Orange and Honey Body Bar Recipe

Orange and Honey Body Bars

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Can you even believe summer is over? While I’m sad to see summer go, I sure do love the colors of fall. It definitely puts me in the mood  to pull out all the fall decorations.

Plus, it’s time to put away those fun soaps of summer and spice it up with new. Like this orange and honey body bar recipe.

 

Orange and Honey Body Bars

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Ingredients:

All Natural SFIC Goat Milk Soap Base: 1lb

All Natural SFIC Honey Soap Base: 1lb

Perfect Orange Soap Color Block: ¼

Organic Orange Essential Oil

Silicon Soap Loaf Mold

 

 

Botanicals:

Orange Slices Dried

Orange Peel Granulated

 

This Orange and Honey Body Bar looks like a work of art. It may seem like an intense recipe, but it’s really pretty simple to achieve that layering marbled look. Let’s get started!

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Step 1-2

Line the bottom of the silicon soap loaf with the orange slices. Choose pieces that are similar in size. Cut the All Natural SFIC Honey Soap Base into small pieces and place into a microwave safe mixing bowl. Begin melting at 30 second intervals. Continue melting until you have a smooth amber colored liquid soap base.  Add, 10-15 drops of the Organic Orange Essential Oil and stir. Slowly pour soap mixture on top of orange slices. Let harden for 15-20 minutes. (FYI: orange slices may rise when adding soap mixture. Tip: Using a stick,  firmly hold the orange slices in place during dry time.)

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Step 3:

Cut and melt ½ off the All Natural SFIC Goat Milk Soap Base. Use the same melting times as above.  Add ¼ of the Perfect Orange Color Block into the melted soap mixture and stir.  Melt in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Continue stirring until the orange soap block is completely dissolved. Next, add 10 drops of the essential oil and pour mixture into the soap loaf.

Add more Orange Slices into the hot soap loaf. You can layer them or press into the first layer.  I did a little of both.

 

Step 4:

Melt the remaining ½ of the All Natural SFIC Goat Milk Soap Base and slowly pour on top of the orange layer. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the Orange Peel Granulated botanicals onto the top layer of the soap loaf and a few orange slices.  Let harden before slicing into soap bars.

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These bars are perfect for the fall season. They’re great gifts, favors or something to put you in the fall mood.

Enjoy!

Orange and Honey Body Bar Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Comments on “Orange and Honey Body Bar Recipe

  1. This will be my first time making soap. Do I need to spray alcohol between the layers and the top?

  2. Can you omit the orange soap color block? Would you need to substitute the recipe to maintain the same ratios?

    • Yes you can omit the melt and pour color block; the ratios for the other ingredients will remain the same.

  3. Thank you for the recipe! Roughly how many bars would this cut into? This will be my first time making soap.

  4. New to soapmaking…. How do the swirls happen? Should I be mixing it with a chopstick. It seems to me, from reading this through, that this would make layers, not swirls. Am I missing something?

    • The swirls would occur naturally when the layers start drying, and it’s even caused by the simple act of pouring melted soap on top a layer. You can use a tooth pick or a chopstick to aid, and enhance, the swirling effect.

  5. How much of the dried oranges do I need to buy to make this recipe?

  6. This is so awesome shower gel cost us $9 for a bottle here in New zealand..this batch made a large bottle and a hand gel soap..this now cost us $4…we will never be buying shower gel again…as we go through 2 bottles a week when your grandson play with in in the bath..lol
    much appreciated for the huge savings.

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