and Pour Glycerine Soap Instructions
1. Double Boiler
with a lid or microwave and glass or plastic bowl
4. Candy Thermometer
5. Melt and
Pour Soap Base
6. Liquid Dye
oil or blend of Essential oils
8. Soap Molds
the Soap - Double Boiler
Cut your soap into
chunks. Melt the soap over a double boiler. Keep it covered with a lid
so as to avoid loss of moisture. Soap melts at approximately 140 Degrees
F. Don’t let it go above 170oF as it may begin to burn, give off a bad
odour and/or lose it’s transparency.
the Soap - Microwave
Cut your soap into
chunks. Place in a bowl and microwave at half power in 30 second intervals
until completely melted.
Add your liquid colorants
one drop at a time once the soap has melted. If you find that it is hard
to control the amount of dye and that you are using too much color, you
can dye up a piece of soap and let it cool. From there you can cut off
chunks of the colored soap to dye soap base in the future. Gently stir
in your dye to incorporate. Avoid over mixing as this tends to cause bubbles
in your soap.
oils and essential oils work well to fragrance your soap. Start by using
¼ teaspoon of fragrance per pound of soap and stir gently to mix
in. Keep in mind that some fragrances are naturally softer than others
and you can adjust the amount of fragrance to your personal preference
by adding either more scent or more soap until you are satisfied with the
You can add other
ingredients to your soap such as small amounts of vitamin E oil, almond
oil and aloe vera. Avoid adding more than ¼ cup of any water based
liquid to 16 oz. of melted soap and 2 tablespoons of any oil. Other liquids
that can be used include herbal teas, coffee, milk, cream or honey.
You an add cornmeal
or poppy seeds to make an exfoliating soap. To add oatmeal, be sure to
run it through a blender so that it is finely ground. Also, avoid using
instance oatmeal as it will turn to mush.
When ready you can
just pour your melted soap into soap molds. As air bubbles tend to occur,
they rise to the top. You may wish to "over pour" your soap, let it set
up and shave off the area affected by the bubbles. You can also spray a
small amount of rubbing alcohol immediately after you pour the soap to
You can begin using
your soap as soon as it hardens.
Because glycerine soap
has a high moisture content, you should keep it wrapped in tightly sealed
plastic to keep the moisture in.