Recipe: Easy Tropical Coconut Soap

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Hey friends!

Here’s an easy soap recipe that will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth. It’s packed with coconut oil and vitamin E (both totally awesome for the skin) and smells like a tropical pool drink (you know, the ones with the tiny umbrellas!).

It’s so easy to make and will really make a splash in your shower!

Grab your supplies and try it for yourself! 🙂

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You’ll need:

6 cups MP Soap Base

(I had suspension base on hand so that?s what I used. Any clear MP base will work just fine)

1 cup Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons Vitamin E

Caribbean Escape Fragrance Oil

Creamy Coconut Fragrance Oil

Matte Orchid Pigment Powder

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These two are the perfect pair of you’re looking to make a tropical, summery blend! I LOVE the result- it smells Ahhh-mazing!

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In a microwave-safe bowl (I used a Pyrex), melt the soap base, coconut oil, and vitamin e together. Once melted, careful remove from heat and stir in your fragrance oils. I used 1 tablespoon Caribbean Escape and 1 teaspoon Creamy Coconut.

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Next, blend in the pigment powder. Start with a little and completely stir it in, then decide if you need more. This will prevent you from adding too much too soon and ending up with a darker color than you wanted.

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Carefully pour the soap mixture into the mold you?re using (I used a silicone rectangular mold) and allow the soap to completely cool and harden.

Once set, unmold the soap and slice if needed. If you?re giving any of your soap away, make sure you check out all of the packaging options Bulk Apothecary has! If you put in the work to make them, make sure they look pretty when you pass them out!

Have fun!

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Recipe: Easy Tropical Coconut Soap

12 Comments on “Recipe: Easy Tropical Coconut Soap

  1. Hi,

    I really like the tutorial! Just one question. Isn’t it better to add the vitamin e later (together with the fragrance oils), when the soap base is a bit colder. The vitamin e is liquid and should mix quiet easy with the base I think. I am just afraid that the heat isn’t good for the vitamin e.

    Thanks! Regards Joan

    • Your mixture will need to dry and harden before you can use the soap, but that shouldn’t be too long, as we’re using a melt and pour soap base, which dries very quickly when compared to conventional methods.

  2. What can I add to make this a body scrub? Can I use grated bagged coconut or sugar because wouldn’t the sugar melt?

  3. Does using this much coconut oil to a M&P base hinder the lather or make it too soft ? Ive never added more than 1 TBL
    per pound of base ? Im interested in hearing the results 🙂 Thank you so much !

    • It depends on how big you cut the soap in this Silicone Loaf Soap Mold (10 inch); if you cut it to a standard 4 oz bar of soap, you should get around 12 to 14. Our bars we cut extremely large at around 14 oz. each, so we got 4 bars. Hope this helps!

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