How to Make a Melt & Pour Turmeric & Honey Soap Recipe

Ashley | CosmicAsh
by Ashley | CosmicAsh
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5 Hours

In today’s tutorial, I’ll be making a turmeric and honey soap recipe! I can’t wait to show you how to make these, so let’s get to it!

It’s a fun and easy process, and the best part is, that it’s probably more cost-effective to make this turmeric and honey soap at home than to buy it at your local retail store.

Tools and materials:

  • Melt & pour base
  • Organic turmeric
  • Honey
  • Soap mold
  • Pot
  • Bowl
  • Utensils
  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
  • Gloves
  • Pouring jug
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Jojoba oil
  • Glycerin
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Measuring utensils
Cutting up the soap base

1. Cut your soap base

First up, cut your melt and pour soap base into cubes. This will make the melting process much faster. I’m using a pound of mango butter soap base, but you can choose any base. 

Tip: I also went for a hypoallergenic soap. There are many options you can choose from!

Melting the soap base

2. Melt the soap

Now, go ahead and place your bowl onto a pot of boiling water. This is called the double boiler method and works really well when melting everything. Just make sure that no water gets inside. 

Tip: You could also use a microwave to melt the soap. 

Keep stirring the contents to make sure the soap doesn’t burn and that all the big chunks melt. 

How to make turmeric and honey soap

3. Add ingredients 

Once your soap is melted, add:

  • 1 teaspoon honey (use 1 teaspoon of honey for every pound of soap) - use your immersion blender when adding the honey
  • ½ teaspoon organic turmeric - add a little alcohol to the turmeric, so it doesn’t get chunky.
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil 
  • 2 teaspoons jojoba oil 
  • 0.5 ml glycerin

Tip: Don’t take your time with this step; you don’t want the soap to harden before adding these ingredients. 

Turmeric and honey melt and pour soap recipe

Mix for 2-3 minutes. I also used my immersion blender to make sure everything is incorporated. 

Pouring the turmeric and honey soap into a jug

4. Pour the turmeric and honey soap

To avoid messes, I like to use my pouring cup. It’s better than doing it directly from the bowl. 

Mixing the turmeric and honey soap

Give the soap a good stir before pouring them into the molds. If you find that your soap is clumping and hardening, go ahead and stick it in the microwave or put it over the pot again. 

Spraying the mod with alcohol

Spray your molds down with alcohol. This will make sure the mold is disinfected. 

Pouring the turmeric and honey soap into the mold

Pour your turmeric and honey soap into each mold. Make sure to fill your molds to the very top. 

Spraying the top of the soap with alcohol spray

Spray the top with rubbing alcohol to eliminate any bubbles. Then, let the soap sit for about 3-4 hours to harden. 

Unmolding the turmeric and honey soap

5. Unmold the soap

Once the soap hardens, go ahead and unmold them. 

Packaging the turmeric and honey soap

6. Package

Since I sell these soaps, I went ahead and packaged each turmeric and honey soap bar. If you are not selling these soaps, simply put them aside in a cool, dry place. 

Turmeric and honey soap benefits

Turmeric is really great for hyperpigmentation. It’s also a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Overall, it is great for improving your skin and acts as a natural skin brightener. 

Lathering the turmeric and honey soap

Lather test

Just for fun, I will show you how well this soap lathers! The lather does have a tint owing to the turmeric, but it will not stain. I use it on my face twice daily. 

Turmeric and honey soap

Turmeric and honey soap recipe

Turmeric and honey soap recipe

Thank you for joining me! Now that you have the turmeric and honey soap recipe, you can make your own soap bars whenever you want! They also work well as gifts. Good luck! 

Suggested materials:
  • Melt & pour base
  • Organic turmeric
  • Honey
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