Friday, June 29, 2012

40 Melt & Pour Soap Making Projects

40 Melt and Pour Soap Projects from

Every week, numerous emails are received requesting help with melt and pour soap making. We decided to take action and create a CD featureing 40 of our most popular soaping projects.

This collection of projects provide step-by-step demonstrations of the 'melt and pour' method of making soaps. Learn tricks and techniques that will result in impressive hand-crafted soaps. These same projects videos are offered on our website, only now, they are in one collection.

We are giving away 5 CD's as a promo on our FB page in July. Be sure to LIKE our FB page to receive notification of the FREE offer. Retail price of the CD is $11.99. That's just 30 cents per project!

40 Melt and Pour Soap Making Projects CD

The CD will be listed on our website mid-July.
Once released, you will find it at this link.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Scratch Off Savings

I don't know about you, but I love surprise savings. When a Kohl's scratch off promotional flyer arrives in my mailbox, I scramble to find a coin to see what I can save on my next purchase. There's no need to scout out a coin with GoPlanet's new "Scratch and Save" cards. We include the coin!

For a limited time we are randomly including a scratch-off card inside your order shipment. The scratch off reveals a discount or FREE product when placing a future order. Enter the discount code at checkout and we will make sure you receive the appropriate gift or discount.

The scratch off card and coin will be attached to the receipt that is included in your shipment. Good luck!

Scratch off tickets expire 9-18-2012. Don't miss out.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Melt & Pour: Golf Ball & Tee Soap

Surprise that golfer on Father's Day with this golf ball & tee soap. Mold Market mold #050 readily accepts multiple color pours. Brown oxide, Kelly green and snow white colors were used in the above soap. It is scented with Bamboo & Citrus.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Melt & Pour Soap Molds: The Moose Hunt is On

Father's Day is rapidly approaching. Consider these Mold Market Moose molds for the hunter in your life. My personal assistant, Kristy, is leaving GoPlanet after four years of service. She is heading to the Northern part of Michigan where hunting is a BIG event. Kristy poured these soaps in tribute to her departure.

Thank you Kristy for all you have done to make GoPlanet a successful online soaping company. You have always remained committed to providing outstanding customer service.

How fortunate to have such wonderful staff through the years. They continue to embrace friendships even after parting ways as they move into long-term career paths.

Melt & Pour Soap: Asian Twist

The Goplanet staff had fun pairing soap colors for Mold Market's #214 Eternal Love mold.  My favorite is the pink and black, though each soap turned out equally well. Email for the colors used in this photo shoot. They are all colors from the GoPlanetEarth liquid gel line.

These make awesome wedding shower favors. Pair with bamboo chopsticks and a gift tag that reads,
Love is like a pair of chopsticks.
One cannot function without the other.
Both must be willing to handle all kinds of tastes:
sweet, sour, bitter, spicy...

These soaps fit GoPlanet's  4 x 2 x 9 cello bags. Just be sure to wrap each soap before placing inside the bag. Close the bag with a colorful fabric ribbon and a set of chopsticks (you can cut the chopsticks to size if you want). 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Melt & Pour Soap: Fries with your Burger?

I'm preparing for my grandson's 4th birthday party. These soaps are going to be part of the favors. We are cooking out burgers on the grill, so this theme will certainly tie into the "picnic party" theme.

I'll have a how-to posted soon. This is such an easy project and perfect for those starting out in melt and pour soap and looking for fun, creative projects. I rate this an A+ soaping project to do with 6-10 year olds at a birthday party.

Melt & Pour Soap: How to Use Leftover Soap Base

What's not to love about these multi-stripe loaf slices? These soaps were made from leftover soap base using Mold Market's square loaf mold. Some of the loaf cuts were made using a wavy soap cutter. Other cuts were made with a straight soap cutter.

GoPlanet's custom made miter box is ideal for cutting loaf soaps. If you're looking for a way to use up leftover melt and pour soap, this is an option. I would love to tell you what scent was used, but it was a blend of fragrances from all the leftover soap. It actually smelled quite nice.

You can always override the original scent by adding additional fragrance to each layered batch.

The key to successfully creating a layered loaf soap is timing. Each layer must set up until a soap skin has formed. Then, generously spray the soap skin layer with rubbing alcohol. Pour the next layer at a 130 degree F temp. You don't want to break the soap skin of the previously poured layer. If you pour to hot, the pour will penetrate the previous layer and you won't have nice clean edges to your colored layers.

NEVER, never dispose of your soap scraps. They can always be recycled into new soaps. Keep all leftover soap in a plastic bag and securely tied with a twist tie. Heat sealing the bag is even better as it keeps out any residual moisture and prevents condensation from forming on the surface of the soap scraps.