It’s the time of year when everyone is either traveling or is planning a trip. Now you can escape in your own tub with these Travelers Melt & Pour Soaps! These are perfect for a mini vacation, and it won’t break the bank either. We even love this idea for gifts. Choose your destination, print out your ticket, and embed it in a tropical scented lather. Don’t forget to pack your towel 😉
What You’ll Need:
3 lbs White Melt & Pour Soap
6-7 oz Clear Melt & Pour Soap
12 Bar Square Silicone Mold
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil
Before you start, find the pictures you’d like to use. Using a ruler, measure the cavity size of the mold, and size your photos accordingly.
(We measured the mold, then made our pictures a little bit smaller.)
Once the pictures are all on a Word document, print them on our water soluable printer using a laser printer. You can use an inkjet printer, but we have noticed the colors tend to bleed more. If you can print the pictures 24 hours in advance that lessens the chance of the colors bleeding.
Once you have them all printed, cut the pictures out to the exact size of the mold. This helps keep the pictures centered and they won’t move around.
In a microwave safe container, melt down 6-7 oz of clear melt and pour soap.
Once melted, pour just enough clear into each cavity to cover the bottom. You want the clear layer to be thin so the picture really pops. Immediately after pouring the clear, lay the picture in upside down. You are putting it in upside down because the bottom of the mold is technically the top of the soap.
While you are waiting for the clear soap to solidify a bit, melt down the 3 pounds of white melt & pour soap. Once melted add in 4 mL of grapefruit essential oil and 4 mL of lime essential oil. Mix in well.
After the clear melt & pour has solidified but not fully cooled in the mold, pour some white melt & pour in each cavity until each cavity is about half full. Don’t forget to spray with rubbing alcohol to pop any bubbles that may have formed.
With the remaining white melt & pour soap, add 1 drop of liquid blue and 2 of drops liquid green. Mix until fully incorporated.
When the white layer in the mold has hardened, but not fully cooled, spray again with rubbing alcohol and immediately pour the green-ish layer to the top of each cavity. Spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles, set aside, and leave out to harden completely.
We don’t recommend putting this melt and pour soap project in the freezer since there is so many delicate layers. If you do put it in the freezer you will risk making the layers separate. So the best thing to do it leave it on the table to solidify. But once it is room temperature and completely hardened, you can pop out of the molds!
The cool thing about water soluble paper is that once you get down to the picture it just dissolves in the water! Sky is the limit with these, so get creative and have fun!
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