Melt and pour soap making is an easy soap making method with endless possibilities. You can get your creative juices flowing and personnalize your own soap with less of a mess and an investment.
As a matter of fact, you’ll be surprised at how easy it really is to make soap at home this way—so much so that you’ll want to make it all the time for yourself and your loved ones.
Melt and pour soap making is exactly what you would gather from the name, being that the soap is made by melting and pouring the ingredients.
Many people, especially beginners prefer to buy premade soap bases instead of starting from scratch. These soap bases often called glycerin soaps can be found in most craft stores or if you are interested in purchasing organic or specific bases using less common oils, your best bet is to purchase online with soap making suppliers.
Gather your soap making supplies and equipment.
You will be heating your premade soap base in a double-boiler or the microwave.
The first thing that you will need to do is head to a craft store or soap making supplier (you can also find many online) and buy bars of unscented glycerin soap that are transparent or opaque white (the color has already been added).
You should also pick up something to mold the soap in and the fun thing about this is that you can choose from all kinds of great shapes to help you personalize your soap.
A cheap option is buying the same molds that you would use to make chocolates or candies in. These often come in varying shapes and sizes and you can even get trays to make mini soaps in at once which is a great time saver, not to mention perfect if you’re making soaps to give as gifts.
Here are some ideas for creative molds. You can also buy color to customize your melt and pour soap with.
Food coloring actually works fine (sometimes it can fade) it is perfectly safe to use in your soap and there are also plenty of soap dyes available on the market as well. One word of advice is to consider the ingredients of the dye you choose if you’re looking to make as natural and chemical-free soap as possible. For fragrance you can choose fragrance oil or an essential oil,.
fun way to get a unique scent customized to you is to experiment with a couple essential
oils and fragrance at a time to try and find a fragrance that’s very personal
and unique. Start with one or two and build your own signature scents.
That’s all it takes which is why melt and pour
soap making is one of the most popular and commonly used methods of making soap
There are many melt and pour soap making kits that you can
purchase which include all of the ingredients required and will have you
experimenting in no time.