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Life of the Party Autumn Soap Bars Project
Candle & Soap Making : LOP : Autumn Glycerin Soap Bar Project

Create Seasonal Soap Bars with Life of the Party's Autumn Soap Project

By Julie Stochel, Courtesy of Life of the Party

Soap making with Life of the Party is fun, easy and produces great results the very first time. Our broad range of creative supplies elevates soap making to soap crafting!

Beautiful handmade soaps are really quite simple to create and make fabulous gifts. Put together pretty gift baskets filled with handmade soaps this holiday season and your family and friends will be very impressed.

Begin by making these beautiful Autumn Soap Bars. These colorful soap bars are the perfect way to add a seasonal touch to your bathroom decor. Reflect the season by using winter, spring or summer colors, or use colors that match your bathroom's color palette.

Autumn Soap Project

Time to Complete: Approximately 1 hour

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Checklist:

  • Life of the Party® Clear Glycerin Soap
  • Life of the Party® Green, Yellow, Red & Orange Liquid Colorant (or colors of your choice)
  • Life of the Party® Plumeria Soap Fragrance (or fragrance of your choice) optional
  • Life of the Party® Mold # M173 — Flower & Leaf Bar Mold

Around the House:

  • Microwave oven
  • Microwave-safe measuring cup or container, or Double Boiler
  • Serrated kitchen knife
  • Spoon or craft sticks
  • Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle (removes air bubbles & adheres layers to one another)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Cut clear glycerin soap into cubes, and place into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat for 40 seconds, then in 10-second intervals until soap is completely melted. Stir in between melting intervals.

  2. Add fragrance to melted soap until desired effect has been achieved (optional).

  3. Place a few very small drops of liquid colorant into various areas directly into the mold cavity. Use different colors for a marbled effect.

  4. Slowly pour melted soap over the colorant, filling approximately 1/3 of the mold cavity. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.

  5. Let the poured soap set for approximately 3-5 minutes to allow a thin skin to form.

  6. Spray the poured soap in mold cavity with rubbing alcohol. (This allows the layers to adhere to one another.)

  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6, until the entire mold cavity is filled.

  8. Allow soap to set for approximately 20-40 minutes. Once bars have completely set, release from mold by applying constant, even pressure with thumbs to the backside of the mold.

  9. Wrap soap bars in plastic wrap, pulling the wrap tight and snug, bunching it in the back of the soap bar. Use scissors to remove excess plastic wrap. •

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9/27/04