Shea butter helps to soothe itchy and dry skin, and it can help relieve minor burns. Adding shea butter to soap will give the soap the added benefit of nourishing the skin with vitamins A, E and F. Melt and pour soap does not require a lot of expertise, and it is one of the easier types of soaps to make. Unlike soaps made with lye, melt and pour soap does not need to be cured. Making your own soap benefits the environment and your skin because it does not contain the harsh chemicals that are found in commercial soaps.
Cut the melt and pour soap base into small 1-inch pieces.
Place the melt and pour soap into a double boiler on medium-low heat. Allow it to melt completely.
Add the jojoba oil, shea butter and grated beeswax. Stir until the ingredients blend into the soap base.
Add your choice of fragrance oil. Stir to disperse the fragrance oil into the soap.
Pour the soap into moulds. Spray the top of the moulds with rubbing alcohol to keep bubbles from forming.
Allow the soap to harden overnight. Remove it from the moulds.
Things you need
- 1 lb/500 grams. opaque melt and pour soap base
- Double boiler
- 1 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1 tsp shea butter
- 1 tsp grated beeswax
- 1 oz./30ml. fragrance oil
- Soap moulds
- Spray bottle
- Rubbing alcohol