This homemade honeycomb soap recipe is so easy to make and is formulated with natural bee pollen praised for it’s natural skin soothing properties. Used in topical products, bee pollen is shown to calm inflammatory conditions and common skin irritations like psoriasis or eczema. In addition the amino acids and vitamins naturally found in bee pollen help to protect the skin and aid in cell regeneration. I scented mine with a sandalwood patchouli fragrance oil, however you can scent them with a honey fragrance oil or nothing at all to suit your tastes or skin care needs.
I created these homemade honeycomb soaps using a round guest sized soap mold so you can make a lot of these without a lot of raw materials. This makes them perfectly suited as homemade stocking stuffer gifts or even DIY wedding favors.
Homemade Honeycomb Soap Recipe
Supplies you’ll need:
digital kitchen scale
basic guest round silicone soap mold
glass Pyrex measuring cup
large kitchen or Chef’s knife
spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
This homemade honeycomb soap recipe yields three guest soaps. Increase the recipe as needed for additional soaps. The mold has six cavities so this recipe is easily doubled to fill the entire mold.
Begin by using a pair of scissors to cut the bubble wrap into circles to fit into three of the mold cavities. Place one piece of bubble wrap into a mold cavity with the “bubble” side up.
Using your digital scale weigh out the melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in short bursts until the soap is completely melted. Melting times will vary depending on the base you use.
Carefully remove the cup of soap from the microwave using a pot holder or towel. Using a measuring spoon measure out the mica and bee pollen and stir into the melted soap base. (I like to use a fork so I can whisk the ingredients in sort of like making scrambled eggs.)
Now weigh out the fragrance oil or essential oil you’re using (if any) and stir into the soap.
Before pouring the soap into the mold sprinkle a bit of gold mica onto the top of the bubble wrap. This will give the soap extra definition and sparkle. Directly follow with the soap base pouring the melted base evenly into each of the three mold cavities you have prepared.
Allow the soap to cool and harden completely. You can speed this up a bit by placing the mold in the refrigerator however abstain from placing the mold in the freezer as it can damage it.
For a larger homemade gift idea pair your homemade honeycomb soaps with my delectable vanilla fig scented non-greasy body butter. You can find the recipe for my non-greasy body butter here. You may also like my stocking stuffer sized festive holiday homemade cranberry orange soap recipe.
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