Homemade Soap Recipes & Methods

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Where To Begin

Many homemade soap recipes and methods can be found below, but if you are new to this craft I recommend starting with my post on soap making at home for beginners, it’s a great place to begin learning how to make soap in different ways.

With DIY soap, you have the traditional methods which involve using a wonderful array of textures and fragrance. Beginner tutorials on this include how to make cold process soap, a simple hot process soap, and the three different ways to make liquid soap.

Besides this, you have a simpler method known as melt and pour soapmaking, this creates a less complex soap but is quick and still lots of fun.

Cold Process Soap

Cold process is perhaps the most authentic form of making soap. It seems complicated at first, but it’s actually very easy and not much harder than baking a cake. In fact, I’ve found it to be extremely addictive, and a wonderfully rewarding hobby. Here’s how to make soap using cold process.

my best bastile soap recipe
Angela Wills

How To Make Castile Soap At Home

Here’s how to make Castile soap, it’s absolutely one of my favorites. It’s simultaneously one of the most inexpensive soap recipes you can make (making it a great beginner soap), but also the most gentle of cleansers at the same time.

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Liquid Soapmaking

I’m obsessed with homemade liquid soap! Okay, let’s be real, I say I’m obsessed with everything I make. But I just can’t help it because I’m loving how this soap makes my skin feel! Here’s an overview showing you the three different methods we can use to make liquid soap.

Homemade liquid soap
Angela Wills

Traditional Lye-Based Natural Liquid Soap Making

After a few weeks testing and perfecting the process of liquid soap making, I’m now the proud owner of several colorful bottles of lush smelling totally natural loveliness. No surfactants here to irritate my skin, just nourishing creamy soap packed full of moisturizing oils.

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Hot Process Soap

Hot process soap, also known as crockpot soap, will produce a wonderful, luscious soap that is infused with the gorgeous aroma of your essential oils. It smells so good you’ll almost want to take a bite out of it, but don’t do that because that’s just crazy talk.

Melt & Pour Soap

The Melt and Pour process method is probably the simplest method of all as you don’t have to be a skilled soap maker. I recommend that you start with the basic MP process shown below.