Espresso Cream Melt & Pour

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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

Scale
4 Quart Pyrex
Easy Pour
10″ Silicone Loaf Mold
Skewer
Dropper
Forks (2)

Weigh out 40 oz Aloe M&P and 8 oz Shea Melt & Pour.

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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.

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Add 10 mL of Espresso F.O. and mix well.

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Pour into silicone loaf. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol to rid the top of bubbles.

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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.

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If the Shea Melt & Pour does not appear to be breaking through the first layer, use a skewer to poke holes in the first layer.
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Allow to cool and harden enough for you to comfortably move it to the freezer.

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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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2 Responses to Espresso Cream Melt & Pour

  1. Gwendolyn July 6, 2017 at 1:13 PM #

    This is so pretty! And, I just love the smell of the Espresso FO. I have used it all week and now in need of another, much larger bottle! This project will be my next one! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    • Otion - The Soap Bar July 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM #

      Gwendolyn!
      So glad you like this as much as we do! We would love to see your version when you try it! Don’t forget to #BrambleOn with all of your Espresso FO creations.
      ~Karly