Making your own soap is so fun and easy. You are going to love this homemade coconut soap with hearts for Valentine’s Day. It will be a lovely addition to your bathroom decor and smells so nice when you use it to wash your hands.
Follow the instructions below to make a few bars, and you can easily double or triple this recipe is you would like to make some homemade soap for gifts too! These Coconut Valentine’s Soaps with Hearts are sure to be a hit!
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What’s the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils?
There is a difference between essential oils and fragrance oils. Essential oils are distilled through plant extracts and are commonly used for scenting and flavoring in recipes and crafts like soap making.
They are also used as healing applications in aromatherapy. Fragrance oils are scent compounds that are synthetically made. Both essential oils and fragrance oils are used in homemade soap making.
Does homemade soap go bad?
The short answer to whether or not homemade soap goes bad is no. A bar of soap will be just as effective at cleaning your hands or body as the day it was made.
Is it expensive to make soap?
Making your own homemade coconut soap is actually quite inexpensive. If you already have the soap molds, you will use just a few dollars worth of supplies to make this soap recipe. The low cost involved is part of what makes homemade soaps, sugar scrubs and bath bombs such great handmade gifts for your friends and family.
Why is goat milk soap good for your skin?
Goat milk soap is actually good for your skin for a number of reasons. For one, the alpha hydroxy acids contained in the goat’s milk helps to remove your dead skin cells, and the high-fat content in goat’s milk helps to hydrate your skin.
Vitamins A and B2 are found in goat’s milk, which is even more beneficial to your skin. These are the reasons that goat’s milk melt and pour soap base is one of my favorites to use in the homemade soap making process.
What is the best way to melt soap?
Melt and pour soap is easy to melt in the microwave. Start at 30 seconds, and give the soap a good stir. If it is not fully melted after the initial 30 seconds, continue heating in 10-second intervals until it is completely melted. You can also use a double boiler over a stovetop to melt your soap base.
Coconut Valentine’s Soaps with Hearts
Makes 3 bars
- 3 – 1-inch cubes Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base
- 4 – 1-inch cubes Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base
- Square soap mold
- Heart Candy/Soap Mold
- 15 drops Coconut Fragrance Oil
- 1 drop Cherry Soap Colorant
- 1 drop Peach Soap Colorant
- In a microwave-safe measuring cup, melt 4 – 1-inch cubes Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir well.
- Add Cherry Soap colorant, stir well until the color is evenly combined.
- Pour into a heart soap mold.
- Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from mold and place two hearts upside down in 3 of the square soap mold cavities.
- In a microwave-safe measuring cup, melt 4 – 1-inch cubes Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir well.
- Add Peach soap colorant and Coconut fragrance oil. Stir well until the color is evenly combined.
- Let the temperature cool for about one minute, then pour over heart soaps in square soap mold cavities.
- Allow soap to form for about an hour before removing it from the mold.
These smell so good are easy to make and are the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day! You can package them up really cute too!
Are you going to try and make these Coconut Valentine’s Soaps with Hearts? If you do decide to make them, let me know how they turned out! So fun! Go grab your free printable Valentine’s Day cards here! They are totally adorable!