Today I am going to show you how make a scroll/jelly roll and then "insert" it in the middle of a round soap.
You will need:
- Clear Melt and Pour soap base and opaque/white base
- Liquid glycerine
- Microwave jugs
- Colour for your soap
- Fragrance/ Essential oil
- Spoon to stir - I use a Chop stick
- Square brownie silicone mould
- Round soap mould - I used a drain pipe
- Alcohol ( not for drinking) You want rubbing alcohol or similar to spray away bubbles
- Place you clear Melt and Pour into your microwave jug and melt in short 10-20 second bursts in the microwave
- Put about 2 tsp of liquid glycerine into the soap base - this helps make it a little more pliable
- Once it is all melted pour enough of the soap into the brownie mould to be about 0.5cm high
- Spay the newly poured soap with alcohol
- Let the soap sit for about 8-10 minutes. This is quite tricky as you don't want to leave the soap too long or it will be too hard and not long enough and it will be too soft.
- Once the soap is hard but flexible remove it from the mould and roll it up gently into a scroll. Tip - I place the soap "sheet" on a piece of paper and roll up the paper, then pull the paper out sideways.
Once you have rolled your soap let it sit for 1-2 hours until it is really nice and hard.
- Place your white/ opaque Melt and Pour into another microwave jug and melt in short bursts in the microwave.
- When it is all melted add your colour, I added 2 drops pink and 1 drop blue to give me a lavender shade.
- Add your fragrance or essential oils - I use between 1-2 % depending on how strong the oil is and how strong I want my soap to smell.
- While the coloured soap is cooling, spray alcohol onto your scroll/ jelly roll and place it into the middle of your round mould. I used a down/drain pipe.
- Make sure your soap has cooled nicely and pour it into the mould making sure you have no air bubbles. Spray the soap with alcohol to remove any bubbles
- Wait for the soap to cool. This time will vary but about 2 hours.
- Once cool remove from the mould and cut. I actually use the mould as a guide when I am cutting.