amount of melt and pour soap base you need to fill your mold by filling the
mold with water and pour into a measuring cup.
Melt at least an extra ounce of soap base to account for the amount that will
cling to the sides of the measuring cup.
Slice and cut
the soap base into small pieces for quick and easy melting.
Make sure all
measuring cups and mixing spoons are completely dry. NEVER ADD WATER to melt
and pour soap bases.
approximately 1 cup of chopped up soap pieces in a heat resistant glass
container and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute on high. The amount of time
needed for melting depends on the amount of soap. Melt the soap in small time
intervals to keep it from boiling over.
Remove from the
microwave and stir lightly to completely melt any remaining soap pieces. Do not
leave the mixing spoon in the soap while heating.
You can also
melt your soap base on the stove in a double boiler. Just adjust the heat to
keep the soap at a constant liquid point, but do not let the soap heat more
than 10 minutes.
Add in your colorants, fragrance oil, and any
additives to the melted soap and stir in gently to mix. We recommend using
1 oz. of fragrance oil per pound of melt and pour soap base.
Pour your soap
base into the molds.
Let the soap
cool and harden completely before removing from the mold. The soap should pop
out easily when completely set.