Create your own soap with natural exfoliation!
*Note: Creates about 12 bars of soap!
What You Will Need:
- About 4 pounds of clear melt-and-pour soap base
- A 12-inch PVC pipe mold with end cap
- A quality 12-inch piece of clean, dry loofah
- Color as desired
- Pyrex pitcher
- 1oz (or 30ml) of fragrance oils. We recommend: Oatmeal Cookie, Almond, Or Woodland Bay
- Prepare the mold. Make sure that the soap mold is free from any dust or dirt on the inside and put the end cap on firmly.
- Insert loofah inside the mold.
- Cut, weigh, and melt your soap base.This 12-inch pipe mold holds about 40 ounces of soap base. Because you don’t know exactly how much space the loofah is going to take up, melt a little more necessary, just to be safe.
- Put the soap base in the microwave and melt it in 1- to 2-minute intervals until it is hot (about 180 degrees) and completely melted.
- Add 1 ounce of fragrance oil per pound of soap and stir. If using, add the coloring, and stir well.
- Slowly pour the melted soap into the top of the pipe mold. Leave an inch or 2 of space the top. Tap the mold against a hard surface to dislodge any air bubbles from the soap. Fill it the rest of the way & set the mold aside to cool for two to three hours.
- After the soap has cooled completely, it’s time to get it out of the mold. This can be a difficult process sometimes. Put the mold into the freezer for about 20 minutes before you attempt to unmold, and then pop the cap off of the soap. Place a standard size vegetable can under the mold. With the 3-inch pipe, it will just fit inside the pipe. Slowly push the pipe down onto the can. The log of soap will start to come out the top. Press slowly and firmly.
- Use a sharp serrated knife to cut through the soap and loofah. Slice about every inch and use the edge of the mold to create a straight, even cut.