Cranberry Clear Soap Recipe: Melt and Pour Soap Idea
This cranberry clear soap recipe is a bright and fresh melt and pour soap idea that proves soap making doesn’t have to be complicated!
I’m generally not one for bold colors, not in the clothes I wear or in our farmhouse decor. But, somehow, cranberries have worked their way into my graces.
I think it’s really about their appeal of having fresh fruit in our home during the winter months of the year. Don’t you think there is something so lively and refreshing about fruit? I certainly crave it, but I have found it challenging to incorporate fruit during the cozy seasons.
In the spring and summer months, I love to find ways to use lemons in our home. Fresh lemon slices in my floating candle centerpieces and homemade cleaners, along with lemon zest in handcrafted soap, are great examples. If you share my love for lemons, I think you’re bound to be a cranberry lover. The two fruits share a tart, tanging freshness and stand out with their bold, bright colors in home decor projects.
And I think you’ll agree that it applies to handmade soap with the fun pop of color from cranberry seeds dancing inside these clear soap bars. They’re a great way to celebrate winter’s favorite fruit with an easy one-bowl cranberry clear soap recipe!
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How Do You Make Clear Soap?
If this is your first time making soap, you’ll be happy to hear it’s much easier than it looks with the right ingredient. What do you need to make clear soap? All you need is a melt and pour clear soap base.
Melt and pour soap bases are kind of like cake mixes. They have all the necessary ingredients and have already gone through saponification. Like I used to make pressed flower soap bars, a clear soap base allows the vibrant red cranberries to shine through in this soap DIY.
You can choose from a standard glycerin clear soap base or opt for others, such as an almond oil clear soap base or an aloe vera clear soap base. Either way, you’ll be able to see the cranberries in the soap bars.
Just make sure you use dried cranberry seeds. Fresh or frozen cranberries would turn brown in the soap and allow bacteria to grow due to their moisture. I ordered my cranberry seeds from Bramble and Berry, but you could save and dry seeds from cranberries too.
The teeny cranberry seeds add a beautiful pop of color to handmade soap and help scrub away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. I combine them with a skin-safe soap fragrance for a juicy, sweet, tart scent.
And that’s it, just 1-2-3 ingredients to make these cranberry clear soap bars that don’t require any soap making know-how.
I know you’ll find this melt and pour soap recipe idea proves soap making doesn’t have to be complicated!
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Tangy, Sweet Cranberry Clear Soap Bar Recipe
I love how these soap bars lather with the perfect contrast of a sweet, tangy scent and soft exfoliation for the skin. And I know you’ll love the way they make your skin feel too! Here’s how to make uncomplicated clear soap bars.
Cranberry Soap Ingredients:
10.50 ounces clear aloe vera soap base
¼ ounce cranberry seeds
.60 ounces of skin-safe cranberry soap fragrance
How To Make Clear Soap With Cranberries:
1. Chop & Measure Soap:
Chop the aloe vera clear soap base with a soap knife into 1-inch chunks. Then use a digital scale to weigh 10.50 ounces of the chopped soap by placing a large glass measuring cup on the scale. Tare the weight of the measuring cup and add soap chunks until you reach the required amount.
2. Melt Soap & Add Cranberries
Next, place the glass measuring cup filled with the chopped soap into the microwave. Melt soap for two 45-second intervals, stirring in between with a heat-resistant silicone spatula.
3. Add Scent
Once melted, remove the soap from the microwave and pour in .60 ounces of the soap fragrance into the melted soap base when it has cooled to 150 degrees F. Stir the fragrance into the soap for a constant two minutes.
4. Pour The Soap & Add Cranberries
Use the spout of the measuring cup to pour the soap mixture into four sections of the round silicone soap mold. Sprinkle ¼ ounce cranberry seeds evenly between the soap bars.
Then spritz the soap bars with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles from forming. And allow the soap to harden and cure for at least one to four hours before removing it from the soap mold.
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These clear soap bars are cranberry bliss, sweetly scented with a tangy twist and dancing with bright cranberry seeds. Whip up a batch of this easy melt and pour soap recipe this cranberry season!
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