Beauty

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap

A recent trip to a local Bulk Barn inspired this easy soap recipe. I discovered dried wild blueberries and thought they’d work perfectly in a soap. Dried fruit will last much longer than fresh and let you be able to enjoy the soap for more time. It will also allow you to make extras to give away as gifts. Christmas is just around the corner!

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap - Wild blueberries add a beautiful pop of colour to this sweet smelling soap!

Wild blueberries are plentiful in the Ottawa Valley. I’ve been to our local blueberry farm many times. I also remember picking wild blueberries at a family friend’s cottage and then making blueberry pancakes. They are delish!

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap - Wild blueberries add a beautiful pop of colour to this sweet smelling soap!

Dried wild blueberries are smaller than regular blueberries and look like little raisins. They have a slight purplish tinge to them and look beautiful paired with a white soap base. Here I used a Shea butter melt & pour soap base, but a goat’s milk soap base would also work nicely.

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap - Wild blueberries add a beautiful pop of colour to this sweet smelling soap!

Yield: 4

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap

Wild blueberries add a beautiful pop of colour to this sweet smelling soap!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap base, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup +2 tbsp dried wild blueberries
  • 20 drops vanilla soap scent

Directions:

  1. Spread 1/4 cup dried wild blueberries evenly across the bottom of four silicone soap molds.
  2. Add soap base to a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave 10 seconds and stir. Keep microwaving at 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.
  3. Add vanilla soap scent to mixture and stir. Pour into soap mold. Top with 2 tbsp of dried wild blueberries.
  4. Leave at room temperature for a minimum of 40 minutes to harden. Once it has firmed up, push on the bottom of the soap mold to release.

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Shea Butter Soap - Wild blueberries add a beautiful pop of colour to this sweet smelling soap!

I added some vanilla soap fragrance to give the soap a pretty scent. They look lovely and smell even better!

Wrap them in some twine and make your own personalized gift tag for gift giving. Your friends and family will think you are so talented making your own soap. Little do they know is just how darn easy it is. We’ll keep it as our little secret. Shhhh.

For more soap recipes, try my Orange Creamsicle Soap, Oatmeal Raisin Goat’s Milk Soap and Coconut Shea Butter Soap. I also have a Blueberry Sugar Scrub you might enjoy.

Will you make this soap to keep or give it as a gift?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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