How to Make a Turmeric Honey Soap Bar Using a Melt & Pour Base

Ashley | CosmicAsh
by Ashley | CosmicAsh
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Today, we’ll be making a turmeric honey soap bar using a melt and pour base! I’ll be using a mango butter soap base to make this turmeric with honey soap. You can, of course, use any base you like.

There are so many turmeric and honey soap benefits, and this is a great product to use on your face and body. Let’s make some soap!

Tools and materials:

  • 1 pound mango butter soap base (makes 4 bars)
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 4 teaspoon carrier oil of your choice 
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon of safe-skin fragrance or essential oil (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Soap pouring cup
  • Alcohol spray
  • Gloves
  • Sanitizer
  • Soap mold
  • Large cutting knife

Turmeric and honey soap benefits

  • Turmeric helps with hyperpigmentation.
  • Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Turmeric helps brighten your skin and improves overall elasticity.
Cutting up the melt and pout base

1. Melt and pour prep

Cut 1 pound of your melt and pour soap into smaller pieces. This method works better when it comes to melting the product. I love this soap base as it's gluten-free and has not been tested on animals. 

Tip: If you have sensitive skin, make sure the soap base you use is hypoallergenic. 

Melting the melt and pour base

2. Melt the base

Transfer the base pieces to a large mixing bowl. Now, go ahead and place your bowl in a pot of water over the stove. Once the water boils, it will melt the soap. This is called a double boiler method. 

Tip: Make sure no water gets inside the mixing bowl. 

Adding honey to the soap mixture

3. Add honey

Occasionally stir the melt and pour soap as it melts. Then, add one teaspoon of honey to the melted soap.

The ratio is 1 teaspoon for 1 pound. It’s best to add it while the soap is still hot, as the honey will melt and dissolve better. 

Turmeric and honey soap recipe

4. Add more ingredients

Now add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to the mix. 

How to make turmeric and honey soap

Here, I’m adding a teaspoon of sweet almond oil to the turmeric powder. 

Adding jojoba oil to the soap recipe

Then, add around 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil. 

Adding glycerin to the soap recipe

Add 0.5ml of glycerin, too. The melt and pour base does have this, but I like adding a little more as it works great on the body. 

Mix the turmeric, jojoba oil, glycerin, and almond oil and pour it into the base quickly before the soap solidifies. 

Turmeric with honey soap

Here’s an overhead view of what the turmeric and honey melt and pour soap should look like. If you want to add fragrance to your soap, now is the time. 

Toney turmeric soap recipe

5. Pour the soap

Now it’s time to pour this natural turmeric and honey soap into your mold. I prefer using this unique soap pouring cup as it avoids mess. 

Tip: If your soap gets thick at any point, make sure to keep stirring the soap. You can also stick it in the microwave for a few seconds. 

Spraying the soap mold with alcohol spray

Before pouring the mixture, make sure to spray your molds down with alcohol. 

Turmeric and honey melt and pour soap

Now, pour the mixture into each mold and fill your molds to the very top. 

Spraying alcohol on top of the soap mold

Spray more alcohol on top to help eliminate the bubbles. 

Freezing the turmeric honey soap

6. Freeze the soaps

Now, place the mold in the freezer for around 3-4 hours. Then go ahead and unmold them. 

Packaging the DIY turmeric honey soap

Since I run a soap business, I start packaging my soaps, but you can place them in a cool, dry place. 

Turmeric honey soap bar

Turmeric honey soap bar tutorial

So, there you have it. Your very own turmeric honey soap bar! 

How to use the DIY turmeric honey soap

I also did a lather test with a test piece and it works pretty well! Thanks for joining me on my tutorial on how to make turmeric and honey soap. Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • 1 pound mango butter soap base (makes 4 bars)
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
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