Our Melt & Pour soap base is a high quality premade soap that you can use as is or melt down to add fragrance, colorants, physical exfoliants (pumice, floral pedals, seeds, etc.), and reshape.
Our soap as already gone through the full saponification process and does not require a wait for the curing process. Simply melt, customize, cool down, and enjoy immediately!
These directions are just basic recommendations but steps can be added or subtracted depending on how complicated of a soap you want!
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.
Add soap fragrance and/or essential oil(s) to melted soap and stir evenly to spread the fragrance. For essential oils, check the denaturation point with melted soap temperature to keep its properties.
Add colorant of your choosing. For a solid color, add colorant and mix thoroughly. For layers and swirls, split the melted soap base into separate bowls, add colorant individually to respected bowls, and carefully layer back into mold. Use a fork or skewer to create swirls. Note: The final soap color may not be exactly of the colorant because of the natural color of the soap, so keep that in mind! (ex. If a blue is added to a white soap base, the color will be a light blue.)
Add physical exfoliants/decor like seeds, dried pedals, clays, etc. Try adding ClearLee Cosmetic Grade Clays for extra smoothness and slip! Make sure decor and exfoliants are fully dried for best results. Add into melted soap and mix and/or sprinkle it on top!
Customize: 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 but soap may have condensation at the top. 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!