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Making Soap, Make Something Special For Your Best Friend

Melt and Pour Soap.  Yep, it’s true. Now you can craft with Your Coffee Maker.

Make something Special for Your Best Friend this Valentine’s Day.
Melt and Pour Soap is easy to work with and works great with a coffee maker because it doesn’t need high heat.

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What you will need.

  • a bowl and a pan to create a double boiler
  • a block of Melt and Pour Soap
  • soap mold
  • coloring and essential oils, optional
  • knife to cut the soap
  • spoon or chop stick to stir

You will need to create a double boiler to melt the soap.
A double boiler consists of a metal bowl placed on top of a pan of simmering water. The bowl should not touch the simmering water.


Pour 1/2 cup water into the reservoir.
Put your pan on the burner, turn on the machine and let the water drip into your pan.
Cut up your soap into small pieces or shave it off the block.
Put the soap in the bowl and put this on top of the pan with water, put a lid on it.
Don’t put the the pan with the soap directly on the burner, you don’t want the soap to get to hot and burn.
Allow the soap to slowly melt.
When it is melted you can add coloring and essential oils if you want, check online with the soap manufacture for suggested amounts. Stir gently to avoid creating air bubbles.
Carefully pour the soap into your mold.

Some manufactures suggest lightly oiling molds for easier removal of soap.
Let cool a few hours and remove from mold and admire your beautiful creation.

For safety notes on using essential oils:
They also have a forum.

Types of M&P Soap available:
Goat’s Milk
Shea Butter
Hemp Seed Oil
Olive Oil

Things you can add to your soap:
Shea Butter    Cocoa Butter    Olive Oil        Emu Oil
Coconut oil    Mango Butter    Almond Oil
Aloe Vera Gel                            Calamine Lotion
Coffee Grounds                         Pumice Powder
Honey            Powdered Milk   Ground Oatmeal
Lavender        Rosemary        Calendula