What you need
- Stephenson’s Crystal SLS free clear base
- Stephenson’s Crystal WSLS free Opaque base
- Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle (I use 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol which I bought from Amazon)
- Blue colourant/food dye
- Pink colourant/food dye
- Princess Crown Moulds (you can get these on Amazon or you can choose another mould but the measurements may differ)
- Fragrance of your choice (optional)
- Microwave safe jug (I use a Pyrex jug that I bought cheap from my local supermarket)
- Metal spoon
- Thermometer (preferably an infrared thermometer, but the thermometer is not essential)
Let's get started!
If you’re using a different mould, be sure to measure the volume of it to ensure the layers in the soap are accurate. The best way to do this is fill your mould with water and then pour the contents into a measuring jug. As we have three layers in this soap recipe we will need to divide the total volume of our moulds into three.
Example: 100ml mould ÷ 3 = 33.3ml (To make it easier just round this up to 35ml)
We would then turn the ml into grams so we can weigh our soap. For example - we’ll need 35 grams of Clear Base and 2 lots of 35 grams of White Base.
Cut your clear soap base into small pieces, put all of the clear soap pieces into the jug and then microwave for intervals of 30 seconds until fully melted. The soap should now be a liquid consistency.
I recommend 1 drop of blue colourant but you can add more until you are happy with the shade. Add 3 drops of your chosen scent; again you can add more or less depending on your personal preference. Stir all the ingredients!
Spray the soap in the jug with 2 squirts of the rubbing alcohol to burst any bubbles. Pour into the mould and spray 3 times with rubbing alcohol. Leave the soap to harden – this usually takes 20 minutes. Leave the excess soap in the jug.
I recommend 2 drops of pink and 1 drop of blue colourant to the soap but you can add more or less until you find your desired colour. Add the same amount of fragrance to the soap as you did to the previous blue clear soap. Stir in well!
"**TOP TIP** If you don’t have a thermometer, another great way to judge if your soap is not too hot to pour, is by simply placing your hands on the sides of the jug. You should be able to keep your hands on it, without it being too hot for you to want to pull your hands from the glass."
Spray the hardened blue clear soap in the mould with the rubbing alcohol 3-5 times - this is a crucial step as the alcohol is what makes next layer of soap stick together.
Spray the soap twice in the jug with the rubbing alcohol. With the thermometer, make sure your soap temperature is below 55°C/130°F before pouring on top of the blue clear soap in the mould. Spray 3 times with alcohol again - leaving soap to be set aside until hard and leaving excess soap in the jug again.
Take one of the separated white soap pieces and put it in the jug and follow step 3, 4 and 5 but this time add 2 drops of pink.
Leave soap for 20 minutes before moving it. For fast results, place in the freezer for 30 minutes or the refrigerator for 4 hours.
"For the best results, leave over night or for 24 hours before removing it from the mould."
Thanks to Yvonne for sharing with us this great recipe! Yvonne is a craft blogger located in inverness, Scotland. You can see what she creates over on facebook group here.