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

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

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

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

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
2 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Cranberry Soap

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





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 Cranberry And Orange melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base,natural mint extract, cranberry juice, 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. 

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Phillip Dillow

Be Driven!


We are excited to teach you all that we know and build a relationship with you.

See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Your creative journey starts here.

  • Unlimited access to every class
  • Supportive online creative community
  • Learn offline with Skillshare’s app

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.



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. Cranberry 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 soap 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 next. We wanted one cup of cranberry juice and grab a wide pot and then pour that cranberry juice into the wide pot and we're gonna be simmering this on low until it reduces pretty significantly. The reason why you want a wide pot is that we have a lot of surface area. That way, steam can come off in this, convey, operate and reduce down relatively quickly. After your cranberry juice has completely reduced down, you're gonna have about 1/2 of a shot glass so you're looking at somewhere around announce . If you end up with a little bit mawr or a little bit less, that's perfectly fine. Just make sure you don't burn the cranberry juice while you're reducing it. That would cause some sugars that would mix into the soap and other bad stuff. Next, we're going to take half of a tablespoon, a mint extract and ed into our cranberry reduction. It's really important here to use a GMO free or an all natural or some type of organic extract. That way you're making the most natural and highest quality, so that you can after you get it measured out. Go ahead and add it into your cranberry reduction and you're on notice that the cranberry has jelled a little bit. That's just the natural fruit. Pectin is doing their job, so just kind of work it around until everything loosens up and the extract completely incorporates itself into the cranberry reduction. 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? Here's what your soap 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. 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 a show a local hobby store our online at Amazon or wherever you like to buy yourself making products. Our next step is to combine our reduction with our so base. 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. You may notice that it's taking a little bit of time for the coagulated cranberry reduction to break up. This is perfectly normal. Get again. That's just the fruit pectin doing its job. So you will be working this probably for a good 3 to 5 minutes, and you want to make sure everything gets fully dissolved. Otherwise, you're gonna have weird globs of color. So just yet again, take your time. After you fully incorporated, you wanna have your mold at the ready, and then you're gonna go ahead 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 be adding dried orange peel to the top of our soap. You want to make sure and have plenty of this. That way you can very liberally cover all of the soap. And this isn't the time to worry about. You know how much money you're spending or anything like that. You know, focus on making quality soap and cover every single exposed spot that you can with the dried orange peel. Once you feel like that, you fully covered everything. Take a few seconds and just check to make sure you've gotten all of the spots covered with the orange peel and get again. Take your time here and just focus on getting a good even covering after you feel pretty confident that you've got everything covered. Now we're gonna take our hand and gently pat down the orange peel. This is gonna help it incorporate with the soap and become one with so bar and form a crust . After that, we're going to take a butter knife, and we're just going to slightly depress on a few areas, and this does the same thing as the hand. But It's a little bit more of a tighter point. You're gonna see a little bit of liquid soap come up. That's perfectly fine. We can just cover that with our reserve orange peel. Any of the orange peel that drifts down into the soap bar itself. That's perfectly fine. It's just gonna help create a crust on the top of the so bar. 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 would 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 going to start off by cutting off when I refer to as the heads and the tails. 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 knife 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 going to 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 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 our 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