You Need to Try These 25 DIY Soap Recipes

brown sugar and cinnamon exfoliating soap

Making soap is a fun and rewarding way to create your own natural, personalized soap at home. Homemade soap recipes are often more cost-effective than store-bought options, and they also allow you to control the ingredients and customize the scent and texture to your liking. So, how do you avoid running out of soap? Well, … Read more

Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove Homemade Soap

cinnamon and nutmeg homemade soap

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove soap creates a lustrous lather, and leaves an amazing scent on the skin. Soap made from a Melt and Pour (MP) base cannot be entirely customized since lye and the other base ingredients have already been combined and the saponification process has completed. But, you can still stir in desired additives … Read more

Homemade Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Soap

brown sugar and cinnamon exfoliating soap

This brown sugar and cinnamon soap makes both a great part of your natural everyday beauty routine as well as a beautifully scented homemade gift. Using a goat’s milk melt and pour base takes the guesswork and lye concerns out of the soapmaking process. It takes just roughly 10 minutes to make multiple bars of … Read more

Can You Really Make Soap Without Lye?

homemade soap

Making soap is not a complicated process, but it is a process that involves some very specific steps … unless you want to wind up with a useless pile of goop. Soap is basically a mixture of combined oils, fats, and a caustic solution. So, can you make soap without any lye? No, you can’t … Read more

How to Make Rosemary and Lemongrass Soap

rosemary and lemongrass DIY soap

Rosemary and lemon soap is not only good for your skin, but will help eliminate odors from your skin after working in the kitchen with onions, garlic, fish, and other odoronous foods. Lathering up with a natural homemade soap with these two sweet smelling ingredients can also help repel pesky insects. Making your own soap … Read more

How to Dry Flowers for Soapmaking

flowers pressed and dried (in microwave)

Making floral soap is a beautiful way to not only enhance the bar you are making visually, but also harnesses any herbal benefits the flowers, herb plants, or roots they may possess. The type of soap base you are using must be considered when collecting flowers to dry to suspend in a bar of soap. … Read more

How to Make Honey and Chamomile Soap

honey and chamomile homemade soap

Honey and chamomile are two of the most popular additives to natural soap bars. Combining the two is to make, and the melt and pour soap base creates both a pleasing scent and feel when used. The use of honey in soaps infuses it with humectant compounds that help combat and prevent acne, as well … Read more