This soap makes me SOOO excited!
I just couldn’t wait to share it with you.
I’m excited about it because 1. It turned out oh-so-pretty, and 2. It smells AHH-MAZING!
While it’s been sitting out on the rack it has filled my kitchen with the sweet fragrances of nectarines and oranges. Mmmmm…perfect for summer, or fall, or winter, or any ole time you want a deliciously sweet soap.
Can you tell I like this one?
Scroll on down and I’ll tell you how I did it! 🙂
For this recipe I actually combined two different types of bases to make the layered effect: Rebatch and Melt & Pour. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the end result, but I absolutely love the way it looks!
4 cups of Rebatch Soap Base
2.5 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 Cup Water
1 tablespoon White Nectarine Fragrance Oil
1 cup Olive Oil MP Soap Base, cubed
1 teaspoon Blood Orange Essential Oil
Begin by melting down both bases, separately.
For the rebatch, melt over medium-high heat using a double boiler or similar set-up. While melting, add all of the sweet almond oil and continue to add the water by tablespoons, as needed. With rebatch you need to add liquids back in while melting, so use up to 1/2 cup of water (you may or may not need all of the water). The rebatch base is ready when it resembles sticky mashed potatoes. Stir in the white nectarine fragrance oil after removing the melted base from the heat.
For the melt & pour base, melt the cubes in the microwave (in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup) using short pulses and stirring in between until the cubes hare completely melted. Stir in the blood orange essential oil and mica powder once melted.
The rebatch takes WAY longer to melt down than the MP base does so once the rebatch way just about done, I placed the MP base in the microwave so that they would both be ready for scent and pouring at about the same time.
Scoop the white nectarine rebatch soap into the bottom of the mold. Don’t smooth it out! Leaving it uneven on top will create the visual interest once the colored layer is poured and the soap is cut. After scooping the rebatch into the mold, carefully pour the blood orange MP soap over the rebatch.
Allow the soap to cool and set for 24 hours before unmolding. Cut into 1-1.5 inch slices and allow to rack dry for about 3 weeks prior to use (this is for the rebatch portion of the soap).
The sun was not cooperating with me when I was taking the final pictures (see the shadows?) so you may not be able to see just how pretty the top layer is. The mica powder colored the MP base and added a beautiful sparkle that lights up when the sun hits it.
The combination is just delightful.
I hope you like it!
White Nectarine & Blood Orange Recipe