Bees Soap Kit

These sweet honey soaps from our Bees Soap Kit are perfect for spring! Instead of using a soap colorant, these are subtly tinted just with fragrance oils. It’s also a super simple project for beginners that allows you to really play around with the natural discoloration of our Oatmeal Milk and Honey, and Vanilla Select fragrances.

Ingredients

2 pounds of Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base

Bee and Honeycomb Mold

1 oz Oatmeal Milk and Honey Fragrance Oil

1 oz Vanilla Select Fragrance Oil

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ONE: Cut up 1 pound of Honey Melt and Pour into small chunks, and place in a microwave-safe container.  Microwave in 30 second bursts until melted. Careful! Don’t overheat the soap; you don’t want it to steam or boil.

TWO: Stir in .5 ounce of fragrance oil and mix well. I did a fun combination of Oatmeal Milk and Honey and Vanilla Select (equal parts) for the darker soap. It has a beautiful natural discoloration.

THREE:  Slowly pour the soap into each cavity of your mold and spritz with rubbing alcohol to eliminate air bubbles. Let the soap cool for 4-6 hours before unmolding.

FOUR: Repeat these steps to make 4 more soaps.

Bonus: Lightly scent the soap or leave it completely unscented for a different color hue.

For more basics on melt and pour soapmaking, check out our series for beginners on Soap Queen TV!

 

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8 Comments

  1. Rose says

    What an awesome idea! I do have that mold also :)
    I only generally use fragrance oils with vanillin to “color” or “discolor” my cold process soaps but never thought about melt and pour.

  2. Danni says

    How cute is the little bee on there? :)
    I never thought about mixing those 2 fragrances either. I have to try that.
    I never really thought about discoloration in melt and pour either- I never seem to get it in the few MP soaps I do. HP or CP well that’s another story as I look at a curing rack filled with brown soap. LOL

    This is a really cute idea!

  3. Dawnia says

    Hi –
    We made these exact soaps. Very cute! Only problem is they seem to sweat. Inside in AC!!Is this characteristic of the honey M&P? When we used the Like CP M&P, no sweat at all, even if we don’t wrap it.