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Citrus Peppermint Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

citrus peppermint melt and pour soap bars

Are you looking for a natural mint melt-and-pour soap to clean your skin?

Then you’d love this citrus peppermint melt-and-pour soap recipe made with castile soap and natural oils.

Also, this soap is easy to make and has only natural ingredients that are great for your skin.

So let’s make it.

How to make peppermint melt and pour soap bars

three peppermint melt and pour soap bars

Double this mint melt-and-pour soap recipe, and get more soap bars.

Which this recipe, I got only three soap bars.

And that’s because I prefer to make a little batch of homemade soaps at a time.

So I can have different fragrances to try when I’m bored of a particular scent.

Anyway, to make a citrus peppermint melt and pour soap, you need the following:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound castile melt and pour soap base
  • One orange washed and wiped free of water.
  • Five drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1/8 tsp. or less gold mica powder (optional)

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Castile soap base

1 pound of castile melt and pour soap base for peppermint soap recipe

Castile soap is made from olive oil.

It is gentle on most skin types, even sensitive skin.

Also, castile soap lathers well and rinses off easily without drying your skin.

So it is a great soap base for making this peppermint melt and pour soap.

Orange Peel

Adding orange peel to the peppermint melt-and-pour soap recipe can help exfoliate and brighten your skin.

Also, the orange skin adds a light zesty fragrance and color to your soap.

Either grate the orange zest and set it aside before melting to soap.

Or grate it into the soap mold as I did. Lol.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has a refreshing scent, natural antibacterial properties, and a cooling feel.

And adding it to your handmade soap provides multiple skin benefits.

As peppermint is known to soothe irritated and inflamed skin.

Which makes it an excellent choice for those of us with sensitive skin.

Mica powder

Mica powder is optional, as it only adds color to your soap.

I used gold mica powder because I like some extra color.

But you can use light green mica powder for a more minty color.

And since I was going for an orangey peppermint melt-and-pour soap, I used gold mica powder.

Tools

  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Silicone soap mold
  • Measuring spoons

Pyrex glass measuring cup or any microwave-safe container

You need a microwave-safe container to melt the soap.

Also, I used the measuring cup as it’s easier to take in and out of the microwave.

And it also makes for easy pouring of the melted soap into the mold.

Spatula

You need a spatula to stir the soap base when melting it, as you’d take it in and out of the microwave every 30 seconds.

And even if you do the double boiler method, you still need the spatula to stir and mix in other ingredients.

Lastly, you need the spatula to scrap off the edges when pouring the melt and pour soap into the mold.

Grater

You need a grater to get the orange peel to add the mild zesty fragrance to the soap.

Knife

You might not need a knife if your soap is already in cubes.

Otherwise, you need a kitchen knife to cut your melt and pour soap base into small cubes for easy melting.

Silicone mold

You need a silicone mold to get a consistent soap shape and size.

Also, with the silicone mold, your soap pops out easily.

Chopping board

You need the chopping board as a flat, stiff surface to rest your silicone mold.

Which makes it easy to cool your soap in the fridge without any mess or spillage.

Also, you don’t want to move hot melted soap on a silicone mold without a rigid base.

It may spill and mess everything up.

Measuring spoons

Measuring spoons aren’t necessary since you’d only need them for the mica powder.

But my box of mica powder came with a spoon which I use.

Still, you can use a measuring spoon if you like.

Or use any small pointy knife to scoop a pinch of mica powder.

Instructions to make peppermint melt and pour soap

grate the orange zest into the silicone soap mold to make peppermint melt and pour soap

First things first

  • First, set your silicone mold on the chopping board.
  • Wash the orange and grate the zest into the mold.

Melt the soap

castile soap base cut into small cubes to make peppermint melt and pour soap
  • Then cut the melt and pour soap base into equal small cubes.
  • The soap cubes melt faster and at the same time when they’re of the same size.
  • Next, put the soap base cubes into the microwave-safe Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Melt the soap for 1 minute 30 seconds.
melted castile soap base in a pyrex measuring cup
  • But you can stop and check the soap at 30 seconds intervals to avoid burning the soap base.
  • And depending on the voltage of your microwave, your soap might melt faster or slower than mine.
  • Be careful not to overheat and burn the soap base.

Adding other ingredients

  • When the soap melts, five drops of peppermint essential oil and a pinch of mica powder.
  • Then mix until you see no bubbles of mica powder.
  • You need to move fast because the soap will start cooling and sticking to the edges of the measuring cup.
melted castile soap base in pyrex measuring cup mixed with peppermint oil and gold mica powder

Pour the soap into the silicone mold.

melted soap base poured into pink soap mold
  • Next, pour the melted soap onto the orange zest in the silicone mold on your chopping board.
  • Transfer the chopping board to the fridge and cool for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Or leave it overnight if you like.
  • Once the soap is completely hardened, you can pop them off the mold and store it.
Popping hardened peppermint soap bars out of the silicone mold

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How to store it

Store your peppermint melt and pour soap in a clean, dry container with a tight lid.

Or you can toss them into a zip bag and store them in the bathroom closet or fridge.

This DIY peppermint melt-and-pour soap will last weeks in or out of the fridge.

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How to use your peppermint melt & pour soap

Use the homemade peppermint melt and pour soap like other regular soaps.

Wet your skin until it is soaked, then rub some soap on your body and your bath gloves or washcloth.

Then wash your skin gently.

Rinse off under the shower, dry your body, and moisturize immediately to prevent dryness.

What I noticed about this soap

citrus mint melt and pour soap with lather

This castile melt-and-pour peppermint soap lathers well and rinses off easily without drying your skin.

But still, make sure to use moisturizer because we all have different skin types.

Orange and peppermint essential oil benefits

Here are some of the benefits of making this peppermint melt-and-pour soap recipe:

Benefits of peppermint

Peppermint essential oil has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help soothe and cool your skin.

It also helps reduce inflammation and redness on the skin.

Benefits of orange to the skin

Orange peel, on the other hand, is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that brighten and rejuvenates your skin.

And when combined with castile soap, these ingredients create a refreshing and nourishing soap that leaves your skin feeling clean and supple.

Benefits of making your peppermint melt & pour soap

Now let’s discuss the benefits of making your melt-and-pour soap.

Gentler on skin

Castile soap is gentler on the skin than other soaps as it contains no harsh chemicals.

Also, if you have sensitive skin and prefer fragrance-free soap, then castile soap is an excellent choice.

The orange zest and peppermint oil add a mild natural fragrance to your homemade soap.

You can customize the soap scents.

Another thing about making your soap is how much you can customize it.

Also, you can make different fragrances by mixing your favorite essential oils or natural fragrances like orange, lime, or lemon zest.

Or even add mica powder to make fun colors.

Lastly, the silicone soap molds come in various shapes, so feel free to create cute little homemade soaps for your friends and family.

More affordable

It is affordable to make your own soap at home.

And you can buy the ingredients to make this peppermint melt and pour soap in bulk.

Meaning you can make several batches of soap at a fraction of the cost of store-bought soaps.

Eco-friendly option

One more thing.

Making your own soap is an eco-friendly option as it helps reduce waste.

This mint melt-and-pour soap contains only natural ingredients that won’t harm the environment.

citrus peppermint melt and pour soap bars

Citrus Peppermint Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Yield: 3 soap bars
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Difficulty: easy
How to make peppermint melt and pour soap bars

Materials

  • 1/2 pound castile melt and pour soap base
  • One orange washed and wiped free of water.
  • Five drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1/8 tsp. or less gold mica powder (optional)

Tools

  • Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Silicone soap mold
  • Measuring spoons

Instructions

  1. First, set your silicone mold on the chopping board.
  2. Wash the orange and grate the zest into the mold.
  3. Then cut the melt and pour soap base into equal small cubes.
  4. The soap cubes melt faster and at the same time when they’re of the same size.
  5. Next, put the soap base cubes into the microwave-safe Pyrex measuring cup.
  6. Melt the soap for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  7. But you can stop and check the soap at 30 seconds intervals to avoid burning the soap base.
  8. And depending on the voltage of your microwave, your soap might melt faster or slower than mine.
  9. Be careful not to overheat and burn the soap base.
  10. When the soap melts, five drops of peppermint essential oil and a pinch of mica powder.
  11. Then mix until you see no bubbles of mica powder.
  12. You need to move fast because the soap will start cooling and sticking to the edges of the measuring cup.
  13. Next, pour the melted soap onto the orange zest in the silicone mold on your chopping board.
  14. Transfer the chopping board to the fridge and cool for 30 to 45 minutes.
  15. Or leave it overnight if you like.
  16. Once the soap is completely hardened, you can pop them off the mold and store it.

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Conclusion on how to make peppermint soap with melt and pour castile soap base

This melt-and-pour peppermint soap recipe is great if you prefer mild, lightly fragranced soap without synthetic fragrances and harsh chemicals.

If you like this homemade peppermint soap tutorial, you also love this Zesty Orange Melt And Pour Soap Recipe.

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