This week’s blog was inspired by a dreamy dark Espresso drink with just a splash of milk. This exciting melt & pour project is definitely a more advanced one, but is sure to please even the most avid coffee lover. Fragranced with Espresso F.O., this soap is the perfect way to start your morning off with the wonderful aroma of coffee. It’s sure to aWAKEn your senses!
What You’ll Need:
40 oz Aloe M&P
8 oz Shea M&P
25 drops Liquid Black
5 drops Liquid Brown
10 mL Espresso F.O.
99% Isopropyl Alcohol
4 Quart Pyrex
10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Weigh out 40 oz Aloe M&P and 8 oz Shea Melt & Pour.
Melt Aloe Melt & Pour in microwave on 90 second bursts. While continuously mixing, add 25 drops of Liquid Black and 5 drops of Liquid Brown.
Add 10 mL of Espresso F.O. and mix well.
Pour into silicone loaf. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol to rid the top of bubbles.
Once the first layer has formed a thick film on top but the middle of the soap is still liquid, we will begin to melt down the white soap. Melt the 8 oz of Shea M&P in the microwave on 30 second bursts. We want this soap to be very hot so it will break through the first layer. We will also not be fragrancing this layer, as we want it to be as white as possible.
When the Shea M&P is around 160 degrees Fahrenheit you can pour your next layer. Pour from as high away from the mold as you feel comfortable. Again, we want this layer to break through the first. Make your pours random, throughout the loaf so the white layer breaks through in a random pattern.
Allow to cool and harden enough for you to comfortably move it to the freezer.
Allow to sit in freezer for about an hour until it fully hardens before unmolding. You can let it harden at room temperature, but it will take about 10 hours to fully harden.
Enjoy your Espresso Cream Melt and Pour Soap!
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