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How To Make Honey Rose Loaf Soap

Making this beautiful honey rose loaf soap is so fun and much easier than you think using our melt and pour glycerin soap.

Making this beautiful honey rose loaf soap is so fun and much easier than you think using our melt and pour glycerin soap.

Yield: Up to 10 slices of soap
 
Life of the Party Products Needed:

Items From Around Your House:
  • Large microwave-safe measuring cups
  • Plastic spoon
  • Knife 
  • Alcohol in spray bottle
  • Kitchen scale (optional)
  • Strip of bubble wrap

There are many different techniques you can use when making loaf soaps. For example, you can layer or swirl with different colors, add exfoliants or other botanicals or additives, or even add soap within soap. There really is no limit to what you can do with a loaf soap. For this project we did an unstructured pour which we'll explain below.
 
Directions:

  1. Cut 3 lbs. of white soap into cubes. Divide evenl, placing each half (1.5 lbs.) into a measuring cup. One measuring cup will remain white, and the other will be colored.    
  2. Melt the first cup of soap according to directions on soap label. Sit melted soap aside and quickly repeat with the second cup.
  3. Add fragrance (1 to 6 drops per oz.) to both measuring cups of melted soap and mix well. For this project we chose a blend of honey almond and rose berry.
  4. Add red colorant to your preference to only one of the measuring cups to create pink soap.
  5. Starting with the white, pour soap into the loaf mold very slowly in a swirling motion. Be careful not to cover the entire surface of mold. Let cool for 3 to 4 minutes until there is a slight film on the soap but it is still warm. Spritz with alcohol and repeat with the pink color making a free flowing design. Spritz again with alcohol and continue alternating colors and spritzing with the alcohol spray until you have filled the mold 3/4 of the way full. Reserve at least 3 to 4 oz. of each color for last step. The soap in your measuring cups may start to harden during this process, but if that happens, simply pop them into the microwave for a few more seconds to liquefy. This type of layering will make a cool swirly effect in the cut bars of soap.
  6. Get the bubble wrap ready and cut to size. We used a 2" wide x 10" long strip to span the length of the mold. The bubble wrap will add a honeycomb pattern to the top of the loaf when soap hardens.
  7. Spritz the soap in the loaf one more time with alcohol and pour soap from both cups into mold. Quickly and carefully lay the bubble wrap strip (bubbles down) where you want it placed, making sure there is contact with the wet soap but do not submerge.
  8. Working quickly, sprinkle crushed rose petals onto the wet soap wherever you want them to appear. We made a strip of rose petals right next to the bubble wrap.
  9. Let set until cooled and hardened. This can take between 1 to 2 hours.
  10. Disassemble mold according to directions.
  11. The loaf soap is ready to slice and gift! Wrap bars tightly with cling wrap to keep fresh until ready to use.

Let your imagination run wild and be creative as there is no limit what you can create. We'd love to see your finished creations. Tag us on Instagram at @life.of.the.party.soap

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