Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Soap

I’m a freak when it comes to popsicles in the summer. Literally- I could survive off of them. Any kind, any flavor, I love them all. There’s just something about a cool, refreshing treat to make a hot summer day just a teensy bit better (as if a hot summer day needed to get any better….). Creamsicles were one of my favorites. Who am I kidding, they’re STILL one of my favorites. I love the combination of the creamy vanilla ice cream paired with the sweet citrus popsicle. It’s perfect. Although it may not be a summer heat wave outside right now (there may even be a trace of snow…), this delicious melt and pour soap recipe will get you in the mood for shorts and flip flops in no time.

Orange Creamsicle Soap

 

2 1/2 lbs.Shea Butter?Melt and Pour Soap Base

2 tsps. Honey

1 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil

1 tsp.?Kaolin Clay

1-2 tsp. Orange?Citrus Fragrance Oil

1/2-1 tsp.?Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Orange Zest

Here’s what to do…

Start by chopping up the soap base into evenly sized cubes for melting.

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Chop! Chop! Chop!

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Place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat using short intervals and stirring in between.

In between melting-stirring cycles of the soap base, prepare the clay by mixing it with the Almond Oil and honey in a small bowl. When the shea butter soap base has completely melted, stir in the clay mixture and fragrance oil, blending until all components are well incorporated.

For a pretty visual effect, I opted to add in orange peel zest rather than a colorant. As the last step I stirred in about 2 tablespoons of finely zested orange peel. When the soap is setting, the zest will settle creating a really pretty surface effect in the soap.

Pour the mixture into the mold(s) you’ve decided to use (I opted for small rectangular silicone molds) and allow to harden for 4-6 hours before use.

Pretty, right?! And they smell divine.

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Enjoy!

(Inspired by recipe of Sue Traudt )

Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Soap

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Soap

  1. hi. I made the orange julius by Sue Traudt and wondered if I could use goat milk – do not like the feel of shea butter. I see that I can substitute. However, what is the kaolin clay for in the recipe? Is it to help soak up the oil? thanks

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