ONE: Melt 10 ounces of Clear Melt & Pour on 30 second bursts
in the microwave, stirring between bursts. Once the soap is fully melted, split
in two 5 ounce batches.
TWO: Color each batch, one with 3 drops Non-Bleeding Cherry, one
with 2 drops Liquid Green Oxide and two drops Citrus Green LabColor. Mix color
in well and once the soap has cooled to 130 degrees, pour each batch into a
Brownie Tray Mold and spray with Isopropyl Alcohol to pop any bubbles. Allow to
fully harden. If using just one tray allow to set-up, peel the soap out and
re-melt and pour the other color.
THREE: While the green and cherry soaps are hardening, melt 6
ounces of White Melt & Pour on 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring
between bursts. When fully melted, add 3 mL of Grass Stain fragrance oil and mix
well. When the soap cools to 130 degrees, pour one ounce of White Melt & Pour into
each cavity (you will use 6) of
your Square Silicone Mold and spray with Isopropyl Alcohol to pop any
bubbles. Allow to fully harden.
FOUR: While the white soap is hardening, unmold and cut the
cherry-colored soap into strips, varying in width but no wider than 1/4” each.
If you’d prefer a more uniform look, measure each strip exactly, otherwise this
step is totally fine to eyeball. Once all of the strips are cut, cut each strip
into 2 1/4” lengths (you should be able to get 3 lengths per strip). Unmold and
cut the green colored soap and cut into strips that are 3/4” wide each. Cut
opposite angles, on one side of the green soap strip, at random intervals to
mimic the look of grass.
FIVE: Once the white soap has fully hardened, arrange green
grass strips along the four walls of the square cavities with the pointy sides
up. For the best fit, cut each of the strips as you go. Once all of the grass
strips are arranged in the cavities, melt 16 ounces of Clear Melt & Pour base. When
fully melted, add 10 mL of Grass Stain fragrance oil and mix well.
SIX: When the clear soap is 125 F or less, liberally
spray the space between the grass with Isopropyl Alcohol and fill about
1/2 way with clear soap to secure the strips (you’ll have some clear soap left
over). Spray again with Isopropyl Alcohol to pop any bubbles. Allow the clear
soap to fully harden.
SEVEN: Liberally spray 36 cherry strips with Isopropyl Alcohol.
Arrange six strips horizontally in each cavity, and pour a thin layer of clear
soap over them (you may have to reheat it a bit but be sure it is just 125 F or less). Spray with Isopropyl Alcohol
to pop any bubbles and allow to harden. Once the clear soap has hardened,
liberally spray another 36 cherry strips with Isopropyl Alcohol and arrange six
strips vertically in each cavity. Pour the remaining clear soap over the strips
and spray with Isopropyl Alcohol to pop any bubbles.
optional: After you’ve poured the final layer of clear
soap, stick novelty plastic ants that have been sprayed with Isopropyl
Alcohol into the top. It’s okay if they don’t sink into the soap all the way; it
adds interest if they don’t! Spray entire soap surface with Isopropyl Alcohol to
pop any bubbles.
EIGHT: Once the soaps have fully hardened, unmold and wrap as
soon as possible to avoid glycerin dew.