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How to Make Homemade Melt and Pour Soaps

teacher avatar Gabi C6beauty, Natural Beauty Blogger

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Skillshare intro mep

      1:09

    • 2.

      Ingredients

      4:14

    • 3.

      Soap with green clay

      3:34

    • 4.

      Colorful soap

      4:24

    • 5.

      Soap with Lavender Flowers

      6:00

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About This Class

The melt and pour method is the perfect technique to have fun creating without necessarily spending a fortune on tools and ingredients. It is a soap-making technique that does not require much time but that, nevertheless, allows you to create beautiful soaps that you can use at home or give as gifts for any special occasion.

How to create soaps with the melt and pour method will no longer be something unknown.

With step-by-step tutorials, you will learn how to make three types of soap with gradually increasing levels of difficulty:

  • a soap bar with green clay
  • an attractive soap bar by playing with different colors and soap bases
  • an exfoliating soap bar with a central figure

Have fun creating your own soaps at home. Can't wait to see them!

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Gabi C6beauty

Natural Beauty Blogger

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Hello, I'm Gabi owner of C6Beauty, a Düsseldorf based blog dedicated to the art of zero waste and DIY natural beauty.

Before dedicating myself to being a blogger, I spent many years studying chemistry and also obtained a doctorate. It was through this education and scientific knowledge that I became passionate about creating my own homemade products. I love to study what’s behind every single ingredient and discover its benefits, and I am always happy to share what I’ve learned!

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1. Skillshare intro mep: Do you want to make soaps? Hit on, but you don't want to use caustic soda a week, two weeks before they are ready. I will show you how to do it. But the board is a must know Catholic that every maker showed master is a method that allows you to prepare a fabulous soaps in a short time with a few ingredients. It is a method suitable for everyone. And it needs for this reason that they decided to make the entire course using only those available at all visits to show that there is no need for a spatial inexpensive dorsal to express our creativity. This course is designed for those who want to start making soap, a thought bubble want to deal with caustic soda or waiting long queuing time. If you want to make your soaps, don't what are you waiting for that to be? I'd be waiting for you in the first module. 2. Ingredients: To make soaps using the melt and poor middle, we need just a few ingredients and tools. In this module, we will see in detail what we need to start creating our source. Let's start with the necessary tools to make soap with a month important method we need, if you do a Gatlinburg and knife, glass balls. These blends digital scale. Blogs, paper towels in microwave or bots to melt the soap with the technique of double boiler. In some walls are used, some silicon one because they are among the easiest to use. Unlike the culminated, we can easily prepare ourselves in the kitchen without necessarily having to do it in a garage or in a well ventilated place. The ease of execution and the absence of caustic soda allow us to prepare ourselves even on our kitchen table. In fact, it's really easy to clean up the table after preparing our source. And we want, I have to worry about any caustic soda contamination to mix with the melt and Porter middle, I recommend you to use gloves for hygiene reasons, especially if we want to prepare soaps to give to friends or relatives. In general, this method is safe. However, always be careful with the stove and Malkin soap. If it unfortunately follows on our skin, we could get burned. Also pay particular attention during the heating phase. And while boring the soap into the mold. Among the ingredients we need instead. The so BSW program sees colorants, high isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle. The ladder is optional, but recommended. If you want to remove the mammals that form once you pour the soap into the mold. So basis that are on the market can be on various types and contain the most diverse ingredients. It's up to us to choose the ones that come closest to our needs and preferences. For this course, I have chosen two different types of basis or pay and transplant for the opaque barrier. And I also chose a soap base with the SIOP author and hot meal for anodic scrubbing effect. Maybe opaque and transparent. So basis will give us the possibility to create a different and unique source. As you can see, the ingredients are fueled by choosing them carefully is essential. Ada command chosen to buy the soap base from specialty retailers. These retailers in fact, provide on their websites the product specification, such as ingredients on the back sheets with important information such as melting point. Also, as far as colorants and programs, these are conserved. Be free to choose the ones you prefer, but be sure to choose those specific for source. Using products that are not specific for soaps may give different results than desired before, early, or not, be safe for the scheme. Now that we know what characterize the month import technique, what its main ingredients are, and what we need to make our soaps. Let's put all this knowledge into practice. Is that grading. I'll be waiting for you in the next module, where I'll show you the basic steps of this technique. 3. Soap with green clay: In this module, we start to create our soaps, started with a simple recipe suitable for everyone. In these recipe, we are going to create a mild soap we're exploiting as well as cleaning effect. Thanks, forget addition of replay greatly is an ingredient widely using the recipes, especially to prepare masks, are purifying salt. Let's start making our soap. But the entire practice, all the themes and directions shown in the previous module, and also seeing specifically how and when to underplay. For this recipe, we will use 50 grams of opaque. So we see about the one piece of wrinkly seed of 0.5 grams of programs about Ben dots. I chose to use a, so B's already the unreached the week Yamato, not the other the formulation when the secondary additions of oils and fats. However, these already reached the base will not only have cleansing properties, but also moisturizing and now tissue properties for mosquito. We stopped by cutting the soap base into small pieces. The smaller the PCs, the easier, weaker, and more uniform them out. When soap has mouth, it will remove it from the water bath and begin to steer using a spoon, reduce its temperature evenly. Adding the clay is a key point in the world process. Adding clay to the soup base and then quickly pouring in a mold will lead us to have an uneven soap. We basically not this special box on the bottom. Same thing will happen if we decide to add too much clay to our soap in order to have play in some expansion and get the homogeneous. So we have to add it to the melted soap base and continue to sit for a while as we speak. So bays will begin to slowly cool down, leaving the clear truck in suspension. At this stage, I prefer not to check the temperature with a thermometer to pour it into a mold about to do it. As soon as I noticed a change in the consistency of the salt. Unfortunately, every so base is different and it is difficult to give an exact temperature value that this unique for every sub bass before pouring the soap and reached when the clay into the mall, we add the fragments and we keep hearing. We now pour it into the mold and let it cool down. I generally prefer to let the subcooled down for about 24 hours to make it solidifies lowly without thermal shock. After good for hours, we will be ready to pick it out of the mold and use it. The use of clay give a greenish color to the soul. Given it even aesthetically, it dedicate a nourishing character. In the next module, we will play with Carlos to create colorful soaps that, that fun and beautiful to look at. So see you in the next module. 4. Colorful soap: In this module, we are going to create a colorful soap bar by alternating layers absorbed with different colorants. We are going to use both open and transparent base to give character to the soap bar. For this recipe, we are using 75 grams of opaque. So we see a mater at 25 grams of transparent. So bees do grams of fragments and then colorants. Let's see the sketch project. For this module. I fought to realize a soap bar playing with different colors. I'm going to show you how to alternate colors, layers, creating also interesting movements. We start by Catlin 25 grams over opaque soup into small pieces and melted in a Bain Marie. While continuing to serve. We help the SOPA slowly mouth, but be careful not to burn yourself with the high temperature of the beam Murray. If you have a microwave in your home, feel free to use it. The step will be certainly easier and faster. Once the salt we had the colorants and continuous searing to even out the color. We are ready to remove the soap from the binary and get ready for the next step. But wouldn't eat into the mold. At this stage at a commanded to be pretty fast because the soap, thanks to solidify quickly, is mold. I choose a simple rectangular shape because it's perfect for creating well distinguishable layers until the one side of the MOOC, helping me with an object about an inch high. These hubs create a nice triangular shape. While this top calls preparing another ball and under 25 grams of opaque soap and melted as previously with Dan was melted. And how these boon of colorant and 0.5 grams of fragments and mix when the soap in the mold is well solidified. I suggest you make small incisions on the surface. This helps keep the two layers together in, prevents them from separating. At this point, we poured the melted soap into the mold and lytic call. Exactly as done previously. We prepare it in another bowl and other 25 grams absorb the style transfer and we put it in MBA marine or microwave and hug, hug teaspoons of white colorant and zero-point grants and programs and keeps fearing once melted, pour it into the mold and let call. Also in this case, to ensure that the two layers and do not come off, we can either spray isopropyl alcohol or create small incisions in the salt before pouring. The next layer. Here we can immediately see the difference in basis. Use the previous ones to solidify as soon as they were poured into the mold. And these one is that remains more fluid, needed more time to solidify. This behavior is probably due to the ingredients that soaps contain. It's for this reason that it is better to do some testing to check the performance. Let's finish the soap the way in a bowl and other 25 grams of opaque soup that we are going to melt and customize with another colorant and programs we make is not a incisions on the surface of the soap now solidified and poor the new layer. Let it solidifies slowly, avoiding placing it in a freezer or refrigerator. After 24 hours, we extracted from the mould and the soap is ready for you. In the next module, we continue to prepare soaps, but increasing the level of difficulty. So I waiting for you in the next module. 5. Soap with Lavender Flowers: In this module, I want to show you another creative idea by combining the knowledge acquired in the previous modules. In fact, we are going to use the skill of using two different soap pieces to that of customizing our sidebar with an X William soaps creating the WIDA melt and poor Michael Landon sells her well for the customization precisely because of the ease with which they can be handled. Among the possible ways of customization, we have already seen the use of natural experience using wrinkly. However, we can have fun using other types of wax Williams, such as coffee, oat meals, or others. In this module, however, I would like to show you how to add an exfoliation that is not already empowered form. In this case using lavender flowers. The idea came to me while watching these magnificent plant grow in my garden. So I cut off a couple of the flowers and let them dry upside-down. For the few days. After about a week, I reduced the 11 there into small pieces ready to be used as an exfoliation in our soap. For this project, we are going to make a central field. We, they're not opaque, so that will be enhanced by the contrast with the transparent. Some days. Once this model is created, we pull an additional opaque layer colored and personalized with lavender flowers. To create the center figure. You can use commercial rules or create your own, is elite. Always with the principle of recycling and reuse are used and hold plasticine mold and we can't board and created the base. I chose these mold in the shape of a start. But you are free to use and create the shape you like. Let us now see the recipe that we are going to perform. We need 75 grams of opaque, so peace with the sea about the old 25 grams on transplant. So B's dried lavender flowers to grams or blunder farmlands and violet tolerant. We start by preparing the central figure of our soap bar. To make it we got a mouth about 10 grams of opaque. So using lavender as an exponent, I chose to use Barbara colorRamp to visually emphasize the presence of the lavender as well. We aren't the colorant through the soap. And to even it out once well blended, were bullied into the mold and let it cool. Having chosen and final mould, about two centimeter high, traffic must be at least half as high has these one. To allow us to create the soap as designed. When it is solidified, we extract it. We do the same process I had actually previously created another one. Since this is a creative project, be free to create as many as you want for your soap. We put the newly created soap in the final model. And in the meanwhile, we melt about 20 grams of transparent base. To make the figure send out. We live the transparent base like this without a being tolerant. Once melted. We bought it into the mole up to the harmfully. The last part is the creation of the final exfoliating layer, starting by Malkin, 25 grams of all. So here you can add also the product leftovers after making the central figure. In this way, we will avoid anyways, when it gives the salt, we are the colorRamp and the fragments. And then dry lavender flowers have this sitting for a while, I decided to add more purple colorants to intensify the column. Remember that you can use isopropyl alcohol or create small incisions so that the two layers come together and don't save. Over time. We board the colon and exfoliating soap and let it sit for about 24 hours. The soap is ready to be accepted from the mold and to be used. Here, we can clearly see the two layers and how the Q stars send out thanks to the contrast with the transplant soap. But what would happen if we create the purple exfoliating layer first and then the transparent part. Let's see now, after creating the first layer and the figures, I believe them in the mall and poor on the transparent soap. These is the result that we can compare with the previous one. To choose which procedure we prefer. In both cases, you can Perfect be distinguished the two layers of the soap. In the second case, or wherever the surface of the transparent soap is irregular and does not allow to exhort in the best way, the central figures. The same irregular surface is found in the first soap, but this time on the bottom. So it is not the big establishes problem. Disease, the main difference between the two methods. But of course, it's up to you to choose the one that is closer to your personal preferences.