Easy Homemade Orange Soap Recipe With Dry Peel (Pour and Melt)

I really like this homemade orange soap recipe. It is easy to make, smells amazing, and makes a perfect DIY gift for Christmas. In fact, I like it so much that I have made 3 different versions with orange. Now you are spoilt for choice.

In addition to presenting extraordinary health benefits thanks to their natural content of vitamin C, oranges also have specific effects acting on the structure, texture, and tone of our skin.

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Homemade orange soap recipe

Have you already added the use of orange soaps to your beauty routine? They are worth it!


Orange Soap Skin Benefits

What’s great about orange soaps?

Orange soap is rich in antioxidants, thanks to the presence of vitamin E. Oranges have beneficial properties for the skin. This fruit helps keep it hydrated and healthy. It is ideal for stimulating skin regeneration and repairing injured tissues. It activates circulation and helps us prevent wrinkles from appearing. It is also an excellent remedy for cellulite.

Flavonoids are one of the main components in the orange peels that help counteract the imperfections of the skin like cellulite. They act on blood microcirculation and strengthen the capillaries. Blood oranges contain high doses of anthocyanins, with vasoprotective properties, to counteract the stagnation of the venous and lymphatic circulation.

Many cosmetic products that contain orange essential oil want to take advantage of these perks!


Homemade Orange Soap Recipes: 3 Blends and Formulations Ideas

Ordinarily, orange soaps come with at least one other main ingredient. Here is some example of 3 lovely DIY soaps you may want to make for yourself or to offer as a perfect homemade Christmas gift.


1. Orange and Cinnamon Soap

Maybe the most popular variant on the market. This blend recalls warm Christmas nights, a cozy evening on the couch with friends and loved ones, and can be a very nice gift idea!

Cinnamon adds antioxidant properties to the mix. It helps reduce the signs of aging and protects against the activity of free radicals. This spice can indeed work wonders for the skin, thanks above all to its antibacterial and anti-microbial properties.

Note: Cinnamon can, sometimes, cause skin reactions, so use it with caution.


How To Make It

Place the glycerin soap base in the microwave and melt in small intervals.

Once it is melted add one tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of almond oil. Stir and spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of bubbles.

Add a pinch of cosmetic grade orange colorant and stir. I have used this mica powder.

Add 20 drops of orange essential oil and stir again.

Place the mixture into the silicone molds and spray with alcohol to eliminate bubbles.

Place cinnamon sticks and dry orange peel on top of the soap bars.

Let them rest until they are dry and remove the soap bars from the molds.


2. Orange Soap with Calendula Oil/Flowers

Here is an example of an ultra-delicate formulation. It is among the most respectful of the sensitive epidermis. The active ingredient is the calendula macerated oil, which is known for its soothing and healing properties.

For centuries, calendula has been appreciated for its innumerable phytotherapeutic properties, including the indisputable beneficial effect on dry, red, and chapped skin.

Ingredients for 3 soap bars

I have used macerated calendula oil for this recipe. I have macerated dry calendula flowers in almond oil for 2 months. If you don’t want to wait that long you can buy ready calendula oil or use almond oil instead.

How to Make It

First, place the dried orange peels at the bottom of the silicon molds.

Cut the soap base in small cubes and add in the Shea butter. Place it in the microwave and use small intervals to melt it. Once it is melted add the calendula oil and orange essential oil. Stir.

Pour the melted soap on top of the orange peels you have prepared earlier. Spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles.

Trow in dry calendula flowers and stir.

Wait until the soap bars are completely dry and remove from the silicone molds.


3. Cranberry & Orange Soap

Another orange homemade soap recipe with great benefits for the skin and with an amazing fragrance. Cranberries have antioxidants like C, A, and E, which can help to boost the skin’s elasticity.

Ingredients (Makes 3 soap bars)

Melt the soap in the microwave and add orange essential oil.

Now pour half of the mixture in a different container and add a pinch of orange colorant.

Fill half of the silicon molds with the mixture.

Once is almost dry, pour the rest of the mixture on top of the orange soap. Fill the molds and add a few cranberries.

Wait until the soap is set and unmold. Ready to use!

The cinnamon, orange slices, cranberries, and dandelion are for decoration purposes. If you worry about blocking the bathtub or shower drain use a sink strainer like this one.

These soaps are ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends. You can wrap them in brown paper, place them inside an organza bag with a cute ribbon, or use jute for a rustic look.

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How to Make Macerated Oil

The aromatic elements contained in the dried plants are extracted by using a technique called maceration.

Oils to consider for maceration: Sunflower, sweet almond oil, sesame, olive, grapeseed, and jojoba.

Dry plants to consider: calendula, lavender, rose petals, chamomile, jasmine, lily, maple, and rosemary.

Easy instructions:

  • Place the dry plants in a container filled with vegetable oil. Make sure all the plants are covered with the oil.
  • Close it tight and place the jar in a sunny spot.
  • Let the plants to macerate in the vegetable oil for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Shake the jar every day.
  • After that, strain the oil, which has absorbed all the properties of the plants you have used.
  • Store in a sterilized clear bottle and place a label on it, stating the vegetable oil and the date.

What’s your preferred homemade orange soap recipe?


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