Shea butter melt and pour soap blend ! Fun times down on the farm, as my mom would always say!
Here at the farm we are learning to make SOAP! I started out with a Shea butter “melt and pour” soap. I have been studying soap making, but I decided to start with a melt and pour soap. My mentors use this as well as making cold process soap, so I decided I too would try it! I am very excited to be making soap…it is so very creative and I love being creative!
My process was to melt the soap chunks in the microwave, or you can use a double boiler. Microwave takes about 4 minutes or so, you just monitor the mixture till it is melted. Then you get to the fun part! I blended in rose clay, it gave the soap a beautiful pink color then I also added rose mica powder.
I used a stick blender to mix in the mica and the fragrance…then poured the soap into a 5 pound mold box. When I poured it into the box, I then sprinkled a mixture of botanicals on top, as well as a sprinkling of mica. This soap only has to sit for 4 or 5 hours, then it was ready to unmold and cut. It made a really nice soap! I have already made another batch of traditional cold process soap which I will post soon.
Soap making is fun! Lots more info to come!