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Creamy Earl Grey Infused Bergamot Soap Recipe

If you love the smell of Earl Grey tea as much as the taste, you’ll want to give this bergamot soap recipe a go! Infused with real tea and lavender, this creamy soap feels as luxurious as sipping a hot cup of tea on a crisp morning. For those who boil multiple cups a day, this tea soap is a must-try!

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Have you ever had a London fog before? Originally from Vancouver, it was invented in the 1980s by Mary Loria who would request the drink while pregnant.

In the past couple of years, I see the drink listed at every café as its popularity grows. And I can’t get enough of it! It’s essentially an Earl Grey latte with a splash of vanilla syrup. And as I do with all my favourite things, I make soap out of it!

For this soap, I combined my love for London fogs and Earl Grey tea with another herbal fave, lavender. Together, you get a delicious aroma and ultra-moisturizing soap that feels so silky on the skin.

bergamot and lavender soap

It looks as beautiful as it smells. Coloured 100% naturally with the herbs and tea, additional flecks of purple mica make this bergamot and lavender soap shine. On top, I added butterfly pea flower and lavender buds for the final pop of colour.

So, if you’re the type of person to start your day off with a cuppa tea, you’re going to love this Earl grey inspired tea soap.

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London fog soap

How to Make London Fog Bergamot Soap

People (including me!) go crazy over the scent of Earl Grey, so I had to make a soap inspired after the tea! Combined with lavender and the sweet creamy aroma of benzoin resin, it smells just like a lavender London fog.

If this is your first time making soap, find detailed instructions on how to make soap here before getting started. Then, come back to this post for this specific bergamot soap recipe.

Materials

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For exact measurements, see the recipe card below.

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Infuse Oil

Before you begin making your soap, you’ll want to infuse some of the oils with your Earl Grey tea. Over the stovetop and a double boiler, combine the olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed soil, and shea butter. Slowly melt over medium-low.

Once melted, add in your Earl Grey tea bags and 1 cup of lavender buds and turn the stovetop down to low. Let the oil infuse with the tea bags and lavender for a few hours or until the smell is aromatic.

You can strain using a fine sieve first then a coffee filter or cheesecloth for a second time. Check out more on how to infuse oils with herbs.

After you’ve infused the oils, you’re ready to make some soap!

DIY bergamot soap

Make Your Bergamot Soap

  1. Weigh your remaining ingredients. Reheat your oils over medium heat until you’ve reach 115°F.
  2. In a heatproof container, stir together your lye and water in a well-ventilated area. Stir until fully dissolved. Then, cool in an ice bath until it’s 115°F.
  3. When both the oils and lye water are at the right temperature, combine the lye into the oils in a large bowl. Mix with an immersion blender until you’ve reached a light trace.
  4. Add your bergamot essential oil, lavender essential oil, and benzoin resin. Blend again.
  5. Pour your soap into the soap mold. Sprinkle your purple mica powder on top. With a chopstick, mix your mica through to give the soap little purple flecks.
  6. Top the bars with butterfly pea flowers and lavender buds.
  7. Let your soap rest for 48 hours wrapped in a towel and set on top of the fridge.
  8. After 2 days, cut your soap into even bars. Let cure for 6 weeks in a cool, dark space.
Earl Grey tea soap

Frequently Asked Questions About Bergamot Soap

Why Does Earl Grey Smell So Good?

Named after a British prime minister, Earl Grey, the tea is a mixture of black tea leaves either sprayed with bergamot extract or essential oil or mixed with bergamot rinds. So what you’re smelling is primarily bergamot oil! It’s slightly citrusy and floral, two very popular scents for the nose.

Is Bergamot Good for Skin?

You can’t go wrong when it comes to bergamot and your skin. Full of antioxidants, bergamot fights against premature aging. The antibacterial properties also make it work as a natural cleanser to unclog pores and balance sebum (your skin’s natural oils). But perhaps its most well-known benefit for the skin is its ability to help with scarring such as acne scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

Is Earl Grey Good for Skin?

Also known as bergamot tea, Earl Grey is made from black tea leaves combined with fruit from the Citrus bergamia tree. Bergamot itself has plenty of health benefits, but most studies focus on essential oils rather than tea.

Luckily, this soap recipe has bergamot essential oil as well as tea! You can get a double dose of bergamot benefits such as antioxidants, cleansing properties, and scar healing.

how to make bergamot soap

If you love Earl Grey tea as much as I do, then you’ll want to make sure to make a batch of this bergamot soap. It smells just like the real thing! Let me know how it goes for you in the comments below.

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Creamy Earl Grey Infused Bergamot Soap Recipe

Made with real Earl Grey tea, this creamy and beautiful bergamot soap recipe smells just like the real thing.

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  • Over medium-low heat, heat your butters and oils. Once melted, add in your tea bags and 1 cup of lavender buds and lower heat.
  • After a few hours, strain your lavender buds first using a fine sieve and then again with a coffee filter or cheesecloth.
  • Weigh your remaining materials.
  • Reheat your oils to 115°F. While heating, add your lye to the water in a heatproof container. Stir until completely dissolved. Place in an ice bath until it also reaches 115°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your lye water to your oils. Use an immersion blender to blend until it reaches a light trace.
  • Add in your essential oils and benzoin resin. Blend again.
  • Pour into a soap mold. Sprinkle the purple mica powder on top and use a chopstick to mix through the soap.
  • Sprinkle butterfly pea flowers and lavender buds on top.
  • Let soap rest for 48 hours wrapped in a towel.
  • After 48 hours, cut the soap and let it cure for 6 weeks in a cool, dark location.

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