Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Melt & Pour Soap Making: Soap Gelato Recipe #2

I'm a bit behind in posting this recipe and I apologize. I have had a number of emails asking for the Gelato Recipe #2. This recipe omits the citric acid (which gives the Recipe #1 some fizzing action in the tub).

Recipe #2 is more of a body butter soap. You are going to want to let this recipe set up for a while before you scoop into your gelato cup. If you try to scoop too soon, you may find the mixture too soft and you'll end up with a Gelato Glob. That's not exactly the visual effect you are hoping for. However, don't let it set up to the point that it is firm. Then you will have on heck of a time trying to make your soap scoops. Once the soap scoops sets up, they will be firm and when used, the scoop will be like a ball of soap. There is no fizzy or foaming action.

(all of these items are available on our web site, including the Gelato containers)

  • One pound body butter whip

  • 1 pounds of opaque (white) melted soap base

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin Start with 2 tablespoons, but you can add an additional tablespoon of glycerin if your mixture seems overly pasty.

  • 1/4 cup white sugar (yep, the kind you use in your morning coffee!)

  • 3 Teaspoons of fragrance oil

  • DWP soap colorant. Add a few drops until desired color is achieved.

Place your body butter whip into a mixing bowl. A stainless steel mixing bowl is best. Using a handheld mixer, begin to whip on medium speed. Once whipped add the melted white soap base and fragrance. Incorporate the melted soap into the whipped body butter and then continue whipping on low speed adding the liquid glycerin and any colorant in the process. Slowly add the sugar , folding it into the mixture just like you would do if baking.

Let the mixture set up for a brief period (suggesting 30 to 45 minutes) before you start scooping. Do a test scoop to see if the mixture is firm but still somewhat pliable. A squirt of Pam inside the ice cream scoop can help with release issues. Sometimes the mixture gets a bit stubborn and doesn't want to release. If you don't have Pam on hand, just rub the inside of the scoop with a very thin layer of vegetable cooking oil.

That's pretty much it. Scoop the mixture into your gelato cups. You can do one scoop or two. Remember, this recipe is type of soap scrub. It is for cleansing and not for making fizzing bath water. Enjoy!

PS: Check out the wooden spoons we sell for the gelato cups. A nice finishing touch to your handiwork. We place the wooden spoon lengthwise into the soap scoops and the secure the gelato lid to the cup.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

All the best