Fudgy Chocolate Melt & Pour Soap

Here at MMS, most of us really enjoy chocolate and for good reason! Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors across the world. I can’t forget the wonderful benefits of chocolate either! The two main alkaloids in chocolate, theobromine(thē’ō-brō’mēn’) and phenylethylamine(fěn’əl-ěth’ə-lə-mēn’), have positive effects on the body. They have been linked to lowering blood pressure and raising serotonin levels in the brain (these are the chemicals that help make you happy). Chocolate even has a good number antioxidants to help fight free radicals. Of course, dark chocolate is more beneficial than milk chocolate. I could obviously talk about chocolate for pages, but I won’t. Instead, I’m going to talk about making a Melt & Pour Soap that looks like fudge and naturally smells like it too!

Collect needed supplies:
White or Transparent Melt and Pour Soap
Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil
Brown Oxide Color
Silver Mica
Long Loaf Soap Mold
Container for melting soap
Transfer Pipette
Scale
Mixing Spoon
Immersion blender
Measuring Spoon
Cutting Knife

Recipe:
5 pounds Melt & Pour Soap
1.2 ounces Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil (34 grams)
1 Tablespoon Brown Oxide Color
1 teaspoon Silver Mica

Weigh Melt & Pour Soap Base into a container for melting soap. I placed my soap in a 2 gallon soap bucket and melted the soap in the microwave. It took about 10 minutes to melt the soap. Once the soap was melted, I used the immersion blender to mix the fragrance oil into the soap. Then I added the Brown Oxide Color and blended until I couldn’t see any more lumps of color. I added the Silver Mica to help add a light catching texture to the brown color.

Notes:
I used a batch of Melt & Pour Soap I had mis-colored, instead of using a plain white or transparent Melt & Pour Soap. It didn’t affect the color since I was using a pigment and pigments cover colors. You can duplicate my mistake by using part White Melt & Pour Soap and part Transparent Melt & Pour Soap.

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Andee

My completely melted soap.

My completely melted soap.

Adding Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil.

Adding Chocolate Mousse Fragrance Oil.

Starting to blend the Brown Oxide into the soap.

Starting to blend the Brown Oxide into the soap.

Brown Oxide completely mixed into the soap.

Brown Oxide completely mixed into the soap.

Adding the Silver Mica.

Adding the Silver Mica.

Pouring the soap into the mold.

Pouring the soap into the mold.

Unmolded bar of soap.

Unmolded bar of soap.

Silver Mica floating on the soap.

Silver Mica floating on the soap.

Soap cooling in the mold.

Soap cooling in the mold.

Cut bars of soap. Don't they look yummy?

Cut bars of soap. Don't they look yummy?

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4 Comments

  • thienkim says:

    That looks delicious! I’ll bet they smell great too.

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    • Andee says:

      Oh my, these smell so yummy! This smells just like the fresh home-made fudge that my family makes every year for Christmas! I can’t wait to get the samples out to the shipping department!

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  • Imani says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m having a problem seeing the text due to the overlay of the subscription, archoves and other type! How can I get rid of the overprint and see the vital recipe info? Thanx

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  • Andee says:

    Imani,

    What browser, version and Operating System are you using?

    I recommend Firefox 3.x or Internet Explorer versions 7 or 8.

    This also sometimes occurs when the font size is too large on your computer.

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