This DIY Frankincense Myrrh Soap makes a fantastic Christmas gift. After all, it contains two out of the three gifts of the Magi. The recipe is easy and makes a good sized batch of soaps.
I chose to keep the two frankincense and myrrh in separate soap layers colored to match the tree gum resins they are derived from. I think it makes for a nice look for the finished soap bars. A honey soap base is used and the soap is also accented with a slight orange scent.
Making DIY Frankincense Myrrh Soap
The melt and pour soap base is split into two batches. One is tinted with yellow oxide pigment, then scented with frankincense and orange. Half of that batch is poured into a silicone loaf mold.
The other half the soap base is tinted with Red Iron Oxide pigment and scented with myrrh and orange essential oils. That batch is poured over the bottom layer, then topped with the remaining frankincense batch once it has firmed slightly. Once the soap has cooled it is removed from mold and cut into bars.
Benefits of Frankincense and Myrrh Soap
Frankincense is a great de-stressor. The essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that are healing to the skin. It is a natural antiseptic, which is always good in a soap and frankincense has also been shown to fight the signs of skin aging.
Myrrh essential oil, like frankincense is a relaxing addition to bath products. It is antibacterial and antifungal combatting infections of the skin. The oil soothes damaged skin too.
Grab Your Ingredients for Frankincense Myrrh Soap:
Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oil Combo Pack 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 2/10mlPifito Premium Honey Melt and Pour Soap Base (3 lb) - Natural Vegetable Glycerin Soap Base - Excellent Hand Soap Making SuppliesMineral Matte Oxide & Shimmer Mica Powder DIY For Soap Making, Cosmetic, Candle Making, Nail Art, Resin Jewelry, Artist, Acrylic and other Craft Projects. Set 2 & 1 (3) Gram JarsMcCormick Gourmet Orange Peel, 1.5 oz
You will also need a 3 lb Silicone Loaf Pan and a Soap Cutter (and large glass measuring cups are ideal for melt & pour soap making):
Freshware CB-103RD 12.5-inch Large Silicone Mold/Loaf Pan for Soap and Bread - 1 PCBiowow Adjustable Wood Soap Mold Loaf Cutter with Cake Cutting ToolPyrex Prepware 1-Quart Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements