How to make Melt and Pour Soap

Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial by Little Dragon Soaps

The above video shares with you some of the basics of how to make Melt and Pour Soap along with a material list to get you started on your own soap making adventure.

Materials Needed:

  • SFIC soap base (clear or white)
  • Mica powder for color
  • Fragrance oil of your choice
  • Pyrex glass measuring cup or container
  • Microwave
  • Soap molds (silicone or plastic)
  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
  • Stirring stick or spoon
  • Disposable gloves (optional)

Step 1: Prepare your materials Gather all the materials needed and make sure your workspace is clean and organized. Put on your disposable gloves if you choose to wear them.

Step 2: Cut the soap base Remove the SFIC soap base from its packaging and cut it into small, even cubes (approximately 1-inch). This will help the soap base melt evenly in the microwave.

A photo depicting 1 inch squares of melt and pour soap.

Step 3: Melt the soap base Place the soap base cubes into the Pyrex glass measuring cup or container. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue microwaving in 15-30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the soap base is fully melted. Be careful not to overheat the soap base as it may become too hot to handle or scorch.

Step 4: Add fragrance oil Add the desired amount of fragrance oil to the melted soap base (follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the appropriate amount). Stir gently but thoroughly to ensure the fragrance is evenly distributed throughout the soap.

Step 5: Add mica powder Add a small amount of mica powder to the soap base, starting with a little and building up to your desired color intensity. Stir well to ensure the mica powder is evenly dispersed and there are no clumps.

Step 6: Pour soap into molds Carefully pour the soap mixture into your soap molds. If you are using multiple colors, you can pour them in layers or use a swirling technique to create a marbled effect.

Melt and pour soaps made with swirles and different shaped molds.
A picture of soaps with swirls and vibrant colors.

Step 7: Remove air bubbles Spray the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol to remove any air bubbles that may have formed during pouring. This will give your soap a smooth, professional finish.

Step 8: Let the soap cool Allow the soap to cool and harden in the molds for several hours or overnight. The cooling time will depend on the size and thickness of your soap.

Step 9: Unmold and enjoy Gently remove the soap from the molds by pressing on the bottom or sides of the mold. Your handmade melt and pour soap is now ready to use or gift to friends and family.

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