Melt And Pour Essential Oil Massage Soap Bar

Melt And Pour Essential Oil Massage Soap Bar

This soap making tutorial shows you how to create a massage soap bar using melt and pour soaps and essential oils.

What you need

1-pound glycerin soap base
2 tablespoons coconut oil
10-15 drops ylang ylang essential oil
10-15 drops geranium essential oil
10-15 drops lavender essential oil
3 complementary mica coloring powders 
1 large microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup
2 smaller bowls to separate for coloring
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
Massage soap mold



Step 1: Cut the soap base into squares and place into a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds. Repeat, stirring after each, until melted.

Step 2: Add coconut oil to the bowl

Steps 3-5: Add the essential oils. Not only do these three have a beautiful floral scent, they each have properties that are anti-bacterial, antiseptic and can boost your mood! Ylang Ylang balances the oils in your skin, geranium can reduce acne and all three can calm and relax you.

Steps 6-7: Evenly divide your soap mixture into the 3 bowls. Mine came out to be about 4 cups, and I used 1/4 cup for each layer.

Add the first mica coloring to the soap mixture in bowl #1. Blend well.

Step 8-10: Spray the mold with the rubbing alcohol and pour the mixture into each mold. Spray the top with the rubbing alcohol.

This prevents bubbles from forming. Allow to harden at least one hour.

Repeat steps 7-10 for the next two colors.

Gently pop out and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use.


  1. Um, unless the mica coloring powders are free, they are complementary, not complimentary.

  2. Tina Berrier says

    Great project! I think I’ll try it.

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