What I Used:
- Goat’s Milk Soap Base (you can also use Shea Butter or Coconut Glycerin soap base)
- Cranberry and Pomegranate Fragrance Oils
- Wine Soap Colorant
- Crystal Flashing Pearl Mica (glitter for bath & body products)
- Valentine’s Day Cookie Pan (you can also use these similar items: Heart Mold, Lips Mold, and/or Cookie Pan)
Note: If you’re using a metal mold/cookie pan, start by lightly greasing it with cooking spray or shortening – don’t skip this key step or else your soap will stay stuck inside of your mold forever! I generally prefer to use silicone molds for this very reason, but this cute metal cookie pan was just begging me to use it for a batch of Valentine’s Day themed soaps!
I used about 1 lb (or half of the block) of soap base to make a dozen small soaps. The block of goat’s milk soap base cuts easily with a kitchen knife, so I slice the soap base into cubes, place them inside a 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup, and melt it in the microwave in 20-30 second increments. Be sure to stir well after each microwave session to ensure that the soap is completely melted! For 1 lb of soap, I generally microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another 30 seconds, stir again, and microwave a final time for 20 seconds.
When the soap base is completely melted, stir in the wine colorant, 5 drops each of the cranberry and pomegranate fragrance oils, and a small amount of the crystal mica powder. Pour the mixture into the soap molds/cookie pan and allow to sit undisturbed until cool and firm (at least 30-60 minutes depending on temperature/humidity).
Place a couple of the soaps into a cellophane bag, tie it with a ribbon, and they’re all ready for gifting! Easy peasy!
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