Curious about soap making for beginners? These homemade soap recipes will get you started. Some are melt and pour, which is the easiest way to make soap.
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What’s Great about Natural Soap Making?
Soap making is a great way to create natural, healthy and eco-friendly soap. You can control the ingredients that go into your soap. Choose from shea butter, cocoa butter or even castile soap bases for your bar of soap.
It’s also a fun and creative process that’s totally crafty. So you get to express your personality and style through your finished product.
And it can be cheaper than buying soap at the store. You can make a large batch of soap for a surprisingly small amount of money.
You can learn all about how to make homemade soap. Melt and pour soap making is easiest for beginners, because it doesn’t involve lye like cold process soap making.
Homemade Soap Recipes
The following DIY soap recipes vary in difficulty. Not all of them use lye. Some of them are simple re-batching or "melt and pour" recipes which are more suitable if you want to keep it simple.
Others are cold process soap recipes, which lets you make fantastic-looking layered or ombre bars.
Your morning coffee isn’t just for drinking. Well, the actual coffee liquid is, but the grounds? don’t throw those in the compost just yet. You can use them to whip up a quick batch of this lovely Vanilla Coffee Soap.
Rose Vanilla Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Soap Cubes are a great way to add exfoliation and moisturizing properties to your soap. This recipe is made with sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils for an amazing smelling product that will make you want more!
This Poppy Seed Soap DIY makes the perfect soap to exfoliate tired, winter skin. Melt and pour soap recipes are so easy to make. You can easily stock your cabinet with your favorite homemade soaps in different scents.
Loofah Soaps (aka luffa soaps) are an easy way to cleanse and exfoliate skin at the same time, so it stays smooth and radiant. While Loofah Soap may look like a high-end beauty product, it’s incredibly fun and easy to make!
Turmeric soap is great for the face and body for all skin types. Adding this natural spice into your skin care products will help reduce both dark spots and blemishes. This easy turmeric soap recipe leaves you with a glowing even skin tone.
Make goat’s milk charcoal soap by following these step-by-step instructions. You will feel fresh and clean with this terrific activated charcoal soap recipe. We use this particular bar soap for face soap, as well as a hand soap, and love it.
DIY crystal soap that looks like gemstones is the first of, hopefully, many magical projects to come. I don’t do a ton of DIY projects, so I am easily intimidated. However, I was encouraged by my friend, Dawn at Cutefetti to do some magic-like creations.
This homemade rosehip soap smooths and moisturizes with triple action of rosehips. Enhanced with rosehip seed oil, rosehip powder and dried rosehips, this rosehip soap heals from bruises, acne and wrinkles.
If you want a fun project for your kids or even just an easy-to-do DIY that everyone will love, then this glowing ghost poop soap is perfect! It’s made with simple materials, and it only takes minutes to complete. The melt-and-pour soap base also makes this an affordable DIY.
This DIY coffee soap recipe has a fresh brewed coffee scent and exfoliating properties. It is very easy to make since it utilizes a melt and pour soap base. The homemade soap is a simple craft project that produces giftable results and is perfect for soap making beginners.
Jasmine Flower Soap is a luxury soap you can make at home. It is a deliciously creamy and moisturizing soap featuring goat milk and jasmine essential oil. This amazingly creamy soap requires only a few ingredients and is easy and inexpensive to make!
These adorable translucent soaps feature spider rings inside. They make great Halloween non-candy treats, but they're also fun all year round if you love the spooky motif. (You can also switch out the spiders for other seasonal trinkets!)