Looking for a quick and easy DIY fall recipe? Here it is! This recipe uses a melt & pour soap base, then you just need to add essential oil.
It is premade soap base that can be purchased, melted down, and then formed into different shapes using soap molds.
Melt and pour soap can be made from different ingredients. For this fall project I used honey melt and pour soap base because it has a beautiful fall color already without adding any colorants...keeping it simple!
Next, I chose cardamom essential oil for this recipe because it is one of those great fall smelling essential oils. It offers a warming, head-clearing and stimulating aroma that you are sure to enjoy during your bathing.
Read more about it in our Cardamom Essential Oil Spotlight.
I picked a cute fall leave and pumpkin mold here (mine came in a blue color):
These soaps make cute homemade gifts and look very decorative in a guest bathroom.
Cardamom Essential Oil Soap Recipe
Step 1: Cut melt and pour soap base up with a sharp knife. Place pieces into a glass measuring cup. Place measuring cup into pan with about 2 inches of gently boiling water (see picture).
Step 2: Let soap base melt completely, this will take about 10 minutes or more. Stir occasionally with a glass stirring rod, be careful of the hot steam coming from pot.
Step 3: Once completely melted, remove from heat. Stir in essential oil drops.
Step 5: Pour into soap mold. For one pound, I made 5 full soap bars. It is best to have your soap mold on a solid surface. I like using a wooden serving tray so I can move it as needed without spilling the soap once poured.
Step 6: Spray tops of soaps with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle if you want to get rid of the little bubbles on the soap surfaces. This is optional but must be done right after pouring soap if you want to do it.
Step 7: Allow to completely set at room temperature, around 5 hours. Once done, pop soaps out of mold.
Place soap in a soap dish or shower if ready to use. If not ready to use, wrap soaps separately in a layer of plastic wrap.
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