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Zesty Orange Melt And Pour Soap Recipe


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Making this zesty orange soap with a melt-and-pour soap bar is a dream come true for me.

This soap is mildly orange-scented. This means you may not need to add any essential oils for fragrance, though I added a couple of drops.

And the orange zest also gives it a pretty clear yellow color, so there is no need for soap dye.

This soap washes and rinses off the skin completely, so it is perfect for Summer to get rid of excess oil and sweat on the skin.

I even used it on my face, and I think it’s mild enough, but you don’t have to.

So without further ado, let’s make some clear orange soap bars.

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How to make orange melt-and-pour soap

This orange melt-and-pour soap was inspired by Gabby of Mom makes joy.

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Ingredients

Kitchen tools to use

  • Pyrex or any other Glass measuring cup
  • Big wide pot – to sit your measuring cup or bowl,
  • Grater – to get your orange zest,
  • Spatula to stir the melt and pour soap,
  • Silicone mold to make pretty orange soap shapes that are easy to remove when done.

Directions to make orange melt-and-pour soap

First, set your silicone mold on a cookie tray for easy transfer to the fridge.

I forgot that step and had to move my soap while it was still between liquid and solid.

And it left ripple marks on the bottom.

So don’t make the same mistake.

Next, cut the melt-and-pour soap base into cubes.

And put the soap cubes in a Pyrex measuring cup.

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Soap base cut into cubes

Then sit the Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of simmering water on a stove to melt the soap gently.

Or melt it in the microwave.

Some people prefer to melt their soap in the microwave.

I haven’t tried that.

But if and when I do, I’d let you know how it went.

Next, use the grater to get as much orange zest as possible from the three oranges.

Orange zest

Add the orange zest when the melt-and-pour soap cubes have turned into a clear liquid.

And add a few drops of orange essential oil and stir.

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Completely melted soap base

Then pour the liquid orange soap into your silicone mold.

And sprinkle a little orange zest before keeping it in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours to harden.

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Orange soap in the silicone mold

To release your soap bars, open the edges of the mold, and the soap will come out easily.

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Your finished orange soap bars

How to use your citrus melt-and-pour soap bars

You can use this melt-and-pour soap bar like regular soap in the shower.

I’m very careful about the products I use on my face.

And I dared to try this citrus soap, and it was great.

No burning or dryness.

But if you’re not sure about using it on your face, it’s okay.

Because everybody’s skin is different.

So, do what works for you.

When using this zesty soap in the shower, you’d notice bits of orange zest as the soap melts.

But it’s not messy.

Don’t forget to print and rate the soap recipe.

Zesty Orange Soap -Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Orange Soap -Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Yield: 6 - 7 soap bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How to make orange soap bars with melt and pour soap.

Materials

  • 1 lb. Melt and pour soap bar
  • Orange zest from 3 small oranges, not mandarin. But you can use it too.
  • 2 drops of orange or bergamot essential oils

Tools

  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Big wide pot – to sit your Pyrex measuring cup or bowl,
  • Grater – to get your orange zest,
  • Spatula to stir the melt and pour soap,
  • Silicone mold to make pretty orange soap shapes that are easy to remove when done.
  • Cookie tray

Instructions

  1. First things first, set your silicone mold on a cookie tray for easy transfer to the fridge. I forgot that step and had to move my soap while it was still between liquid and solid, and it left ripple marks on the bottom. So don’t make the same mistake.
  2. Next, cut the Melt and Pour Soap into cubes and put them in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  3. Sit the Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of water simmering on a stove, to melt the soap gently. Or melt it in the microwave. Some people prefer to melt their soap in the microwave. I haven’t tried that. But if and when I do, I’d let you know how it went.
  4. When the Melt and Pour soap cubes have turned into a clear liquid, add the orange zest and a couple of drops of orange essential oil and stir.
  5. Pour the liquid zesty orange soap into your silicone mold, then keep it in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours to solidify.
  6. To release your orange soap bars, just open each mold to make space on the edge, and the soap will come out easily.

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Conclusion

So that’s how to make orange zest melt-and-pour soap at home.

Since I made this soap, I’ve had showers with it.

And love how it cleans my skin, especially the deodorant on my underarms.

If you have any questions, please ask.

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