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Make your own orange scented soap with a few simple ingredients.

Use essential oils to make a homemade orange scented soap! Add bergamot oil and fresh orange peel to soap base with this easy recipe for a sweet smelling handmade orange soap.

If you've been around our site for a while, then you know I absolutely love to make homemade soap. It is so fun and easy to make and personalize. We've made bunny soaps and Star Wars soap.  So when I decided to try the Simply Earth essential oils monthly subscription box and it showed up with a soap project, I fell in love!

I'm so excited about the Simply Earth essential oils monthly subscription box. I love using essential oils for DIY projects, but it can get expensive and overwhelming to start. Themes have included cleaning recipes, beauty and bath recipes and more.

The Simple Earth box arrives each month with a new set of 6-7 essential oils along with essential oil “recipes” and all the ingredients needed to make them.

This month's box was all about soap making using a melt and pour soap base. Usually I just melt my soap down, color it and then mold it in to fun shapes. But the recipes in this box were really fun and more for normal soap. We loved the soap molds so much that we actually order more on our own to use for future projects.

I have a ton of essential oils, but I don't own any of the oils that came in the box.  Simply Earth's essential oils are 100% natural with no fillers or additives.

The box came with the pretty recipe cards together on a ring. It came with 4 soap recipes and 2 diffuser blend recipes.  The soaps recipes were for Earthy Sweet Soothing Soap, Citrus Woods Exfoliating Soap, Citrus Soothing Oatmeal Soap and Orange Cream Exfoliating Soap, which is the recipe we made.

You won't believe how awesome this soap is! The orange color actually comes from the fresh orange peel you put in the soap. It smells delicious and leaves your skin smooth and clean feeling.

It was hard to measure the 2 tablespoons of soap base. I wasn't sure how to get 2 tablespoons. So I melted the soap and then measured the tablespoons.

Overall I LOVE the Simply Earth essential oils subscription box! It's great for anyone who loves simply DIY projects; wants to start doing DIY projects but feels overwhelmed; or any essential oils lover!

Get your first month FREE when you order the subscription box and a diffuser from Simply Earth.  Just use code SIMPLYFREE!


DIY Creamsicle Orange Scented Soap


  • 10 drops Bergamot oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons melted soap base
  • 4 teaspoons grated citrus peels


  1. Grate and dry citrus peels of your choice like grapefruit, tangerine, etc. We used orange peels.
  2. Cut soap base in to cubes and melt. Remove from heat.
  3. Measure 2 Tablespoons of the soap in to liquid measuring cup.
  4. Add essential oils and the citrus peels to the soap and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the soap into molds. This should make 1 soap but ours made 1 plus a little extra.
  6. Allow soap to cool and set completely before removing from the mold.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 25kcal Calories from fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 1mg 0%
Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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2 comments on “DIY Creamsicle Orange Scented Soap

  1. I am completely new to essential oils and haven’t tried anything other than just putting the oil in a diffuser. But this soap sounds like it would be a real treat in the morning shower. I may have to get crafty and see what I can do! Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon. We look forward to seeing you again next week.

  2. Sounds delightful!