Do you love using homemade soaps that look and smell way better than those store bought soaps? Well, this DIY orange clove layered soap tutorial is an easy soap recipe that you can do at the comforts of your home. A unique and wonderful handmade gift idea you’ll surely enjoy making.
Benefits Of Orange Clove Layered Soap
Aside from giving that unique blend of sweet and subtly spicy aroma, orange clove soaps are so popular because of some pretty awesome benefits that they provide.
- Orange and clove essential oils help in treating acne because of their great antiseptic properties.
- Cloves are also great for insect bites, scrapes, and minor cuts to the skin.
- Not only does orange benefit the skin when eaten, but they are a popular ingredient in anti-aging treatments too.
- Orange and clove are great to improve mood and help in reducing anxiety.
- Nourishes and exfoliates the skin.
- Orange and cloves are also a natural flea repellant
How Do I Make Orange Clove Layered Soap?
Follow these few simple steps to make yourself and your loved ones this sweet and subtly spicy bar of soap.
*This DIY soap bar recipe makes makes 4 bars
- 1 ¾ lb goats milk melt and pour soap base
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tbsp dried orange zest
- 1 tbsp whole cloves
- 7 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops orange essential oil
- 2 large microwave safe measuring cups with spout
- Wooden craft sticks or spoons for stirring the soap
- 4 inch silicone soap mold
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol (optional)
- Wavy soap cutter
- Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes.
2. Separate the soap base, half in one measuring cup, half in the other.
3. Place one soap filled measuring cup in the microwave, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heat session, until the soap base is fully melted.
4. Add ground cloves to one of the cups of melted soap base, and stir well. Continue stirring every so often for about 5 minutes, until the soap has cooled down a bit. This will help the color stay consistent, instead of sinking to the bottom.
5. Add clove essential oil to the soap base, and stir well.
6. Pour soap base into soap mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol if desired, to help reduce bubbles. And allow the layers to better form.
7. Place the second soap filled measuring cup in the microwave, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heat session, until the soap base is fully melted. Let set for 2-3 minutes.
8. Stir. Add orange zest, and stir well.
9. Add the orange essential oil. Stir well.
10. Pour soap base on top of the other soap layer.
11. Allow to set for a few minutes, until you see a layer starting to form.
12. Add whole cloves to the top of the soap layer, lightly pushing into the soap if needed.
13. Let soap set for at least 4 hours.
14. Cut the soap into 1 inch bars.
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