The anise essential oil used in this homemade soap recipe has a very strong

smelling licorice scent. It is said that it hides the human scent, which is

ideal for hunters, and fish are very attracted to the smell. Fisherman can

even rub the anise soap on the lures to attract fish! It's also a good

homemade soap recipe for getting rid of odors from your hands in the kitchen

such as garlic or onions.

2 lb. Clear melt & pour soap base, melted

1 tsp. Anise essential oil

Food color


1 tsp. beeswax pellets

1 Tbsp. jojoba or almond oil

To Make This Homemade Soap Recipe: To the melted soap base, add some

teal/blue coloring with some mica thrown in it. It makes this homemade soap

recipe look like the sea. Add 1 tsp. of Anise essential oil to make the bar

harder so hopefully it won't melt to bits if carried in a tackle box, add 1

tsp. beeswax pellets melted in 1 Tbsp. jojoba oil or almond oil to the

melted base. Pour into molds.

This homemade soap recipe also makes a perfect gift for outdoors men and

cooks who love to use garlic or onions. Your friends and family will

appreciate this homemade soap recipe that is a unique bath and body product.

That this anise soap gift came from the heart and your hands makes it even

more special. Packaging and presentation play a predominant role in the

gift-giving of your handmade soaps, salts and lotions. Below are several

packaging ideas, but don't let this brief list limit your creativity!

Paper is a popular packaging medium for this homemade soap recipe because of

the variety of papers available. You can use brown Kraft paper, marbled

paper, gift wrap, wallpaper, any kind of paper you want. Your creativity is

the limit! You can use your computer to add designs and logos to plain paper

or you can paint or draw on the paper for an added personal touch. You can

wrap individual bars like a gift and either leave plain or add extra

embellishment by tie with ribbons, cording, raffia or lace.

Boxes and baskets are nice containers for soap, especially when you fill the

boxes with other materials. You can fill the box or basket halfway with

herbs, dried flowers or potpourri that matches the scent of your soap. Gift

basket fillings, other toiletries, washcloths or sponges also make great

fillers in the basket with your anise soap. Once you have added the filler

and soap, wrap the box or basket in cellophane.

Coffee mugs also great "baskets." Add a filler to the cup and place a bar of

soap in the center and wrap with cellophane or tulle. Small brown paper

bags, cello type bags, wood crates and soap dishes are other containers you

can use to package your soaps and salts.