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
Here’s what to do…
Start by chopping up the soap base into evenly sized cubes for melting.
Chop! Chop! Chop!
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.
(Inspired by recipe of Sue Traudt )
Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Soap