How to Make Irish Spring Soap with Melt & Pour Base

DIY Irish Spring Soap Tutorial | How to Make Your Own Irish Spring-Inspired Soap

Many people love the scent of the scent of Irish Spring soap but don’t care for the actual soap itself. Often described as a deodorant soap, some people find the aroma too strong. Today we’re going to show you how to make DIY Irish Spring soap that smells exactly like the real thing. Because it's a recipe, you can easily adjust the scent level by using more or less fragrance to your liking.

With this recipe, you can choose any soap base you want. This allows you to fully customize your soap to get the skin-loving properties you’re looking for. Follow along as we show you how to make this fun and easy melt & pour soap recipe.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Hands-On Time: 30 minutes

Cooling Time: 2-4 hours

Yield: 4 soap bars (5 oz each)

Project Overview

This easy soap recipe is a great introduction to melt & pour soap. If you’ve never made soap before, try this recipe to see for yourself how easy it is with a melt & pour soap base!

We’ll start by weighing and cutting the soap base, then melting it in the microwave. We're using green mica and our Irish Spring (type) fragrance to create the iconic look of real Irish Spring Soap.

After mixing all the ingredients, we will pour the soap into a classic oval mold and leave it to harden. These bars of soap will fit perfectly into any of our rectangular soap boxes for professional-looking packaging. 

You might also like our Shave Soap Recipe!

Supplies & Ingredients

Irish Spring Soap Recipe

steps for making irish spring soap
  1. Use your scale to weigh 20 oz of white soap base. Cut the soap into 1” cubes.
  2. Add the cubes to your funnel pitcher. Microwave in 15-second intervals until melted.
  3. In a 1 oz measuring beaker, mix 8 micro scoops of Apple Green mica with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Add to the melted soap and stir to combine.

    how to make irish spring soap

  4. In a clean 1 oz measuring beaker, weigh out 0.5 oz of fragrance oil. Add the fragrance to the melted soap and stir.
  5. Spritz the soap mold with rubbing alcohol, then pour the melted soap into each cavity.
  6. Immediately after pouring, spritz the top of the soap bars with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles.
  7. Let the soap set up for 2 hours (or until hard), then carefully remove the soap from the mold.
  8. Assemble the soap boxes and gently slide a bar of soap into each box. Label accordingly if you plan on selling the soaps.

Note: This recipe calls for a 2.5% fragrance load. To make a stronger-smelling soap, add as much as 1 oz of fragrance to achieve a 5% fragrance load.

More Ways to Use This Fragrance

This soap recipe is great because it smells wonderful and is gentle on your skin. However, did you know that many people buy Irish Spring soap just to keep pests away in basements or RVs? People commonly believe that the scent helps repel mice and other rodents. Its aroma is a distinct blend of pine, spice, and herbs that most pests don't like.

If you're looking for ways to keep your home smelling fresh, try adding some of our Irish Spring Soap (type) fragrance to aroma beads. After the beads cure, pour them into a muslin bag and place them around the house as air fresheners. Learn everything you need to know about mixing, curing, and using these beads in our aroma bead blog.

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