A popular soap I made was the Seashore soap. I think it looks breathtaking. Can a soap be breathtaking? I think so.
This soap reminds me of sitting on the wharf with my feet dangling into the water. I would watch the waves crash in around the shore. The sea foam clung to the rocks while I scanned the area for broken shells and hoped for a dolphin to swim into the harbour. It was a magic time back then. I wanted to recreate that memory and came up with the idea for Seashore soap.
You will need one pound of white soap base. You will need 2 pounds of clear soap base. You will need rubbing alcohol, poppy seeds, aqua and blue Lab colors and you will also need a fresh scented fragrance oil. You need shea butter and coconut butter. I buy my products from New Directions.
This soap needs to be made quickly as well. Your white soap needs to be melted first. Use a double boiler and melt the soap. Do not boil it. Once the soap has melted I use 1 tablespoon full of coconut butter and 2 tablespoons of shea butter. You will need one drop of blue Lab color and 2 drops of the aqua Lab color. You will need 1 squirt of your fragrance oil. Mix and pour into mold.
During this time you should be melting your clear soap base. Cut it into small cubes. It will melt much faster. Time is of the essence with this soap. Have your extra ingredients ready to go and be mixed in with your clear soap. As soon as the white base with the coloring and fragrance has been poured into the mold, take your clear base off the stove and mix in your ingredients.
For the clear soap base you will need the one ounce of shea butter and 3 tablespoons of coconut butter. Mix well. Add 1 drop of the blue Lab color and 3 squirts of your fragrance of choice. Pour the base into a cup. Squirt the first soap base with rubbing alcohol. This will help the soap to adhere together. You’ll need to do a hard pour. Don’t be gentle. Add 1 squirt of the aqua Lab color to the remainder of the soap. Stir.
Spray the soap in the mold with rubbing alcohol again and pour the remainder of the clear soap that you had squirted the extra color into. Sprinkle poppy seeds over the top of the soap. Allow it to firm and slice. Viola! You have my Seashore soap.