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Melt and Pour Basic Soap

By: Maria Williamson

This is a great tutorial by Maria Williamson. You can make your own DIY soap in the comfort of your home. Make any color soap to match the decor of your bathroom or kitchen.


  • 4 oz Melt and Pour Clear soap
  • 1 Drop Green liquid skin safe colorant (I used Green)
  • ¾ tsp scent of choice (I used Eucalyptus)
  • A spray bottle with rubbing alcohol in it
  • A 4 oz soap mold or other flexible container like a yogurt tub


  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. Lay your mold on a flat protected surface.

  3. Cut your melt and pour soap into chunks and place them in a heat safe container.

  4. Place it in the microwave and cover with plastic wrap to retain moisture. Melt on 30 second burst until almost all the soap is melted. Stir to finish melting the left over chunks of soap. You don’t want your soap to get too hot or it will burn and smell bad.
  5. Add the drop of color; you can add more if you want it darker but I was going for a translucent glass look on this one. Add your scent, stir well.
  6. Pour into the mold. You will see bubbles like in the picture below. Quickly spray with rubbing alcohol to break them up. See the difference?

  7. Let this set up for at least an hour. They release better if they are allowed to set up over night. Unlike Cold Process soaps these are ready for use immediately. There you go, a beautiful bar of soap for yourself or a wonderful gift!



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I have been wanting to make my own soaps for a very long time now and still have not done it yet. I want to add some essential oils to them for whatever your aliments are. I have been researching which oils are for what and then I want to make some soap for my friends and family for gifts. This is such a easy tutorial for soap making with a lot of great tips. So fast and easy. Where is the best place to get essential oils and the melt and pour?

I can't wait to try making this. I need to source the melt and pour soap. I have never bought any before. We have a big crafters market chain of stores here in South Africa so I will go there and I am sure I will find it. I can't wait to get into this hobby and make soap for everyone I know. I am also popping down to the nearest baking shop to look for molds for the soap bars.

very good

This would be a new craft to try

yes very help full and this would be my fist time at doing craft soap thank you


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