This post may contain affiliate links.

05 December 2019

How to Make Loofah Soap at Home Mint Chocolate

This adorable mint chocolate soap tutorial teaches you how to make loofah soap at home.  This is an easy DIY soap making idea that's perfect for beginners.  The mint chocolate scent smells amazing and is made with a natural fragrance oil blend.

If you are still looking for last minute DIY Christmas gifts, learn how to make loofah soap at home with this easy mint chocolate soap recipe.

 How to make DIY mocha mint loofah soap. This easy recipes uses melt and pour soap for round bars of soap. It scrubs and exfoliates the skin.  This has a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint essential oil and cocoa absolute. Use mica to color it. If you need gift ideas, try this easy glycerin soap techniques.  Easy tutorials that you can try at home. #soap #looofah #loofahsoap #meltandpour #peppermint


This adorable soap looks and smells like boutique soap, and they'll never guess how easy it was at make at home.  It will be our little secret, ok?

This also makes a great soap for yourself.  I've been using this soap for a few weeks since I made it, and I absolutely love it.

The loofah exfoliates, and my skin definitely needs it in the winter.  It smells absolutely amazing, too.  I used a natural fragrance oil blend from Right Note called Mocha Mint.  It is a blend of a natural chocolate fragrance oil and peppermint essential oil.

It smells heavenly.  I use it a lot for soaps, wax melts, and in my diffuser.

How to Make Loofah Soap at Home Mint Chocolate


I love making loofah soaps.  They are an easy melt and pour soap recipe to make at home.  I've made a gardener's loofah soap to scrub the dirt and grime off of my hands after being in the garden.  I also made a loofah foot soap with peppermint to soothe tired and achy feet.

 How to make DIY mocha mint loofah soap. This easy recipes uses melt and pour soap for round bars of soap. It scrubs and exfoliates the skin.  This has a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint essential oil and cocoa absolute. Use mica to color it. If you need gift ideas, try this easy glycerin soap techniques.  Easy tutorials that you can try at home. #soap #looofah #loofahsoap #meltandpour #peppermint


For this set of loofah soaps, I wanted to use them in the shower to exfoliate my skin.  Loofah is a wonderful exfoliant.  It works great, and you can use it a few times a week without damaging or irritating your skin.

Melt and Pour Soap


I use Crafty Bubbles melt and pour soap.  Their website will be up soon for ordering.  You can use any white melt and pour soap base for this loofah soap.  You can use a clear soap base, but know that the mica will make it look like it's a white base.

I just use a regular base.  If you want some extra moisturizing power, use a shea butter melt and pour soap base or a goat's milk soap base.

 How to make DIY mocha mint loofah soap. This easy recipes uses melt and pour soap for round bars of soap. It scrubs and exfoliates the skin.  This has a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint essential oil and cocoa absolute. Use mica to color it. If you need gift ideas, try this easy glycerin soap techniques.  Easy tutorials that you can try at home. #soap #looofah #loofahsoap #meltandpour #peppermint


Cocoa Powder


I added real cocoa powder to color it and to give it more of a chocolate smell, although the natural fragrance oil is pretty strong itself.

Cocoa powder is high in antioxidants, which can help reduce the signs of aging by reducing free radicals.  It also helps soften and clarify the skin.

Natural Fragrance Oil


I used the Mocha Mint natural fragrance oil from Right Note.  It's a blend of a natural chocolate and peppermint essential oil.



It's really strong, so you don't have to use a lot.  I used about 25 percent less fragrance oil to make my mint chocolate loofah soaps.

It's available in their Holiday Favorites set of essential oil and natural fragrance oil blends.



You can also use cocoa absolute for a natural chocolate scent.  Cocoa absolute is almost as much as the entire Holiday Favorites set for the same size bottle, so you get 5 more scents with the set.

Loofah


Loofah is an excellent natural exfoliator.  It's actually the dried inner parts of a gourd like plant.  It sloughs off dead skin cells without being too abrasive.  I use it twice a week with no problems.

I used a big loofah and cut it to make slices.  You can also buy loofah slices (find them Etsy too).  If you're making a lot, it's definitely worth it to buy the slices!

Mica


This is the mica I use.  There's a great assortment of colors in the pack.  Each bag has 0.1 ounces of mica powder, but it will last me forever.

Circle Soap Mold


I use the Crafter's Choice circle mold to make my loofah soaps.  The loofah slices fit in it perfectly.  I'm using a really old one since I've been making soap for over 15 years, but the dimensions are the same for the new ones.

Ingredients


Tools


Directions


Step #1


If you are using loofah slices, soak them in water for 5 minutes.  Squeeze them to get most of the water out and then set them in the round soap mold.  

If you are using a piece of loofah, soak in in water for 5 minutes then squeeze out excess water.  Then use a serrated knife to cut it into 1.5 inch slices.  Set the slices in the soap mold.



Step #2


Cut 8 ounces of melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until melted.  

Step #3


Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon mocha mint natural fragrance oil.  Stir well to remove clumps.  You can add brown mica if you want a darker color.  I did not add mica to mine.



Step #4


Pour the brown soap over the loofahs.  Try to pour in the holes and work your way around the loofah so you get it evenly in the mold.  Spray the top with rubbing alcohol and let sit for about 20 minutes.


Step #5


Cut the rest of the soap and melt like you did before.  Add 1/2 teaspoon mocha mint natural fragrance oil and green mica.  Stir well.



Step #6


Spray the top of the brown soap with rubbing alcohol again to help the layers stick together.  Then pour the green layer over the brown layer to cover the loofah.  Some loofah may stick out on top.  That's fine; it gives it some texture.  Let sit until completely cool.



Now you know how to make loofah soap at home!  Your soap is ready to use right away.  If you're giving it as a gift, wrap in plastic wrap to prevent sweating.

Mocha Mint Loofah Soap

Yield: 4 bars
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 20 Mperform time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 20 M
These cute mocha mint soaps exfoliate and cleanse at the same time. It uses a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint and chocolate.

materials:

tools:

steps:

  1. If you are using loofah slices, soak them in water for 5 minutes. Squeeze them to get most of the water out and then set them in the round soap mold.  If you are using a piece of loofah, soak in in water for 5 minutes then squeeze out excess water. Then use a serrated knife to cut it into 1.5 inch slices. Set the slices in the soap mold.
  2. Cut 8 ounces of melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon mocha mint natural fragrance oil. Stir well to remove clumps. You can add brown mica if you want a darker color. I did not add mica to mine.
  4. Pour the brown soap over the loofahs. Try to pour in the holes and work your way around the loofah so you get it evenly in the mold. Spray the top with rubbing alcohol and let sit for about 20 minutes.  Cut the rest of the soap and melt like you did before. Add 1/2 teaspoon mocha mint natural fragrance oil and green mica. Stir well.
  5. Spray the top of the brown soap with rubbing alcohol again to help the layers stick together. Then pour the green layer over the brown layer to cover the loofah. Let sit until completely cool.
Did you make this project?
Tag @everythingprettyblog on instagram and hashtag it #everythingpretty
soap, melt and pour, chocolate, peppermint
Created using Craft Card Maker

Like this post?  Pin it!

 How to make DIY mocha mint loofah soap. This easy recipes uses melt and pour soap for round bars of soap. It scrubs and exfoliates the skin.  This has a natural fragrance oil blend with peppermint essential oil and cocoa absolute. Use mica to color it. If you need gift ideas, try this easy glycerin soap techniques.  Easy tutorials that you can try at home. #soap #looofah #loofahsoap #meltandpour #peppermint












Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.