Saturday, August 30, 2014

Melt & Pour in-beds

Melt & Pour inbeds

Recently I made melt & pour base,thanks to Bonnie at Good Earth Spa for a great tutorial.
You can find her how to video here.
Watch her video for full instructions in making
the following recipe that she supplies.

Vegetarian Formulation:
5oz Distilled Water (for Lye)
2.6oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
5oz Castor Oil
6oz Coconut Oil
6oz Palm Oil
9oz Propylene Glycol
3oz Glycerin
3oz Sugar dissolved into 3oz Distilled Water

You mix the first five ingredients as if you were doing
A hot process soap recipe.
Bring to thick trace and cover until it completely gels.

At this point you add the Propylene Glycol and Glycerin one 
at a time and mix well before each addition.
Stir in the sugar water thoroughly.

Crock-pot should be on low.
 This is the gel stage before I added the
Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Sugar water.

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This is after I added the
Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Sugar water.
You cook until everything is fully melted and clear.
You can see here that there is still some pieces of
Propylene Glycol that is not totally melted.
You must wait until all is melted in order to pour
into your mold.
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After I poured the soap into my mold, and let it
cool down and harden.
 I then cut up a portion into cubes
to remelt and color.
 The first in-beds I made where pink hearts.
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The second in-beds I colored green for some edging on my soap.
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I used a favorite Bastile Soap recipe, and used a Rose FO.
I did not add color to the main soap.
I measured out three small portions of soap batter. 
I colored one a light green, the other a darker green.
The third portion I colored pink.
On the top sides of the soap I put the strips of green
lace looking in-beds.
I was inspired by 'Dandelions SeiFee'
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I added the heart in-beds down the side and bottom
of the mold. 
I did a tiger swirl with the greens and pink and
lightly hanger swirled it.
I also added the colored soap left over
to the top and did a swirl.

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Thanks for looking!

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