Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Please Note: Before starting this recipe, place your champagne into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes stirring periodically. Then, weigh out 129 grams of the champagne. Carefully pour the champagne into ice cube trays. Allow them to freeze overnight. When you are ready to soap, the frozen champagne is used as half of the water portion of the water/lye solution.
Caution: There is a chance that when mixing the frozen champagne and water with the lye, a volcanic effect may take place. This is why it is recommended that you mix the frozen champagne/water with the lye in a deep mixing bowl in the sink.
Please Note: You should use a dry champagne. If your champagne has a high sugar content, it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. You will want to watch for this as well as take proper precautions at safe guarding the surface your mold is sitting on.
Step 1: Prepare your lye solution. Allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.
Step 2: Prepare your soaping oils. Once you have weighed them out and melted them, allow the temperature of your oils to drop to room temperature.
Step 3: While you are waiting, prepare the two soap colorants as listed above.
Step 4: Then, add the lye solution to the soaping oils and stick blend to emulsify. Add the Gin Martini fragrance oil. Once again, stick blend to incorporate the scent.
Step 5: Next, you will need two empty bowls. Divide your soap batter in two equal portions in these bowls.
Step 6: Now, color your soap batter. To one half of your soap batter, add the titanium dioxide colorant. To the second bowl, add the green colorant. Stick blend the contents of each bowl to incorporate the colorants.
Step 7: Pour the green soap batter in into the white bowl. You want to pour small amounts of the green soap batter in various spots throughout the bowl until you have used all of the green batter.
Step 8: Use a rubber spatula to swirl the soap batter in the bowl until you are satisfied with your swirls.
Step 9: Pour the soap batter into your mold. Then, use a wooden skewer to swirl the top of the soap using circular motions. This will give the top of your soap a nice finishing touch.
Step 10: Wait 24-48 hours before removing your champagne soap from the mold.
Step 11: Finally, slice the soap and allow it to cure before using it.
Enjoy your gin martini soap!
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