Vanilla Essential Oil Soap Recipe from Essencetics Soap Base

Vanilla Essential Oil Soap Recipe from Essencetics Soap Base

Creating a soap recipe using Vanilla Essential Oil and a soap base from Essencetics involves a simple process. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:


  1. Essencetics Soap Base (available from Essencetics or other suppliers)
  2. Vanilla Essential Oil
  3. Soap Mold(s)
  4. Microwave-safe container or double boiler
  5. Mixing utensil (spoon or spatula)
  6. Optional: Natural colorants (such as mica powders) for coloring the soap


  1. Prepare Your Work Area: Make sure your workspace is clean and organized. Gather all the ingredients and equipment you'll need before you start.

  2. Cut and Melt Soap Base: Cut the Essencetics Soap Base into small chunks for easier melting. Place the soap chunks in a microwave-safe container or use a double boiler to melt the soap base. If using a microwave, heat the soap base in 15-20 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until fully melted.

  3. Add Vanilla Essential Oil: Once the soap base is melted, let it cool slightly (but not enough to solidify) before adding Vanilla Essential Oil. The amount of essential oil you use will depend on your preference and the strength of the oil. Start with about 0.5-1% of the total weight of the soap base, and adjust according to your desired fragrance strength.

  4. Optional: Add Colorants: If you want to add color to your soap, you can use natural colorants like mica powders. Start with a small amount and mix well until you achieve the desired color.

  5. Pour into Mold(s): Carefully pour the scented and colored soap mixture into your soap mold(s). Tap the mold gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.

  6. Cool and Solidify: Allow the soap to cool and solidify in the mold for several hours or according to the instructions provided with the soap base.

  7. Unmold and Cut: Once the soap has completely hardened, gently remove it from the mold. If using a larger block, you can now cut it into smaller bars using a soap cutter or a sharp knife.

  8. Cure: Place the cut soap bars on a rack or a tray and let them cure for about 4-6 weeks. Curing allows excess water to evaporate from the soap, resulting in a harder and longer-lasting bar.

  9. Label and Store: After curing, you can label your soap bars with their fragrance and date of creation. Store the bars in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Remember to follow all safety guidelines when working with soap-making materials and equipment. If you're new to soap-making, consider doing a patch test before using the soap on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

Here you can buy a set of essential oils, which also includes vanilla essential oil.