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Zesty Orange Soap – Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

Making this zesty orange soap with a melt and pour soap bar is a dream come true for me.

This soap is mildly orange-scented. This means you may not need to add any essential oils for fragrance, though I added a couple of drops.

And the orange zest also gives it a pretty clear yellow color, so no need for soap dye.

One more thing, this soap washes and rinses off the skin completely, so it is perfect for Summer to get rid of excess oil and sweat on the skin.

I even used it on my face and I think it’s mild enough but you don’t have to.

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So without further ado, let’s make some clear orange soap bars.

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How To Make Melt And Pour Orange Soap

This soap recipe was inspired by Orange Zest Lemon Soap Tutorial by Gabby.

No time to read? Scroll down to print the recipe and pin it for later.

Citrus soap recipe

Ingredients

Kitchen Tools to use

  • Pyrex or any other Glass measuring cup
  • Big wide pot – to sit your measuring cup or bowl,
  • Grater – to get your orange zest,
  • Spatula to stir the melt and pour soap,
  • Silicone mold to make pretty orange soap shapes that are easy to remove when done.
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Orange soap directions

1. First things first, set your silicone mold on a cookie tray for easy transfer to the fridge. I forgot that step and had to move my soap while it was still between liquid and solid, and it left ripple marks on the bottom. So don’t make the same mistake.

2. Next, cut the Melt and Pour Soap Base into cubes and put them in a Pyrex measuring cup.

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Soap base cut into cubes

3. Sit the Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of water simmering on a stove, to melt the soap gently. Or melt it in the microwave. Some people prefer to melt their soap in the microwave. I haven’t tried that. But if and when I do, I’d let you know how it went.

4. Use the grater to get as much orange zest as you can from the three oranges.

Orange zest

5. When the Melt and Pour soap cubes have turned into a clear liquid, add the orange zest and a couple of drops of orange essential oil and stir.

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Completely melted soap base

6. Then pour the liquid orange soap into your silicone mold, and sprinkle a little orange zest on it before keeping it in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours to harden.

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Orange soap in the silicone mold

7. To release your soap bars, open the edges of the mold, and the soap will come out easily.

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Your finished orange soap bars

How to use your citrus soap bars

You can use this melt and pour soap bar the way you use regular soap in the shower.

I’m very careful about the products I use on my face, and I dared to try this citrus soap, and it was great. No burning or dryness.

But if you’re not sure about using it on your face, it’s okay. Moreover, everybody’s skin is different.

So, do what works for you.

When using this zesty soap in the shower, you’d notice bits of orange zest as the soap melts. But it’s not messy.

Don’t forget to print and rate the soap recipe.

Yield: 6 - 7 soap bars

Orange Soap -Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

Zesty Orange Soap -Melt And Pour Soap Recipe

How to make orange soap bars with melt and pour soap.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 lb. Melt and pour soap bar
  • Orange zest from 3 small oranges, not mandarin. But you can use it too.
  • 2 drops of orange or bergamot essential oils

Tools

  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Big wide pot – to sit your Pyrex measuring cup or bowl,
  • Grater – to get your orange zest,
  • Spatula to stir the melt and pour soap,
  • Silicone mold to make pretty orange soap shapes that are easy to remove when done.
  • Cookie tray

Instructions

  1. First things first, set your silicone mold on a cookie tray for easy transfer to the fridge. I forgot that step and had to move my soap while it was still between liquid and solid, and it left ripple marks on the bottom. So don’t make the same mistake.
  2. Next, cut the Melt and Pour Soap into cubes and put them in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  3. Sit the Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of water simmering on a stove, to melt the soap gently. Or melt it in the microwave. Some people prefer to melt their soap in the microwave. I haven’t tried that. But if and when I do, I’d let you know how it went.
  4. When the Melt and Pour soap cubes have turned into a clear liquid, add the orange zest and a couple of drops of orange essential oil and stir.
  5. Pour the liquid zesty orange soap into your silicone mold, then keep it in the fridge for about 1 to 2 hours to solidify.
  6. To release your orange soap bars, just open each mold to make space on the edge, and the soap will come out easily.

Did you make this project?

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Here are some other DIY skincare recipes made with citrus fruits you’d like.

How To Make Orange Zest Sugar Scrub DIY

An Easy Coconut Lime Foot Scrub For Mother’s Day

Simple Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub For Softer Hands

DIY Mandarin Honey Sugar Scrub

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Conclusion – Handmade Orange Soap

So that’s how to make orange zest soap with melt and pour soap, at home.

Since I made this soap, I’ve had showers with it, and love how it cleans my skin, especially the deodorant in my underarms.

If you have any questions, please ask. I’m here to answer your questions.

Did you make this melt and pour sweet orange soap bars?

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