This week is all about soap! To start, we’ll do basic melt-and-pour molded soaps, which look lovely, but are super easy! To follow along as we make these soaps, check out our video lesson How To Make Soap At Home on Curious.com (Curious will ask for your email to join for free. It’s totally worth it!)
8 ounces white shea butter soap base*
10 drops peppermint essential oil
50 drops pink soap color
Hearts candy mold
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
1. Cut the soap base into cubes, place them in the Pyrex cup, and melt in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stop and stir with a chopstick, then heat on high for ten seconds, checking and repeating until melted.
2. Mix in 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, then add approximately 50 drops of pink soap color. Stir with the chopstick until blended.
3. Pour the soap mixture into the molds and immediately spritz the surface with alcohol to release bubbles. Let cool for an hour or until cool to the touch.
4. Once the soap has set, turn the mold over and gently unmold the soaps. If the soaps don’t release easily, place the mold in the freezer for 15 minutes and try again.
*We filled our soap mold with water to measure what amount of soap base to use. Multiply the amounts we used to fit the mold you are using.