How to Make a Cherry Shaped Soap
- 1). Chop the glycerin soap base into quarter-sized pieces. Place the pieces into a glass measuring cup. Microwave the soap for 3 minutes, then 1 minute at a time after that until all the soap is melted.
- 2). Pour some of the melted soap into a second measuring cup. Drip up to 20 drops of red pigment into one measuring cup and green in the other. Drip about 10 drops of cherry scented oil into both cups. Stir the soap gently with a wooden spoon.
- 3). Pour the red soap into the berry portion of the mold. Since this side is usually deeper, you run less of a risk of dripping the wrong color into the wrong area. Fill the mold until the soap threatens to spill into the leaf area.
- 4). Quickly fill the leaf portion of the mold with green soap. If a little green leaks onto the backs of the cherries, it's OK. You won't be able to see the leak on the front of the soap. Don't overfill the mold, though. Your colors will mix and look muddy.
- 5). Allow the soap to harden for 24 hours. Once hard, flip the mold and press on the shapes to release them. Press on the leaves first so the heavy berries don't break away from the thinner leaves.