Aloe Cactus Flower Melt & Pour

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It is finally warm and beautiful here in Bellingham! But with the wonderful sunshine comes sunburns, especially for us local PNWers 🙁 That’s why we decided to dedicate a whole month to the wonderfully healing aloe plant! This rejuvenating plant helps soothe dry, sunburned skin. Our first blog of the month utilizes Aloe M&P, a particularly soothing melt and pour soap with an amazing lather. We also decided to try out one of Bramble Berry’s newest fragrances, Cactus Flower! This super sweet-smelling fragrance is perfect for this fun summery project!

What You’ll Need:

3 lbs Aloe M&P
1/8 tsp Coral Mica
1/4 tsp Kermit Green Mica
1/4 tsp Forest Green Jojoba Beads
12 mL Cactus Flower FO

***You can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! And they will ship directly to you!***

10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Temp Gun
2 cup Glass Pyrex
4 cup Glass Pyrex
Dropper
Measuring spoons (1/8 tsp & 1/4 tsp)
Stirring utensil

Directions:

Melt 16 oz of Aloe M&P in a microwave-safe container (we used a 2 cup glass pyrex) on one-minute bursts, stirring in between bursts.

When completely  melted, add 1/8 tsp of Coral Mica and mix well. You can disperse the mica in alcohol or glycerin first to help incorporate the mica, but it is not necessary.
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Add 4 mL Cactus Flower FO and mix well.

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Tilt the 10″ silicone loaf mold to one side using the mica jars as shown below.

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Slowly pour the coral mica M&P into the loaf mold and spray with rubbing alcohol.

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Allow to thicken enough to layer (about 30 min).

Melt 32 oz of Aloe M&P in microwave using the same method as above (we used a 4 cup glass pyrex).

Add 1/4 tsp of Kermit Green Mica and mix well.pic7

Add 8 mL of Cactus Flower FO and mix well.

Add 1/4 tsp of Forest Green Jojoba beads and mix well (we scooped two 1/8 tsp, as shown in the picture).pic8

The soap needs to be around 130 degrees Fahrenheit for jojoba beads to suspend properly.

Spray the Coral layer with rubbing alcohol to help the layers stick.

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Pour the Kermit Green layer with the 10″ silicone loaf mold sitting flat on the table.

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Spray with rubbing alcohol and let harden at room temperature (about three hours).

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Unmold carefully by burping the sides of the silicone loaf and allowing the soap to fall out.

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Enjoy your adorable Summer-y soap!

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Not sure how to do layers but want to try this project? Check out this Soap Queen blog on a gorgeous layered soap inspired by the PNW!

Don’t forget, for the month of July take 15% off all Aloe-related products here in-store at Otion!

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