MELT & POUR RECIPE – GALAXY BAR

The coolest soap bar you’ll make! Perfect gift for space geeks & galaxy lovers.

Give your bathroom some cosmic allure by replacing your dull bars with these galaxy soap bars. These handmade glycerin soap bars display a colorful image of our vast cosmos all over their surface and feature an oval shape that’s comfortable to hold.

 

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Ingredients
Equipment needed
Method

This recipe makes 4x 100g galaxy Themed soaps

  • 400g Clear Melt and Pour soap base
  • 4ml Body safe Fragrance oil of your choice
  • Soap Colourants (Micas): Black, Dark Pink, Turquoise or Blue and some glitter (optional).
  • Isopropyl Alcohol

You will need the following equipment.

  • 3x Microwave/heat-safe jugs
  • A metal/stainless steel spoon, chopstick, or popsicle stick.
  • A pot to make a double boiler with (Bain Marie) You will place the jug in this, same as melting chocolate, alternatively a microwave
  • Soap mould of your choice
  • Infrared Thermometer
  • Prepare your colours:  Scoop a ¼ teaspoon of your pink colourant and place into a small container and mix colourant with a little bit of isopropyl alcohol and mix until the mica is dissolved. 
  • Do the same for the blue and the same for the black when you mix into the soap later, and its not pigmented enough, repeat the process).
  • Cut your Melt and Pour soap base into roughly 1-2cm cubes.
  • Melt your soap in the microwave and melt in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until your base is fully melted. 
  • Once melted, pour of 100ml each into your other 2 jugs.  This will leave you with 200ml in your jug.  Add your black dispersed colourant into the 200mls of soap base and the blue and pink into the 100ml respectively.  Stir well.  If your soap is not pigmented enough, feel free to prepare more colourant and add.
  • Also add a little sprinkle of glitter to your black base that will represent the stars (optional).
  • Now add 1% fragrance oil to each jug, meaning 2mls in your 200ml back soap and 1ml each in your blue and pink. 
  • Mix gently.  Check your temperature.  Your soap is ready to pour when it reaches around 48 degrees Celsius or colder.  If you pour hotter than this, the colours will muddle and you won’t get your pretty galaxy effect.
  • When the temperature is right, pour a little of your pink and blue at the same time into opposite corners of the mould, then pour the black.  Again the 2 colours and fill up with black until the cavity is full.  You need to estimate when pouring as to not pour more of one colour, otherwise your last soap will have more of one or the other colour.
  • Once you are done pouring, sprits the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.
  • Leave to set for 2-3 hours or until hardened completely.
  • Remove from mould and wrap with plastic wrap or shrink wrap. Your soap is ready to use or sell.  Enjoy!