How Do You Make Glycerin Melt-And-Pour Soaps?
Glycerin soaps (also called “melt-and-pour” soaps) are easy, inexpensive and quick to make. Varied soap bases, molds, fragrances, colors and additives offer endless size, color and shape combinations, whether you’re creating soaps as Christmas gifts, as favors for a children’s birthday party, as a way to reduce household expenses, or as special bath indulgences for yourself to enjoy. Purchase a glycerin soap base online. Soap bases sold in local craft stores tend to be expensive and of lesser quality. Various types exist, from goat’s milk, olive oil, shea butter, aloe vera, clear base and many more. SFIC and Crafter’s Choice are two well-known, high-quality melt-and-pour soap bases. With a sharp knife and cutting board, slice the soap base into small chunks. Place the pieces into a large glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds, then 15 seconds thereafter until the chunks are fully melted. Stir very gently with a spoon if necessary. Add color and fragrance (both optional). Esse