Recipe: Rustic Cocoa Soap

If the picture alone doesn’t have you intrigued- this recipe smells of chocolate with hints of mint. Got your attention now?! It’s so yummy you?ll be tempted to lick it (just don’t ๐Ÿ™‚ With a melt & pour base and a few simple steps, you can make this rustic, delectable soap in no time!

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Start by melting the cubed soap base in the microwave until smooth (about 2.5-3 minutes)
  2. Next, add in 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil for extra nourishment.
  3. Stir well to be sure it’s evenly distributed throughout the soap base.
  4. Now for the chocolate! I used a dark cocoa powder which smelled AMAZING!
  5. Just dump it in and stir it up.
  6. It will take a little bit of work to incorporate the powder into the soap base, but it will melt in while you stir. You will have a few specks left that don’t fully absorb into the mixture but that’s okay! It lends to the rustic look of the soap ๐Ÿ™‚Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 10.52.40 AM
  7. Fresh mint is wonderful for smell and texture.
  8. Fold it gently into the mixture.
  9. Now, you could stop before this step because the cocoa powder and mint DO add a light fragrance to the soap- but I want a little more punch with my mint fragrance so I used a little peppermint essential oil.
  10. With a pipette, I added about 8 drops. You can adjust this amount to whatever suits your preferences.Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 10.53.21 AM
  11. That’s it for the mixing! Carefully pour the soap mixture into the soap mold(s) you’ve decided to use. I went with a round, deep mold for a disc shape. I LOVE the ease of silicone molds. They’re so simple to work with. If you haven’t tried one, make sure you get yourself one!
  12. Ta-Da!! I sprinkled a little loose cocoa powder on the top of the soap for added texture and interest. I love the way it turned out!
  13. Now we wait.
  14. Allow the soap to harden in the mold before removing it. Mine was ready after about 2 hours.Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 10.53.52 AM

That’s it! Wasn’t it a breeze? I absolutely LOVE the way these soaps turned out. They smell delicious, look rustic and organic, and feel great on your skin.

Enjoy!

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