Cut the Clear Melt and Pour Base into 1-inch cubes. Melt in a heat-safe
container on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between
bursts, until the soap base is fully melted.
TWO: Split the
soap base into three batches: two weighing 2.3 ounces, and one weighing
THREE: Add the
Kentish Rain fragrance oil to the split
batches: 1.5 mL in each of the 2.3 ounce batches, and 1 mL in the 1.5
ounce batch. Stir in well.
FOUR: To one of
ounce batches, add 9 drops of diluted Emerald LabColor. To the second
2.3 ounce batches, add 12 drops of diluted Sapphire LabColor. To the
batch, add 3 drops of diluted Emerald LabColor and 5 drops of diluted
LabColor. Mix the soap well.
Pour each colored soap batch into the Shell Wax Tart Mold. The Emerald
and Sapphire soaps will each fill three cavities, while the blend of
Emerald and Sapphire will fill two of the cavities.
SIX: Spray the soap with Rubbing Alcohol to
eliminate any bubbles and allow the soaps to fully harden.
heat-safe containers with 8 ounces (by volume) of water, and one
container with about 8 ounces (by volume) of vinegar.
Set the muslin bags in the
container of vinegar to soak.
Add 40mL of diluted Emerald
one 8 ounce portion of water,
and 40 mL of diluted Sapphire LabColor to the other 8 oz portion of
well. These are your dye baths.
Microwave the dye baths for about
a minute or until the liquid is warm, but not scalding hot.
the muslin bags from the vinegar soak and squeeze to remove excess
the bags by dipping them into either the Emerald dye bath, the Sapphire
dye bath, or a combination of both. Three fun techniques that I used
are Tie Dye, Two-Color Transition and Ombre.
Tie-Dye: Use a
rubber band twisted around the bag to
create a pattern. Dye the bag in a single color for a gradiant look, or
in two colors for a multi-faceted look.
Two-Color Transition: Dip half
the bag into one color. Use a clothespin to keep the entire bag from
falling in the dye bath. After a few minutes, remove the bag from the
first color, flip and dye the other half of the bag in the second
color, allowing the bag to sit in the bath just low enough for the
water level to touch the line where the first dip dye ends.
1/3 of a bag in one color, using a clothespin to keep the rest of the
bag out of the bath. After a few minutes, change the bag's position so
that a bit more of the bag is submerged. Allow to sit again for a few
more minutes, then submerge the entire bag.
To avoid 'sweating' or 'dew drops' forming on the soap place a
few finished soaps in a ziplock baggie before placing them in
the muslin bags.