Friday, May 12, 2017

Make Your Own Soaps With The Wild Herb Tree Melt and Pour Soap Bases

It seems like every time I visit Pinterest, someone is making their own soap. There are tons of DIY soap recipes and they all call for either Melt and Pour Soap Base or a recipe that involves a more timely procedure, cold press soaps using lye or rebatching.

I, myself, love the Melt and Pour procedure as it is SO MUCH EASIER and the soap base has already been created.  All you have to do is melt the soap base in the microwave, remove and add your favorite essential oils, color and any other ingredients, such as an exfoliating element.

These soaps require you to use either a silicone mold to shape you soap or several other mold options.  Silicone would be your best choice, as once it sets, it can easily be popped out.  Using plastic or any other object of your choice can work, but may take a little more work in getting the soap out, without damaging the shape.  You can make this process easier by lining your choice of soap molds with plastic wrap or parchment paper for easier removal.

The Melt and Pour Soap Base that I worked with in the photos shown here, is an Aloe and Coconut Oil base.  It is from The Wild Herb Tree Etsy Shop and is a new soap base that The Wild Herb Tree has created.  The clear soap base is really easy to cut into pieces, all it takes is a knife and it goes right through, easily.  

The two different soap photos shown are what I've created with The Wild Herb Tree's Aloe Soap Base.  The darker one is the Coffee Scrub Exfoliating Scrub Soap and the yellow soap is the Lemon Zinger.  

The Coffee Scrub Exfoliating Soap contains the Aloe soap base, coffee grounds, Vanilla and Sandalwood essential oil and a little cocoa powder.  The coffee grounds & cocoa powder is what gives this soap it's color.  The yellow soap, the Lemon Zinger, contains the Aloe soap base, lemon essential oil and lemon zest from 3 lemons.  Both were exceptionally easy to make!

I had so much fun creating these soaps with The Wild Herb Tree's Soap base and I can't wait to make more.  This was my very first attempt and I'm so proud! Soap making is SO addicting!

The Wild Herb Tree has 20 items in their shop ranging from Handmade Soaps, Beeswax Candles, Melt & Pour Bases and more.  Go check out The Wild Herb Tree for your soap bases and start creating your own unique soaps, now!



***I may have received a complimentary product, in exchange, for my honest and unbiased review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own

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