Homemade Soap Recipes 

Homemade soap recipes are proved below for those interested in making their own soaps.

Homemade soap recipes are a great way of introducing all natural ingredients that are good for your skin into your cleansing soap.

Below are many natural soap recipes that you can make at home. These handmade soap recipes are gaining in popularity due to the fact that people want pure skin care products. They do not want their skin to come in contact with the harsh ingredients and perfumes that exist in the many skin care products available today. By using homemade soap recipes, individuals can choose which ingredients they want to add to their cleansing soap.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Citronella Soap

1 cup grated Castile soap

1/2 cup water

10 drops citronella essential oil

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

1 T. dried, crushed pennyroyal leaves

Mix the ingredients into the melted soap and water mixture. Using an electric mixer, whip the soap until it has doubled in volume. Spoon the soap into the prepared molds, pushing it into the molds as best you can (the beating action cools the mix, so work quickly). If the mixture has cooled off and thickened so much you can’t put it into the molds, hand mold the soap into large balls.

Handmade Soap Recipes - Cold Cream Soap

4 oz MP soap (This white soap base is very similar in formula to the clear soap.)

2 tsp cold cream

10 drops fragrance oil

1 drop coloring (optional)

Melt soap, then add cold cream and stir until melted. Remove from heat; add fragrance and color, and then mold.

More soap making resources can be found at the following links:

Soap Making Fun: Visual Cold Process Guide
Quickly Learn To Make Soap With This Video Tutorial.

Soap Making Made Simple!
Step-By-Step Guide To Making Fragrant And Elegant Soap.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Chocolate Cookie Soap

1 lb. Opaque MP soap

1 TB. Cocoa butter

Cocoa powder for colorant (or brown dye)

1 TB. Chocolate FO (fragrance oil)

Round or cookie molds

Melt the MP soap. Remove from heat and slowly stir in the cocoa butter and enough cocoa powder to make it a pale brown or tan in color. Add the chocolate fragrance oil. Reserve enough of the soap to make a darker brown color. Pour the lighter shade of brown soap into round/cookie molds. Add more cocoa powder to the reserved batch of MP base to make a darker brown. Marble into the pale brown soap.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Cinnamon Soap

4 oz. MP soap base

10 drops cinnamon oil

1 drop red food coloring (optional)

Melt the MP soap base. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon oil and coloring until well mixed. Pour the soap into a mold and let set for three hours.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Citrus and Calendula Soap

1 # M & P transparent soap base

A handful of calendula petals (dried) , about 1/4 cup

15 drops of yellow food coloring

3/4 tsp. grapefruit EO (essential oil)

1/2 tsp. tangerine EO

1 TBSP melted shea butter (melted separately)

Melt the soap base and at the same time melt the shea butter in a custard cup placed in a pan of boiling water or in the microwave. Add calendula petals to the melted base, a few drops of yellow food coloring, the EO and then the melted shea butter. Try to have this the same temp as the melt and pour. Keep stirring the soap/shea butter mixture as it cools. As it starts to set up spoon into heart molds. ( By spooning you have more control how many of the calendula leaves go into each mold.) Set at room temp until they are skimmed over fairly firm then chill them in the freezer for about a half hour before removing from the mold. Place them on a rack to finish drying completely.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Creamsicle Soap

8 oz. MP base (divided into 4 oz. quantities)

10 drops orange oil

1 drop orange food coloring

3 TB. Heavy whipping cream

10 drops vanilla fragrance oil

Melt soap and remove from heat. Add the orange oil and food coloring, stirring until well mixed. Pour half of the mixture into each soap mold and let it set for on hour. When the orange soap has set, melt the second half of MP base. Remove from heat and stir in the whipping cream and the vanilla fragrance oil. Pour the melted soap into the molds on top of the orange soap. Let it set for three hours. Your finished bars should come out half orange and half white. Enough for 2 bars.

Homemade Soap Recipes - Cucumber Loofah Soap

3 oz. opaque soap base

2 tsp. powdered loofah

15 drops cucumber fragrance oil

1 T. Aloe Vera gel

green coloring


Shred the soap in a food processor and set aside. Boil 1/2 cup of water over low heat and stir in the shredded soap. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes a sticky mass. It should take approximately four minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the aloe vera gel, the fragrance oil and the coloring until well blended. Spoon the mixture into a mold and let set for six hours or until hardened. Wrap finished soaps in cellophane.

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Other soap recipes using a variety of ingredients can be found at the pages listed below:

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