Easy Tea Soap Bars

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Easy Tea Soap Bars Made in Minutes

If you want to know how to make soap with tea, you’ll find this tea soap recipe is the easiest to follow! With only two ingredients you can make soap with loose leaf tea in minutes. 

I wasn’t much of a tea drinker other than iced tea until I was introduced to real tea.  You know, the kind of tea where you can see the tea leaves. Warm vanilla, bittersweet earl grey, and zingy green tea are my mainstays for starting the day. 

But my affection for tea doesn’t end there. I’ve found it to be a valuable, yet easy-to-access ingredient in homemade bath and body products that I’ve shared many times. From my popular garden bath tea and pumpkin spice bath tea published in Willow and Sage magazine to chamomile lavender body wash and whipped body butter infused with green tea to sinus-clearing face steam, tea is an incredible ingredient with many purposes. 

And these easy tea soap bars let your favorite loose leaf tea shine in a beautiful shea butter soap recipe! 

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Tea lovers will adore these blueberry tea homemade soap bars!

What is tea soap?

Tea soap is as exactly as it sounds. Soap made with tea. 

How can you put loose leaf tea in soap? The easiest way to use tea in soap is by sprinkling loose tea leaves on the top of soap bars. They can also be layered or blended into a soap recipe as I did here. Another method is to ground the tea leaves similar to match powder before adding to your soap base. 

By using a shea butter melt and pour soap base, this recipe comes together in less than ten minutes. You read that right! The speed and ease of making this soap recipe are all due to the use of a melt and pour soap base. 

But, like many things, melt and pour soap is only as good as the base you start with. That’s why I use 100% natural soap bases. Like this shea butter soap base made free of synthetics, detergents, and chemicals. As well as cruelty-free and made in the U.S.A. 

Not familiar with soap bases? Read all about the many types here and find a printable soap making guide for each in the Simple Living Library to create your very own homemade soap. 

homemade soap making with shea butter melt and pour soap base

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Just as drinking herbal tea is good for us, so is bathing in it! Make these easy blueberry tea soap bars to enjoy in the bathtub.

Why is tea good in soap?

Just as drinking herbal tea is good for us, so is soaking in it. Our skin is uniquely designed to absorb nutrients. So, bathing with herbal tea can have similar benefits as drinking it. 

Turn to a lavender tea for better sleep, chamomile tea to ease skin irritation, or green tea for example to energize. Honestly, any tea can be used to make tea soap. 

I choose a fruity, sweet blueberry loose leaf tea with dried apple pieces, antioxidant-rich hibiscus, and soothing blue cornflower petals. Not to mention, the dried blueberries, elderberries, and rose hips give way to exfoliation when you gently rub the top of the soap bar across your skin.

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If you want to know how to make soap with tea, you’ll find this tea soap recipe is the easiest to follow!

How to Make Soap with Tea

If you want to know how to make soap with tea, you’ll find this tea soap recipe is the easiest to follow! With just two ingredients you can make soap with loose leaf tea in minutes. It’s an easy project that makes a great gift. 

I used an oval soap mold made of silicone. Silicone, wood, metal, plastic, even kitchenware can be used as a soap mold. But, choosing the right soap mold makes all the difference!  I’ve found silicone soap molds are the easiest to use, find several of my favorite soap molds here

Bath Tea Soap Ingredients:

1 tablespoon loose leaf tea

¼ pound shea butter soap base

Soap Making Tools:

oval silicone soap mold

soap knife

metal whisk

glass measuring cup

Soap Making Instructions:

1. First, prepare your oval soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol.

2. Then, carefully slice ¼ pound of shea butter soap base into cubes of approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife

3. Next, scoop the sliced soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base at two 30-second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.

4. After melting the soap base, remove it promptly from the microwave and pour it into the prepared soap mold. Distribute it evenly between two sections of the mold, avoiding overflow to make two soap bars. 

5. Then sprinkle each soap bar with 1 tablespoon of loose leaf tea. I used this blueberry loose leaf tea. If bubbles form, spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove.  

Allow the tea soap bars to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 

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The finished soap bars are simply pretty, have a soft fruity scent, and rich lather – thanks to the shea butter base. (If you prefer a strong scent add essential oils to your soap base before pouring.) 

Pair these easy tea soap bars with bath tea bags for a last-minute gift idea – perfect for any tea lover! Like this soap recipe, all you need is two ingredients to make the bath tea, with the option of adding essential oils.  

PRINTABLE SOAP RECIPE:

These easy tea soap bars let your favorite loose leaf tea shine in a beautiful Shea butter soap recipe!

Easy Tea Soap Bars

Yield: 2 soap bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you want to know how to make soap with tea, you’ll find this tea soap recipe is the easiest to follow and makes a great gift for tea lovers!

Materials

  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf tea
  • ¼ pound shea butter soap base

Tools

  • oval silicone soap mold
  • soap knife
  • metal whisk
  • glass measuring cup

Instructions

1. First, prepare your oval soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol.

 2. Then, carefully slice ¼ pound of shea butter soap base into cubes of approximately ½” to 1” in size using a soap knife

3. Next, scoop the sliced soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base at two 30-second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.

4. After melting the soap base, remove it promptly from the microwave and pour it into the prepared soap mold. Distribute it evenly between two mold sections, avoiding overflow to make two soap bars. 

5. Then sprinkle each soap bar with one tablespoon of loose leaf tea. I used this blueberry loose leaf tea. If bubbles form, spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove.  

Allow the tea soap bars to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing.

Notes

Pair these easy tea soap bars with bath tea bags for a last-minute gift idea - perfect for any tea lover! Like this soap recipe, all you need is two ingredients to make the bath tea, with the option of adding essential oils. 

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