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Gourmet Rose Minerals is not associated with Bare Escentuals or Sheer Cover, but made to compare with the Big Brand names.  We only use the purest minerals that are handcrafted in very small batches to ensure the highest quality product.  We DO NOT use Bismuth Oxychloride as the Big Brands do, because many people have skin reactions to Bismuth that can cause itching, clogged pores, acne breakouts, redness, and excess shine.  We choose NOT to use fillers, but only 100% natural ingredients that are healthy for your skin.  Compare and save with Gourmet Rose Minerals!

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~ NO DYES

~ NO TALC

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Basic Melt and Pour Soap Instructions

 

1.

You can melt the base in a double boiler or the microwave.  Either way, cut melt pour in to smaller chunks for the quickest melting. 

If using the microwave, simply melt the base on high for one minute and do 30 second increments after that, checking frequently to make sure the pieces are melted or almost melted.  Take out and stir the remaining, unmelted pieces in. 

If you use a double-boiler, simply bring the water to boil, add your melt and pour, cover, turn the heat on low and check periodically to see if it's melted.

DO NOT BRING TO A BOIL, JUST HEAT UNTIL MELTED!  BE CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING HOT MIXTURE!

2.

If you add fragrance oil, add it after the base is fully melted. Stir until the fragrance is fully incorporated.." Start with .25 ounce per pound of base and you can always add more from there. You can also use essential oils, which is our personal favorite and will keep your soap 100% natural.

3.

If you wish to add colorant, add the color when the base is melting. Just add in 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 teaspoon mica with the melting base and stir it in really well.  If using all natural minerals (as we sell), add a bit of water to the mineral colorant, making a paste and then add to the hot mixture, making sure to stir very well.  Some use food coloring (although we don't recommend it), but if you do, simply put in 1 drop at a time to your melted base and color to preference. Too much can stain hands and towels, so be careful!

4.

Pour into your molds and you can spray the top with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any excess bubbles, but not necessary.

                                   

Last step- Let set for about 4 hours until set, but we recommend letting the soap set overnight for the best results.  It will pop out so easily!

 

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP MELTING INSTRUCTIONS

The African black soap is not a normal melt and pour, but since you can melt it down and add herbs and essential oils to it, we have put it in our melt pour section.  Most people choose to just break of the desired amount of soap and roll into soap bars or balls simular to clay since it is very pliable.  If you do melt it down, it will not melt to a liquid like regular melt and pour does, but will turn in to a foamy mixture.  You can spoon out the mixture and place into your molds and let dry.  It will never become rock hard soap like regular melt pour does but will still stay somewhat soft.  It is wonderful for hair shampoo, face and body soap and is one of my most popular selling soaps.  It is one of my favorites and I prefer to use as is, but many people want to scent it and need to melt it down first to do so. 

Hope you found these instructions helpful and if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at:  thegourmetrose@wavecable.com and we will be happy to assist you.  Thank you!