How to Make Earl Grey Tea Soap

Learn how to make a melt and pour earl grey tea soap!

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How to Make Earl Grey Tea Soap
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Weigh your white soap. You would like as close to 14 ounces as possible.

Weigh your white soap. You would like as close to 14 ounces as possible.

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Do the same with your clear soap base. Get as close to 14 ounces as possible.

Do the same with your clear soap base. Get as close to 14 ounces as possible.

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Cut up your soap into cubes. It'll help speed up the melting process.

Cut up your soap into cubes. It'll help speed up the melting process.

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Put all the cubes into a Pyrex measuring cup (easier for pouring) or a glass bowl.

Put all the cubes into a Pyrex measuring cup (easier for pouring) or a glass bowl.

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Put your soap in the microwave for one minute.

Put your soap in the microwave for one minute.

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Take out the bowl and stir your soap.

Take out the bowl and stir your soap.

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Return it to the microwave for 30 second increments until the soap is completely melted. Stir between every increment.

Return it to the microwave for 30 second increments until the soap is completely melted. Stir between every increment.

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While your soap is in the microwave, start bowling your water.

While your soap is in the microwave, start bowling your water.

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Put one bag of tea in a cup with 1/4 cup of bowling water. Let steep for 5 minutes.

Put one bag of tea in a cup with 1/4 cup of bowling water. Let steep for 5 minutes.

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Steeped tea!

Steeped tea!

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Pour the tea into the melted soap and stir.

Pour the tea into the melted soap and stir.

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Cover with cellophane  so that the soap doesn't build up a film on the surface.

Cover with cellophane so that the soap doesn't build up a film on the surface.

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Check on the soap every five minutes and stir it. We are waiting for the soap to thicken up about twice as thick as it's original consistency.

Check on the soap every five minutes and stir it. We are waiting for the soap to thicken up about twice as thick as it's original consistency.

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In a bowl, measure out 20 ounces of Earl Grey tea (or tea of your choice).

In a bowl, measure out 20 ounces of Earl Grey tea (or tea of your choice).

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Once the soap is thicker, stir in the tea leaves. Waiting for it to thicken up means that the tea leaves will suspend in the soap instead of all sink to the bottom or raise to the surface.

Once the soap is thicker, stir in the tea leaves. Waiting for it to thicken up means that the tea leaves will suspend in the soap instead of all sink to the bottom or raise to the surface.

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Stir it all in.

Stir it all in.

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Until it looks similar to this.

Until it looks similar to this.

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Now pour it into any silicone mould. Make sure that the mould is silicone! Soap will eat through a metal pan.

Now pour it into any silicone mould. Make sure that the mould is silicone! Soap will eat through a metal pan.

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Pour it back and forth until it's all in the pan.

Pour it back and forth until it's all in the pan.

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Spritz with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any air bubbles.

Spritz with rubbing alcohol. This will remove any air bubbles.

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Let it sit for a minimum of 3 hours! Once it's solidified, go ahead and pop it out of the mould and cut it up! I like to cut mine the width of a butter knife.

Let it sit for a minimum of 3 hours! Once it's solidified, go ahead and pop it out of the mould and cut it up! I like to cut mine the width of a butter knife.

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Eh Voila! Earl Grey Tea soap!

Eh Voila! Earl Grey Tea soap!

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