Tutorial Make Melt and Pour Soap

After going on a crafting spree this holiday season, I realized how much I missed it in my life! I used to scrapbook religiously, and that’s something I haven’t done in ages! I guess blogging sorta took it’s place 😉 But I loved making some of my own beauty products, so I wanted to try making my own soap next. I did some research online and came up with a simple tutorial for making melt and pour soap! 

I added a divine essential oil to my nourishing and soothing oatmeal soap. Here is an interesting article to read before using essential oils for topical applications. If this is something you’d like to try, and trust me, it’s easy, use this basic recipe, adapted from For Dummies :

Melt and Pour Soap

INGREDIENTS
1 lb of melt and pour soap base
silicone mold
essential oil of your choice

DIRECTIONS
1. Cut your soap base into 1-inch cubes or smaller, place them in a microwave-safe bowl, and cover.
2. Place your soap in the microwave and heat for 45 seconds. Stir your soap. I used a silicone spatula for easy cleaning.
3. Continue melting your soap in 15-second intervals, stirring in between each time, until your soap base is completely melted.
4. Add in a few drops of the essential oil you chose, remember, a little bit goes a long way.
5. Pour the soap into the mold.
6. Remove the soap from the mold after it solidifies, usually after 1-3 hours.
7. Rinse your spatula and bowl with very hot water and the soap will dissolve easily!
8. If you’re not going to use your soap right away, wrap it in plastic to store.

*SnapTip:
I chose an oatmeal soap for it’s soothing properties. I added a Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon & Eucalyptus Blend essential oil to make it really nice for bath time, or a relaxing shower!

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The possibilities for melt and pour soap are really endless! You can use any silicone mold you can find (I even saw a gummy bear mold the other day!) and add in other essential oils, like mint or lemon!

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