Tea Tree Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

Tea tree melt and pour soap recipe

December 14, 2022

Looking for an easy soap recipe? We've got a tea tree melt and pour soap recipe for you that is easy to make and gives you an invigorating and beautifully aromatic soap. Best of all, the tea tree oil is packed with benefits for your skin. 

Tea tree oil comes from the crushed leaves of the small tea tree plant in Australia. It was traditionally used for skin healing alongside it's anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiseptic qualities. It has an aromatic, camphor-like scent which is very fresh. 

What Is Tea Tree Soap Used For?

Tea tree soap is great for keeping skin clean. It's a lovely soap for people with oily or blemish prone skin as it will help balance the oils, soothe and heal inflammation and the antibacterial and antifungal qualities help to keep skin clear and reduce breakouts. It also makes a fantastic hand soap in the kitchen due to its fresh scent and antibacterial action.

Give our tea tree melt and pour soap recipe a try...

Tea tree soap ingredients



How to make tea tree soap

1. Chop and melt your soap base

  • Tip the melt and pour soap base out of the packaging and onto a cutting board, then cut into small chunks.
  • Add to a heatproof bowl and melt gently in the microwave using 1 minute intervals and stirring in between until fully melted. If you don't have a microwave you can melt it in a heat proof bowl over a pan of boiling water

Making tea tree soap

2. Add the tea tree oil and mica powder

 Pouring tea tree soap into moulds

3. Pour into your moulds

  • Pour into your silicone soap moulds - you can use anything from purpose bought soap moulds, to cupcake trays from your kitchen cupboard.
  • Leave to set for about 6 hours and then tip the soaps out of the moulds and wrap them in clingfilm. This prevents the soap from sweating and losing moisture. Soaps made using melt and pour soap bases can be used straightaway as they don't require curing. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Here's our finished bars!

Tea tree soap bars

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Leah Bamford

Leah Bamford said:

This may be a silly question but how many drops of tea tree oil is 50g please?

Andy Knowles

Andy Knowles said:

Hi Leah,
It’s not a silly question at all.
Unfortunately drops are a pretty inaccurate way to measure essential oils. I’ve changed the recipe to be 45g, which equates to 50ml of tea tree essential oil.
Hope this helps!

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