Layered Soap and Sugar Scrub Bars

Layered Soap and Sugar Scrub Bars
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2 Soap Molds (Mine are approximately 3 1/4″ wide x 2 3/8″ x 1″, but adjust recipe for your molds).

For First Layer:
2 oz Clear Melt And Pour Soap Base
10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

For Second Layer:
4 oz Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
1 teaspoons Jojoba Oil (or other Carrier oil)
20 Drops Essential Oils
Soap Colorant (Optional)
4 oz Sugar

DIRECTIONS

For First Layer:
Melt Clear soap in double-boiler, or use a small sauce pan with 1 inch of water and a glass measuring cup. Once soap is fully melted, remove from heat, and add Lavender Essential Oil. Stir to combine, and pour into your molds dividing the soap equally. Spray with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles, and let cool completely.

For Second Layer:
Melt Goat’s Milk soap using instructions for First Layer. Once soap is fully melted, remove from heat, and add Jojoba Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, and Soap Colorant if using. Add Sugar, and stir to combine. Spray the First Layer with Rubbing Alcohol again, and then pour sugar scrub layer into molds and allow to cool completely.

Remove from molds and package!

TIP!
If you use plastic molds, I find the soap comes out MUCH easier if you place them in the freezer for 5 minutes once soap has cooled completely. Then, they take a little muscle, but they will release much easier.

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Coffee Soap

Coffee Soap

INGREDIENTS

8 oz Melt and Pour Soap (I used Cocoa Butter)
1/4 Cup Ground Coffee
20 Drops Coffee Essential Oil
20 Drops Vanilla CO2 Extract

DIRECTIONS

Melt Melt & Pour soap in a double boiler over low medium heat watching to make sure the water never boils. Once fully melted, stir in Ground Coffee and drop in essential oils. Stir to combine and pour into molds.

TIP

If using plastic molds instead of silicone, pop in the freezer once hardened for about 5-10 minutes and they should come right out.

Lemon Oatmeal Soap

Lemon Oatmeal Soap

INGREDIENTS

8 oz Melt & Pour Soap (I used Cocoa Butter)
1/4 Cup Ground Oatmeal
40 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS

Melt Melt & Pour soap in a double boiler over low medium heat watching to make sure the water never boils. Once fully melted, stir in Ground Oatmeal and drop in essential oils. Stir to combine and pour into molds.

TIP

If using plastic molds instead of silicone, pop in the freezer once hardened for about 5-10 minutes and they should come right out.

Oatmeal & Lavender Soap

Oatmeal & Lavender Soap

INGREDIENTS:

16 ounces Melt and Pour soap (I used Goat’s Milk)
1/2 cup rolled oats, blended or processed until medium-fine
40-80 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Rubbing Alcohol in a fine-mist spray bottle

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut soap into cubes, and melt soap in a double-boiler on medium-low heat.
  2. Remove soap from heat and add lavender oil and oatmeal powder, stirring to combine.
  3. Pour slowly and fill all molds.
  4. Spray with Rubbing Alcohol immediately to prevent bubbles.
  5. Let cool completely before removing from molds.

Want the layered effect of color like mine? Only pour half the soap in the molds filling each one half-way. To the remaining soap, add 1/8 teaspoon alkanet root powder (that you have left over from making lip balm!) or other colorant according to manufacturer’s directions. If you use the root powder, be sure to stir very well until completely dispersed. It will have little specs of color, but I liked the way it turned out.