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Honey Bee Melt & Pour Soap Project

This project is made with Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base and Pure Honey Fragrance Oil. On this blog post we will show you how you can make soaps like these in 8 steps.

Ingredients

  • 6 Cavity Honeycomb Silicone Mold
  • 19.5 oz. Honey Melt and Pour Soap
  • 0.3 oz. Pure Honey Fragrance Oil
  • Sparkle Gold Color Block
  • Copper Sparkle Color Block
  • Black Oxide Color Block
  • Shimmer Buttercup Color Block
  • Droppers
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle
  • Optional: Clean Up Tool

All Ingredients can be found at Brambleberry.com

Instructions

1- Chop 4 ounces of Honey Melt and Pour Soap, place it in a heat-safe container, and melt in the microwave using 5-10 second bursts. Divide the soap evenly into 2 small heat-safe containers. To one container, add shavings of the Black Oxide Color Block until you get a dark black shade. To the other container, add shavings of the Buttercup Color Block until you get a bright yellow shade.

2- Using a dropper or the injector soap tool, fill in the head of the bee with black soap. It’s helpful to tilt the mold slightly to help the soap stay in the head cavity of the mold, without dripping into the body. If it does, allow the soap to cool and harden for a few minutes. Then, use the clean up tool to perfect the design, as shown below. Spritz the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.

3- Use the dropper or the injector tool to fill in two small stripes of the bee. Just a drop or two of soap in each stripe usually does the trick. Use the clean up tool to perfect the stripes if necessary. During this process, you may need to reheat the black soap in the microwave to become liquid and workable. Use 3 second bursts to reheat the soap in order to prevent scorching. Allow the details in the mold to cool and harden for several minutes.

4- Reheat the yellow soap in the microwave using 3-5 second bursts. If necessary, allow it to cool until it is below 130° F. If the soap is too hot, it may melt the small black details. Once it is the correct temperature, spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Then, use a dropper to add yellow soap into the bee cavity. If necessary, clean up any drips or imperfections with a clean up tool. Spritz with alcohol to remove bubbles, and allow to fully cool and harden for several minutes.

5- While the soap cools, it’s time to prep your colorants. Chop and melt 15.5 ounces of Honey Melt and Pour in the microwave using 20 second bursts. Once completely melted, add shavings of the Sparkle Gold Color Block and shavings of the Copper Sparkle Color Block until you get a nice honey shade ( i usually add twice  the amount of Sparkle Gold than the amount of Cooper Sparkle).Then, and use a spoon to fully mix in.

6- Add 0.3 ounces of Pure Honey Fragrance Oil and use a spoon to fully mix in.

7- Check the temperature of the soap. If it’s hotter than 130° F, allow it to cool so it doesn't melt the bee details. Once the soap is between 120-129° F, spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Pour the gold soap into each cavity. 

8- Spritz each cavity with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help disperse bubbles. Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for 4 hours before attempting to remove. Once fully hardened, remove the bars from the mold and wrap in plastic wrap to help prevent glycerin dew. Enjoy!

 

If you like these really cute Soap Bars, we have them available on our shop.

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Written by Angel Reyes

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