Monday, October 29, 2012

Purple & White Snowflakes

Here are step by step instructions on how I made the snowflake soaps for the November newsletter.
I used the Milky Way Snowflake (3 cavity) mold for these soaps. Supplies:
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol

Melt 4 squares each of the Purple and White soaps in separate containers. Add 1/4 tsp of fragrance to the purple soap along with a pinch of white mica, gently stir. Divide the goat milk soap between the three snowflake cavities and then do the same with the purple glycerin. Work quickly, pour the goat milk (white) soap into the snowflakes and then pour the purple in top right away, this will allow the purple to sink through. Let this sit, it will take at least 5 minutes. The goat milk soap will get a skin on it that will support the last layer. Melt 5 squares of the purple soap. When the goat milk soap has skinned up enough that you can blow on the soap and it doesn't move you are ready to pour the purple soap, this will be the last layer. Spray the soaps in the mold with rubbing alcohol and pour the melted purple soap to fill the molds up the rest of the way. Let harden at room temperature and then pop them out. You can experiment with different molds and colours, have fun!

A few notes: Don't overheat the soap. If you are using a microwave its tricky to melt small amounts of soap like this without overheating. Use 15 to 30 second bursts and keep an eye on it. You don't want it boiling or even steaming. You can easily double this if you have more molds. If you want both purple layers to be more vibrant, omit the white mica.

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