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Rose Melt & Pour Soap Bar - Handmade Melt & Pour Soap Home Business Starter Kit

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2 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

    • 2. Rose Soap


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 Rose melt and pour soap with only the following ingredients soap base, rose hips, rose extract and gluten-free 100% natural vegetable red food coloring. Red food coloring ingredients per the manufacturer: glycerin, invert sugar, water, vegetable juice, citric acid. No artificial scents or artificial 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. 

In this course Rose Extract will be used in the soap making process. Rose Extract can be hard to fine at your local hobby or grocery store. If you are not able to find Rose Extract please use the recipe below to create your own.

Rose extract

  • 1 cup Dried rose petals and/or hips
  • 8 ounces spirits (Vodka Or High Proof Clear Grain Alcohol) 
  • 1 Jar
  • Steeping time: 30 days

Combine all ingredients into a jar. Close jar with the lid then allow to steep in a cool dark place for 30 days. After 30 days stain out solids and place liquid into a clean jar. Allow to settle for 1 hour then extract is ready to be used.


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. Rose Soap : hi students in this course, we're going to be using rose extract to make our rose soap. We wanted to give you the ability to make this on your own. If you can't find it at your local hobby store grocery store baking store, just cause this could be a little bit of a nod extract to find it can simply be made with either Rose Hibbs or rose petals and some type of clear, high proof liquor, either vodka or ever clear. And in the course we are going to explain exactly how to make it. But we want to let you know that in the description of the course, there is the actual recipe for how to make this. So I hope this helps you guys out. If you can't find rose extract that you can just make it on your own and enjoy it and use it in this course, or for whatever else you want to use Rose extract for 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 us 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 so 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 in this course. We're also gonna be using a silicone mold to create some hand bars, and the process is relatively similar. You're going to need to take smaller bits of soap and then test fit it into the silicone mold. The only difference is because we're gonna be dealing with a smaller size area. You're going to make the soap chunks a little bit smaller, and you are going to need to fill each and every little section of them silicone mold. Also, we recommend putting the silicone mold on a baking sheet. Silicone moulds are generally pretty flexible, and this will keep the silicone mold relatively stable as your test fitting the soap as you're pouring the soap, it will also give a stable platform for the bars to cool. It just makes everything a lot easier in general. If you don't have a baking sheet available, a decent cutting board or any solid surface will do get again. If you're planning on leaving us on your counter overnight, that would probably be OK. But you know, depending what's gonna happen in your life. You might want something that's a little bit movable or portable that we can put it out of the way. But just like with the previous section, we're just gonna be putting this small soap chunks in there to try and figure out exactly how much soap we think we need. And there is no scientific process to this is we talked about second ago. It's really just kind of eyeballing it and seeing roughly where you're at and even eyeballing it, you may need add a little more or take a little bit away. It just all kind of pens on the mold that you're using and how how you cut your so base, the smaller you cut it easier it's gonna fit together. Within reason, larger, you cut it not so much. Once you get everything test fitted, then you know roughly the soap volume that you're gonna need. And then we're gonna be moving on to how to melt and get are so pretty for being turned into. So in this course, we use rose extract. And if you live by a really great grocery store hobby shop, baking shop, sometimes you confined rose extract, and that's amazing. But for those of us who aren't so lucky, you need to make it on your own, and you're just simply gonna need some type of strong white, clear liquor either ever clear of vodka and either rose hips or rose petals. Now, depending on which one you choose to use that do make slightly different extracts using rose hips or a rose petals. But you're going to take those, put them in a sealed jar like a mason jar and fill it up with your clear liquor. The more rose petals of rose hips you use, the stronger extract will be. The less you use, the software will beat. You know, let this sit for about a month and then you strain it and bam, you have rose extract. Nothing really super complicated but important. We're going to be having dried rose hips to this soap, and they're going to impart a lovely fragrance and texture to the final product. You can get rose hips online or at your local hobby store. We actually acquire these from a home brewing supply store, but anywhere you find them, they're great product to make awesome soap. But to use them you're gonna need to break him down a little bit. Otherwise, you didn't of having these large, jagged pieces of dried rose hip, so we're going to start off by taking 1/2 a cup of dried rose hips. And this doesn't have to be perfect. It's really subjective. If you want Mawr Atmore, you want less had less. They weren't replacing them into a mortar and pestle, and we're gonna be grinding them into smaller rose hips like a better what it put it. If you don't happen to have a mortar and pestle, you can simply take a cup, tell or a detail. Put the rose hips in there and then take a rolling pin or a frying pan or cast iron pan, and then press down or slightly beat the rose hips until they crush, then simply brush everything of the detail into a jar, a bowl or whatever is waiting. But if using mortar and pestle like us, this process will take some time. So be prepared to kind of sit there and really work it until you get him down to more manageable size. And you don't need to break them down into a fine powder or grit or even a crumble. You're just looking for something a little bit more broken up than how they came from the package. Once you have the rose hips broken down to a size that you like. You can go ahead and stop. And yet again. This is subjective if you want to. Rose says to be smaller, working longer. If you want to be larger, don't work them as long. You're just looking for something more broken down that now they came. 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 microwaving 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 at Amazon or wherever you like to buy yourself making products. 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. Now that we have our soap fully melted, we're gonna go ahead and add in our rose extract. We're gonna need 1/2 of a tablespoon of this, so go ahead and get it measured out. Then dump it into your soap and you want to make sure and mixes thoroughly. That way, it's fully incorporated and you don't have, you know, one part having mawr, one part having less. So take a couple extra seconds and just make sure mix this thoroughly. Now we're to be making two different types of soap. Today. We're gonna be using our plastic mold for one which is the large white loaf mold. And then we're gonna be using a silicone hand bar mold, which, you can see is the kind of purple color one over there. So we're going to start off by pouring some of so base into our plastic mold because we're gonna be going for a slight, more Billy Hombre pattern to our loaf soap. Then the rest we're gonna take When I had a little bit of food coloring to because we want a nice soft pink for our hand bar, we are using all natural food coloring, which is vegetable base. How the recommend using and natural product as opposed to an artificial product. After you get your food coloring in there and just go ahead and start pretty vigorously and you see in the video, we only used a few drops yet again. This is subjective. If you want to be darker, use more. You want a lighter use less, but it is very important that you stir this thoroughly that way. All the colorant is evenly dispersed. After you have everything thoroughly mixed, we're going to go ahead and pour our hand bars and just fill up each slot as evenly as you can, making sure not to fill all the way to the top. And there is no riel scientific measurement this you're just eyeballing it. So as long as you're close to your good, so don't fret if a little bit spills over the side or ones little too tall are runs a little too short. You know you're going to get better with time and practice, but just try your best. After we get all of our hand bar slots filled, we're gonna add Mawr food coloring to remaining soap in years. We're not gonna have a whole whole lot left here, and that's on purpose. But we want to supercharge this with some really red color, and then we're gonna mix then in thoroughly, yet again. You want this to be fully combined into our remaining soap, and then you're just gonna kind of randomly place around into the white soap on your loaf mold, and this is going to make for a very interesting pattern. Now, the soap in the loaf mold is still warm so the color will bleed out. So you're gonna have some spots that are very red. Some spots, they're very white and a lot of soft, different colors of pink all in between. So it's gonna be a very interesting kind of layered pink, red and white approach which will make a fun bar. After completing this step, we're gonna let our loaf cool just for a few minutes and we'll be having some rose hips to the top to finish our hand bars. We're gonna be popping any bubbles that we see. And the easiest way to do this is with rubbing alcohol in a spray ball and a toothpick. So we're gonna start off by just spraying the tops of our soap bars with rubbing alcohol, and that's going to take away most of the bubbles. If you see anything left over, just simply take a toothpick and go around and poke them as you see them, and you're not going to get 100% of the bubbles. But you're just trying to get any of the ones that are big or would make the edges of your soap look funky or anything. That would be not necessarily what you want in a finished product yet again. This is subjective, so feel free to spend as much or as little time doing this as you like. Next, we're gonna be spreading our rose hips around the top of our loaf bar, and this is subjective, kind of like everything else you can put along. You can put a little just try and spread them around evenly and feel free to use your hand or a tool to help you spread them around. You're going to see issues both our hands and a butter knife here toe kind of get them out evenly. You will need a butter knife or some other type of flat long tool to punch down into the soap to get some of the liquid soap up. That way, the Rose Hibs will here to the soap loaf as a whole, and you can see it's doing that here, and you can just do this randomly. There's no real science to it. And for Rose, hipper to happens to float down into the loaf of the soap. That's perfectly fine as well. It's not gonna hurt anything. It'll just add some depth and texture to the soap overall. So just take a few extra minutes here and just kind of play with your soap a little bit and get it how you like it. If you get any bare spots where too much liquid soap comes up, just take some of your extra rose hips and throw him over the top and just kind of hide anything that doesn't look the way you want it to. After letting our hand bars rest 24 hours or overnight, depending on what your time schedule is, we're gonna go ahead and get them out of the mold. So here we're using a silicone mold and you want to start off by flexing all of the sides, and this is to help the soap released from the mold. Take some extra time here and make sure that the soap is fully released. Ah, highly recommend having a cutting board or some type of flat object underneath your soap mold is what we're gonna be doing is flipping the cutting board on top and then rotating everything around. This is a little bit of a delicate process, so if you don't feel comfortable doing it, feel free to ask for some help or practice before you do it and then yet again, we're gonna stop, and we're gonna flex the mold one more time on all the sides. That way, the soap is fully released. If you need to, don't hesitate to press down on the bottoms of the mold to kind of help release the soap from the mould. Doing this in taking extra time to make sure the so peacefully released is really going to pay you some dividends. Whenever you try and lift up that mold, there's nothing sadder for a soap maker than whenever they're using complicated or a delicate mold. And they didn't take the time they need to do everything and they lift up the mold and, ah, pieces of the bar. The so came off of the mold and just ruins the whole bar or the mold. So just take your time on this and save yourself the trouble After we get everything the way that we like it, you can go ahead and lift up the mold and go ahead and pick up one of the bars. Inspect it. Make sure it fits your liking. You can see here we're holding up one of the bars as this neat little kind of will agree can are earthy tone pattern to it. And congratulations. You've made a hand bar after letting your soap loaf mold rest overnight or 12 to 24 hours, depending on your time schedule. We're gonna go ahead and take it out of the mold and feel free to take a little bit extra time doing this. Just make sure you don't damage your mold or damage the bar of soap. Then we're gonna be coming off what I refer to as the heads and the tails, which is the tips of the bar where you might see some blemishes. So just rotate your bar long ways facing you, and we're just going to come off that small bit that's facing you then flipped the ball around and do the same thing. And don't throw these away. You can use these is tester pieces or, you know, mashing together and did use them is a hand bar to see how you like your soap and doesn't lather. Well, since our loaf mold is very shallow, we're gonna be taking three fingers and then cutting down next to them to make a bar. This is going to make a very wide but shallow bar, but it's gonna give whomever you're giving this to are selling this to the experience of having a full bar of soap yet again. Put down three fingers and then put your cutting, implement buying and cut down. Now feel free to change this depending on the size that you find more preferable, larger or smaller. 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 every day to come and learn from us and spend your time with us, and I hope you have a great rest today.