What You’ll Need:
Pure Soap Silicone Tray Mold
32 oz. Aloe Vera Melt and Pour
3 oz. White Melt and Pour Soap Base
2 tsp. Activated Charcoal
0.8 oz. Tea Tree Essential Oil
99% Isopropyl Alcohol in Spray Bottle
Clean Up Tool
ONE: Chop 3 ounces of White Melt and Pour Soap Base into small chunks. Place them in a small heat safe container and melt in the microwave using 5-10 second bursts. Melt and pour is easy to burn when melting such a small amount, so use short bursts and do not let the soap boil.
TWO: Cut a very small amount off the tip of the Injector Tool. You still want the hole of the Injector Tool to be small, but making it slightly larger helps prevent it from clogging. Fill a small cup with very hot water. Have the hot water nearby while you fill in the details of the mold with white soap. Use it to clear the Injector Tool if the soap begins to cool and harden in the tool.
THREE: Spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol. Spritzing the mold allows the soap to spread easily into the details. Fill up the Injector Tool with the white soap and carefully fill in the details of the mold. Have the spray bottle filled with alcohol nearby to get rid of any bubbles. Work carefully but quickly to prevent the soap from hardening in the Injector Tool.
FOUR: Continue filling in the details of each cavity. If you make a mistake, allow the soap to fully cool and harden and use the Clean Up Tool to get rid of imperfections.
FIVE: While the white soap fully hardens, chop 32 ounces of Aloe Vera Melt and Pour Soap Base into small chunks. Place them in a large heat safe container and melt in the microwave using 30-60 second bursts. Between each burst, stir the soap to help it melt evenly. It can take a few minutes to fully melt depending on the strength of your microwave.
SIX: Mix 2 teaspoons of activated charcoal with 2 tablespoons of 99% isopropyl alcohol. Stir together to help get rid of large clumps. Add all of the dispersed charcoal into the melted soap and stir to fully combine.
SEVEN: Add the tea tree essential oil to the soap and stir to fully combine. Take the temperature of the soap. If the soap is poured into the mold when it’s hotter than 130 ° F, it may melt the white details in the mold. Allow the soap to cool to about 125 ° F.
EIGHT: Spritz the mold with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help the charcoal soap adhere to the white soap details. Pour the black soap into the mold, then spritz the top with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles. Allow the soap to fully cool and harden for several hours or up to overnight.
NINE: Remove from the mold and cut into bars using a sharp non-serrated knife. To avoid glycerin dew, wrap the bars in plastic wrap or another airtight packaging option. Enjoy!