Monday, 5 September 2011

Tutorial - Melt and Pour - textured!

You may remember that in an earlier blog post, Odie described in detail, how to make your very own silicon mould from a textured surface? Well, we decided to use this mould and test the result when using it as a soap mould.

Follow the steps below to make these soaps.

You will need:
- Textured silicon mould
- Moulds of 80g each (calculated by filling the mould with water and weighing it before and after) - Soap colouring of choice (I used blue)
- Fragrance of choice (I used Grapefruit)
- 160g Opaque M and P soap base Jugs, stirrers, scale, spraying alcohol, micro-wave

- Cut textured silicon to size to snugly fit within mould
- Chop M and P into jug, and melt in 30 second bursts until just liquid
- Add colour drop by drop and stir until desired tone achieved
- Add fragrance - guideline 2% of soap weight and stir
- Pour gently into positioned mould
- Spritz immediately with alcohol to remove obvious bubbles
- When cooled (approximately 60 minutes) turn mould upside down and gently press to remove soap - if resisting, leave for a further 10 minutes
- Peel silicon mould away from soap gently
- Stand back and admire!

Refer to previous tips if need be.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

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