Loofah Fruit Slice Soaps: Mini glycerin soaps with exfoliating loofah discs
Sometimes our favorite things come in small packages. These sunny-colored loofah fruit slice soaps, for example, are just the right size for use as guest soaps or to pop in a travel bag. Kelly created this recipe as a fun twist on classic loofah soaps – using small loofah discs in place of the more traditional large loofah slices.
The super cute soap bars were a huge hit around our office. We all loved the combination of sweet citrus scents with the scrubby texture of loofah. You can easily customize this project by changing the colors or scents suggested here. In fact, I would love to make a batch of mermaid-inspired loofah fruit slice soaps using our Kelly Green Melt & Pour Soap Base and a sprinkle of Silver or Gold Mica.
How have you used loofah in your own handmade soaps? We’d love to see your work! Share photos or links with us in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.
Loofah Fruit Slice Soaps
Makes about six 1-ounce soaps or twelve 1/2-ounce soaps
Strawberry Fruit Slice
25 drops of Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Orange Fruit Slice
25 drops Orange Sherbet Fragrance Oil
Lemon Fruit Slice
25 drops Lemon Fragrance Oil
- Cut, measure, and separate melt and pour soap bases.
- Heat red soap base gently using a double-boiler until melted.
- Add fragrance oil, if using, and stir well.
- Pour a thin layer of soap into small round soap molds. (We used this one.)
- Place loofah discs into molds. Use a spoon or popsicle stick to press down on the loofah discs inside the molds. This will help the discs absorb the soap base and secure them in place.
- Pour remaining melted soap into the molds, covering the loofah discs completely.
- Repeat steps with remaining colors of soap base.
- Allow soaps to cool and harden completely before removing from mold (about thirty minutes.)
Usage & Packaging
- To use, simply lather soaps with water, scrub, then rinse.
- Melt and pour soaps should be wrapped tightly in plastic until use. Once soaps are fully cooled and hardened, wrap them in plastic, cellophane, or small cello bags.
Looking for more fun melt and pour soap making ideas? Check out our recipes for Mimosa Bloom Glycerin Soap and Oatmeal Honey Heart Soap Bars.