I don’t know about you but I love a homemade soap gift. When someone delivers a hand crafted gift to me, I know they’ve really tried. But it’s not always easy, so today I’ll show you how to make beautifully decorated cupcake soaps that work wonderfully in a spa gift set or are fantastic as stocking … [Read more...] about How I Make My Pretty Cupcake Soaps
Homemade Soap Recipes
Easy Homemade Soap Recipes From Scratch
I've found that natural homemade soap recipes make fantastic diy gifts and below you will find some of my all-time favorites. Several of these recipes are made from scratch and have been uploaded with full tutorial photos. Many more examples will follow as I make them, everything from nettle and lime to honey and oatmeal soap making recipes.
Below I have split my soap recipes in two methods. You have the more traditional route where you can make homemade soap using the Cold Process method and create a wonderful array of textures and fragrances. Or you can use the simpler Melt and Pour soap making method which creates a less complex soap but is a lot of fun.
Yesterday Tisha sent us her peppermint soap recipe, take a look below at her recipe and photos.... And when you are ready remember to post your own homemade things here, I love to see what others are making! If its soap I will also add it to the this growing list of soap making recipes ;-) Hi … [Read more...] about My Peppermint Passion Soap Recipe
Coconut oil is often the soap maker’s first choice oil as it creates a lovely hard white soap. I love the smell of coconut, I use it often and I have a great coconut oil soap recipe to share with you using the cold process method. First I want to say that although many soap makers are happy to … [Read more...] about A Wonderful Coconut Oil Soap Recipe
Rose essential oil is one of the most precious essences available, so it's extremely expensive. Luckily with this homemade rose soap recipe we can substitute it for a rose fragrance oil. There are so many other great natural ingredients in this recipe. I find the coconut oil, sunflower oil and … [Read more...] about My Rose Soap Recipe With Cocoa Butter
If you're going to try a honey & almond soap recipe, you have to try this one! It smells so good I was actually tempted to take a bite when I first made it (I didn't, I promise). I stumbled upon this while I was researching the therapeutic properties of cinnamon and have found it to be a … [Read more...] about Cinnamon Honey & Almond Soap Recipe
We have so many homemade lye soap recipes that you can make right away, but have you considered experimenting a little? Working with SAP values and calculating the amount of Lye or water required may seem a little complicated at first glance but it really isn't. All you actually need are the Sap … [Read more...] about Lye Soap Recipes – SAP Made Simple
Come on Savvy Crafters, let's see MORE soap making recipes like these! Jemima kicked things off this week when she sent me photos of some lovely soaps she made, and I thought I would share them with you here... Then while writing this page a thought struck me, why not pop a form at the bottom … [Read more...] about Soap Making Recipes – Savvy Crafters
This homemade chocolate soap recipe contains fresh goats milk, it's great fun and has such a wonderful rich brown color. It's a perfect soap for cubing up and adding to other white based soaps (see vanilla choc chip soap). On its own this soap does have a mild milky chocolate scent, but … [Read more...] about Yummy Homemade Chocolate Soap
It’s hard to put in words just how wonderful this natural honey soap recipe smells, it’s just one of a few homemade soaps that I can’t walk past without having a little sniff. Both of the homemade honey soap recipes featured below can be made as individual soap batches, they are excellent on … [Read more...] about Natural Homemade Honey Soap Recipes
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 Natural Loofah Loofah is grown from a plant that’s very similar to the cucumber … [Read more...] about How To Make Loofah Soap
I've made this basic soap recipe dozens of times. It's one of my favorite homemade soap recipes, 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 … [Read more...] about The Basic Soap Recipe
These homemade soap balls are adorable, and they look and smell lovely when displayed in a bowl or on a pretty plate in the bathroom. Homemade soap balls also make excellent homemade gifts, they are reasonably cheap recipes for homemade soap to create and you can make a few or a whole batch of … [Read more...] about Making Pretty Little Homemade Soap Balls