How to Make Melt and Pour Soap With Embeds

3 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Medium
Using embeds in soap is a fun way to make melt and pour soap. You can use a small candy or soap mold to make the shapes and then place them within the soap loaf mold. I made a heart soap for Valentine's Day, but you could use this any time of the year or use different shaped embeds.
Putting embeds in soap isn't difficult, but there are some tricks if you're using melt and pour soap. I have a lot of tips in my how to make melt and pour soap with embeds post, including how to use cold process embeds in melt and pour and using melt and pour embeds in cold process soap.
You will need:
  • 1 3/4 pound melt and pour soap
  • 4 inch mini loaf mold
  • Heart candy mold
  • 1/2 teaspoon each red, pink, blush, and rosy mica powder
  • 3 microwave safe measuring cups to melt soap
  • Wood craft sticks or spoons to stir
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
  • 0.25 ounces Lava essential oil blend
Cut all of the soap into 1 inch cubes. Place 8 cubes in a measuring cup and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Add red mica and stir.
Pour into the heart shaped mold. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol. Let sit for 2-4 hours until fully hardened. Then unmold.
Divide the remaining soap between three bowls. Melt in 30 second intervals. Add one color of mica to each bowl and divide the essential oils between them and stir well.
Pour a thin layer of one color into the mold. Let it set up for 10 - 20 minutes. Then pour the rest of the soap into the mold. Set the hearts in place and hold them in place for 20 seconds until they stand up. Spray with rubbing alcohol. Let this layer cool.
Repeat with the next color, making sure you spray with rubbing alcohol between each layer. When the second layer is cool, add the final layer. You can add more embeds with each layer. They look cute sticking out of the top too.
Let cool for 24 hours and then use a soap cutter to cut into 1 inch bars.
These turned out so cute! I didn't let my layers get completely hard before pouring the next one, so the layers blended a bit. It's personal preference if you want distinct layers or not.
Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 pound melt and pour soap
  • 4 inch mini loaf mold
  • Heart candy mold
  • 1/2 teaspoon each red, pink, blush, and rosy mica powder
  • 3 microwave safe measuring cups to melt soap
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
  • 0.25 ounces essential oils
Instructions

Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes. Place 8 cubes in a measuring cup and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. If not fully melted, reheat for an additional 20 to 30 seconds until melted. Add red mica and stir well.
Pour the melt and pour soap embeds into the heart mold. Spray the tops with rubbing alcohol and let sit for 2 to 4 hours or until fully hardened.
Divide the rest of the soap between the 3 measuring cups and heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Once melted, add a different color of mica to each cup and stir well. Divide the essential oil equally between each of the three cups and stir.
Pour a thin layer of one color of melted soap into the loaf mold. Let cool for 10 to 20 minutes. Spray with rubbing alcohol and pour another thin layer. Spray the embeds with rubbing alcohol and place the heart embeds into the melted soap and hold in place for 20 seconds until they don't tip over. Let this layer cool.
Pour another color into the loaf. Add more embeds as desired. Spray them with rubbing alcohol and hold them in place until they stand up on their own.
Repeat with the final layer of soap. You can also have heart embeds sticking out of the top of the soap if you desire. You can reheat the soap if needed. Spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol.
Let the soap cool for 24 hours. Unmold it and cut into four 1 inch bars of Valentine's Day soap. I like to use a soap cutter because it works better than a knife for me.
Suggested materials:
  • Melt and pour soap
  • Mica
  • Essential oils

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