October is breast cancer awareness month!
So in an effort to contribute to the cause, here’s a simple soap mold recipe that can easily be used for your next fund raiser, gathering, or group function.
Did you know? According to the Susan G. Komen website:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. alone.
We should all do our part in fighting to find a cure for this disease. The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to do just that. Whether you’re participating in a walk, going to a charity event, or hosting a fundraiser, these easy pink ribbon soaps would be a great addition to your efforts!
2 lbs. Melt and Pour Soap Base, cubed
Soap Color (Optional)
Start by melting the cubed soap base in the microwave using short intervals and stirring in between until all cubed have dissolved into a smooth mixture. If you’re adding color to your soap you can do so two ways: by using pieces of a soap color block that melts along with the soap, or by using mica powders that you will stir in after the soap has melted. Both ways are great! I went for a bright pink color for my ribbon soaps.
Add in the fragrance and stir well to blend. You can add a small amount for a subtle hint of fragrance, or use a heavier dose for a stronger scent. I used 1 tablespoon for this recipe which yielded a soft scent.
Carefully pour the finished soap mixture into the mold and allow to cool.
Once completely hardened, flip the mold over and gently press along each ribbon to release the soap. If the block doesn’t easily release, place the mold in the freezer for a few minutes and try again. This will make unmolding the soap easier.
This mold is wonderful because it’s so easy to cut each individual soap after you’ve unmolded the block. Using a straight soap cutter, carefully slice the soap along each line to cut individual pieces. After slicing, I cleaned up the edges with a butter knife to make each smooth and slightly rounded.
Package each soap in a clear plastic bag and tie with ribbon for the perfect fundraiser item or event favor!
They’re sure to be a hit! 🙂