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Orange Clove Soap Kit

Real soap you make at home!

Fruity and spicy, you’ll love making and using this Orange Clove Soap Kit. Simple and rewarding, this kit makes a makes a great gift, though you’ll likely want to keep the soap yourself. We’ve got all the pieces you need to start your soap making adventure.

TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes

MAKES: 2 batches of 4 bars

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In This Kit:

This kit includes a simple soap mold to make classic soap bar shapes letting the aroma and delicate botanical details speak for themselves.

  • Included soap mold will vary between Rectangle Soap Mold, Square Soap Mold, OR Assorted Shapes Soap Mold.
  • Soap mold contains 4 soap bar cavities | Each cavity makes a 3.75 to 4-ounce bar of soap
  • Withstands temperatures up to 145ºF
  • Material: Made of clear, flexible recycled PVC plastic | Sturdy, good for repeated use
  • Care: To clean after making soap, soak in warm water for 30 minutes. Avoid hot dishwater or dishwasher, high temperatures may warp the mold.

Soft and enriching, this melt and pour soap base is a soothing addition to Orange Clove soap kit.

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  • 1-lb block (2 blocks included in kit)
  • 100% Pure Natural Glycerine Soap
  • Vegan | Gluten-free | Soy-free |Hypo-Allergenic | Non-Comedogenic | Biodegradable | No Animal Testing
  • Dimensions: 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 2 inches
  • Made in Concord, CA, USA
  • Ingredients: Contains Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycerine, Cocoa Butter (unrefined), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Oat protein (conditioner), Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)

Citrusy and refreshing orange peel adds exfoliating texture to homemade melt and pour soap!

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  • 1 oz. package included in kit
  • Organic
  • Citrus sinensis
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • For external use only

Sweet Orange Essential Oil from Aura Cacia brings a sweet citrusy aroma to this homemade soap!

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

  • 0.5 ounce bottle (about 288 drops)
  • 100% Pure Essential Oil
  • Cold pressed from orange peel
  • Citrus sinensis
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Safety Note: Never apply undiluted oils directly to skin

Clove Powder adds a warm spice to this simple soap. Acting as both a fragrance and colorant, it gives the soap a soft caramel hue.

Clove Powder

    • Includes enough for 2 batches of 4 bars of soap
    • Syzygium aromaticum
    • Country of Origin: Madagascar
    • For external use only

You Supply:

Cutting board & knife, microwaveable measuring cup with pour spout, microwave or double boiler, spray bottle & rubbing alcohol (optional)

Step-by-Step Instructions

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Tips & Tricks

  • General Safety: Although melt and pour soap usually doesn’t stay hot for long, we still recommend that you exercise caution when working with it. Make sure you have a designated work space, free from distractions. Monitor children when working together on a project.
  • Food Safety: We recommend designating bowls and utensils solely for soap making to avoid future contact with food.
  • Essential Oil Safety: Always dilute essential oils. The instructions above ensure the essential oils are diluted, but if you decide to use any essential oils beyond homemade soap, be sure that you are diluting them appropriately. Always check with a health care professional before using if you are pregnant or nursing. You can omit the essential oil if needed. See More: Essential Oil Safety Guidelines.

Melt and pour soap is a very straightforward process compared to cold process soap. The only tricky part is making sure you mix all the ingredients before the melted soap re-hardens.

It helps to have your work space prepared already before you melt the soap. This means setting the soap mold in the place you want it to cool and prepping any colorants and botanicals before you melt your soap.

Whether you decide to melt your soap bases in the microwave or a double boiler is completely up to you. (Check out our tutorial on How to Make and Use a Double Boiler for tips).

We recommend melting the soap in bursts in the microwave to avoid over heating the soap. How long it takes to melt will depend on the strength of your microwave. From our tests, we've been able to melt a half block of soap base (8 oz.) in about 1 minute 30 seconds.

We've found that it can take up to an hour for a double boiler to melt soap bases, so if you do decide to use this, expect the project to take a bit longer.

Since the soap bases contain glycerin, you may notice bubbles forming in the melted soap as you stir and pour it. We don’t mind this, and think it gives the soap a bit character, plus it's supposed to be lathered anyways!

However, if you do prefer a more refined, smooth looking finish, put some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and spritz the bubbles as they form. The alcohol will release the surface tension and pop the bubbles.

Soap will take longer to set and harden in warmer temperatures, if it’s warm or humid in your house, be sure to let the soap sit for at least 12 hours before removing from the soap mold.

Botanicals in soap darken naturally over time. Keep this in mind when gifting your soap.

To avoid brown soap, we recommend only adding a few botanicals to start. Be sure to use or gift your soap with botanicals immediately after making it.

Once you have a handle on your first batch of melt and pour soap you can get creative with batch #2! Try switching up the layers. Mix and pour the clove powder soap layer first, and follow it up with a layer with orange peel granules.

We hope this kit will get your creativity flowing and inspire more melt and pour soap experiments. You can truly create whatever soap your imagination thinks up.

Happy Soap Making!

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Make soap inspired by the scents of the season with our Orange Clove Soap Kit. This 6-piece kit includes two melt & pour soap bases, dried orange peel, clove powder, sweet orange essential oil, and a reusable soap mold. Gently exfoliating with a natural cocoa butter base, this soap makes a lovely gift. Perfect for seasonal giving.