This soap making recipe shows you how to make a purple soap using elderberries. Elderberry is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. The berries are used to make medicine for cold and flu. The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. Elderberry fruit contains high levels of flavonoids, which means it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties making it perfect for acne-prone skin. The Vitamin a in it makes it great for wrinkles too. So this soap makes a wonderful face soap.
What you need
1/2 pound clear melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon shea butter
1-2 drops of raspberry oil
10-20 drops lemon essential oil
10-20 drops rosemary essential oil
1-2 drops vegan purple soap colorant
2 tablespoon dried elderberries
(Rectangle silicone mold
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
1 plastic measuring cup
This recipe uses dried elderberries as an embed into your handmade melt and pour soap.
Steps 1-2: Add clear soap to your measuring cup. Melt the soap base
Step 6: Whisk in dried elderberries
Steps 7-9: Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol
Step 10: Dry for at least 3-4 hours or until hardened completely. To release, pop gently from mold. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use.