Beauty

Orange Soap

Some of you may think of Christmas potpourri when you see dried orange slices. I, on the other hand, think of homemade soap! I was shopping in Ottawa at HomeSense and discovered a jar of dried orange slices that I thought would be perfect for one of my soap recipes. I made a batch with them and they turned out great!

Orange Soap - Fresh and invigorating! Whip up a batch of this beautiful soap perfect for gift giving.

I used a clear glycerine melt and pour soap base so that the orange would really stand out in the soap. I added some orange essential oil to amplify the scent. It smells fresh and invigorating!

Orange Soap - Fresh and invigorating! Whip up a batch of this beautiful soap perfect for gift giving.

Orange Soap

Fresh and invigorating! Whip up a batch of this beautiful soap perfect for gift giving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb clear melt and pour soap base, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 to 5 dried orange slices
  • 15 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

  1. Place dried orange slices in the bottom of a silicone mold.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, add soap base. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave again for 10 seconds. Continue to microwave at 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until the soap is melted.
  3. Stir in orange essential oil. Pour into prepared silicone mold. Let sit for 40 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature until hardened. Release from silicone mold by gently pushing on the bottom of the soap.

Orange Soap - Fresh and invigorating! Whip up a batch of this beautiful soap perfect for gift giving.

I highly recommend the silicone soap molds you can buy on Amazon. They make removing the soap so easy. It’s just a gentle push on the bottom of the mold to release. I use these molds solely to make my soap recipes. I tried plastic before and found they didn’t work as well and were more of a pain to remove. Plus, the silicone molds last a long time and are easy to clean.

Check out my other DIY beauty recipes. I have lots including lip balm, body butter and more soap. Enjoy!

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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