Handmade Raw Sugar Soap
- 1 cup glycerin melt and pour soap (non-suspension formula)
- 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Turbinado
- Soap molds (silicon molds release best)
- Cut melt-and-pour soap into cubes and place in glass measuring cup.
- Place in microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir and repeat for 10 second intervals until completely melted.
- Let cool slightly for about one minute. While cooling, drop a sprinkle of turbinado in each mold.
- Stir turbinado into melted soap mixture. (The larger sugar crystals will not dissolve.)
- Carefully pour soap mixture into molds stopping at halfway full. Because turbinado settles in the bottom of the measuring cup, you’ll want to ensure that the thicker soap/sugar mixture is evenly distributed between the soap molds. Pour the remaining soap mixture evenly between soap molds, filling to top of mold.
- If bubbles appear on top of soap, gently spritz with alcohol to pop them.
- Let soap sit in a stable location for at least four hours. To extract soap from molds, gently push on the bottom of the mold until soap is released.
- We used a non-suspension glycerin soap base for this recipe so that the layers would be more visible; however you can use any type of soap base you wish. A shea butter or goat’s milk soap base will create light tan bars and a suspension glycerin soap base will spread the turbinado evenly throughout the bar.
- Glycerin soap will show fingerprints, so if presenting as a gift, try not to handle frequently before wrapping.
- Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture. In humid environments this moisture can form water droplets, and over time, will develop a film. The film can be removed with water, but to prevent it from occurring, tightly wrap glycerin soaps in plastic film wrap to prevent moisture from getting in.