Adzuki Bean Soap Recipe

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This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases. Left whole, adzuki beans gently massage skin while washing. Alternately, you can grind your adzuki beans to create an exfoliating soap instead.

Highlighting the adzuki beans in a clear soap base in the center of the soap is a simple and easy technique to create a beautiful decorative soap that’s lovely for gifting. You can easily make these in an afternoon for a homemade Mother’s day gift or as a housewarming present.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Adzuki Bean Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.85 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
7.85 oz. white melt and pour soap base
.5 oz. adzuki beans
3.5 mL essential oil or 7 mL fragrance oil, of choice
several drops liquid soap colorant, of choice

Tools & Supplies:

Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold
graduated plastic transfer pipettes
mist spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
digital scale
utensil for stirring
Chef or utility knife
4-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup
microwave
cutting board, optional

Instructions:

You’ll begin by making the clear soap strip with the adzuki beans first.

Start by using your digital scale to weigh out 3.85 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 1 mL essential oil or 2 mL fragrance oil to scent your soap. Stir the fragrance into the melted soap base. (To avoid having the soap turn brown, be sure to choose a fragrance oil without vanilla.)

Place the mold on a cutting board for easy transport. Now weigh out the adzuki beans and place them inside one cavity of the mold.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Slowly pour the melted soap base over the adzuki beans. Using a utensil, divide the beans into three sections within the melted soap base.

Now spritz the top of the soap with the isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Allow the soap to cool and completely solidify. (You can put the soap in the fridge to speed up this process. However do not put it in the freezer as it will cause the soap to become cloudy.)

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Now remove the clear soap base with the adzuki beans from the mold.

Using a Chef’s knife or utility knife, cut the soap into three separate sections.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Place the soap with the bean side down into the mold – one each into three of the mold cavities.

You are now ready to prepare the opaque/white base.

Weigh out 7.85 oz. of the white/opaque melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife or a utility knife, cut the soap into square chunks and place inside your glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white/opaque melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments until melted.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out 2.5 mL essential oil or 5 mL fragrance oil to scent your soap. Stir the fragrance into the melted soap base.

If you wish to color your soap, add a drop or two of desired liquid soap color at a time until you reach the shade you like. I used a few drops of yellow and a few additional drops of red liquid soap colorant to achieve the pink salmon color of my soap.

Stir well.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Spritz the top of the soap sections in the mold with isopropyl alcohol. Then slowly pour the tinted soap into each of the three cavities around the soaps already in the mold.

It’s okay if it’s not perfect. You can wash or cut off any mistakes once you unmold your final bars.

Now spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Transfer the mold into the fridge using the cutting board for stability if desired.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Once your soaps have fully solidified, carefully remove them from the mold cavities.

This adzuki bean soap recipe highlights the beauty of adzuki beans by combining both clear and opaque melt and pour soap bases for a lovely homemade gift!

Clean up the adzuki soap bars if needed, then wrap tightly in food service film and label as desired for gifting.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

If you liked my adzuki bean soap recipe, you may also like my Lush inspired massage bar recipe. Inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar my Lush inspired massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters. It also includes massaging organic adzuki beans as well as a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles. You can find my Lush inspired massage bar recipe here.

In addition, you can use the same silicone mold used for this project to also make my darling dachshund melt and pour soap and my homemade cold process pink salt and sal butter soap.

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Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

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This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients to create your own massage bars at home! This specific massage bar recipe was inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

Made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles. (Psst. These would also make a great homemade Mother’s Day gift! For more homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, go here.)

Sensitive to some of the ingredients? Make a few simple substitutions. If you’re sensitive or allergic to shea butter, simply swap it out with sal butter. In addition, mango butter can be substituted for cocoa butter. And for those who find cinnamon leaf essential oil irritating, try either chili seed or fresh ginger essential oil instead!

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. cocoa butter OR mango butter
1 oz. shea butter OR sal butter
1 oz. organic adzuki beans
1 mL cinnamon leaf essential oil OR fresh ginger essential oil OR chili seed essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter and shea (or sal) butter into a double boiler. Heat until melted then remove from heat.

Weigh out the adzuki beans and set aside.

Once the butter mixture begins cooling and starts to look cloudy, measure out the essential oils using graduated transfer pipettes and stir into the butter mixture. (If you prefer a fragrance oil over essential oils, use 2.5 mL of your favorite skin safe fragrance oil for a light scent or up to double for a stronger scent.)

Now pour the cooling butters evenly into two mold cavities of this Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold.

Evenly divide the adzuki beans into each of the two mold cavities you just poured the melted butters into and gently mix with a utensil.

Allow your massage bars to finish solidifying. You can speed up this process by popping the mold into your fridge.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

Once your massage bars have fully solidified, simply remove from the mold cavities and package or use immediately.

As this Lush inspired massage bar recipe creates a massage bar that easily melts on body contact, you will need to keep your massage bars stored in a temperature controlled location away from heat.

To use, simply massage the bars onto your skin.

For more homemade skin care recipes that contain sal butter, go here. You can also find even more homemade skin care recipes on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or simply follow me on Blog Lovin’Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.