Monday, June 14, 2010

Five Days of Father's Day: Army Soap

It's Father's Day week on the Soap Queen Blog so get ready for a fun, five day count down of my favorite soapy projects for Dad. Today's project is Army Soap! It is so fun and easy to make a cool camouflage soap using our non-bleeding liquid oxides. But my favorite part of this project is the Blue Man fragrance, I just can't get enough of it!

Ingredients
14 ounces Clear Soap Base
Syringe 
5 small mugs and spoons
1 large microwave safe container
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ONE: Melt 14 ounces of clear soap base in a large microwave safe container. Once the soap is melted, stir in .25 ounces of Blue Man Fragrance Oil. Mix well.

TWO: Separate the soap into 4 small containers (or mugs) and mix in your colorants. Make 4 separate soap colors using Liquid Green, Liquid Black, Liquid Brown and a combination of Liquid Green and Liquid Black for a darker green color (1 part to 1 part). Mix each colorant well with a spoon
TIP: Have a mug of boiling hot water ready to clean your syringe between uses.

THREE: Once all of the colorants are mixed in, use your syringe to randomly marble your camouflage colors. Squirt a blob of each color into the cavities of the mold spritzing in between colors, to ensure that the colors stick together. Remember to rinse the syringe in hot water between colors.

FOUR: Once all four colors are randomly dispersed and cover the bottom of the mold, it’s time to pour in the rest of the colored soap. You can make distinct layers for each color or do what I did and pour them in all at once creating a camouflaged swirl effect. Let the soap cool for 4-6 hours before popping the soap out of the mold.
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