DIY: Citrus Lemongrass Goat Milk Soap!

So this was way too much fun – and super simple! I am using them for stocking stuffers for my family, but these little bars are great year round!

Materials:

  • Goat Milk Soap Base
  • Essential Oils
  • Soap Mold
  • Soap Colors (optional)
  • Tea (optional)
  • Letter Cookie Cutters (optional)

Step 1: Cut Soap Base

Cut up your base into smaller cubes and put in a microwave safe container.

Step 2: Microwave Until Smooth

Make sure you microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each session.

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You want to make sure there are no lumps in your soap base before moving forward!

Step 3: Add in Oils, Color, and Tea!

Once the soap base is lump free, add in your essential oils! Each brand varies, so this is really up to you. I used 10 drops of lemongrass, 10 drops of sweet orange, and 3 drops of tea tree. Color is optional, but if you use it, make sure the color drops are specifically made for soap!

I wanted a bit of added texture, so I put in some loose leaf tea I picked up. This was lemongrass and lemon tea – so it paired nicely!

Step 4: Prepare Your Molds!

I wanted each soap to have a custom initial which made these just a bit harder to make (but worth it in the end). So I put cookie cutters in the bottom of the soap mold before pouring in the soap! For fun, I sprinkled some additional tea on the backs.

Step 5: Let Rest for One Hour

I left these bad boys alone for about an hour before popping them out of the mold. I would suggest getting a silicone mold because taking the soap out was a breeze.

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I didn’t love the way the cookie cutter left a space around the letter, so I actually cut out the letters, melted down the remaining soap once more, and poured it all back in the mold. I am pretty happy with the way they turned out, and they SMELL DELICIOUS!

I’m pretty excited to share these with my family for Christmas! What you do you think?

Author: iamthecurioustexan

Queso gives me life. Wife to Daniel Danger & Dog Mom to Roxy. World traveller, avid crafter, wine snob, record collector, & board game winner.

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