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12 Inspiring Homemade Soap Recipes To Make Soap at Home

Making soaps at home is truly a fun activity; moreover, it can be rewarding too if done in the right way. The excerpt highlights 12 different homemade soap recipes you can make from natural ingredients and get the best results for the hard work. You can use these soaps for daily use and even present it to your loved ones on special days. Let us see how you can do it in a fun way.

1: Simple Homemade Soap Recipe:

You need:

  • Sodium hydroxide – 398 g

Oils –

  • Coconut ­382 g
  • Lard –  460 g
  • Olive – 2000 g

You need oils so that various bases can be made for the soap

These are the core ingredients; other requirements include the equipment or the tools only. Extra ingredients like 4.5 cups of water or goat’s milk can help in getting a better soap.

Keep the liquid in the freezer with lid so that slushy consistency can be obtained – take the solution and add the oils in it, and heat the solution on low flame. Meanwhile you can make oatmeal – you have to add the oatmeal or herb mixture before adding sodium hydroxide. Make sure you have taken all the precautionary measures before adding hydroxide. Mix both the solution until you get a state of mayonnaise. Do not forget to add fragrance oil for soap before adding the mixture to beautiful soap molds.

Get the details for complete homemade soap recipe at: thesimpledollar.com

Simple handmade soap
Image via: thesimpledollar.com

2-Spice and Coffee Homemade Soap Recipe:

Does not the name allure you? It sounds so ravishing right – you will love making such homemade soap, it is simple to make one. However, do not forget, this kind of soap is made under hot process method.

Things that would require include:

  • Coffee
  • A teaspoon of ginger, cloves and cinnamon each
  • Essential oils like lemon grass, orange or ginger etc.

Get the details here : Frugally sustainable

Spice and Coffee Homemade Soap Recipe
Image via: Frugally sustainable

3: Homemade Fruit Soap Recipe

Ingredients you would need

  • Silicone forms
  • Stock soap
  • Essential oils ( two or three)
  • Perfumes – fruit that you like
  • Vitamins E and A
  • Colorants,

Take 100 grams of stock soap, cut into pieces, melt it in a microwave and then put into a bowl. Add the essential oil and vitamin drops. Also, add the colorant (your choice) and mix it well. Lastly add the perfume and add the mixture in the soap mold.

Complete instructions at English Russia

Homemade Fruit soap
Image via: English Russia

4: Herb Handmade Soap Recipe:

You need:

  • Essential oils – coconut, caster, canola
  • Lye
  • Water
  • Coloring agent
  • Herbs
  • Crisco

You can get the finest type of herb handmade soap like this one by HomemadeSoap by using these ingredients.

Herb handmade soap
Image via: HomemadeSoap

5: Lye Homemade Soap Recipe:

Firstly, you need to make a lye solution – it has to be according to the quantity of the water.

Now, you need to make the fat solution – for this you need to heat various oils together. Let both the solutions be settled at room temperature.

Mix both and continue to stir with blender – do not stop until traces start to appear. Add the mixture to the handmade soap mold and leave it for a day. This is the way of making cold process soap. 

Soap Recipe Tutorial at Soap-Making-Resource

Lye Homemade Soap Recipe
Image via: Soap-Making-Resource

6: Coconut Oil Handmade Soap Recipe:

It is one of the amazing DIY handmade soap recipes by Mommy Potamus – coconut oil soap is an excellent homemade dry laundry detergent. You simply need the basic ingredients and some tools to come up with your desired product – click on the link given below to get detailed information about the process.

Coconut Oil Handmade Soap Recipe
Image via: Mommy Potamus

Give your mom or sister the beautiful surprise by handing her homemade citrus soap – it looks so beautiful that you can even imagine. All you need is some glycerin soap, lots of colored citrus fruit extracts and related fragrance and soap molds. You can make the soap by following a general process and let it acquire a beautiful shape. Get a nice soap try from the market and place it in the bathroom – it would certainly allure all.

7: Homemade Citrus and Herb Soap Recipe:

Soap Recipe Tutorial: Hellonatural.co

Homemade Citrus and Herb Soap Recipe
Image via: Hellonatural.co

8: Milky Rose Petal Homemade Soap Recipe

You can add rose petals to the basic soap mixture and get the lovely shapes made out of the frozen bar. Do not forget to invest in beautiful soap molds because they make the soap look beautiful and pleasant.

Milky Rose petal soap

9: Handmade Olive Oil Soap Recipe:

This kind of homemade soap by Handmade Soap Recipes.com is wonderful for treating skin issues – therefore, if you have acne or skin issues, you can use this soap to treat any it. In the simplest lye mixture, you can add olive oil or even the olive extracts – also colors and fragrances can be added to make it look more worthwhile. You can also add various other extra ingredients.

Handmade Olive Oil Soap Recipe
Image via: Handmade Soap Recipes.com

10: Refreshing Mint Homemade Soap Recipe:

How to make handmade soap like this one by thenerdyfarmwife is inquired much especially when it comes to using mint in the soaps. The basic ingredients that would be needed are; 

  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Mango butter
  • Lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • Mint tea

You can get more knowledge about the mixing of the ingredients on various blogs. The add-ins can be additional fragrance and colorants. Put the mixture in the soap mold for at least 48 hours and get the beautiful soap for use.

Refreshing Mint Homemade Soap Recipe
Homemade soap recipe image via: thenerdyfarmwife.com

11: Goat Milk Soap Recipe:

You can use goat milk as the additional ingredients in the basic soap structure – it will help in leaving softness on the skin and bring drastic changes too. It is truly the best dry laundry soap too. You can even use this as soap with lye. If you are not convenient with the goat’s milk, you can use cow’s milk or even distilled water.

Get the instruction here: Hobbyfarms.com

Goat Milk Soap Recipe
Image via: Hobbyfarms.com

12: Quick Homemade Laundry Soap:

These kinds of soaps by Runamukacres.com will have little different ingredients like:

  • Naphtha laundry soap
  • Borax
  • Hot water
  • Washing soda

You need to add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until it gets a greasy look. Do not forget to keep the flame low.

Quick Homemade Laundry Soap
Image via: Runamukacres.com


By this excerpt, you would be able to know much about handmade soaps, and finally make a few for yourself too. It is fun and a less expensive option.

About Farhan Ahsan

My name is Farhan Ahsan,I am web enthusiast, writer and blogger. I always strive to be passionate about my work. I started my work at the beginning of 2007 by engaging myself with detail reading and exchanging information with others. Since then things and times have changed, but one thing remains the same and that is my passion for helping and educating people, building a successful blog and delivering quality content to the readers. I always love to write about gardening, sustainable life, off grid living and homestead farming.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing, I really did not know how to make soap. Again Thank you.

  2. Hi,
    I’m new in the cold process and have found your website amazing, with plenty of recipes and new gr8 ideias. Feel free to visit my online store of Soaps from Brazil at: http://loja.fabricadearomas.com.br

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