Determine amount of ClearLee soap base needed and cut into small pieces to place in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on low at 15-30 sec intervals while stirring in between until soap is fully liquid. Soap can be melted in a double boiler. Handle melted soap carefully as it can burn the skin.
1) Add fragrance and/or essential oil and stir to evenly spread the fragrance. For essential oils, check the denaturation point with melted soap temp. to keep its properties.
2) Add colorant of your choosing. For a solid color, add colorant and mix thoroughly. For swirls, split the melted soap base into separate bowls, add colorant individually, and mix back into mold and swirl with a fork or skewer. The final soap color may not be exactly of the colorant because of the natural color of the soap, so keep that in mind!
3) Add physical exfoliants/decor like seeds, dried pedals, clays, etc. Try adding ClearLee Cosmetic Grade Clays for extra smoothness and slip! Make sure additions are fully dried for best results. Add into melted soap and mix and/or sprinkle it on top.
Shape and Mold
Add melted and customized soap base to any soap mold. 2lbs of ClearLee Melt and Pour Soap Base will create 8 standard 4oz soap bars! Cover and cool the soap at room temperature until completely hard (about 4-6 hours or overnight for best results). If you need results quicker, you can refrigerate it. Do NOT cool in a freezer as it may distort the final product or even cause separation of added products.
Enjoy, Experiment, Share!
Enjoy your own soap creation! Continue to experiment and try different customizations to find your favorite combination. Use different scents and colors for different rooms, seasons, and/or occasions! Share your creation with friends and family!