Orange Spice Soap Recipe

Orange spice soap, also known as Christmas Spice soap, was one of the top ten bars at the store. The essential oils, especially the cinnamon and cloves essential oils, had a long-lasting scent. The other popular and traditional Christmas scents are nutmeg and ginger, yet the cinnamon and cloves along with the orange scent make for a nice scent blend.

Orange Spice, or Christmas Spice Soap bar

Orange spice soap recipe, aka Christmas Spice

  • Basic #2 recipe: (other base recipes here)
    51.2 oz Olive/Canola blended oils
    6.2 oz Coconut oil
    6.2 oz Palm oil
    23.4 oz water
    8.6 oz lye crystals
  • for this scented bar, add:
  • 3.5 T of orange essential oil
  • 1/2 T of cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • 1/2 T of clove essential oil
  • for coloring:
  • 1/2 tsp orange color for base
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder for swirl
  • Remember to mix the base color in one cup of the base, mix well, and add it back in
  • put cocoa powder in one cup of the base, and mix well
  • after soap is poured into the mold, drizzle and gently stir in.

Here is another great way to make your Orange Spice soap, a nice solid dark orange color. This darker color represents the orange with the darker spice colors: (the label is nice and simple too)

Another version of an Orange Spice soap is below. The tint is more like orange juice which is great, then with a small layer of brown to represent the dark spice scents:

If you want to get really awesome, here is a 3 tone, 3 layered version. This has the addition of oatmeal to the base, 3 differently tinted layers, a sprinkling of spices, and the placement of a dried orange slice. Nicely done!

Great article on the origins of spices of Christmas!

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