Updated: Jul 18, 2021
Today I am sharing my favorite melt & pour soap recipe. This recipe is beginner friendly and makes a soap bar that is great for the skin both on your body and your face. For this recipe you will need 16oz of Shea Butter melt and pour soap base, 1 tsp of Activated Charcoal, 1 TSP of Rose Clay, Isopropyl alcohol, a silicone mold and 15 drops each Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oils. What makes this such a great combo for a soap you ask? Activated charcoal not only cleanses but is great for drawing out impurities in the skin and the rose clay gentle exfoliates and helps to calm irritated skin and shea butter is great for moisturizing. Then when you add in the anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties of the tea tree essential oil(great for acne) and the cleansing power of the peppermint essential oil you end up with a fantastic bar of soap:) This recipe will make four 4 oz bars of soap.
Divide your 16oz of Shea Butter Melt and Pour between two microwave safe containers(8oz in each) then microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
While your soap base is melting, add your 1 tsp of activated charcoal with 1 tsp of
isopropyl alcohol and stir until combined. Then take your 1 TSP of Rose Clay and add 1 TSP of isopropyl alcohol and stir until combined.
3. Once your soap base is melted add your Rose Clay mixture to one container and your Activated Charcoal to the other container. Stir each mixture until combined.
4. Next add 15-20 drops Tea Tree essential oil to one container and 15-20 drops
Peppermint essential oil to your second container and mix both until combined.
5. Now you are ready to pour your soap! I like to do a double pour method for this soap in order to get a marbled look. Simply pour simultaneously from opposite sides of the cavity you are filling and as the colors meet each other they will swirl to make a marbled effect.
6. Once you have finished filling the mold cavities, you can spritz the top of your soap with isopropyl alcohol to pop any air bubbles that may have formed. This step is optional but will give your bars a smoother finish.
7. Let the soap set up for 2-4 hours before removing from your mold. The soap is now ready to use.
If you make this recipe, be sure to leave me a comment on how you liked it!
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