Sunday, December 16, 2007

Final Photos & Instructions for Jelly Roll Soaps

Click here for Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Three-point-Five Rolling Video, Day Four instructions for more information on the abbreviated instructions below.

Instructions for Jelly Rolls

1. Melt 5 ounces of melt and pour soap in the microwave. Bramble Berry soap takes one 35 second melt & stir, plus another 20 second melt & stir for 5 ounces of soap to melt.

2. Add fragrance and color and stir well. Add .5 ounces of Liquid Glycerin to this mixture. Stir well.

3. Pour mixture into the 9 x 9 silicone baking pan. Spritz layer with Rubbing Alcohol to get rid of excess bubbles.

4. Allow to harden for approximately 10 minutes or until a very thick skin, capable of supporting another layer, has formed.

Repeat 1 - 4 until there are 4 or 5 layers.

Pop out the entire block of soap. With a firm grip, quickly start to roll the soap up. Massage the soap into a tighter roll. Let the soap sit for three to five minutes and cut gently with a sharp knife.

Let the soap sit overnight before wrapping. This allows the layers to fully adhere to each other and excess moisture to evaporate from the soap.

That's it! You're done. You'll make 18 (or so) adorable, cute, oh-so-complicated-looking soaps in 30 minutes or less.