I love handcrafted soap and have been purchasing bars off Etsy for over a year now. At $4 to $5 a bar though it is getting a little pricey. The soap is totally worth the price but doesn’t really jive with our budget. So I decided to make my own soap. I found some really great sources of information online and decided to start with ‘melt & pour’ soap. I’m too chicken to try cold process soap making.
I went online and purchased everything I needed for Black Raspberry soap.
Olive oil melt and pour soap base
Black raspberry scented oil
Madder root powder
I unwrapped two pounds of the soap base, cut them up into smaller pieces, placed them in a microwavable save bowl and melted them.
There were still a few un-melted chunks so I stirred the soap base until it was completely liquid.
Next I added the scent.
Then I added the mudder powder to give the soap color. I don’t think I’ll add as much next time.
Next I poured in a bunch of the raspberry seeds, next time I’ll add more.
Jillian helped too.
Once it cooled down some I poured the mixture into the wooden soap mold. I lined the mold with plastic wrap, not sure that was necessary.
Cover and wait until it cools and hardens – or as my nerdy engineer husband says, “until it freezes”.
Once the soap hardened I opened the mold and cut it into bars.
It smells delicious and the raspberry seeds feel so good!
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