Ombre Orange Citrus Melt and Pour Soap
Who doesn't love a multi layer orange ombre soap that's easy to make with ready to use melt and pour soap and smells heavenly! Today I’m going to show you step by step how to make this awesome Citrus Orange soap.
3 lb of our shea butter melt and pour soap
1 lb of our clear melt and pour soap
2 oz of our orange blossom fragrance oil
2.5 gm of citrus orange mica powder (coming soon)
2.5 gm of rose gold eco glitter (coming soon)
You’ll also need:
1 silicone loaf mold
Isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle
At least one large microwave safe bowl
2 small mixing bowls or plastic beakers
A silicone mixing spatula
Small mixing utensil
This soap is made up of four layers. We’re going to start from the bottom layer up!
Go ahead and cut up and measure out 7.4 oz of clear melt and pour soap and 3.6 oz of shea butter melt and pour soap.
Add both to a large microwave safe bowl and microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely smooth and melted.
Next take 8 grams by weight of orange blossom fragrance oil and mix it with ½ tsp of citrus orange mica and mix well. Pour the fragrance and mica mixture into the melted soap and mix well.
Take this mixture and pour into your silicone loaf mold, spritzing the top of the soap with isopropyl alcohol. Allow soap layer to harden.
Now cut up and measure out 3.6 oz of clear melt and pour soap and 7.4 oz of shea butter melt and pour soap, place into your microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave until melted entirely.
Measure out 8 grams by weight of orange blossom fragrance oil and to that you’re going to take a ¼ tsp of citrus orange mica powder and mix into the fragrance oil really well.
Stirring until there are no longer any clumps in the mixture. Once nice and smooth go ahead and add into your melted soap and mix well.
Check to make sure the first layer has hardened then take your thermometer,
I find the instant ones the easiest to use for soap making but you can use a normal candy thermometer, and check the temperature of your liquid second layer. You want it to cool to 130 F or below.
Once its reached this temperature, you can spray the solid layer of soap you poured first with isopropyl alcohol and pour your second layer right on top in the silicone loaf mold. (The alcohol helps adhere the layers together). Once poured you again spray the top with alcohol to eliminate air bubbles and let harden.
Next layer! Take 12 oz of shea butter melt and pour soap and cut into chunks and place into your microwave safe bowl and heat until completely melted.
Measure out 8 grams by weight of orange blossom fragrance oil and mix this time with an 1/8 tsp of citrus orange mica powder. Mix well until there are no clumps. Add to your melted shea butter and stir well.
Again you’re going to take your thermometer and measure the temperature of your melted shea butter. Once it has reached 130 F or lower your going to this time take ½ oz by weight of this melted soap mixture and pour into a separate bowl and place off to the side for your next layer.
Go ahead and spritz your solid layer of soap in your loaf mold with alcohol and pour your third layer into the silicone mold, spritzing the top with alcohol for air bubbles and let harden.
NOW for the top layer! Measure and cut 11 oz of shea butter melt and pour soap and add the ½ oz of reserved soap from the previous layer, place in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted.
Once heated and melted add 8 grams by weight of orange blossom fragrance and stir well.
It’s that time again, grab that handy thermometer and check the temperature of your liquid soap. Once under 130 F Spritz the top of your solid soap in the loaf mold and pour your final layer of soap into the mold and let harden.
LASTLY your going to measure out ½ oz of clear melt and pour soap and melt it in the microwave. Spritz your top layer of soap with alcohol and then drizzle the clear melt and pour soap over the top of the loaf. Immediately after go ahead and sprinkle ½ tsp of rose gold eco glitter along the top of the loaf and let harden!
AND THAT’S IT! Go ahead and let this harden and completely set up. Once hardened you can remove from the silicone loaf mold and cut and package as you’d like!
- Hannah Straight