Melt and Pour Soap…Attempt 1


Well today I made my first batch of melt and pour soap. I have been wanting to try this for quite a while, however, I just finally managed to get all of my ingredients purchased from Bulk Apothecary, a couple of weeks ago. Though I realized once I got it all in, the molds that I ordered made a total of six bars at once, and for a first try I really didn’t want to attempt that much for my first go around. So I ran down to Hobby Lobby and found three small molds that were about 2 1/2 inches square by about 1 inch deep, that I thought would be perfect for a first attempt.

So here is my first attempt, down for the record books.

I started with one pound blocks of the melt and pour bases of All Natural Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Clear Glycerin.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter


Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter


Clear Glycerin

Clear Glycerin

I cut about a 1/4 inch slice off of the end of each block, and cut each slice into about six pieces. Place them all into a microwave safe bowl and zapped for about 30 seconds, stirring in between each heating.

Next, I added a small piece of red soap color pigment, which comes in a package about the size of a page of wax scent melts. It was about an 1/8 of an inch sized piece, added it to the mix and stirred until it was almost completely melted. I decided to go ahead and give the mixture another zap in the microwave to fully melt it all.

Clear-Red-Soap-Color

Once everything was fully melted, I added about 40 drops plus 1 tsp of both Vanilla and Coconut Essential Oils, and about 2 tsp of Coconut oil and stirred the mixture to thoroughly incorporate all of the oils. Then I poured into two molds and let set.

So here is the final product. I still have yet to try my new soap, but that will be my next test. I will let you know my thoughts, when I do!

Vanilla Coconut soap