Melt and Pour Soap Tutorials

Remember those chemistry sets that were around when we were kids? You could mix this and that together and exciting things would happen. Or not so exciting if you were mom and had to clean up the resulting mess. Thankfully, soaping is a mess that really cleans itself. It's like being a kid again - the excitement that comes from seeing the lye react to the oils and create... soap! Beautiful, cleansing, bubbly soap. And like bath & body, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to soaping. Pick a tutorial below and let's get to work!

Round Embed Soap Loaf Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals In this soap making tutorial we’re featuring a creative way to make an embed that opens the imagination to colors (and scents). This tutorial is a two-step process – creating the circular soap embed and then creating the loaf soap itself. It’s fun and can be challenging at the same time. This […]

Heart Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals A quick and easy heart soap for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to treat your loved one to something special!   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave safe glass container Sharp knife to cut soap into cubes Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol Butter knife (for stirring soap) Rubber gloves Cheese […]

Lemon Meringue Pie Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Lemon Meringue Pie inspired soap! Fresh lemon fragrance with whipped “meringue” on top. Bathe or shower with a fun, refreshing soap.   Supplies and Equipment Needed Microwave safe glass containers (2)
 Sharp knife to cut soap base into cubes 
Butter knives 
 Rubber gloves Measuring Spoon (1 T.) Mixing Bowl Hand Mixer […]

Slanted Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals By slanting the soap mold you can achieve a different look to layered soaps. You can also achieve a gorgeous visual appeal by layering colors – you can choose bright colors or different shades of the same color for a subtle effect. In this soap making tutorial we’ve chosen to do a […]

Using Rebatch Soap Base to Make Swirled Soap

by Rustic Escentuals This soap making tutorial shows how to make a two-color swirl using Rebatch Soap Base and micas. It is easy to customize the color and fragrance oil choice.   Supplies and equipment needed: Crock pot or Double Boiler Large spoon Rubber Gloves Cheese Grater Distilled water (optional) Digital Scale 0.15cc scoop Rebatch […]

Jelly Soap Tub Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Three easy ways to make and package versatile Jelly Soap Base. Color coordinate your soap colors and fragrance oils or just use one – the creativity is limitless for this fun soap base so use your imagination!   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave (or double boiler method) Microwave safe glass container Butter […]

Jelly Soap Loaf – Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals This is an advanced loaf soap tutorial showing a layering technique using Melt and Pour Soap Base with Jelly Soap Base. For more information on how to work with the Jelly Soap Base, check out the Basic Jelly Soap Tutorial. In this soap making project we’re creating a beautiful, colorful, and fun […]

Jelly Soap Embeds into Melt and Pour Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals This is the second tutorial showing how to work with the new Jelly Soap Base. This tutorial shows how easy it is to embed the Jelly Soap into Melt and Pour soap. Preparation is key for this tutorial. You will need to create the embeds and have them ready to go before […]

Peppermint Candy Soap Loaf

by Rustic Escentuals Embed peppermint candy soap pieces into a soap loaf for a fun holiday twist! By using mica as the soap colorant, you won’t have to worry about bleeding and this soap can stay around and be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. This is an advanced soap making tutorial.   Supplies and Equipment […]

How to Make Jelly Soap: Basic Jelly Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Soap that moves, soap that wiggles, soap that causes giggles. This basic soap making tutorial will show you how to work with Rustic Escentuals Crystal Jelly Soap Base while making a layered scented Jelly Soap.   Supplies and equipment needed Microwave or double boiler method Microwave safe glass containers Butter knife to […]

Sugar Scrub Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals This tutorial will show you how to make a Solid Sugar Scrub Soap, which will provide you with a wonderful exfoliating. moisturizing lather. These are helpful to have on hand both summer and winter when the skin can get dry from the sun, wind, and being outside for extended periods of time. […]

Tiny Snow Globe Soaps – Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Wonderful guest soaps for the holidays! These adorable teeny tiny snow globe soaps are perfect for gifts or decorating for the holidays.   Supplies and equipment needed Microwave safe glass container (2) Sharp knife to cut soap Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol Butter knives Rubber gloves Ice cube tray Small holiday toys […]

Football Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals Autumn scents are in the air along with autumn activities. This is a perfect time for a soap making tutorial to cheer on football season – it will bring out the cheers from everyone! Skills: Using micas, layering   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave safe glass containers (2) Sharp knife to […]

Night on the Town Soap Loaf

by Rustic Escentuals Embedding large curled embeds that are tinted with 24K Gold and Black Mica make an elegant soap. Scent it the soap with Little Black Dress fragrance oil and you have a winner! This is an advanced soap tutorial.   Supplies and Equipment Needed Microwave safe glass containers (one 8 ounce and another […]

Swirled Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals You’ve seen swirled soaps across the Internet and have maybe tried your hand and it’s never really worked out. However, It’s really not that hard once you get the hang of it. The trick is all in the temperature of the soap base. To start, we’ll be showing you how to swirl […]

Prince and Princess Soap Making Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals For the special little Prince and Princess in your life. Help make bath time fun with their own, special soaps! Skills: Layering and additives   Supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave safe glass container (2 to 3) Sharp knife to cut soap into cubes Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol Butter knife for […]

Watermelon Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals In honor of our recent National Watermelon Day, celebrate by making some luscious, summery Watermelon Soap! This is a great soap tutorial to help you honor the end of summer and also have ease of use by utilizing a silicone soap mold. So, let’s have some soapy fun!   Supplies and equipment […]

Bed of Roses Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals A bed of roses in soap form! You can customize the colors and fragrances for any flower you like. Make a full bouquet! This is an advanced soap tutorial highlighting soap embed placement.   Supplies and Equipment Needed Microwave safe glass containers (one 8 ounce and another 32 ounces) Sharp knife to […]

Fruit Salad Soap Loaf Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals The warm weather has me thinking of fruit salad — which is my go to donation to every BBQ. I thought it was a perfect time to show a tutorial with multiple bright colors and a lovely fruity scent. This is an advanced soap tutorial showing soap insert placement and embedding.   […]

Honey Ale Beer Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals It’s getting warm out there and there are a lot of picnics and parties to go to. This makes a cute gift! A nice cold glass of beer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) soap. You’ll have a blast making this new fun soap! Skills: Layering   Soap making supplies and equipment needed: Microwave Microwave […]

Shredded Cookie Cutter Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals If you have been following along with the tutorials you may have noticed that you have a growing collection of leftover soap. Whether from your own soap making or your practice sessions, there is always a “stash” of soap that you can do something with to make it useful. Here is a […]