Friday, December 28, 2012

New Years Craft: Glittery Body Stick and Sparkling Champagne Loaf Soap


I know that Yule just ended and New Years hasn't happened yet, but I am always looking for new crafts to keep these busy hands even busier. So I saw this New Years soap recipe on line at Wholesales Supplies Plus (a great place to pick up a few things at great prices) and I just had to add it to my collection. While there I saw they had iridescent glitter on sale and so I thought of my younger days and thought New Years Eve Parties and body glitter. So here are three recipes, The first two are my creations and the last one is their soap. Oh and I carried the fairy dust fragrance oil over into my two recipes as well. Enjoy!

I see in the recipe it calls for "fairy dust fragrance oil." That is a new one on me and on my list for my next order. Sounds like something that might be nice to have around with all my great grands. 
Yup fifty-seven and has great grands.
How life just flies by.

Iridescent glitter Stick

4 push up sticks (1 oz)
2 oz cocoa butter
2 oz soy wax
1/4 teaspoon Fairy Dust Fragrance Oil
1 tablespoon Super sparkle iridescent glitter

Melt the cocoa nutter and soy wax in a microwave safe bowl (or over a double boiler) Stirring every 30 seconds until done. Mix in the glitter with a whisk, a little at a time, so it doesn't clump. Pour into the 4 sticks and allow to cool and harden before capping



Iridescent Glow Body oil 
 
 Jojoba oil is thought to act as a moisturizer & emollient agent to improve skin elasticity and suppleness. It contains natural Vitamin E to minimize oxidation. Penetrates quickly - one of the “driest“ natural oils available.
 
4 oz jojoba oil
1 Tbsp super sparkle iridscent glitter
1/4 tsp fairy dust fragrance oil (optional)
1 (4 oz) clear lotion bottle with a flip top
 
 Blend all together with a whisk and pour into a lotion bottle



MP Soap: Sparkling Champagne Loaf Soap
Project Level: Intermediate
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Yields: 44 oz or 8-1 inch bars

This glitter soap is perfect for a New Year's celebration, wedding or anytime you need something for a special occasion.

INCI Ingredient Label: Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Water, Sodium


 Stearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laurate, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Mica (and) Titanium Dioxide (and) Iron Oxides, Polyethylene Terephthalate Copolymer

Ingredients
  • 32 Ounce(s)  Basic Clear MP Soap Base
  • 32 Ounce(s) Basic White MP Soap Base
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Super Sparkle Iridescent Glitter
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) Sparkle Gold Mica Powder
  • 2 Ounce(s)  Fairy Dust Fragrance Oil 269
  • 1 Piece(s)  Regular Silicone Loaf Mold
  • 2 Ounce(s)  Vanilla Color Stabilier-MP Soap
Equipment
  • Cheese Grater
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Glass Measuring Cup - Small & Large
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Microwave or Double Boiler
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Plastic Dropper - 1
  • Plastic Spray Bottle with Alcohol
  • Soap Cutter
Directions

  1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  2. Place loaf mold on cookie sheet. This will give stability to mold so it can be moved easily.
  3. Weigh 6 oz. of clear soap base. Cut into chunks and place in glass measuring cup.
  4. Heat in microwave for about 30 seconds. Take out and stir soap. If any chunks remain, place in microwave for 10 second intervals until melted.
  5. Add 1/4 teaspoon of gold mica powder to soap and stir well. Pour soap into bottom of loaf mold.
  6. Let soap completely set up. This will be made into gold curls for the middle and top of loaf.
  7. Remove soap from mold. Using the "slices" side of a cheese grater, grate the soap into curls. Continue until all 6 oz. of soap is grated.
  8. In small glass container, mix 2 Tablespoons (30ml) of fragrance oil with 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Vanilla Color Stabilizer. Set aside.
  9. Weigh 6 oz. of clear soap base and cut into chunks. Place in glass measuring cup and heat in microwave until melted. Remove and stir to be sure all soap has melted.
  10. Add 5 ml or 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil mixture to soap and gently stir.
  11. Add 1 Tablespoon of glitter. Mix well. Pour into loaf mold and let set up.
  12. Weigh 2 oz. of clear soap and melt in microwave. Add 1/4 teaspoon of gold mica powder. Stir well.
  13. Spritz the top of the clear glitter soap in loaf mold generously with alcohol. This will help the soap layers stick together after unmoulding.
  14. Pour the gold soap over the first layer. Spritz top with alcohol to release any surface air bubbles.
  15. Weigh 25 oz. of white soap base. Cut into chunks and place in large glass measuring cup.
  16. Place in microwave and heat until soap is completely melted. Remove and stir to be sure all soap has melted.
  17. Add 22 ml of fragrance and gently stir.
  18. Spritz the top of soap in mold with alcohol. When soap temperature has reached 125° or below, pour white soap over thin gold layer.
  19. Sprinkle in gold soap curls that were made at beginning of recipe. Fill soap with as many curls as will fit, gently pushing down with a spoon. (Leave some gold curls for top of soap). When finished, spritz top of soap with alcohol. Let soap set up.
  20. Once soap has completely hardened, weigh and cut up 6 oz. of clear soap base. Heat in microwave until melted.
  21. Add 5 ml or 1 teaspoon of fragrance oil along with 1 Tablespoon of super sparkle glitter.
  22. Spritz top of soap with alcohol. Pour clear glitter soap over top. Sprinkle remaining gold curls over soap.
  23. If any soap remains from top layer of clear/glitter, remelt and drizzle this over the gold curls. This will set them in place and add a little more glitter to top of soap.
  24. Once soap has completely hardened, gently remove soap from mold. Using mitre box, if available, slice soap into 1 inch slices. Otherwise, cut soap into slices with soap cutter or very dull knife.
  25. Wrap soap and label accordingly.

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