Glycerin Clear Soap 1Kg
Clear Natural Glycerine Soap Base is easy to use for soap crafting – just melt and pour into your moulds.
Unfragranced, Sles Free
Made from coconut oil
8 in stock
How to Use Clear Glycerine Soap Base
- Cut the soap base into small cubes.
- Melt in the microwave, with 20-second bursts on medium, stop – Stir and heat – until all the soap lumps are melted. You should have a clear liquid, possibly with a little foaminess on the surface.
- Add a fragrance oil of your choice.
- Colour the soap with a pinch of soap dye or add a mica.
- Pour the liquid soap into a soap mould and set aside to cool.
Alternatively melt the soap in a melting pot/double boiler on medium heat, stirring often. Make sure you don’t boil the base.
Once all the soap blocks have melted completely, stir the mixture gently.
Liquid: If you use liquid soap dye, add 1 drop at a time and stir gently, until you are happy with your colour. Liquid colours do tend to bleed into each other, so it is not ideal for colour layering.
Mica Powder: If you are using mica, take a popsicle stick or spoon and take a tiny bit of mica (depending on how strong you want the colour) and put it in a small mixing container. Add a few drops of Isopropyl alcohol and mix thoroughly. The reason we disperse the mica in alcohol first is to avoid the mica powder clumping together which will result in an uneven colour or clumps of colour in your final soap. Add this mixture into the soap, little by little, until you have achieved the colour you need. Stir well, but gently. Vigorous stirring can cause bubbles.
After the colour is added, add your fragrance. The normal usage rate of fragrance oils in melt and pour is 1%. This would mean, if using 1000ml of the melted base, you would add 10ml of fragrance. This may vary depending on the type of essential oil or fragrance used, so always check the usage rate first and always make sure the fragrance oil is skin safe. Using a pipette, draw the necessary amount of fragrance from the bottle and drop it into the soap. Stirring gently for about 20 seconds will ensure that the fragrance oil has been blended in properly.
Spray your mould with a little spritz of Isopropyl alcohol (this helps the soap to adhere nicely to the mould and gets rid of surface tension making sure no bubbles are trapped between the soap and the mould)
Pour your soap gently into the mould. Spritz the top with rubbing alcohol as well to get rid of any bubbles.
Wait until your soap sets up completely before removing it from the mould. This can take 30 minutes up to several hours depending on the size of your mould. Once your soap is set, remove from the mould and wrap the soap in plastic film or shrink wrap as soon as possible after un-moulding. Glycerine is a humectant drawing moisture from the air to itself, which is why it is moisturising for your body, but unfortunately also causes the soap to draw the moisture from the air, causing glycerine dew drops on the soap. This is also known as sweating.
Note: Please be cautious when working with HOT melted bases.
Keep out of reach of children & pets.