Bonfire Soap
Swirls of red, orange, yellow and gold with a lightly smoky pine aroma, our bonfire night themed soap recipe is a real crowd pleaser. We've taken inspiration from Guy Fawkes Night which happens yearly on the 5th November and is traditionally celebrated with a bonfire and fireworks display.
You will need:
4 heatproof jugs
Tablespoons for stirring
Wooden cocktail sticks or skewers
1 x 6 cavity soap mould
Isopropyl Alcohol (optional)
Stage 1: 
600gm Palm free Glycerine Soap Base
Red Non Water Based Colour
Yellow Non Water Based Colour
Gold Sparks Pearlescent Colour to sprinkle on the top or mix in a 4th jug
Black Spruce Essential Oil +
Cedarwood Virginiana Essential Oil
Black Spruce Essential Oil +
Vetiver Essential Oil
Grape Seed Oil
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  • Place the soap mould onto a flat tray or baking tin so that it is easier to move when filled.

  • Divide the Palm Free Glycerine Soap Base into 4 equal portions of 150gm each. Cut into small pieces and place each portion in a heatproof jug.

  • Melt gently in a bain marie or microwave for 30 seconds at a time until liquid. Be careful not to overheat it, or it will burn.
  • Add a few drops of Non Water Based Colour to 3 of the jugs. 3 drops may be all you need, but if you want the colour to be deeper add more until you reach the colour you want. Mix the some drops of Red & Yellow together to make Orange. Leave the 4th jug uncoloured OR add some Pearlescent GOLD SPARKS and stir in.
  • Allow to cool a little, then to each jug add some smokey bonfire fragrance.
  • Try adding Black Spruce 4 parts and 3 parts Cedarwood Virginiana OR 8 Black Spruce 8 parts and 1 Vetiver essential oils. Stir in until fully combined. Black Spruce and Cedarwood Virginiana is a fresh lightly smoky pine aroma while Black Spruce and Vetiver is a deeper more smoky fragrance.
  • Pour a little of the still liquid soap from each jug into each cavity of the mould. Use a cocktail stick or wooden skewer to swirl the colours together.
  • If you left one portion uncoloured, sprinkle some of the Pearlescent Gold Sparks over the top of each freshly poured soap in the mould.
  • You can spray the top of your soaps with Isopropyl Alcohol to pop any air bubbles that may be seen on the surface but they don’t affect the soap at all so don’t worry if you don’t have any and don’t do this if you have sprinkled Pearlescent Gold Sparks on the top.
  • Place the tray with the soap in a cool dry, safe place or in the ‘fridge for a few hours to set up.
  • When hard, pop each soap out of the mould and leave on kitchen paper to air dry before wrapping in cling film so that it does not sweat.
  • Remember not to leave your soap in a puddle of water when you have used it or it will melt and make you sad.