Red Wine Soap Recipe

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It’s Always Happy Hour In Your Bathroom With This Merlot Red Wine Soap Recipe

This merlot red wine soap recipe will turn your bath routine into happy hour! How do you make red wine soap? It is unbelievably easy to make with just four ingredients! 

Press play on your favorite playlist and pass the bath bombs because it’s always Happy Hour in the bath with this red wine soap recipe! Rather you associate wine with happy hour, holidays, girls’ night out, or an end-of-the-day ritual, this easy melt and pour soap recipe bottles up the bliss of a good Merlot. 

Each soap bar is made with wine-infused ingredients for a sublimely scented, colorful vino soap. And it’s unbelievably easy to create, which makes it a great last-minute gift idea for wine lovers or a fun weekend craft shared with friends. 

Not to mention it’s the perfect conversation starter as a hostess gift with a clever twist on bringing a bottle of wine to dinner. 

This dual-purpose soap is sprinkled with vintage wine salt for gentle exfoliation on one side, and the other offers a creamy cocoa butter lather. All the while, the earthy yet sweet fruity aroma of merlot shines through.

So, make a batch of red wine soap with me to stock your linen closet with a clever gift even nonwine connoisseurs can appreciate. 

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Soak up the surprising wine soap benefits for the skin and turn your boring bath or shower routine into happy hour with this unbelievably easy to make melt and pour soap recipe!

Is wine soap good for skin?

Considering we are talking about alcohol, it’s fair to ask if wine soap is good for the skin. It may surprise you that wine soap benefits include potent antioxidants and vitamins that help reduce inflammation, fight free radicals that increase the signs of aging, and reduce melanin production for an even skin tone. 

Wine soap is quite the treatment for the skin! 

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Can I Make Soap With Wine?

The simplest way to make soap with wine is, to begin with, a cocoa butter melt and pour soap base. It has one of the highest-rated lathers, rich in vitamin E. The creamy, bubbly lather will gently cleanse and hydrate your skin without stripping away any natural, beneficial oils.

If you’re new to soap making, melt and pour soap is how soap can be made without lye. (Technically, there is lye in basically all soap, but you don’t have to handle any lye when you start with a soap base.) 

What I love most about melt and pour soap bases is that they allow us to focus on the design and customization of soap making, such as the color, fragrance, shape, and additives like merlot wine salt.

homemade soap making with cocoa butter melt and pour soap base

Find this cocoa butter melt and pour soap base guide from our many printable soap-making guides in the Simple Living Library.

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How do you make red wine soap?

If you start with a melt and pour soap base, it is very easy to make red wine soap. As you’ll see with the easy-to-follow instructions below, it’s as simple as that. Here’s what you’ll need to make red wine soap: 

Color:

To create a rich burgundy-wine color, you only need ½ a teaspoon of merlot sparkle mica. One teaspoon per every pound of melt and pour soap is recommended. 

Scent:

I opted for a skin-safe merlot wine fragrance to make soap smell like wine. It is vegan, cruelty-free, and free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, and SLES. Its scent profile consists of rich sweet cherries and ripe plums with a crisp, lightly alcoholic aroma. You can find it on the company’s website here and on amazon for fast delivery. 

Exfoliant:

If all the wine soap benefits weren’t enough to tip the scales, this soap recipe is dual purpose. Merlot wine salt is sprinkled into the soap mold to create a gentle exfoliating soap on one side, while the other side has a creamy cocoa butter lather. 

What is wine salt? It is a pairing of aged merlot and sea salt. The deep red color of wine salt is visually stunning and unique among salts. And it adds just the right amount of exfoliation to your bath routine. 

With the right ingredients, it’s really that simple to make merlot red wine soap at home.

Press play on your favorite playlist and pass the bath bombs, because it’s always Happy Hour in the bathroom with this red wine soap recipe! Here’s how to make soap with wine.

Turn Your Bath Routine Into Happy Hour With This Merlot Red Wine Soap Recipe

Soak up the surprising wine soap benefits for the skin and turn your boring bath or shower routine into happy hour with this unbelievably easy to make melt and pour soap recipe! 

If you’re a first-time soap maker, don’t miss our soap making beginner guide full of tips for newbies.

Wine Soap Ingredients:

1 hexagon silicone mold

12 ounces cocoa butter soap base

½ teaspoon wine mica powder

¼ teaspoon merlot sea salt

1-ounce merlot wine oil

How To Make Wine Soap

  1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of wine mica powder with 1 tablespoon of 99% isopropyl alcohol in a small glass bowl or measuring cup. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the hexagon silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon merlot sea salt inside four cavities of the soap mold. You can add more if you want a thick exfoliant layer.
  4. Then carefully slice 12 ounces of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  5. Scoop the sliced cocoa butter soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes total.
  6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and whisk in your color mixture. 
  7. Next, add 1-ounce merlot wine oil and whisk thoroughly into the soap mixture. 
  8. Then carefully pour into all four cavities of the soap mold. 

 Notes:

  • Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 4 hexagon bars of soap. 
This merlot red wine soap recipe is just the thing to turn your bath routine into happy hour!

You had me at merlot! This soap is just the thing to relax and unwind or celebrate if you are in the mood with an indulgent wine bath salts recipe for a luxury soak. Share your extra wine soap bars as a gift for anyone who enjoys red, white, or rosé wine and handmade gifts. 

Press play on your favorite playlist and pass the bath bombs, because it’s always Happy Hour in the bathroom with this red wine soap recipe!

Merlot Red Wine Soap Recipe

Yield: 4 soap bars

This merlot red wine soap recipe will turn your bath routine into happy hour! How do you make red wine soap? It is unbelievably easy to make with just four ingredients!

Materials

  • 1 hexagon silicone mold
  • 12 ounces cocoa butter soap base
  • ½ teaspoon wine mica powder
  • ¼ teaspoon merlot sea salt
  • 1-ounce merlot wine oil

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of wine mica powder with 1 tablespoon of 99% isopropyl alcohol in a small glass bowl or measuring cup. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the hexagon silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon merlot sea salt inside four cavities of the soap mold. You can add more if you want a thick exfoliant layer.
  4. Then carefully slice 12 ounces of cocoa butter melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  5. Scoop the sliced cocoa butter soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 1.5 minutes total.
  6. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and whisk in your color mixture. 
  7. Next, add 1-ounce merlot wine oil and whisk thoroughly into the soap mixture. 
  8. Then carefully pour into all four cavities of the soap mold. 

Notes

  • Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 4 hexagon bars of soap. 

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