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Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove Soap Recipe


  • measuring cup or dish glass, microwave-safe
  • soap molds purchased or DIY from paper cups, plastic cups, small plastic containers, etc.
  • Measuring spoons
  • microwave
  • Sharp knife Optional but great for helping to release soap from a mold and getting rid of air bubbles. Toothpicks also help to get rid of air bubbles.


  • Melt and pour soap base I used a glycerin base in this recipe, but goat’s milk, aloe vera, oatmeal, and shea butter versions work equally well.
  • 1 tablespoon dried powdered cloves or up to 4 drops of clove essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried cinnamon per ½ pound of MP base
  • 1 tablespoon dried nutmeg per ½ pound of MP base


  • Cut ½ of a pound of the melt and pour soap base into about four chunks using a sharp knife.
    soap base and knife
  • Place the chunks in a microwave safe container and heat them for roughly 30 seconds.
    glycerin soap base in measuring cup
  • Get your molds ready while waiting for the microwave to go ding. Spraying the molds with a cooking spray lightly can help them release from the molds easier.
    Pam canola oil blend and soap molds
  • If you are using plastic cups, leave about a finger’s width above the fill line so you can snip it with scissors and just peel the one-time use mold from around your soap.
    molds cut with a pair of scissors
  • Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg so it is completely combined.
    cinnamon and nutmeg in glass cup
  • Add in the drops of clove essential oil or dried powdered clove and stir again so all of the ingredients are combined completely.
    adding clove oil to nutmeg and cinnamon mixture
  • Pour the herbal melt and pour base soap into the molds. Allow the cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove soap to cure at room temperature for approximately three hours or in a refrigerator for roughly half an hour.
    cinnamon melt and pour mixture inside the molds
  • If you are having difficulty releasing the soap from the mold, use a sharp knife to go around the edges between the soap and the mold to get them to unattach, as is being done with the suspended floral soup mold in the photo below.
    using the tip of a knife to help remove the soap from the mold