The Basic Soap Recipe

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.

Basic Homemade Soap

It’s also a good old fashioned lye soap recipe that makes a great base for any fragrants, colorants and exfoliates that you may wish to add.

I’ve added a bit of lavender to this basic soap recipe below, just to give you some idea of how easy it is to change the look and feel of a natural soap by adding something simple to it. For a few more ideas check out these soap making ingredients.

The Basic Homemade Soap Recipe

Ingredients:

Makes about 13 standard or 10 chunky bars:

Specifics To This Recipe:

Use the Cold Process Method shown below plus the following recipe specific steps:

  • In Step 4 – Combine the oils and lye when both temperatures reach 110° f (43c)

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Photos From This Basic Soap Recipe:

Basic Soap Recipe

Here’s Another Basic Soap Recipe Using Vegetable Fat (shortening)

Ingredients:

Homemade Lye Soap

Specifics To This Recipe:

Use the Cold Process Method shown below plus the following recipe specific steps:

  • In Step 4 – Combine the oils and lye when both temperatures reach 130° f (55c)

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