How to make a Valentine's soap with embedded hearts [video recipe]

Share the love with this recipe for an embedded hearts soap! This soap makes a great gift for loved ones. The slightly more complex recipe requires some understanding of soap layering and embeds, so make sure to watch the video if you are unsure.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1KG Crystal WST Melt and Pour base
  • 1.5KG Crystal NS Melt and Pour base
  • Red liquid colourant
  • Fragrance or essential oil
  • 100% alcohol spray
  • Heatproof container

STEP 1

Cut 0.5KG of Crystal NS base into chunks and place in a microwavable container.

STEP 2

Microwave for 2 minutes, then in 30 second blasts until the base is melted all the way through.

STEP 3

Add liquid colourant to your clear base and mix until it reaches the level of colour that you want. Feel free to add more for a more solid colour!

STEP 4

Chop 0.5KG of the Crystal WST and place into a microwavable container, then microwave for 2 minutes then 30 second blasts until melted throughout.

STEP 5

Take two flat silicone moulds, and spray both with the alcohol spray. Pour the red mixture into one in a layer of a maximum of 1cm thick, then spray again with the alcohol spray.

STEP 6

Repeat Step 6 with the pink melted base

STEP 7

Let the bases set for an hour. After an hour, check gently, and if set, pop out of the moulds. Use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes out of the two colours, placing aside for later.

STEP 8

Chop the rest of your clear base into a microwavable container and microwave for 2 minutes then 30 second blasts until fully melted. When melted, add around five drops of essential or fragrance oil to your desired scent.

STEP 9

Take another silicone mould of your choice and spray well with alcohol spray. Pour a thin (around 1cm thick) layer of the melted clear base into the bottom and spray again.

STEP 10

Leave the first layer to set for half an hour. Test, and if mostly set, spray with the alcohol spray, and place your first layer of embeds ontop. Spray again, then pour a layer over the embeds to just cover them. Spray again, and leave to set for half an hour.

How to make heart embeds in soap

STEP 11

When set, repeat step 11 again until the mould is 3/4 full.

STEP 12

When all layers are poured and set, take the rest of the Crystal WST and chop into a microwavable container. Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds until fully melted.

STEP 13

When the white base is melted, spray the existing layers well with the alcohol spray. Pour over a layer around 1-2cm thick, spraying again when poured. Allow the full loaf to set overnight or for 12 hours.

STEP 14

When set, cut into your desired size, spraying the soap with rubbing alcohol to improve shine before packaging.

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