Natural Homemade Soap Recipes

Homemade Goats Milk SoapHere you will find some of my all time favourite homemade soap recipes. Several recipes with photos have been added here and many more examples will follow as I make them. Everything from nettle and lime to honey and oatmeal soap.

I've found that natural hand crafted soaps make fantastic gifts! The wonderful reactions from friends and relatives never cease to amaze me. Each time I give one of my soaps as a gift, the recipient is fascinated and totally intrigued by the idea that 'I made it myself'... and they always want to know how? And what's in it?... You just can't buy that sort of reaction from the store!

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Olive Oil Soap Recipes

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Although olive oil soap is beautifully creamy and moisturizing it often means soft and quick to dissolve. This week I’ve been experimenting by adding a little bees wax to my recipe and I have to say with some very nice results! The wax has helped to produce a hard and long lasting soap that’s quite at […]

Nettle Soap with Lime and Spearmint

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Common nettle weeds are frequently overlooked for their therapeutic values, mainly because of their nasty sting. Yet this common weed is said to relive joint pains and improve skin irritations such as acne and eczema. Although the dried nettle leaves on the top of this soap will eventually float away I have laced the soap […]

Homemade Vanilla & Chocolate Soap

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My homemade vanilla and chocolate soap smells good enough to eat… A must for all chocolate cookie lovers You will need one or two bars of the chocolate bar soap from our goat’s milk soap page to make this, but don’t let that put you off as the chocolate goats milk soap is so lovely […]

Suspending & Embedding Objects in Soap

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There are lots of very quick and easy effects that can be produced by suspending or embedding objects in soap. Simply by adding a few dry botanicals or exfoliates to your mp soap base can give it a really creative look and feel. Clear soap base is perfect for suspending or embedding objects, whilst basic […]

How To Make Loofah Soap

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Adding dried loofah to soap not only looks good but makes an excellent natural exfoliator which is particularly effective on knees and elbows or when used on the skin before applying any tanning products. About Loofah Loofah is grown from a plant that’s very similar to the cucumber plant (in fact it is a very […]

Luxury Homemade Face Soap Recipe

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When it comes to making soap at home this luxury melt and pour recipe is great. It’s simple to make and is adaptable to suit any skin type just by choosing the correct oil to match your skin. Selecting The Oil For Your Homemade Face Soap Recipe: Normal or combination skin Sweet Almond Oil Mature […]

Layered Melt and Pour Soap

Layered melt and pour soap

Layered melt and pour soap looks very impressive and can be created with almost any melt and pour soap base. The hardest part of layering soap is knowing when to pour the melted soap and at what temperature. Once you’ve mastered this the procedure really is very simple and you will soon be making some […]

Cream Coffee Soap Recipe

Cream Coffee Melt & Pour Soap

OK, so this cream coffee soap is not the prettiest or delicately fragranced mp soap recipe. But it is an excellent exfoliating bar of soap that can be used on the face as a deep cleansing bar to remove oil and combat both spots and black heads. Coffee grinds are also known for their anti-cellulite […]

Pretty Little Soap Balls

Pretty homemade soap balls

Homemade soap balls are adorable, and they look and smell lovely when displayed in a bowl or on a pretty plate in the bath room. These pretty soap balls also make excellent gifts, they are reasonably cheap to create and you can make a few or a whole batch of them in a number of […]

Melt and Pour Glitter Soap

Melt & Pour Glitter Soap

Glitter soap can be as fun or subtle as you choose, for a delicate sparkling bar of glitter soap you will need to add the glitter once a skin has began to form on the melted soap base or the glitter will sink towards the bottom of the mold (I’ve used this method in the […]

Homemade Shaving Soap Recipe

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Most men need to shave every day; unfortunately this can often leave the skin feeling dry and taught. With this in mind all the ingredients in this homemade shaving soap recipe have been chosen for their excellent moisturizing and conditioning qualities. This homemade moisturizing soap has a very manly and nutty fragrance and with both […]

Rebatching Soap

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Rebatching soap, also known as hand-milling soap, is basically the procedure of melting down premade cold process soap. Rebatching is one of those procedures you will love or hate, so let’s take a look at the good points first. This process will allow you to add in any extra delicate additives such as herbs, essential […]

Natural Organic Soap Recipes

Cold Process Soap

Here’s the first two natural and organic soap recipes for you to try out. I will add more as I make them… This particular soap simply leaves you feeling fresh and will revive your senses. Additionally, it features antiseptic as well as deodorizing benefits, and the mustard seeds help exfoliate and smooth rough edges. This […]

Morning Olive Oil Soap Recipe

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This olive oil soap recipe is very easy to make. It’s great to use when you wake up in the morning as it contains a wonderful blend of citrus essential oils which are very stimulating. The ylang ylang in this homemade olive oil soap has a long lasting and sensual aroma that will leave you […]

Blending and Mixing Essential Oils

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Mixing essential oils for health or aroma can often be more effective than using any single oil alone. And although blending essential oils can complement and enhance each other to create greater results they can also work against each other when badly chosen oils are blended together. But don’t let this put you off having […]

How To Make Castile Soap

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If you are interested in how to make castile soap I can defiantly say it’s one of my favourites. This homemade Castile soap recipe is a very mild pure soap and one of the best soaps to make if you’re new to soap making. Although when you make this soap it should really be made […]

Dreamy Homemade Bath Soap

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The Dreamy Night Time Soap is wonderfully relaxing and gentle homemade bath soap, the lavender and sweet orange essential oils have sedative powers that will help to give you a good night’s sleep. The oils and beeswax in this soap have been chosen for their superb moisturizing qualities that will help to keep your skin […]

Floral Handmade Soap Recipe

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These handmade soap recipes are great as you don’t have to moisturise after using them. They will leave your skin feeling soft and you feeling revived! Luxury Handmade Soap Recipe This handmade soap recipe has has a lovely feminine and exotic aroma, and with the help of frankincense, may chang and the uplifting citrus oils […]

Homemade Goats Milk Soap Recipes

Homemade Goats Milk Soap

The thought of a warm bath full of rich creamy goats milk sounds wonderful and thankfully when it’s used as an ingredient in our goats milk soap recipes it still retains that rich creamy texture you would hope to expect…. Creamy Fresh Goats Milk Soap Dried (powdered milks) are probably the easiest to use in […]

The Basic Soap Recipe

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I’ve made this basic soap recipe dozens of times. It’s made with simple ingredients to make a great creamy natural homemade soap. It holds a good hardness and lathers up very well. It’s also a good old fashioned lye soap recipe that makes a great base for any fragrants, colorants and exfoliates that you may […]

Therapeutic Homemade Shampoo Recipe

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The Ultimate Therapeutic Shampoo Bar must be the best homemade shampoo recipe I’ve ever used. It not only has a delightful aroma that lasts all day long, but it really does revive flat, dull and thinning hair. It’s suitable for all the family including anyone who may be suffering with a itchy or flaky scalp. […]

3 Simple Homemade Lye Soap Recipes

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Homemade Lye soap is one of the great soap recipes; it’s fantastic for people with sensitive skin and is an excellent cleanser for people suffering with acne. All of our homemade soap recipes contain varying degrees of Lye but here we will concentrate on three simple no thrills recipes. These will allow you to experiment […]

Homemade Facial Scrub for Men

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This homemade facial scrub soap is a gentle, yet deeply cleansing soap. The poppy seeds will exfoliate your skin as well as unblock the pores, whilst the natural oils moisten and nourish your skin. Comprising an excellent mix of essential oils to give a fruity fragrance which has a touch of cinnamon, this is among […]

Homemade Soap For Men

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This homemade soap for men is a very masculine soap recipe which leaves you feeling clean, moisturized and ready for anything. It has a wonderful rich warm scent so you wont need to use any cologne after using this soap. Ingredients For This Homemade Soap For Men A handful of Bay leaves 8 fl oz […]

Homemade Dandruff Cure – Shampoo Bar

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This shampoo bar is a great homemade dandruff cure, and will leave your hair shiny and well conditioned. The essential oils will stimulate your scalp and help to prevent dandruff. This home remedy for dandruff will also leave your hair with a wonderful citrus smell, and because all the ingredients used in this shampoo bar […]

Recipe For Making Soap – Six Pack

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This is a great recipe for making soap that leaves a nutty and exotic aroma and also has antiseptic properties. The six pack soap will also prevent sweating and sleepiness. Ingredients For the Six Pack Soap Recipe 4 fl oz (100ml) Mineral water 2 handfuls of Lavatera flowers and stems A handful of Chamomile flowers […]

The Melt and Pour Soap Process

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Out of all the soap making methods, Creating melt and pour soap recipes (MP soap) is probably the simplest of all. You don’t have to be a skilled soap maker to have a go at it, In fact with a little supervision you can even get the kids involved with this one. Cinnamon & Rose […]

How To Make Homemade Soap Using Cold Process

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Cold process is the most authentic method used to make homemade soap. Once I got the hang of it I quickly realized that the total cost to make several months worth of bars was far cheaper than buying the chemical-cocktails from the store. And lets not forget that because you have total control over what […]




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