Making soap with your children is fun and a great bonding experience. In fact, you can make it even more fun by inviting other moms or dads over with their children and making a play date of it.
You get to be around other adults and your children get to learn soap making and how much fun and pride they can take in getting to use the finished product. They also make great gifts for Grandma, Grandpa, or other favorite people
I’m going to go through a basic thirty minute melt and pour soap tutorial right in this article, but you can download the melt and pour soap recipe PDF and use that anytime you’d like.
Thirty Minute Melt and Pour Recipe and Tutorial
- One Pound Clear Soap Base
- Soap Color Block
- Plastic Soap Mold
- Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
- Microwave Safe Glass Measuring Cup
- Soap Knife or Heavy Kitchen Knife
- Stainless Steel Whisk
Step by Step Instructions
Today I’ll be using a One Pound Block of
Clear Soap Base from Stephenson. You can
Purchase Soap Bases from Stephenson by
Clicking on this link. Buy it Here
Gather up your other supplies. I’m using a
Microwave safe glass measuring cup, a soap
cutting knife, a spatula, a steel whisk, some
solid color blocks and ginger essential oil. I’ll
also, use a small kitchen scale, a plastic soap
mold and my microwave oven.
I’ve cut my soap base into small ½ inch square
blocks (give or take on the size) and you’ll see
from the picture that I added a small amount
of solid color block.
Solid color blocks are very reasonably priced
And are available here. Buy it Here
Using my microwave, I’ll heat the soap base
Slowly in short 20 to 30 second increments.
Be careful not to overheat the base, start with
short increments and stir after each one. You
only need to be able to stir out any small bits
This is what my base looks like after only about
40 seconds of heating. I’m not using the whole
block at one time because I want to create a few
different colored soaps today with different
scents. Now stir in your essential oil or scent.
Adjust the scent to your liking. A little goes a long
Now just pour your soap into the mold and let
It cool. Now is not the time to be impatient. Give
Your soaps a chance to set completely. Thirty to
Forty five minutes is usually enough. Be careful
removing your soaps from the mold by applying
slight pressure around the edges of the mold and
watch the bar slowly come free.
Make your First Melt and Pour Soap
in 30 Minutes or Less. Use this easy
to follow recipe and tutorial.