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 soap that’s unique because of its Jelly Soap stripes.

make a soap loaf layered with jelly soap

 
Supplies and Equipment Needed
Microwave safe glass containers

Sharp knife to cut soap base into cubes 

Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol

Spoons or butter knife for stirring
Digital Scale
Rubber gloves
Square Loaf Soap Mold
Disposable pipettes
Thermometer to monitor soap temperature
White Melt & Pour Soap Base (32 oz)
Jelly Soap Base (approximately 20 oz)

Mica colorants: Sangria, Purple Passion, Buttercup, Ooh La La, and Harlequin Shimmer
0.15cc scoop
Cranberry Salsa Fragrance Oil
Miter Box and Cutter

basic melt and pour supplies

 

mica colorants, fragrance oil, soap mold

 

jelly soap base

 
Step 1
Cut up 32 oz. of White Melt & Pour Soap Base into small cubes.

Step 2
Taking cubed soap base, place in a microwave safe glass container. Melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts until melted. Be careful to not to boil the soap base – boiling will result in a poor quality rubbery soap.

Step 3
Using a disposable pipette, and 11 ml of Cranberry Salsa Fragrance Oil. Stir slowly until mixed well.

add fragrance oil

 
Step 4
Use a thermometer to monitor the soap base temperature – it should be about 135 – 145° to avoid warping the soap mold. If soap is too hot, keep stirring slowly until soap reaches desired temperature.

Step 5
Pour a small amount of white soap base into the Square Loaf Soap Mold. After the first layer is poured, the rest of the scented soap base can be separated into smaller cups at this stage to avoid having to melt the larger container each time a new white layer is needed.

Optional: Each layer can be poured in any amount of your choice. For this tutorial, the layers vary from 2 to 6 ounces. This soap tutorial is more about creativity than exact measurement of layers.

pour white layer of soap

 
Step 6
Spritz the soap with alcohol to get rid of any bubbles that formed while pouring.

spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles

 
Step 7
Let soap sit for about 5 minutes to form a hardened layer, then put in the freezer for 8 – 10 minutes to cool the layer. The Jelly Soap Base will be poured at a warmer temperature so it’s necessary to cool the white soap layer as much as possible to avoid any melting.

Step 8
While the first layer is cooling and hardening, prepare the Jelly Soap Base. Add 2 scoops of Sangria mica to a small microwave-safe container, add 5 drops of alcohol and mix thoroughly. This will help the mica mix evenly into the Jelly Soap Base.

prepare mica colorant

 
Step 9
Add about 4 to 5 ounces of Jelly Soap Base to a microwave safe container. Cut up the Jelly Soap Base into small pieces to speed up the melting. Melt for approximately 15 seconds. Follow up with 15-second increments until fully melted. Be careful because this base can easily boil in a microwave.

melt jelly soap

 
Step 10
Once completely melted, stir slowly to fully incorporate the mica and Jelly Soap Base together. No need to add fragrance oil to scent the thin Jelly Soap layers.

stir jelly soap to incorporate mica

 
Step 11
Remove the soap from the freezer and spritz with alcohol. Pour the Jelly Soap into the mold over the white layer.

pour jelly layer

 
Step 12
Once poured, let set until the jelly soap thicken and then place in the freezer for approximately 5 minutes. The jelly soap may move and jiggle while warm, however, once cooled off in the freezer it will adhere to the melt and pour soap.

Step 13
When the 2nd layer is set, spritz with alcohol and pour another 4 oz of white soap base, spritz, allow to set, then repeat for another 8 – 10 minutes in the freezer. If the white soap base in the container has hardened, re-heat as needed.

spritz with rubbing alcohol

 

pour white layer of soap

 
Step 14
Once the 3rd layer is set, repeat step Steps 8 to 13 alternating Jelly Soap layers with the white scented melt & pour soap.

The rest of the remaining four Jelly soap layers are made with 2 scoops each of Purple Passion, Buttercup, Ooh La La and Harlequin Shimmer Mica.

Important! It’s important to place each layer into the freezer after it has set a bit. This will cool the layers which will prevent any melting between them and help the layers adhere together faster.

Step 15
Let set overnight.

let set overnight to cool and harden

 
Cutting the Soap

Remove soap from the soap mold and cut with a Miter Box for easier and safer cutting. Cutting the loaf in 1-inch bars will yield approximately 9 bars of soap.

miter box for cutting soap loaf

 

cut into 1-inch bars

 

melt and pour soap with jelly soap layers

 
Enjoy being creative with this soap making project – layer different colors or coordinate scents with different shades of the same color. You can make colors suitable to match seasons, holidays, or party themes such as baby showers, birthdays, or weddings.

This tutorial on how to make soap featuring a unique soap recipe 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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