Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Melt-and-Pour Loaves and Popular Scents

If you ever have a large event and need a creative gift idea, melt-and-pour soap loaves are the way to go. We're putting together an order for a ladies golf tournament and on occasion, we'll have customers come in and make a loaf to cut for wedding or baby shower presents. It's really easy and a lot of fun! I like to melt clear soap and split it into different cups for multiple colors, and then swirl in a little bit of white base for an extra pop. You can also chop up hardened pieces of soap and drop them in for a neat geometric look. Our 12" loaf mold and crinkle cutters work great for this project!

Some of our most popular fragrances include:

1. Oatmeal, Milk and Honey
2. Vanilla Select
3. Sensuous Sandalwood
4. Lavender
5. Lilac
6. White Tea and Ginger
7. Relaxing
8. Plumeria
9. Island Coconut
10. Yuzu Cybilla

Packaging is super easy, too! Simply wrap each bar in plastic wrap, cut off the extra from the back of the bar and do a couple of passes with a heat gun to shrink the wrap to the soap. Add a personalized sticker and you're done!


  1. Im agree with oatmeal, vainilla, Lavender, Coconut... but Yuzu Cybilla?? or Plumeria...i dont have a clue of how they are, or what they are. Maybe because in my country people usually asked for honey, roses or lavender :)

  2. What do you use to cut your loaves? The one and only time I made a MP loaf I used my scraper, cutter thingy and the loaf was so hard it bent it out of shape. I love the look, but haven't done another one because I don't know how to cut it and get nice even cuts. Thanks.

  3. P.S. How do you pour to get the swirl in the picture on top on the left?

  4. Melissa, you might just try using a kitchen butcher knife to cut your loaf if it is too hard for your scraper or crinkle cutter. You can also get a wood cutter for soap logs at Bramble Berry to get perfect slices every time. Follow this link:

    The swirl is what happened when I poured a steady strip from one end of the mold to the other and back again, like an elongated 'U'. Honestly, this was much more of a happy accident than a skillful technique :-)