We always encourage our customers to get creative when they are making their own soaps, and now we have another way to do so! Dried seeds add a wonderful look to your soap AND they make a great exfoliant when you use the product. Below is a recipe for blueberry exfoliant soap. You can add a beautiful blue colorant to the process if you want it to be SUPER blue, or you can simply use a clear base with the seeds and some Mulberry fragrance oil.
2 Drops of Mulberry Fragrance Oil (you can also use one of the other berry-type oils if you prefer something else, or leave unscented if you are sensitive)
Dried Blueberry Seeds (how many you use is up to you, if you want just a few sprinkled throughout, then be sure to just add a bit)
Once you have your melt and pour base picked out, decide what kind of final product you want. If you want basic bar soap, you will need either mitre box and soap cutter, or you can get one of the square/rectangle trays. For more experienced soapmakers, use one of the fancy molds to create seasonal or kids soaps. These are great for crafting with the kids.
1. Cut melt and pour base into small cubes. Place in microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Mix base, heat for another 30 seconds.
2. Add Blueberry fragrance oil and dried seeds.
3. Pour soap into tray or molds.
Note: Spray the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol to reduce bubbling.
4. Let sit for 3 hours. After 3 hours, take product out of molds. This is also the point where you would put the product into a mitre box and cut with the soap cutter if you want the soap to be smaller.
Note: After letting soap sit for at least 3 hours, put the product in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This will make the cutting easier.
Now your soap is ready to use!
If blueberry isn’t your style, try one of the other seeds and pair it with a different fragrance oil or essential oil!