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How to Make Scented Soap

How to Make Scented Soap

Scented soaps are very popular because they not only make you (and your bathroom) smell really good, but they also have a relaxing effect that can lift your mood. Learning how to make scented soap is really easy, fun, and affordable. Scented soaps are great as personalized gifts to your friends or even a good giveaway present during occasions, such as weddings. You can even make it for your own special use. What is good about making your own is you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin! There are many ways for a soap to be scented. The most popular is with an essential oil, which is extracted from a particular plant. The fragrance that it gives is actually that distinct smell or as the name suggests “essence” of the plant. This is natural and has no added chemicals. Another way to scent your soap is by using synthetic fragrance oil. This type of oil is chemically made to imitate the smell of a specific plant or a combination of scents. Most are not comfortable in using these as it may pose some health risks due to the added chemicals. Lastly, when choosing your preferred type of oil, always remember to check if it is labeled as skin-safe.



e last thing to consider is whether you’re actually allergic to certain type of fragrances. This can be the case for both natural essential oils and synthetic ones. You will need: a glycerin soap base, a heat-resistant glass bowl, petroleum jelly, dough scraper or knife, spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, soap molder, and an essential or synthetic oil. Instructions:

  1. Using a dough scraper or a knife, cut the glycerin soap in small chunks. The smaller the size, the quicker the soap will melt. You can also shred the soap if you prefer. Six bars of glycerin soap make about four bars of regular size soap.

  2. Place the chunks of soap in a glass bowl. Make sure its microwave safe. Melt the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Stir the soap and see if all the soap chunks have melted. If not, microwave again for 30 seconds. Always keep stirring to avoid burning the soap.

  3. Add your choice of fragrance to the melted soap. Be careful not to touch the soap mixture with your bare hands. If bubbles will appear, simply spray the surface with alcohol.

  4. Grease the interior of your molds with petroleum jelly then pour in your scented soap mixture. Pour in very carefully to avoid spilling any of the melted soap. To eliminate bubbles, simply spray the surface with alcohol.

  5. Allow to cool and set for at least 40 to 60 minutes; then place inside the refrigerator for 2 hours. This will make it easier for you to take out your soap out of your molds. The soap is good for up to 4 months.

You can use different types of mold to add character to your soap. You can also use dye to make colorful scented soaps. After you get the hang of making soaps, start experimenting with different combinations of scents. What are you waiting for! Try these steps on how to make scented soap and personalize your soap.  

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