A soap recipe for an essential oil pink grapefruit soap that you can make yourself.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own soap, this is a great moisturizing pink grapefruit soap recipe with essential oils.
Here are the supplies you will need:
- ½ pound glycerin soap base
- 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon cetyl alcohol
- 1 tablespoon vitamin E or argan oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
- Juice of one 1/4 of pink grapefruit or pink grapefruit juice
- Pink and yellow food coloring
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Soap mold – any will do, this one works well
Cut the soap base into squares and place into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it for 30 seconds.
Add cetyl alcohol and cocoa butter to the bowl. Return to microwave and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Continue to heat at 30-second intervals until all is melted.
Add the coconut and vitamin E or argan oil to the bowl.
Add the egg yolk to the cream and beat gently. Then, add the egg mixture to the cooled soap base. If you don’t wait a few minutes for the soap base to cool down, the egg will cook!
Add vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, and the tea tree essential oil.
Add the grapefruit essential oil to the bowl. Add the grapefruit juice to the bowl and mix everything together.
Divide the mixture evenly into two bowls. Add the pink food or soap coloring to one bowl and the yellow to the other. (If you only want one color soap, you can just add one color to the bowl and skip separating the colors)
Spray the bottom of the mold with rubbing alcohol.
Pour pink mixture halfway up each mold. (If you only want the one color, slip the next step). Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol. Allow it to harden at least 2 hours.
Once the pink layer is hardened, gently pour the yellow mixture to the top of the mold. Spray the top of the soap with the rubbing alcohol and allow it to harden an additional 2 hours.
Gently pop out and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use!