- Prep the container you’ll be using as a mold. If you’re planning on doing soap making in the future, it may be worthwhile buying a silicone mold for this. However, since this is an occasional project, I generously lined a square lid with baking paper.
- Sprinkle coconut shaving on the bottom of the lined box.
- Cut the amount of soap you want, remembering you’re making this in two stages- white first, then pink.
- Place in a microwavable container and melt in 20-second spurts on low.
- Give it a really good stir, then add a little squirt of Wilton’s white icing colour to remove the translucency and a little sprinkle of white pearl lustre dust for cupcake decorating to give it depth.
- Drop in enough scent, using a mixture of coconut and a ‘sweet candy-like’ fragrance (see notes).
- Pour in the mixture so it comes halfway up the side of your mold.
- Let stand to firm up. Repeat the process of slicing some soap from the kit, melting and adding in the white icing colour. However, instead of adding in the pearl lustre, add in a pink lustre colour to tint the soap.
- Add in your scent, mix well and pour over the white soap layer and set aside to firm. Slice to smooth the edges or to cut down to appropriate sizing.
- When melting the soap, use a container you can keep for future crafts.
- Scent: I used predominantly a coconut scent and a drop or two of a ‘sweet candy’ scent to make it smell more dessert-like, like coconut ice.
- The amount of fragrance you use will depend on the brand and quality you use and the amount of soap you make. I used 250 grams of soap, so used 0.15-0.20 ounces of fragrance oil in total.
- Remember to use a fragrance oil that is suitable for soap making. Using inferior or inadequate products leads to the scent fading quickly and not ‘holding’.