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GingerZombie Melt & Pour

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Can we just take a moment to say how clever and adorably ghoulish these are???  Instead of carving pumpkins we carved into gingerbread men. =) These guys were a blast to create and we love that you can utilize Bramble Berry’s gingerbread man mold for two different holidays! These melt and pour soaps are sure to be an eye catching addition to any Halloween festivity.

What You’ll Need:

24 oz Clear Melt & Pour Soap
Milkyway Gingerbread Mold
Liquid Brown
Liquid White
Cedar & Amber Fragrance Oil
White Melt & Pour
Liquid Red
Clean-up Tool

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In a microwaveable safe container, melt down 12 oz of clear melt & pour soap.

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Once melted down, add 3 drops liquid brown and 15 drops cedar & amber fragrance oil.

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Pour into the gingerbread mold and spritz the back with rubbing alcohol. Place in the freezer to harden.

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While the soap is hardening in the freezer, melt down another 12 oz of clear melt & pour soap.

Add 7 drops of liquid white and 15 drops of cedar & amber fragrance oil.

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After the brown gingerbread soaps have hardened, pop them out of the mold and pour the white soap in its place. Spritz with rubbing alcohol and place back in the freezer.

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After all the soaps have hardened and been taken out of the mold, use a clean-up tool to scrape off all the details of the gingerbread men.

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After all the details have been scraped off, use the clean-up tool to turn your gingerbread men into gingerbread zombies! Carve out eyes, peg legs and stitches.

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In a microwaveable safe container, melt down a few ounces of white melt & pour soap and use a dropper to fill in all the detail work you just did. With the left over white soap, add a few drops of liquid red. Mix in and use the dropper to add ‘blood’ to the gingerzombies.

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Set these fun Halloween inspired soaps out for everyone to enjoy!

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Jelly Worms Melt & Pour

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Ewwww! Grrrrooosss! If you’re really into decorating for Halloween, we bet you try to get these reactions every year. Take your bath and body products and turn them into creepy crawly decorations with these jelly soap worms! (Plus, the dirt is made of soap too. 😉 )

What You’ll Need:

Worms:

8 oz Stephenson Jelly Melt & Pour Soap
2 mL Grass Stain FO
Bendy Straws
Skinny Cup (to hold up straws)
Liquid Pink
Liquid Orange
Liquid Red
Droppers
2 Small Plastic Cups

Dirt:

7.5 oz Clear Melt & Pour
4 drops Liquid Brown
3 drops Liquid Black

Shredded Dirt:

6 oz Clear Melt & Pour
8 drops Liquid Brown
8 drops Liquid Black

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In a skinny container, place the straws in it so they stand upright. Set aside.

In an easy pour container, weigh out 8 oz of jelly soap and melt down.

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Once melted, add in 2 mL Grass Stain FO.

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Next, add 8 drops liquid pink and a small stripe of liquid orange and liquid red on the back of the fork. An entire drop will be far too much color.

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Working quickly, fill a dropper with the jelly soap and fill the straws as best you can. The soap will ‘harden’ up quickly, so work as fast as you can for this part.

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Make as many straws of jelly soap as you’d like. The soap goes back to its jelly like state rather quickly. Once it has gone back, take a knife and carefully cut the straw open and take the soap out. Cut to desired size.

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In another microwaveable safe container, melt down 7.5 oz of clear melt & pour soap.

Once melted, add 4 drops liquid brown and 3 drops liquid black. Mix in completely.

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Pour half the soap into one plastic cup and the other half in another plastic cup and spritz the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.

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Melt down 3 oz of clear melt & pour soap and add 8 drops liquid brown. Pour into any mold. You will use this bar of soap to shred.

In another cup, melt down the last 3 oz of clear melt & pour soap and add 8 drops liquid black. Pour into any mold. This will also be used to shred.

Once harden, shred the soap with a cheese grater.

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Mix the soap shreds together and place on top of the cup of melt & pour soap once it has hardened completely.

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Place the jelly worms on top of the shredded soap.

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Enchanted Melt & Pour Leaves

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As a crafter, each holiday brings new opportunities to showcase our creativity! Usher in Haloween with these seemingly-enchanted leaf guest soaps. This tutorial is quick and simple for a stunning holiday decoration!

What You’ll Need:

10 oz Clear Melt & Pour
1/4 tsp. Activated Charcoal (mixed in glycerin)
3 mL Black Amber & Lavender FO
4 mini scoops Fine Iridescent Glitter
Easy Pour Container
Milkyway Guest Leaves Mold

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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In an easy pour container, weigh out 10 oz of clear melt & pour soap and heat in the microwave until fully melted.

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While the soap is melting down in the microwave, measure out 1/4 tsp. activated charcoal and mix together with a small amount of liquid glycerin. This makes it easier to incorporate into the melt & pour soap.

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Once the melt & pour is completely melted, add in the activated charcoal and mix in thoroughly.

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Add in 3 mL Black Amber & Lavender FO as well as 4 mini scoops of fine iridescent glitter.

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Once all your goodies are added, wait for the soap to cool to around 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit (or as close as you can) so the glitter suspends throughout the entire soap. If you work at hotter temperatures, the glitter will likely sink to the bottom. Spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles and set aside to cool completely.

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Check out this fun melt & pour project, Sun & Clouds Melt & Pour! You can customize it anyway you’d like!

This Key Lime Tart Melt & Pour tutorial uses our newest fragrance oil, Key Lime Tart!

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Sun and Clouds Melt & Pour

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Need a fun project for kids to make during kids craft time? Make your own soapy scene with techniques used in this blog – a fun project for teacher’s gifts and more!

What You’ll Need:

24 oz White Melt & Pour
4 oz Clear Melt & Pour
6 mL Crisp Cotton FO
1 tsp. Yellow Mica
1/8 tsp. Yellow Oxide
Liquid Blue
12 Bar Round Silicone Mold
Glossy Silicone Mold
Clean-up Tool

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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In the microwave, heat 4 oz white melt & pour until completely melted. Add in 1 tsp yellow mica and 1/8 tsp yellow oxide and mix in until completely incorporated. You can always pre-mix the colorants in liquid glycerin to help mix in more easily. Once the color is added, pour the soap into the glossy silicone liner and spritz the top with rubbing alcohol. Let sit until hardened.

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While the yellow soap is hardening, melt down another 4 oz white melt & pour soap. Once the yellow soap has hardened (should only take a couple minutes) unmold and pour the white soap in its place Spray the top with rubbing alcohol again and set aside to harden.

Once the two slabs of white and yellow soap are hardened, use the clean-up tool to create clouds and suns. Make them however you’d like!

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Set aside the clouds and the sun for the next part. Melt down 16 oz white melt & pour then add 15 drops liquid blue and mix in thoroughly.

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Next, add in 4 mL Crisp Cotton FO into the soap and mix in.

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Next, melt down 4 oz clear melt & pour soap and heat on short 15 second bursts. This layer needs to be extra clear, so be sure not to overheat your soap as it will create a lot of bubbles and hard to see through.

Pour a thin layer of clear m&p into the 12 bar round mold once cavity at a time. Spray with rubbing alcohol and instantly lay the sun and clouds on top of the clear.

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While the clear is cooling down, you can pour another cavity with clear and add the sun and clouds.

Once the clear has hardened enough to layer, spray with rubbing alcohol then pour the blue layer on top carefully. Spray again with rubbing alcohol and set aside to harden completely.

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We would recommend keeping these soaps out of the freezer so the layering doesn’t come apart.

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If you liked this tutorial, check out this Key Lime Tart M&P project we did with our newest fragrance oil, Key Lime Tart!

This Sand Dollar M&P project was fun as we got to swirl some colors and add a salt to the outside as an exfoliant!

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Key Lime Tart Melt & Pour

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Vibrant colors and delicious scents work together to make our everyday delightful! With this yummy smelling and beautifully layered soap, you can brighten your day with every wash.

What You’ll Need:

5lbs Honey Melt & Pour Soap
Yellow Mica
Kermit Green Mica
Snowflake Sparkle Mica
Blue Slushy Mica
Key Lime Tart FO
9 Bar Birchwood Mold & Silicone Liner
Droppers
Rubbing Alcohol in Spray Bottle

**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**

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Melt down 16 oz of honey melt & pour and add 4 mL Key Lime Tart FO along with 1/2 tsp Kermit Green Mica. Mix in.

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Pour about half of the green soap into the 9 bar mold and spray with rubbing alcohol. Set aside the extra.

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Heat another 16 oz of honey melt & pour and add 4 mL Key Lime Tart FO and add 1/2 tsp Yellow Mica.

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Once the first layer of green has created a layer on top, carefully pour the all of the yellow soap on top. Sometimes we like to pour over a spoon or fork so it doesn’t break through the previous layer. Spray with rubbing alcohol.

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Take the remaining green soap and pour over top the yellow soap once a film has been created. Again, you are wanting to layer, so pour carefully.

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While the layers are cooling down, melt down 32 oz of honey melt & pour. Once melted, add 8 mL Key Lime Tart FO and mix in. This layer will have no color added.

When the previous layer has created the film again, carefully pour the 32 oz of honey melt & pour. Spray with rubbing alcohol.

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Last but not least, weigh out 11 oz of honey melt & pour and heat in the microwave until completely melted.

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Once melted add in 3 mL Key Lime Tart FO, 1/4 tsp of Snowflake Sparkle Mica and 1/8 tsp Blue Slushy Mica. Mix in until completely incorporated.

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The 32 oz of honey melt & pour will take a while to harden as it is a thick layer, don’t get too impatient and pour too early!

Once it has hardened but hasn’t cooled all the way, pour the snowflake/blue slushy layer on top. Spray with rubbing alcohol and set aside to let the entire loaf harden.

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When the soap has hardened, take it out of the mold. You can normally tell by touching it if it is still soft in the middle or not. You want to cut the soap before it cools down 100% because the colder the soap the more likely your layers will separate.

We first cut the bars with a knife, then decided to cut with the crinkle cutter for a fun look!

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Wondering what to do with the end pieces? Melt them down and make little guest soaps!

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Showered with Love

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Homemade bath and body products are the perfect gift to give to thank someone for coming to your bridal shower. Whether it be foot soaks, bath bombs, soaps, scrubs, or something else, your friends will love that they are getting a fabulous product that you made yourself! Check out some of the ideas that Karly and Calie used for their bridal showers. 🙂

Karly’s bridal shower was tea party themed, so her mom made tea cup melt & pour soaps to give to all the guests.

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For Calie’s shower, her sister made a batch of cold process soap and used her wedding colors. At her second bridal shower, lavender/eucalyptus melt & pour soaps were made.

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If you don’t want to make soap, there are so many other goodies you can make. You can create your very own lip balm and personalize a label that can go on them, or even a bail jar of your favorite salt scrub! The possibilities are endless!

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