DIY Bergamot + Earl Grey Soap
How to make Bergamot essential oil Soap
Making handmade soap is both a useful and creative skill. You can customize your bars to be anything you’d like, from plain and unscented to swirly and fragranced. Personally, I like to make natural soap that uses herbs, roots, plants, and essential oils. My soap is simple and beautifully scented.
Bergamot is a citrusy and uplifting essential oil that’s used to flavor Earl Grey tea. I used both the oil and the tea to make this DIY Bergamot and Earl Grey soap. It’s a palm-free recipe with a scent that will please both men and women. The tiny flecks of tea that dot the bars will over time bleed into the soap around them.
Bergamot + Earl Grey Soap Recipe
Makes approx. 8 bars (120g / 40z)
Lye Water Ingredients
113g / 4oz Sodium Hydroxide
200g /7oz /200ml Water
Silicone Soap Loaf Mold
Making this recipe
To make the soap, please refer to my detailed soapmaking series. It’s free and includes everything you need to know about how to transform these ingredients into handmade bars of soap.
The process of making cold-process soap is similar for every recipe. Information specific to this recipe includes:
- Mix the oils and lye-water at 110F/43C.
- Stir the dry Earl Grey tea into the soap at trace.
- Melt the Shea Butter and add to the soap at trace. Temperature does not matter.
- Package with brown baking paper and tie with string. A staple on the paper tag makes it look similar to a tea bag label.