Skin Smoothing Apricot Seed Soap Bars

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Learn how to make natural Apricot Seed Soap Bars that cleanse and exfoliate skin at the same time. Don’t they make a cute homemade gift idea?!

Looking for cute homemade gift ideas or DIY beauty products with multiple uses? Learn how to make these natural Apricot Seed Soap Bars that cleanse and exfoliate skin at the same time. 

I have a weakness for DIY beauty products that have multiple uses. For as long as I can remember, I have always needed to exfoliate my skin regularly.

While I love making sugar scrubs and sugar scrub cubes, sometimes I just want to be able to exfoliate my skin while I’m washing it. That’s where exfoliating soap bars come in.

Instead of sugar, I used ground apricot seeds in these soap bars to give them an exfoliating quality. It doesn’t melt away like sugar, which works well in soap. (You can also add ground apricot seed to sugar scrub cubes to pump up the exfoliating power like in my Apricot Seed Sugar Scrub Cubes recipe.)

And don’t worry, this recipe is super easy to make since it uses a melt and pour soap base. It’s really hard to mess up, even for DIY beauty beginners.

Close up image of exfoliating apricot seed soap bars on a bamboo cutting board

Skin Smoothing Apricot Seed Soap Bars

These natural Apricot Seed Soap Bars cleanse and exfoliate skin at the same time.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound triple butter glycerin melt & pour soap base
  • 2 tablespoons ground apricot seed
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 drop orange soap colorant
  • Soap mold
  • Double boiler - (or pan with glass bowl or measuring cup)
  • Wood craft stick - for stirring
  • Rubbing alcohol - optional


  • Chop soap base into 1 inch cubes and place into a double boiler. Place into the double boiler over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a glass bowl or measuring cup submersed into a pan of hot water to get the same effect.
    Melted melt and pour soap based being stirred with a wood craft stick.
  • Once melted, add soap colorant and essential oils and stir until well combined.
    Orange soap colorant being added to melted soap base in a glass measuring cup
  • Add ground apricot seeds and stir until well combined.
    Spoon of ground apricot seed being added to the glass measuring cup with a wooden stir stick in it
  • Quickly pour your mixture into the soap mold before it starts to harden. You can also return the pan or mixing cup to the heat to re-melt, if needed.
    Pouring melted apricot seed soap mixture from a measuring cup into a purple silicone soap mold
  • Spray the melted soap in the mold lightly with rubbing alcohol to reduce bubbles.
    Rubbing alcohol being sprayed onto the top of the melted soap mixture in the purple silicone soap mold.
  • Allow the soap to cool undisturbed for 1-2 hours or completely dry and hardened. Once hardened, remove from the soap mold and cut into 2-3 inch bars.
    Soap brick on a bamboo cutting board being chopped with a soap cutter
  • Store your finished skin-smoothing Apricot Seed Soap Bars in a cool, dry place. They make great gifts!
    Two apricot seed soap bars on a bamboo cutting board with pink silk flowers laying next to them on a white wood table.

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