Updated: Apr 6, 2021
These are soooo cute! You're going to love this project!
Things you'll need:
Hatchling Turtle Soap Molds
Hot Plate or Stove top
Step 1: Cut your soap base into small 1” cube sized pieces.
Step 2: Put the cubed soap base into the melting pot. Set the hotplate on medium-low heat to melt the soap, stirring occasionally. Use a thermometer if you have one, to monitor the temperature, as you don’t want it to overheat. The melt point of most Melt-and-Pour Soap Base is 115°-125°F. You never want to let your base get hotter than 30°F above the melt point as many issues can arise including dehydration, soap bloom and brittleness. A good range is 145°-155°F. This will allow you time to color, fragrance and pour your soap without it hardening before you have time to do so.
Step 3: When the soap base is melted stir in about 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons of alfalfa powder and about 1/2 teaspoon of essential oil fragrance.
Step 4: Prepare the soap molds. We've poured a small amount of poppy seeds into the molds to add texture and color to the 'shell' of the turtle hatchlings.
Step 5: Slowly and carefully pour the melted soap base into the molds. For best results take care not to over fill the molds.
Step 6: Set the molds someplace cool to allow the soap base to cool and harden. We set our molds in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
Step 7: When the soap in the molds has cooled and hardened carefully remove the soap shape from the molds. Start by lightly bending one edge of the mold and then working your way around the whole mold. Once all the sides have been loosened the soap will easily slip out of the mold.
Step 8: Enjoy your creations! They make great gifts and are fun to decorate with. Use your imagination, make a sea themed bathroom counter scene wit the hatchling soaps! :D