Be Our Guest Soap Loaf

Be our Guest Soap Loaf

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Hello Bulkers!

We watched Beauty and the Beast on Friday and as you can tell we’re pretty excited still. The kids (us mom’s mostly) have been talking all weekend about it, so I figured we’ll do one more themed recipe before spring break. Just wait until later this week!

Today we will be making our Be our Guest Soap Loaf. You can keep this soap loaf in tack and cut when needed. I love using the crinkle cutter to give it an edgy look plus it’s great as massage bar.  I will be incorporating the main colors from the film into this soap loaf and adding a whipped sugar topping. I can’t wait to cut into this loaf!

The recipe might look a little intimidating, but it is fairly easy. I’ll be using the layering technique, which just requires a little extra drying time and whipping the sugar soap base. You can use a pipping bag or spoon dollop to achieve this look. Remember to have fun and get creative.

Everyone has their own way of doing things. There’s no right or wrong way.

Ingredients you’ll need:

Silicon loaf pan
2 lbs of Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base (divided into 2 parts)
Fizzy Lemonade Soap Color Block
Shimmer Super Pearly White Soap Color Block
Rose Fragrance Oil

Whipped topping:
Half block of Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
Shimmer Sparkle Gold Soap Color Block
2 TBS of Sugar
2 TBS of Clear Jojoba Oil
Essential Oil Blend #0008
Hand mixer
Rose Buds and Petals

Instructions:

Step 1. Divide 2 lbs of Shea Butter into 2 equal parts. (Save half for the whipped topping). Cut into chunks and melt at 30 second intervals until smooth.

Step 2. Add color blocks and microwave until completely melted. Stir in fragrance oil.

Step 3. Slowly pour into silicone mold. Add dried botanicals. Allow 10-15 minutes of drying time before moving onto the next step.

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Step 4. For the whipped topping soften shea butter and color block in microwave (do not melt completely).

Step 5. Beat with hand mixer for 3 minutes, add sugar, essential oil, and clear jojoba oil.

Step 6. Beat again for 5 minutes. Once mixture if fluffy, pipe or spoon onto the soap loaf. Add rose buds and petals as a finishing touch.

Let the soap set for a few hours or overnight before slicing.

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If there is a recipe you would like us to try, please let us know. We’d love to hear your ideas!

 

 

Author: Cat

38 thoughts on “Be Our Guest Soap Loaf

  1. I’m so going to try this! I’ll play with different colors and I’ll have to find a sub for the rose petals since I’m out…but this is a romantic loaf for sure! OMG I love this site!

  2. Ok. So I attempted to follow this recipe until I realized there is at least one problem with it. The whipped topping. There is no way to whip the soap for that long without it all sticking and clumping to the beaters. The soap starts to cool down extremely fast (within a minute). I was able to salvage my mixture, but by no means will the soap allow you to whip for that long…at least according to the ingredients listed and directions given here. I’m wondering if it would just be better to mix it with the base we use for whipped soap instead.

    1. When whipping, try doing in in a glass bowl set over a bowl of hot water. This will slow down the cooling process. I think the type of beaters also make a difference. While I have yet to try this recipe, I have made other whips containing Shea butter and used a hand mixer and a blender. The blender did a much better job of whipping than the hand mixer, with no issues due to cooling.

      1. One more question. On the bottom layer do you mix the botanicals into the soap or just put them on top. Same question for the top layer. Thanks for your prompt reply, you guys are the best!

  3. So, I followed the recipe and the whipped layer fell off. I already cut it, so can I remelt the layers separately, and then what do I do? How do I fix it?

    1. You can reheat the whipped layer, allow it to cool to around 125 degrees Fahrenheit; then sprayer some rubbing alcohol on the bottom layer to prevent air bubbles, which will increase the likelihood of the two layers to “gluing” together.

        1. It will be a bit difficult to work with since they’re already cut. The best suggestion would be to try reheating and whipping the whipped topping, per the recipe, then try layering it on. You don’t need to remelt the base layer.

  4. Awesome thank you! Does this apply to the EO as well? Also, for the JOJOBA oil. You said to use the clear, I see you are out of stock on that, with the golden work? =)

  5. Hi! I am very new to this. I keep seeing people talk about spraying alcohol on the mix. What does this do? Is it critical to the integrity of my soap?

    1. Spraying some alcohol between the layers decreases air bubbles, which increases the likelihood of the layered soap sticking together; its a great method to practice when layering soaps, or if you notice air bubbles forming in your soap.

  6. So if I use the foaming bath whip instead for frosting would you recommend spraying with alcohol before putting frosting on? How concentrated should the alcohol be—straight from the bottle or diluted? (I’m assuming regular rubbing alcohol?). Thx!!!

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