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Celebrate Star Wars with Frozen Han Solo Soap!

Today is May the 4th – Star Wars Day – and we’re celebrating with a gift for Dad (or your favorite geek).  Frozen Han Solo soap is a fun way to get clean!

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Han Solo Soap

Our soap of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite is made from a Melt & Pour Shaving Soap base from popular soap making supply site Brambleberry. While the base is excellent by itself, a few additives like vitamin e oil and bentonite clay make it even more nourishing and gentle on the skin.

Frozen Han Solo soap mold

The shape for the frozen Han Solo soap comes from a silicone mold sold as a chocolate or ice cube maker. Like most silicone molds sold for food purposes, the mold creates soap beautifully as well. The large cavity creates a 2 ounce soap, and the small ones are about 1/4 ounce.

Brambleberry Patina Sheen Mica

The carbonite that Han Solo is frozen in is a blah grey-green – not exactly a color that you can just grab an off-the-shelf colorant to create. Or is it? This Patina Sheen Mica from Brambleberry is not only almost exactly the perfect color, but it has some shimmer and shine as well – perfect for replicating the carbonite as soap!

Frozen Han Solo silicone mold

To create this recipe, I melted the Shaving Soap base in the microwave in a Pyrex measuring cup. (I have several of these in various sizes and they are my go to containers for working with melt & pour soap base.) Then in a smaller container I mixed together the rest of the ingredients: glycerin, mica, clay, fragrance, and vitamin e oil. Once those ingredients were well mixed together, then I combined them into the melted soap base. After stirring the two together well to make sure that the color and fragrance were well distributed in the soap base, I poured the soap into the molds. Before pouring I made sure to spritz the molds with 91% rubbing alcohol, and then after pouring I spritzed the top again with alcohol to clear away bubbles.

Mica colored shaving soap

It doesn’t take a lot of soap to fill the Frozen Han Solo mold. The recipe below is for 3/4 pound of soap base, and it gave me enough to make the entire tray of frozen Han Solo soap, plus 3 more generic shaped bars of shaving soap. I probably could have gotten by with only about 5 ounces of soap base, but the quantities for the additives get very hard to calculate at that small of a quantity of base!

Frozen Han Solo soap - great for a gift for Dad for Father's Day or Christmas!

Packaged up with a mug and shaving brush, this would make a great Father’s Day gift! Or, for the female or kid geeks out there, this soap could be made with a more generic scent, and even with a different soap base, such as Brambleberry’s Hemp or Clear Glycerin, to be an all-purpose soap.

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Who do you know that loves Star Wars that would like to geek out with some frozen Han Solo soap?

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Nancy Nally is the owner of Nally Studios LLC., and the Publisher & Editor of ScrapbookUpdate.com and CraftCritique.com. Nancy also served as the “Modern Business” columnist for Northridge Publishing’s Creative Retailer magazine for several years, before becoming the magazine’s editor from 2013 until its closure in 2014. Her writing has also appeared in CLN Online and CHA's Craft Industry Today. In addition to writing, Nancy is also an experienced speaker and presenter, having given business seminars at many recent Craft & Hobby Association trade shows. From 2011 until 2012, she was the founding co-host of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, and she can also be seen on five episodes from the second and third seasons of the PBS television series Scrapbook Soup. Nancy also does freelance public relations work and consulting for private companies about the scrapbook industry’s trends and business climate.

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