Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Melt and Pour Soap Recipe
If you've never made melt and pour soap before, I recommend checking out my Beginning Melt and Pour Soap article to get you started. It will make the recipe below a lot less intimidating.
RECIPE: Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Melt and Pour Soap
1 lb. white melt and pour soap base
10-12 drops red soap colorant
1/4 tsp. red soap glitter (optional)
2 tsp. strawberry fragrance oil
1 tsp. chocolate fragrance oil
2 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
1/4 tsp. cocoa powder
Soap mold of your choice -- you'll need 4 (4 oz.) molds
Spritz bottle of rubbing alcohol
Step 1: Cut the white soap base into chunks about 1" size. Put them into your pot and heat on low until completely melted.
Step 2: Stir in 10-12 drops of red soap colorant (you can use a bit more or less to get the color you like.) If you're adding glitter, stir this in now too. Remember to use only soap glitter, not craft glitter (it's too scratchy).
Step 3: Add both fragrance oils and stir well. If the chocolate-strawberry combination isn't your thing, feel free to substitute any fragrance oil you like. It's your soap after all!
Step 4: Pour the soap equally into each mold and spritz the surface with rubbing alcohol. For this project, I used heart shaped silicon baking cups and they were adorable!
Let the soap set in the mold until completely cool (usually just a few hours).
Step 5: Once your soap bars are cool and solid, remove from molds and turn out, right side up, on a piece of freezer paper. You can even use a brown paper bag - anything to protect your counter tops from the next steps!
Spritz the tops lightly with rubbing alcohol.
Step 6: Place the clear soap base into a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat on short bursts until fully melted. Stir in cocoa powder.
If your soap solidifies up at this point, put it back in the micro for a few seconds to melt it again.
Step 7: Dip a spoon into the "chocolate" soap and drizzle thin lines over the soap bars. You'll have to work quickly so the soap doesn't set up on you before you can get the drizzles done. The chocolate soap must be fairly warm in order to stick to the bars correctly.
Don't worry about being too perfect! They're handcrafted after all!
Step 8: Let the soap set undisturbed for another several hours, to allow the drizzles to fully adhere to the bars.
Remove from wax paper and use a non-serrated knife to carefully pare away any excess drizzles trailing from your soap bars.
Your chocolate drizzled strawberry soaps are now ready to use, or package as gifts.
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