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Dark Rich Chocolate

Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil

This rich creamy fragrance will drive you mad with its luscious scent. The undertones of mocha and cocoa remain strong and pleasing in all manner of soap and bath products. It is one of our more popular fragrances at Bramble Berry, and that is easy to understand once you get a whiff of this.

For the entire month of January get a free sample (about 1/2 an ounce) of Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil with any order. Check out this adorable project that you can make with your sample.

6 Half-Cylinder Silicone Mold

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New Silicone Mold

This fantastic new design will make 6 bars of soap each uniquely shaped to fit the contour of your hand. The flexible silicone makes unmolding a snap and clean-up even easier.

This mold is a perfect size for small batch soap making or testing and will allow you to create a variety of designs.

Use coupon code NEWMOLD and receive 30% off this new unique soap mold! Coupon code expires February 28th, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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Soap Box

Soap Box Sleeve and Tray

These super cute and remarkably sturdy little boxes are a wonderful way to package your soap. The clever matchbox design keeps your soap safe and sound so it won't get scratched or dented.The oval cutout still allows you to display your soap and gives your customer the opportunity to sample its fabulous fragrance.

Combine it with some of our label templates or a ribbon and you are well on your way to creating the elegant, professional  packaging your soap deserves!

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Shamrock Soap!

Shamrock Cold Process

It's never too early for the wearin o' the green, or at least we like to think so. This lovely, lucky soap will be ready just in time for St. Patrick's Day we bring you this lovely, lucky soap. The shimmer of our gold mica in the four leaf clover inset made with one of our fantastic soap stamps is sure to catch an eye. Share the luck o' the Irish with you and yours this St. Patrick's Day.

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Get all the ingredients you need to make this soap here.

Prep

COLOR PREP: Disperse 1 teaspoon of Chrome Green pigment and 1 teaspoon of Titanium Dioxide into 2 tablespoon of liquid oil each (we like Sweet Almond or Sunflower).

ONE: Slowly and carefully add the lye to the water, and stir until clear. Set aside to cool. If you’d like a harder bar of soap that lasts longer in the shower, you can add Sodium Lactate to the cooled lye water. Use 1 teaspoon of Sodium Lactate per pound of oils in the recipe:



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TWO: Melt and combine the Canola, Castor, Cocoa Butter, Olive and Rice Bran oils in a large glass container. Once the lye water and the oils have cooled to 130 degrees or below (and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other), add the lye water to the oils and stick blend until thin trace.

THREE: Pour off about 2 cups (16 oz.) into two separate containers. Each container should hold about 8 oz. of soap each. Add ½ teaspoon of dispersed Chrome Green Pigment to each container.

FOUR: Add about one-third of the fragrance to the batter (estimating is okay). Mix in with a wire whisk or spoon.
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FIVE: Because this is a palm-free recipe, it will take longer to reach a thick trace. Achieving thick trace is important in this recipe tp keep the different colors of the layers separate. Using a stick blender, blend one container of green batter for 5 - 7 minutes until it reaches the consistency of pudding.

SIX: Slowly pour the green soap into the mold until you have a layer that is approximately 1/2" deep across the bottom.

Step 7 SEVEN: Add another one-third of the fragrance oil to the uncolored soap and stick blend to fully incorporate the fragrance. Add 3 tsp. dispersed Titanium Dioxide, sticking blending again to reach a thick trace.

EIGHT: Slowly pour the white soap into the mold. You may want to pour over a spoon or spatula to ensure that the layers don't swirl and mix together. Concentrate your pouring down the center of the mold to create the curve in the first layer of green The concept here is to create a thicker white layer on top of the green since that is where you will apply your soap stamp once your soap has set up and is unmolded.

Step 10 NINE: Add remaining one-third of the fragrance oil to the remaining container of green soap. Stick blend until the batter reaches the consistency of pudding (thick trace).

TEN: Gently pour the green soap on top of  the uncolored soap. You may want to pour over a spoon or spatula so as to not break through the layer below. To give the top of the soap texture, pour up and down zig zagging down the length of the mold. Then, pour horizontally down the length of the mold. Try pouring in loops or using a small spatula to create interesting texture.

Step 11 ELEVEN: Dust the top of the soap with Sparkle Gold Mica. Then, still wearing your goggles, close your eyes and gently blow on the mica to lightly press it into the soap. Because mica is so fine, this part can get messy. Be sure to have paper towels and isopropyl alcohol on hand to clean up any mica that sticks to the mold or your work surface. Unmold after 3-4 days, and allow to cure for 4-6 weeks.

Stamping
TO STAMP: After waiting 3 - 4 days to unmold the soap, cut the loaf into bars that are about an inch wide. Keep in mind that because this is a palm-free recipe, the bars may still be too soft to stamp immediately after cutting. If they’re gummy or sticky, let them sit overnight to firm up.

ONE: Wet your fingers with 99% isopropyl alcohol and rub them on the raised part of the stamp. This will help the mica stick to the stamp.

TWO: Gently press the stamp into the gold mica and tap off any excess. Gently blowing on the stamp will also help to get rid of excess mica (you may want to wear goggles to protect your eyes).

THREE: Press the stamp into the center of the soap. If the soap is hard, you may want to use a mallet with a rubber head to tap the stamp into the soap.
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