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!

quick and easy heart soap tutorial

 

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 Grater
Petite Heart Silicone Mold (12 cavities)
Large Heart Soap Mold (3 cavities, 4 oz each)
Disposable pipette
Thermometer
14 ounces Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base
1 ounce Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base
Chunk of Shea Butter Melt & Pour soap base
Malibu Heat Fragrance Oil
Sangria Mica
0.15 scoops

basic supplies for melt and pour soap projects

 

you'll also need molds, mica, cheese grater

 
Step 1
Take the chunk of Shea butter soap and carefully grate it using a cheese grater. Set aside for later. Shred enough to add to all 3 of the Large Heart soap mold cavities.

use cheese grater to create soap shreds

 
Step 2
Using a .15cc scoop, add 3 scoops of Sangria Mica into a microwave safe glass container. For tips on how to incorporated Micas into soap, see our How To Use Mica Colorants In Soap tutorial.

add mica to glass container

 
Step 3
Cut up 14 ounces of Ultra Clear Melt and Pour soap base into small cubes using a sharp knife and add to your container. Melt the soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat if necessary. Once melted, stir the soap slowly until all the mica is fully mixed in.

Step 4
Using a disposable pipette, add 4 ml of Malibu Heat Fragrance Oil to the melted soap and stir.

add fragrance oil to melted soap and stir

 
Step 5
Monitor the soap temperature – when it reaches about 140 degrees pour into 6 cavities of the petite hearts mold. Spritz with alcohol and let set (approximately 10 minutes), remove from mold and set aside.

pour small hearts

 
Step 6
Once the small hearts are ready, pour the red soap base into the mold working with one mold cavity at a time. Do not pour all the way up; leave approximately 1/4 inch space from the top of the cavity.

pour red soap base into cavity to approx 1/4 inch from top

 
Step 7
Spritz with alcohol to remove any bubbles.

spritz with rubbing alcohol

 
Step 8
Quickly take some of the Shea Butter soap shreds, spritz with alcohol and sprinkle on top of the red soap. Some will sink in – just keep adding until the top of the soap is covered.

sprinkle top of soap with shreds

 
Step 9
Taking 2 of the petite hearts, spritz with alcohol and lightly press in at an angle. You want only the tip of the heart to go into the soap.

add small hearts - press in at an angle

 
Step 10
Repeat the Steps 6 – 9 to make 2 more soaps.

Step 11
Melt 1 ounce of Ultra clear soap base using 15-second bursts in the microwave. Cool to about 130 degrees so you don’t melt the soap shreds.

Step 12
Spritz the heart soaps with alcohol and slowly pour a tiny bit of the melted clear soap over the top to help “glue” the shreds to the soap. Don’t pour on top of the hearts, just the shreds.

pour clear soap over shreds to help glue them in place

 
Step 13
Let the soap set approximately 3 hours.

let set for 3 hours or until hardened

 
Carefully remove from mold and enjoy!

finished heart soap

 

heart soap with shreds and mini hearts

 

This tutorial on how to make soap featuring a unique soap recipe with melt & pour soap base has been sponsored by Rustic Escentuals. Rustic Escentuals has been offering wholesale candle making supplies, wholesale soap making supplies, lip balm ingredients, wholesale fragrance oils, and specialty craft supplies since 1999. Learn how to make candles, how to make soap, how to make lip balm, how to make bath bombs and more at Rustic Escentuals. We hope you shop with us for your wholesale candle supplies and soap making needs. Quality ingredients for a quality finished product!
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