Recipe: Melt & Pour Lemon Sugar Soap

Recipe: Melt & Pour Lemon Sugar Soap
This soap looks like it was difficult to make but is actually very easy. This is a great soap for
selling at craft shows because the clamshells make for a stylish and easy packaging idea. Just
put the back on, label and you are ready to sell. The use of a clamshell allows for safe
shipping and eliminates labor associated with packaging.
Approximately 16 - 4oz Bars of Soap
What You Need To Make This Recipe:
2 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Ultra White Soap Base
2 Pound(s) Crafter’s Choice Extra Clear Soap Base
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil
1 Crafter’s Choice Stained Glass Lemon Yellow Soap Color Bar
2 Ounce(s) Crafter’s Choice Vanilla Color Stabilizer
16 Crafter’s Choice Rectangle Clamshells
2 Plastic Dropper
Pyrex or Microwave Safe Cup, 16-32oz
Rubbing Alcohol for Fine Mist Sprayer
Soap Slicer / Cutter
1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you
wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
2. Using a soap slicer, cut clear soap into 1-2 inch pieces. The soap slicer is dull and perfect for this
project. Do not use a knife as it is very sharp and the soap is slippery. The knife could slip causing injury.
3. Place 8 oz of clear soap in a glass measuring cup. Place in microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir
well. Repeat until soap is completely melted.
4. Cut a small piece of yellow color from the color bar. Place into soap and stir. The color bar will melt
as you are stirring. Depending on your preference, you can add more color.
5. Set the small cup on a flat surface. Using a dropper add 7 ml’s of fragrance oil to the cup and add 7
ml’s of vanilla color stabilizer to the cup. Stir thoroughly.
6. Immediately pour the yellow soap into a clamshell until it is 1/2 full. The 8 ounces of soap you are
working with should fill 4 clamshells 1/2 full.
7. Using a soap cutter, carefully cut white soap into 1” cubes.
8. When colored clear soap has cooled to 130ºF, hold the soap cubes in your hand and apply a spray
of rubbing alcohol. Be generous! It is the rubbing alcohol that allows the white and clear soap to adhere
to each other.
9. Place cubes of soap into bar. Add enough cubes so that bar is completely full.
10. Spritz top of soap with rubbing alcohol. (This will pop bubbles and give a smooth surface to the
11. Allow soap to naturally re-harden. Apply clamshell lid.
12. If you are sellling your soap, don’t forget to label the soap to complete the package. Label according
to FDA cosmetic label guidelines.
INCI Ingredient Label:
Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Myristate,
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Fragrance, Triethanolamine, Water, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5, Diazolidinyl
Urea, Methylparaben, EDTA.
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