Melt and Pour Soap Making (And Recipes)

How to make melt and pour soaps and recipes

Melt and Pour soaps are fun and easy to make, plus it’s possible to use a lot of different natural and organic ingredients to change the smell and appearance of the soaps. They are great as little gifts or just guest soaps, and very customizable.

Melt and Pour Soap Making

What is the Melt and Pour Soap Making technique?

Melt and Pour Soap Making/Crafting is the name of a process that involves melting a soap base (called “Melt and Pour” and available on our website) before adding ingredients such as essential oils, colorants or exfoliating agents. The soap base is poured into a mold and, once fully hardened, the result is a soap that is able to be used right away.

Melt and Pour bases are made of saponified oils (just like normal soaps). Our Melt and Pour base is also palm-free and vegan.

Ready for a try? Let’s melt…and pour ^^

To make a Melt and Pour Soap, you will need:

Equipment

  • Pyrex or other heat-resistant containers
  • A spoon
  • A silicone mold
  • Optional: kitchen scale (for quantities)

Ingredients

If you use essential oils, please remember to check this guide for necessary precautions.

In terms of quantities, I usually recommend:

  • 95% or more of Melt and Pour base
  • 5% or less remaining ingredients

Preparation steps:

  • Step 1: cut the quantity of Melt and Pour soap base you need.
  • double boiler Step 2: melt the soap base in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove

Be careful: when the soap bases are melted, they are really hot. If you are making soaps with a child, please supervise this step closely.

  • Step 3: add the other ingredients and mix well.

If the base hardens before you finish mixing the ingredients, simply melt it again and add the rest of your ingredients after.

  • Step 4:pour into the mold pour into the mold.
  • Step 5: wait a few hours for the soaps to harden before emptying the mold.

If there are any bubbles on the soaps, spray them with alcohol once they are poured (before they harden).

 

Tadaaa, your soaps are ready!

Melt and pour soap making summary

Melt and Pour Soap recipes to inspire you

Melt and Pour Soap recipes to inspire you

French Green Clay and Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap

French Green Clay and Shea Butter Melt and Pour SoapIngredients and proportions

Suggested quantities for a  ̴ 300g soap

Preparation steps as above.

French Green Clay and Lavender Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Exfoliating Bamboo, Jojoba and Peppermint Melt and Pour Soap

Exfoliating Bamboo, Jojoba and Mint Melt and Pour SoapIngredients and proportions

Suggested quantities for a  ̴ 300g soap

Preparation steps as above.

Exfoliating Bamboo, Jojoba and Peppermint Melt and Pour Soap recipe

Red Ruby Macadamia and Cinnamon Melt and Pour Soap

Red Ruby Macadamia and Cinnamon Melt and Pour SoapIngredients and proportions

  • Melt and Pour soap base – 95%
  • Organic Macadamia oil (skin antioxidant and moisturizer) – 3 to 5%
  • Madder Root/Garance powder (colorant) – as per desired colour
  • Organic Cinnamon Essential Oil (fragrance – exotic scent) – as per desired perfume

Suggested quantities for a  ̴ 300g soap

  • Melt and Pour soap base – 290g
  • Organic Macadamia oil – 5g
  • Madder Root powder – 3g
  • Organic Cinnamon Essential Oil – 2g (around 60 small drops)

Preparation steps as above.

Red Ruby Macadamia and Cinnamon Melt and Pour Soap recipe

Exfoliating Salt and Vanilla Melt and Pour Soap

Exfoliating Salt and Vanilla Melt and Pour SoapIngredients and proportions

  • Melt and Pour soap base – 95%
  • Organic Vanilla oil (calming and aphrodisiac) – 3 to 5%
  • Raw Salt (exfoliant) – as per desired exfoliating strength
  • Organic Cinnamon Essential Oil (fragrance – exotic scent) – as per desired perfume

Suggested quantities for a  ̴ 300g soap

  • Melt and Pour soap base – 290g
  • Organic Vanilla oil – 5g
  • Raw Salt – 3g
  • Organic Cinnamon Essential Oil – 2g (around 60 small drops)

Preparation steps as above.

Exfoliating Salt and Vanilla Melt and Pour Soap recipe

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Have fun ^^

Lily

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Soaps I teach in workshops

Xmas “Melt and Pour” soaps

 

 

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Disclaimer:  The information on Mademoiselle Organic is for educational and informational purposes only. Please use extra care when using essential oils and cooking recipes, and always test ingredients and products before applying large quantities .Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only.  I was not financially compensated for this post. For information on how to use this site, please read my Blog Policy page.

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