Embedded Carnation Melt and Pour Soap Bars

Embedding smaller soap bars within bigger soap bars is an easy way to make a truly impressive bar of soap. You’ll be surprised when you learn how simple it actually is to do.

embedded carnation melt and pour soap bars

Take these stunning embedded carnation melt and pour soap bars for example. All that is required is a couple of soap moulds, some melt and pour soap base, and a little bit of patience.

How to Make Embedded Carnation Melt and Pour Soap Bars

What you need

  • 25g White Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 100g Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • Soap Colouring (we used Powdered Mica)
  • Soap Fragrance or Essential Oils (optional)
  • Clear Alcohol (eg Isopropyl or Vodka) in a Spray Bottle
  • Mouldtastic Carnation Deluxe Silicone Mould
  • Mouldtastic Hexagon Silicone Mould
  • Soap Making Equipment (Tray or Breadboard, Measuring Jug, Wooden Stirrer, Double Boiler or Microwave etc)

Method

Weigh out your 25g of white soap base and cut it up into small cubes. Put it in a microwave safe jug or double boiler. (NOTE: You may want to add up to 5% for wastage depending on the size of the jug or double boiler you are using).

Position the carnation mould ready to be filled. Putting it on a tray or breadboard allows for easy transportation while the soap is still setting.

a carnation silicone mould and a beaker filled with melt and pour soap base

Melt your soap base as per the instructions. Add the soap scent (if applicable) and mix well.

Carefully pour your soap base into the carnation cavity. To limit air bubbles in your soap, bring the pouring spout down to touch the edge of the cavity so the soap runs down the wall of the cavity and slowly fills the mould.

Spray the surface of the soap with alcohol to get rid of surface bubbles.

Let the soap set for 12hrs and then peel back the silicone mould to release the carnation soap.

Weigh out 80g of clear soap base and cut it up into small cubes. Put it in a microwave safe jug or double boiler.

Position the hexagonal mould on a tray or breadboard, ready to be filled.

Melt your soap base as per the instructions. Add the soap scent (if applicable) and mix well.

NOTE: Some fragrance and essential oils can cause clear soap bases to go ‘coudy’ which means you may not be able to clearly see the carnation embed once your embedded carnation melt and pour soap bar has set. For this reason you may want to leave your clear base unscented.

Pour your melted soap base into the hexagonal mould. Spray the surface of the soap with alcohol to get rid of surface bubbles.

Allow the soap to cool for a minute or two, and then carefully place the carnation soap bar upside down in the centre of the hexagonal mould. Ensure the the carnation is sitting level with the layer of clear soap.

Set the soap aside to cool until the clear soap base has set solid.

Weigh out the remaining 20g of clear soap base and cut it up into small cubes. Put it in a microwave safe jug or double boiler.

Position the hexagonal mould containing the clear soap base and the carnation embed on a tray or bread board, ready to be filled.

Melt your soap base as per the instructions. Add the soap colouring and soap scent (if applicable) and mix well.

Spray the surface of the existing solid soap in the hexagonal mould with alcohol. This will help the next layer you are about to pour adhere to the existing solid layer.

Pour the coloured, melted soap base into the hexagonal mould to the very rim. Avoid letting it overflow. Spray the surface of the soap with alcohol to get rid of surface bubbles.

Set the soap aside for 24hours to set and harden.

Once set, peel back the hexagonal silicone mould to reveal you beautiful embedded carnation melt and pour soap bar.

Recipe Variations

Why not try a different shaped mould or a different colour combination like these pink and orange carnations set against a white background in a circular mould.

two embedded carnation soap bars sitting side by side, one pink, one orange

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