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

honey ale beer soap tutorial

 
Soap making supplies and equipment needed:
Microwave
Microwave safe glass containers (2)
Sharp knife to cut soap into cubes
Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
Butter knives for stirring soap
Rubber gloves
Disposable pipettes
9 oz clear plastic cups (found in any grocery, Target, or other similar store)
Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base
White Melt and Pour soap base
Soap scent / body safe fragrance oil
Gel Soap Colors in Orange and Royal Blue

gather supplies

 

project specific supplies

 

PREPARING THE BEER SOAP

Step 1: Cut up approximately 6 ounces of Ultra Clear Melt & Pour soap base into small cubes using a sharp knife. Add the cubed soap base into a microwave safe container and melt the soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat if necessary but be careful not to burn or boil the soap.

TIP: Leave a little un-melted soap in the container because the heat of the melted soap will melt whatever is remaining.

Step 2: For this tutorial we used Honeybee fragrance oils (one of our favorites!) and we’re going to call the soap Honey Ale. Using a disposable pipette, add 4 ml of Honeybee Fragrance Oil and stir in slowly.

TIP: You don’t need to scent this a “Beer” type of scent, any scent will really do – use your preference.

adding Honey Bee FO

 
Step 3: Add two drop of orange Gel Soap Colorant to the melted soap base and stir slowly.

add orange gel color

 
Step 4: Add 1 drop of Royal Blue Gel Soap color and stir slowly.

add blue gel color

 

beer color

 
Step 5: Pour the beer soap into a 9 ounce clear cup.

pouring

 
Step 6: Spritz with alcohol to rid the top of bubbles, this will smooth the top layer of soap.

first spritz

 
Step 7: Allow the soap to set somewhat. You want the top of the beer colored soap to form a layer firm enough to handle pouring more soap on top without it breaking through. Allow to set about 10 – 15 min.

let set

 

PREPARING THE BEER FOAM

Step 8: Cut up approximately 3 – 4 ounces of White Melt & Pour soap base into small cubes using a sharp knife. Melt the soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. See step 1 for precautions and tips.

Step 9: Using a disposable pipette, add 2 ml Honeybee Fragrance Oil and stir.

adding fragrance oil to foam

 
Step 10: Let the white soap cool down as much as possible without it having to start hardening up on you. You want the “foam” part of the soap to have some texture. By pouring it as cool as possible, it will prevent it from smoothing out. You can even be a bit more aggressive when stirring to form some bubbles.

Step 11: Check to make sure the first layer (the “beer”) has a firm skin and spritz with alcohol to ensure adherence between the soap layers.

second spritz

 
Step 12: Pour on top of the first layer and set aside. Do not spritz with alcohol. Keep any bubbles that may have formed by the pouring to give it a more authentic look.

pour foam

 
Step 13: Let set approximately 2 hours or overnight – It’s that easy!

let set

 
Step 14: Do not remove the soap from the cup, gift it as is. When ready for use it will pop out very easily.

finished project

 

finished project

 

This tutorial on how to make soap has been sponsored by Rustic Escentuals. Rustic Escentuals has been offering supplies for candle making, supplies for soap making, lip balm ingredients, lip balm packaging, 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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