I always love to give handmade goodies for holidays and I think these little soap chocolates are the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a sweetheart or even friends and co-workers. They are simple and budget friendly! I hope you enjoy it!
• 12 oz. of Bright White glycerin soap
• 8 oz. of Naturally Clear plus 4 oz. of Bright White glycerin soap
• two, 2 cup microwave safe glass measuring cups
• 2 plastic droppers
• Wilton Bite size brownie squares pan
• Strawberry Fragrance Oil
• Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil
• Non Bleed Red Liquid Color
• Brown Oxide Liquid Color
• two, 2 or 4 oz. Plastic Squeeze Bottles
• Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
a simmering pan of water (optional)
1) Melt 12 oz of white soap in microwave - about 2 minutes. Add 6 drops of Non bleed red color, less or more depending on how light or dark you would like your pink, and 4 ml of Strawberry Fragrance. Set aside
2) Melt 8 oz of clear soap base plus 4 oz. of white soap base in microwave - about 2 minutes, Add 30 drops of Brown Liquid Oxide, more or less depending on how light or dark you would like the chocolate color, and 4 ml of Rich Dark Chocolate Fragrance Oil.
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3) Pour about 1 oz of pink soap into one squeeze bottle and about 1 oz of Chocolate Brown soap into the other squeeze bottle. If the soap starts to set up, place the bottles in a pan of simmering water until the soap is liquid again.
4) Working in only 12 of the mold cavities, make thin lines of soap across the mold in a diagonal motion using one of the soap colors. You may get a little pooling depending on how hot the soap is – this is ok! Repeat in the remaining 12 cavities with the other soap color. Let set for about 5 minutes.
I make the lines across the entire mold but if you are less messy than me, you can concentrate the lines within the individual cavities. The lines will just be thicker if you do that.
5) Make sure the soap in the glass containers is at about 120 degrees, not too hot to melt the soap and not too cool to look goopy. Let cool or heat as needed. Spray the brownie mold with a generous amount of rubbing alcohol coating all of the soap lines.
6) Pour the pink soap in the mold cavities with chocolate brown stripes and the chocolate brown soap in the mold cavities with the pink stripes. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles and let set about 1 hour until the soap is completely firm.
7) Pop out of the mold and you are done!
Variation: Once you get the hang of the squeeze bottles you can make other designs such as hearts, swirls or dots.
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