With just a few ingredients, including a cocoa butter base and a few spoonfuls of coconut oil, your skin will be thanking you for ditching the summer sun and washing up with this easy to make soap!
Grab your supplies and let’s make some soap!
For this recipe you’ll need:
2 lbs. Cocoa Butter MP Soap Base, cubed
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
In case you couldn’t see the label in the last picture, here’s a close up. This fragrance oil smells FANTASTIC! I’m not one to wish away the warm summer weather, but I do love the fragrances of fall and this one is no exception.
Since we’re using a melt and pour soap base, you can simply pop the cubed pieces and the coconut oil in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl (I used a Pyrex bowl). Melt to a liquid using short intervals and stirring in between.
Once the soap base and coconut oil are melted, stir in the mica powder. I wanted a soft, pale brown color- like chocolate milk. To achieve the color you prefer, start by stirring in a small amount of the powder, assessing the color, and then repeating until you get the color you like. Since my goal was a pale brown, I only used a pinch of the mica.
See?! Light chocolate milk! Exactly the color I wanted.
Now it’s time to make your soap smell fantastic! This step can be altered depending on how fragrant you want your soap to be (some people like just a hint, others like the smell to be dominant). I’m somewhere in the middle of ‘faint smell’ and ‘wow that’s strong!’ so I used about 1 teaspoon.
Carefully pour the soap mixture into the mold you’re using (I’m using a rectangular silicone mold here so that I can cut nice slices once it’s cooled). If your soap forms any air bubbles on the surface, like you see in the picture above, spritz a little rubbing alcohol to eliminate them.
Allow your soap to cool and harden completely before unmolding and slicing (if needed). I packaged mine up in Premium Crystal Clear Cello Bags and finished each with twine and a printed label. These soaps are quick, easy, and so lovely to give as gifts!
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