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DIY Eucalyptus Layered Soap Bars

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This Layered Eucalyptus Soap bar recipe uses melt and pour soap, dried herbs and essential oils to invigorate the senses and deliver benefits to the body.

Eucalyptus layered soap bar on a soap dish with polka dot background

If you’re new to homemade beauty products, melt and pour soap bars are one of the easiest projects for beginners.

This tutorial takes it one step further and adds layers to the mix. The alternating translucent green and opaque white paired with dried eucalyptus makes for a fun handmade gift.

Eucalyptus soap layers

Safety note: Eucalyptus essential oil isn’t recommended for use in children under 10, so try Deep Breathe for younger children.

Three layered eucalyptus soap bars with a soap dish

Layered Eucalyptus Soap Bars

This Layered Eucalyptus Soap bar recipe uses melt and pour soap, dried eucalyptus and essential oils.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 40 minutes
Drying Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 55 minutes

Supplies

  • ¾ pound shea butter melt and pour soap
  • 1.5 pounds clear glycerin melt & pour soap base
  • 2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • Green soap colorant

Tools

  • Soap mold
  • Measuring cups
  • Stir stick

Instructions

  • Cut both clear and white soap bases into 1 inch cubes.
    Melt and pour soap cut into cubes
  • Melt ¾ pound of the clear soap base in a double boiler until clear and smooth, then add 1-2 drops of green soap colorant to melted soap and stir until well combined. (Or you can use a glass bowl or measuring cup fitted into a pan of water)
    Add food coloring to melted soap
  • Pour into soap mold.
    Light green soap in mold
  • Sprinkled dried eucalyptus leaves over the top. Let set for at least 30 minutes.
    Eucalyptus leaves sprinkled over soap
  • Melt ¾ pound of the white soap base in a double boiler until smooth. Add ¾ tablespoon dried eucalyptus leaves into the melted white soap and mix until well combined.
    Melted white soap with eucalyptus leaves
  • Pour into soap mold. Allow this layer to set for at least 30 minutes.
    White soap with eucalyptus leaves being poured into soap mold
  • Melt the remaining ¾ pound of the clear soap base in a double boiler until clear and smooth. Add 1-2 drops of green soap colorant to the melted soap and stir until well combined.
    Clear soap with color being added
  • Add ¾ tablespoon dried eucalyptus leaves to the melted soap and stir until well combined.
    Light green soap with eucalyptus leaves added
  • Pour into soap mold. Sprinkle remaining dried eucalyptus leaves over the top. Using your stir stick, mix the soap around a bit, making the top of the soap textured (optional).
    Layered soap in soap mold
  • Allow the Eucalyptus Soap to set for 1-2 hours. Then cut into 2-inch soap bars.
    Layered eucalyptus soap being cut into bars

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