Thirty Minute Melt and Pour Soap

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

Soap Supplies

  • 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
  • Spatula

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

of base.

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.

Get the Recipe Here