Guest Post: The Bubble Bar Christmas Soaps
8 oz. Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
8 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
1 tsp. Fragrance Oil (we used Cranberry Fig from Brambleberry)
¼ - ½ tsp. Red Mica Colorant
¼ - ½ tsp. Fine Iridescent Glitter
2 mixing bowls
Soap cutter or knife
Spray bottle with 91 % Rubbing Alcohol
Soap Mold (exact measurements may vary depending on your mold size)
We Wash You a Merry Christmas gift tag (optional, link below)
Weigh your clear and white soap bases. You will need 8 oz. of each soap base. Once these are measured, cut them into ½ inch cubes. Place the clear cubes in one mixing bowl and the white in another mixing bowl. You will want to keep these separate so the colors don’t mix.
Starting with your white soap cubes, microwave in 30 second intervals until soap is completely melted. You will know your soap is completely melted if there are no chunks left.
Once melted, add ½ tsp. fragrance oil and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Melt your clear soap cubes in the microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
The picture above shows the soap base as its melting, but it is still chunky. This means your soap needs to be melted more. When the soap is completely melted it will be liquid with no chunks.
Once your clear soap is melted, add ½ tsp. fragrance oil, ¼ - ½ tsp. red mica powder, and ¼ - ½ tsp. glitter. The amount of red mica powder and glitter that you use is up to you. It just depends on how dark you want your color and how shimmery. Mix these ingredients into your melted soap thoroughly until combined.
Now you will prep your soap mold by spritzing it with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming on your soap. Once you have prepared your soap mold, alternate pouring your white and red soap into the mold. When your mold is full, spritz the top with rubbing alcohol and leave the soap out to set. This may take a few hours.
After your soap has cooled, you can pop them out of the mold to wrap for gifts, or enjoy! Attached you will find a free printable tag to use for your gifts! If you plan to store your soaps, place them in an air tight container.