Make these adorable shea butter melt & pour cactus soaps in just minutes. With a refreshing natural lime scent, they make for the perfect invigorating summer shower or a wonderful gift idea! Also make sure to scroll all the way down for some other amazing summer beauty recipes from some of my fave bloggers!
Cacti are always one of my favorite symbols of summer… they’re just so cute, aren’t they? When I found these cactus ice pop molds I knew right away that they were coming home with me and that I would use them for many more things than just ice pops… first up I used them for the these melt & pour cactus soaps.
DIY CACTUS MELT & POUR SOAPS
These melt & pour cactus soaps are super quick and simple to make. Melt and pour soap is a ready-made soap base composed of fatty acids, glycerin, and other natural ingredients. It is such an easy way to make DIY Soaps in any shape and scent without all of the hassle of the many steps of making the soap…all the hard work is done for you!
SOAP MAKING SUPPLIES
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- Cactus mold (my mold is from the Target Dollar Spot last year but this one is equally cute!)
- Melt and pour soap base
- Microwave-safe glass measuring cup
- Green colorant
- Lime essential oil (or other scent of your choice)
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING SOAP
- The melt and pour soap base is incredibly easy to use, it’s scored so it’s easy to cut off just the amount that you’ll need to create your lime cactus soap. These ones are scored in cubes rather than blocks so you can cut off about 2 blocks x 6 blocks for 3 soaps (adjust quantity as necessary for the quantity of cactus melt & pour soaps you’ll be making).
- Cut soap base into the cube sized pieces and place into a microwave safe measuring cup (or some kind of cup with a pour spout).
- Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between intervals until the soap is fully melted.
- Add green colorant and lime essential oil.
- Slowly pour the soap base into the mold. If you’re using an ice pop mold, insert popsicle sticks just slightly into the mold to prevent the soap from leaking out of the mold.
- I decided to create a little color variation with my lime cactus soap so after pouring 2 of them, I added a little more colorant to make the 3rd soap a darker green.
- Allow to set for 20 – 30 minutes the push back the mold to pop out your melt and pour cactus soaps!
These will make your summer showers so invigorating and fun and would also make terrific gifts or party favors. They would even be fun to make for kids/teens at a birthday party!
I’m so excited to be partnering with these amazing ladies to share some of our favorite summer beauty recipes. Everything you need for your summer sun and beauty routine is right here! Enjoy, and thank you Country Hill Cottage for including me!
This strawberry DIY lip scrub with coconut oil is perfect for exfoliating, making dry, chapped lips feel and look smooth, soft, and supple. The scrub removes dead skin and moisturizes your lips at the same time.
These fizzing mermaid-inspired bath salts are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use! Your kids will love using this fun bath fizz as they splash and play in the tub.
This easy DIY aloe vera face mask recipe with MSM is a wonderful addition to your summer beauty routine. It’s not only moisturizing — it can also soothe sunburn, irritation, and redness, as well as aid in calming the inflammation caused by acne breakouts.
Protect your lips with a homemade sunscreen lip balm. It will keep your lips save from sunburn, make them kissably soft, and it’s made of all-natural ingredients!
This beach body coffee scrub is great for exfoliation and gives a teeny hint of color to the skin.
Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach. This beach themed seashell soap tutorial from Soap Deli News is an easy way for even beginner soapmakers to create artistic handcrafted soaps.
Make this solid perfume recipe – a luxurious multi-layered scent of the heady, rich florals jasmine and geranium with a top note of sweet, citrusy grapefruit. Blended with natural beeswax and oil and poured over delicate dried jasmine flowers into zero waste tins.
This mermaid whipped soap is light and fluffy. Learn how to use melt and pour soap to make a creamy whipped soap that’s perfect for the shower or as a shaving soap before you head to the beach.