What I used;
- 1/2 Melt and Pour soap base kit
- Gel food colourings in all the colours you fancy
- Edible glitter
- Ice cube tray/mould.
- Essence for a fancy smell.
How to make your soap;
- Cut the soap base into little bits and roughly put them into your mould to gauge how much you’ll need to use. I was using 4 different colours of colouring so did it four times over.
- You can melt your soap in a microwave, but we don’t have one so I had to melt them on the hob. I used a trick I’ve used before for melting wax – I popped the soap base into jam jars and melted it in that. This way it was separate for the colouring stage and I could just throw the jars away after. My laziness knows no bounds sometimes!
- Add small amounts of the food colouring. I used the end of a wooden skewer to add the colouring bit by bit and mix the soap (again fully disposable). Once I was happy with the colour, I waited for all the soap to melt. Food gel is so much stronger than liquid colouring so I have learnt to be quite sparing with it.
- Now add your fragrance. Go slowly as you can’t take it out again – I added a few drops to each jar.
- Whilst waiting for the soap to fully melt I lined the ice cube tray with glitter so the outsides of the soap glimmered.
- Once all the soap was melted I carefully poured the soap into the based and popped it in the fridge to set.