Swirled Black Amethyst Melt and Pour Soap
Here’s an incredibly easy, yet super impressive recipe for swirled soap bars that will leave even your biggest critics thinking you’re a soap making wiz. They’re beautiful and can be completely customized with colors and scents of your choice, so the possibilities are endless! And the best part? We’re using melt and pour bases- in the microwave. Could it be any easier?! I love any recipe that includes the word “microwave” because it immediately shortens my time in the kitchen and decreases the amount of dishes and utensils that I have to clean up at the end of the process. It’s pretty fabulous.
And these little babies? They’re just so pretty. And they smell nice too. It’s a wonderful combination! I decided to use two bases, one clear and one white for a nice contrast and colored each base with purple soap coloring so that the swirls are of a clear purple and an opaque purple. SO pretty! Did I already say that? Well, they are.
Let’s get started!
Black Amethyst Fragrance Oil (1 Ounce per 8 ounces of soap base, so add 1 ounce to the clear base and 1 ounce to the white base)
Silicone Soap Mold– I like the idea of using the Silicone Classic Oval Soap Mold
Rubbing alcohol in a mister bottle. This will remove any air bubbles that occur when pouring and swirling the soap.
Wooden chopstick or small diameter dowel for swirling the two soaps
Here we go!
Step 1: Using microwave-safe containers, melt your bases (in separate containers) with a small piece of the color bar in each (the bigger the piece, the more pigmented the color will be so adjust as you desire) using short increments and stirring in between until the base has melted.
Step 2: Add 1 ounce of fragrance oil to each melted base and stir well to incorporate.
Step3: Pour the clear purple soap base into the molds first, then add the opaque purple base to the clear. I used more of the clear and less of the opaque, but you can do even amounts if you’d like. It seems to separate better by pouring the clear first, and then adding the opaque to it- you have more control over the two bases that way and they don’t just blend together.
Step 4: Using your wooden chopstick or dowel, swirl the two soap bases together until you reached your desired swirled appearance. This is a customizable step. You can make the soap heavily swirled and almost blended, or you can simply run the wooden stick through the mixture just a few times to add interest to the finished bar. Your choice!
Step 5: Once your molds are filled and swirled, spritz the top of each bar with alcohol to eliminate any air bubbles that may have formed during the pouring process.
Step 6: Allow the bars to cool and firm up completely before freeing from the molds. These soap bars don’t require the 4-6 week curing time like other methods do, but it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours before using.
Enjoy!! Have fun with this recipe- each bar will be completely unique with this process so enjoy making soap that is absolutely YOU!