Exfoliating Soap Bars

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About: Hello, my name is Auroris. Every day we have the opportunity to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Making soap for the first time looks difficult... Melt and pour soap-making requires simple skills that is a great option for beginners, all you have to do is melt the pre-made base and customize it.
Here I will share 5 recipes of Exfoliating Soap Bars with nature inspired ingredients enriched with vitamin E. You can experiment with endless variations of textures, colors and scents, just make sure you are having fun during the process!

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

  • 600g Soap base: clear or white Glycerin
  • Vitamin E Soft Gel Capsule
  • Dry ingredients:
    • Lavender flowers
    • Matcha tea
    • Coffee
    • Cacao
    • Desiccated Coconut
    • Dried Orange Slices
    • Dried Hibiscus flowers
  • Oils:
    • Lavander essential oil
    • Orange-Cinnamon essential oil
    • Tiare flower (Monoï) essential oil
    • Argan oil
    • Coconut oil
  • A spray bottle of 95% Isopropyl Alcohol / Rubbing alcohol (It remove the bubbles from top of the soap)
  • Silicone Soap Mold (can hold appro.100g)
  • Bowl microwave safe and Spoon

Step 2: Method

Take 100g of soap base and cut into small cubes. Melt it in microwave for 30-45 second, be careful, we do not need to boil the soap. So, microwave in short bursts, checking often.

After, let the soap cool slightly.

Now you can add oil, vitamin E and dry ingredients that will have exfoliating effect. Mix for a minute everything together then pour into your mold.

Let it cool and harden about 2 hours, you can put molds in the refrigerator.

Step 3: Coffe and Cacao Soap

  • 1 tsp finely ground Coffee
  • 1/2 tbs Cacao powder
  • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (Break soft gel capsule with a toothpick and use only oil)5-7 drops Orange-Cinnamon essential oil 1 tbs Coconut Oil)

Step 4: Lavender and Coconut Oil Soap

  • 1 tsp Lavender flowers
  • 1 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 5-7 drops Lavander essential oil
  • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (only oil)

Step 5: Orange and Coconut Soap

  • 2 tsp Ground dried Oranges
  • 1 tbs Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (only oil)

Step 6: Hibiscus and Argan Oil Soap

  • 1 tsp finely ground Dried Hibiscus flowers (strange thing: red flowers gives blue pigment)
  • 1/2 tbs Argan Oil
  • 5-7 drops Tiare flower (Monoï) essential oil
  • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (only oil)

Step 7: Macha Tea and Coconut Oil Soap

  • 2 tsp Matcha tea powder (use 1 tbs for light green color)
  • 1 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (only oil)

Step 8: Special Soap

    I used the remaining ingredients for the last one soap, and I received a Special Mix)

    • 1/4 tbs Ground dried Oranges
    • 1/4 tbs Desiccated Coconut
    • 1/4 finely ground Dried Hibiscus flower
    • 1/4 Tea leaves
    • 1 tbs Coconut Oil
    • 1 Capsule of Vitamin E (only oil)

    Step 9: Rubbing Alcool Remove Any Bubbles From the Surface

    Spray 1-2 times after you poured the soap in mold.

    Step 10: Enjoy

    Once your soap is completely hardened, remove it from mold.

    Now it's ready to gift or use!

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      garbski

      6 weeks ago

      unfortunately, can't use coconut anything in my soap - any suggestions?

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      Aurorisgarbski

      Reply 6 weeks ago

      Hi! Hope you will find this advice helpful.
      1) If your Coconut oil is white and solide, melt it for few seconds in microwave then mix with soap base.
      2) Or use a smaler amount of coconut oil.
      3) Coconut flakes (for exfoliating effect) should not make problems.
      4) If you use coconut cream or milk soap may not mix well, so better use them for other soap-making method.

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      garbskiAuroris

      Reply 6 weeks ago

      I am not allergic to coconut oil but my daughter is so I guess if she comes over I'll have hide the soap. I use coconut oil to make my cheese!

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      Aurorisgarbski

      Reply 6 weeks ago

      Coconut oil to make cheese? hmm.. first time hear, need to research))

      but for soap you can try other oils: argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil ... use one what you prefer and don't have allergy.
      There are no rules, just try! ;)

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      garbskiAuroris

      Reply 5 weeks ago

      thanks for the suggestions! And yes, I got a book by Chef Skye Michael Conroy and there are cheese recipes inside. He has a website and is on pinterest. I am a vegan for health reasons and so it works for me!

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      jessyratfink

      2 months ago

      The orange and coconut sounds so amazing! I have a package of melt and pour soap somewhere - I need to find it and make these :D

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      takkie

      2 months ago

      When is the isopropyl added. I presume along with the others into the melted soap?

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      Auroristakkie

      Reply 2 months ago

      Hi, you need Isopropyl Alcohol only for removing the bubbles from top of the soap. Spray 1-2 times after you poured the soap in mold.
      Thank you for question, I will precise this in description ;)

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      livluv

      Question 2 months ago

      thanks for posting this i'ble.

      what is the vitamin E for?

      in other words, what happens if you leave it out?

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      Aurorislivluv

      Answer 2 months ago

      Vitamin E is recognized as "The Vitamin of Youth" thanks to some reasons:

      - is an good antioxidant

      - speeds up cell renewal

      - helps protect the epidermis from exposure to ultraviolet radiation

      - also has a soothing and nourishing effect

      I like to add Vitamin E (tocopherol) in home-made masks for hair or face, I took this trick from my mom. Hope you will find it also useful! ...but you can leave it or replace it with vitamin C (it is also present in many cosmetics)

      Thank you for question ;)

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      gralan

      2 months ago

      Oooh! I not only dig the whole concept and in particular this project, but the trick added regarding the rubbing alcohol is something often missing when folks pass their "wisdom" onto the rest of us. Thank you very much. Christmas gifts and personal use will benefit greatly.

      Oh my.

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      Aurorisgralan

      Reply 2 months ago

      I'm glad you find this trick useful.

      Thanks!

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      Tura Street

      2 months ago

      This is really cool. Thanks for sharing the great idea.

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