How to Make Dessert-Themed Soap

Make realistic-looking lemon bar, chocolate mint and strawberry soaps with these simple steps.

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Materials and Tools:

clear melt-and-pour soap
goat's-milk-base melt-and-pour soap
clear suspension-base melt-and-pour soap
fragrance oil
essential oil
cocoa powder
cornstarch
brown oxide
brown mica
liquid soap colorant
strawberry seeds
soap molds
microwave-safe containers
mixing spoons
kitchen scale
kitchen knife
kitchen sieve
strawberry basket
plates

Steps:

Lemon Bar Soap

1. Chop clear and white soap base into 1-inch pieces with a kitchen knife.

2. Weigh the soap base on a kitchen scale in a microwavable container. You'll need a pound of clear soap and a pound of white soap.

3. Microwave the clear and white soap for six minutes to melt the bases together.

4. Add yellow colorant to the melted soap base, stirring to blend.

5. Add a few drops of lemon fragrance to the melted soap base.

6. Pour the liquid lemon soap into a mold through a kitchen sieve. Let it cool for an hour.

7. Unmold the soap and chop it into bars. Sprinkle a little cornstarch on top for realistic-looking lemon bars.

Chocolate Mint Soap

1. Chop clear and white soap base into 1-inch pieces with a kitchen knife, and separate it into two containers. This soap will have two layers, a chocolate one and a mint one.

2. Weigh the soap base on a kitchen scale in a microwavable container. You'll need a pound for each layer.

3. Microwave 1 pound of soap for three minutes.

4. Add colorant to the melted soap base.

5. Add fragrance to the melted soap base.

6. Pour the mint layer into the mold and let it set.

7. Microwave the other pound of soap for three minutes.

8. Add cocoa powder to the soap and stir.

9. Pour the chocolate soap on top of the mint layer. Let it cool for an hour.

10. Mold the chocolate mint soap and chop it into bars.

Basket of Strawberry Soaps

1. Chop suspension soap base into 1-inch pieces with a kitchen knife. Put the pieces in a microwave-safe container.

2. Weigh the soap base on a kitchen scale. You'll need 1 pound.

3. Microwave the soap for three minutes, until it's completely melted.

4. Add five drops of red colorant to the melted soap base and stir to blend.

5. Add 25 drops of strawberry fragrance to the melted soap base.

6. Add a spoonful of strawberry seeds and stir.

7. Pour the melted mixture into the strawberry mold. Let it cool for an hour.

8. Unmold the strawberry soap and put it in the basket.

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