Friday, July 9, 2010

Mint Chocolate Chip

Is the heat getting you down? Cool off with this refreshing new fragrance at Otion: Mint Chocolate Chip. Enjoy the scent of Pure Cane Sugar, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Truffle, Crème de Menthe, Peppermint Candy and Vanilla Brulee. It’s all rounded out with Tonka Bean, Musk and a hint of Butterscotch. Close your eyes and delight in the sweet chocolate and energizing mint!

Simply blend one drop each of lime and brilliant blue Labcolors in an opaque melt-and-pour soap base for the perfect minty green. I made a basic rectangle with black oxide pigment and chopped it up for the chips. It worked great! For the actual bars, I used a variety of scalloped shapes.

Use 4ml of fragrance per pound of melt-and-pour soap. Let the green cool and thicken slightly, but not too much to where you can't pour it. Add a couple cubes of white soap to help the cooling process go quicker. If you put your chips into too hot of soap, the color will bleed out of them and make a gross gray mess and the chips will melt away.

Sprinkle a few of the chips on the bottom of the mold before pouring the green so that you can see them on the top of the bar, and be sure to spray, spray, spray with rubbing alcohol so everything sticks together.

Top it off with a thin light green or white layer to make the colors pop. Don't cover over the chips completely-- we want to see those! Put them in the freezer for up to 20 minutes and you're done. Now try not to eat them.

1 comment:

  1. Came here from AussieSoapSupplies this time (usually I come via Soap Queen) and this soap makes me both hungry, and excited to try the new fragrance. I just love the scalloped moulds. I have the round ones, and it's great for the cupcakes but also makes a very cute soap! Fun! They look great Mr.SoapKing and Team!!!