Looking for a DIY Soap recipe that is simple and easy to make? This is the one for you! These Homemade Mint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars are about to make you forget about buying soap at the store ever again!
If you’re anything like me, you love the smell of a good soap. (or candle or just about anything that smells awesome and has me craving more) And when I can combine simple ingredients to create a soap that not only smells great but looks awesome as well, I’m 100% down to give it a try.
The kids really like using this soap to clean their hands because the smell of the orange and mint really do go perfectly together. We keep these bars on our bathrooms and near the kitchen sink so that when we wash our hands, everyone can enjoy the scent!
Be certain to check out our Lavendar Soap with Shea Butter as well. It’s another simple soap recipe that smells amazing and leaves your skin so soft!
Homemade Mint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars
One of the biggest things that we’ve learned this year is that keeping our hands clean is key. And the easiest way to make that happen is to make your own soap and have it at home.
When you make homemade soap, that means that you’ll never have to worry about running out. Because you can easily just whip up another batch and have it ready in no time at all.
Plus, you know exactly what you’ll be putting into the soap to make it. That’s less chemicals and less “unknown” ingredients so you can concentrate on having yourself and your family wash hands with a better alternative soap.
Supplies needed to make Mint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars:
Just gather the simple list of supplies to get started.
- Melt and pour soap base
- Olive oil
- Orange Mica Powder
- Orange essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Pink Soap Mold
As you can see from the pictures below, it’s not a hard process to make homemade soap. In fact, once you make it once, you’re going to realize that you should have been making your own soap the entire time!
What happens if the soap isn’t coming out of the soap mold easily?
If you find that you aren’t going to be able to remove the soap as easily as you thought, there are a couple of options that you can do.
First, leave it in the mold and let it continue to firm up for a little bit longer. There is a chance that you haven’t let it become firm enough to remove easily.
If that doesn’t work, be gentle with the soap and try and remove it carefully. If it breaks, it’s still usable but just might be in pieces.
How do you store homemade soap once made?
As long as you store the soap in an airtight container, you should be able to have this soap for up to 3 months.
Storing it in an airtight container will not only keep the scent strong with your soap but it will also keep the soap fresh as well.
- 2 - 1”x1” cubes of melt and pour soap base
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- 20 drops sweet orange essential oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
- ⅛ teaspoon Orange Mica Powder
- Pink Soap Mold
- Start by cutting the soap base into 1”x1” cubes. Put them in a microwave-safe measuring cup.
- Put in the microwave and melt on high for 30 seconds. Stir.
- Once melted, add in sugar and olive oil. Stir well.
- Put in the microwave for another 10 seconds to soften.
- Take out of the microwave and add mica and essential oils. Stir.
- Pour out of the soap mold.
- Let set out for 2 hours to firm.
- Take out of the soap mold and store in an airtight container. This can be stored for up to 3 months.
As you can see, this soap recipe isn’t hard to do! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have your own homemade soap in no time at all!
It’s time to take charge of your own beauty recipes and make them in your own home. What better way to take charge of your beauty and home than by making your own homemade soap?!