. So just keep in mind you don't to do exactly what I've done here, but the rough principle is the same. You want to take whatever your size of mold is, and then reduce it down after cutting up all the remaining soap inspector bars to make sure there to your liking. And after you've finished, congratulate yourself on creating your first round of soap and having plenty of bars to give away as Christmas gifts for birthday gifts, or what have you like? Thank you for taking this course with me and have a great day