By Erin Huffstetler | 08/02/2017 | 14 Comments
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This soap looks like honey comb, smells like honey, and takes less than five minutes to make. Here’s my super-simple recipe.
How to Make Honey Soap
What You Need:
Glycerin melt-and-pour soap base
A Pyrex measuring cup (or microwave-safe bowl)
A soap mold
What You Do:
Chop your glycerin soap base into cubes. This will help it to melt faster. Use 1/3 pound of glycerin for every bar of soap that you’re making.
Microwave the glycerin for 30 seconds at a time, until it’s fully melted.
While you’re waiting for the glycerin to melt, measure your honey. You’ll need one ounce of honey (by weight) for every bar of soap that you’re making.
Add the honey to the melted glycerin. Stir it in until it’s well incorporated.
Then, pour your honey soap base into your molds.
I used paper ice cream cups from the Dollar Tree as my molds. You can use whatever you want. If your molds are bigger or smaller than mine, you may need to adjust your quantities a bit.
Cut a piece of bubble wrap to fit inside the top of your mold.
Then gently press the bubble wrap into the surface of your soap with the bubble side facing down.
Allow the soap to cool and harden completely. Then, lift the bubble wrap off, and unmold your soap. Your soap may feel a little oily to the touch. Just let it sit out a bit, and that’ll go away.
Honey is a natural humectant, which basically means that it pulls moisture from the air and draws it to your skin. This makes honey an awesome addition to soap recipes, as does the wonderful lather that it produces.
Make a batch for yourself. Then, make more to give as gifts.