Pumice Melt and Pour Gardener's Soap Recipe

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1 Hour

I enjoy gardening, but it really wrecks my skin. The clay in the soil makes my skin dry, and my hands get cracked and irritated from being in the dirt and around the plants. This gardener's soap gently exfoliates to remove dirt and debris from your hands. It has dried calendula to soothe irritated skin and moisturize the skin.

Pumice comes from volcanic ash. It's a natural exfoliant. You can buy sticks of pumice to clean your home, but I used a pumice powder.

You'll need:

  • 16 ounces melt and pour soap
  • 1 tablespoon pumice powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried calendula
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8 drops rosemary essential oil

Cut the soap into 1 inch cubes. Melt in the microwave 30 seconds at a time. Stir between each interval.


Add the pumice powder and dried calendula petals.


Add the essential oils and stir well. I like to stir for at least a minute. This lets the soap cool slightly too so the pumice and calendula don't sink to the bottom.


Pour into soap molds. Let cool completely.

Your soap is ready to use as soon as it's cool. This is made for gardener's, but it's also good for mechanics or anyone who gets dirty working. It can also be used a hand or body soap for dry skin.

Visit the original blog post for more tips to make this soap.

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