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

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

Phillip Dillow, Be Driven!

Green Tea & 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. Green 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 Green Tea and Sea Salt melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base, green tea, natural mint 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: 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. Green 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 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 base 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 I 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. We're going to need to make a cup of tea for our green tea soap. So go ahead and pick whatever to you like preferably something organic or at least all natural. Get a cup of warm water or hot water, depending on the instructions of your tea and go ahead and dunk in your tea bags and wait a couple minutes and let it make tea. And then we're gonna be using this one cup to make our soap. Now we're gonna be taking out our T banks and taking our one cup of green tea and pouring it into a saucepan, and we're gonna be simmering this on low heat until it reduces down into a very thick liquid. It's very important here you're looking for a wide pan. That way you can have this much surface area as possible for the liquid to evaporate and condense relatively quickly. This is going to save you a lot of minutes, as opposed to having a tall, narrow pot. After completely reducing your green tea, you're gonna have about 1/2 to 1/3 of a shot glass are roughly one ounce of liquid. It's important to let this reduce down completely. That way it will be nice and strong for your soap. Next, we're gonna be taking our green tea reduction and adding half of a tablespoon of all natural mint extract. Any extract will work for this, whether for the GMO free organic, all natural, just make sure and lean towards something a little bit healthier. Now you're gonna notice that your green tea reduction isn't a green color. That's because as we reduce it down and we really tighten up all the molecules in there, that color is gonna be kind of an odd brownie color. But don't worry. Once we add to the so pace and stretches back out, you have a nice, slightly green huge here soap. Don't expect it to be vibrant. Four leaf clover green. But there will be a slight green tent, and that's mainly because we're working with natural products. After we get our half of a tablespoon of mint extract into our reduction, we want to swirl it around and get it mixed up real good That way it's fully combined and incorporated into our reduction. A quick note on so base we have standard shape 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. Next, we're gonna be taking our soak 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 so, but in general it's starting to melt. Just keep going. Next, we're going to take a butter knife, and we're gonna stir up our green tea reduction just to make sure that everything is good and lose from the glass. Then we're gonna go ahead and stirrup our soap get again. Just same thing checking frame chunks, anything bad. And after we're happy with our elixir and with our soap, then we're gonna go ahead and combine them together. And this is a point to really kind of take a few extra seconds and focus on the stirring and getting everything together as best that you can really make sure that the so base and the elixir are fully combined. This is very important 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 that we have our soap a little cooled, we're gonna apply salt to the top of the loaf, and you want to make sure it apply this very liberally. Don't try and chance or save money. This is the time to be very aggressive with salt and cover every single square exposed inch of the soap. And don't worry about piling it on. That's perfectly fine. Have a little bit sinks into the soap. That's perfectly fine as well. The most important thing is that we fully cover every exposed business. So next we're gonna pat the salt down to make sure it fully adheres to the soap yet again. Take a few extra minutes to make sure and really it here, the salt to the soap. This is very important to make sure that whenever you're cutting the bars and you're displaying the bars that are on the salt is actually a part of the soap. Now we're going to take a butter knife and just tap in a few areas around the soap. This is just to force some of the soap and assault to it here a little bit stronger that way. The bar has a nice thick crust of salt, and don't be afraid of puncturing down into a liquid soap a little bit to bring some of the soap up to the top. That's why we have some reserve salt, and if any so comes up to the top, that's just gonna cause the salt attorney on that or stick a little bit better, and we'll just cover it up with our reserve salt. So feel free to be a little aggressive with a butter knife. Don't go crazy, aggressive, and Dr Salt down to the bottom of the bar. But don't be afraid of kind of sticking it in there and losing loosening up some of the liquid soap 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 t released the soap. Or if you using parchment paper and other vessel, you just slowly work on the parchment paper until the soap came free from the vessel. Most of your moulds, they'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 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 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 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 who want a smaller bar. Use something else smaller than a finger. You measure your bars and 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 blemish sides and getting it ready to go. Just like what we did with the previous bar. And after we have everything trim, 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 line. 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