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
Natural Homemade Soap Recipes
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 soapmaking recipes are made from scratch and have been uploaded with full tutorial photos.
To make things simple I have split my soap recipes in two methods. You have the more traditional route where you can find recipes for the Cold Process soap making method and create a wonderful array of textures and fragrances.
Or you can use the simpler Melt and Pour soapmaking which creates a less complex soap but is a lot of fun.
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Most Recent Soap Making Recipes
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 soaps that you can make right away, but have you considered experimenting a little? Working with SAP values for your lye soap recipes and calculating the amount of water required may seem a little complicated at first glance but it really isn't. All you actually need are … [Read more...] about Lye Soap Recipes, SAP Values And Formula
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
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
My chunky 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 my goat’s milk soap recipe, but don’t let that put you off as the chocolate goats milk soap is so lovely and … [Read more...] about Homemade Vanilla & Chocolate Soap
Common nettle weeds are frequently overlooked for their therapeutic values, mainly because of their nasty sting. Yet this common weed is said to relieve 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 … [Read more...] about Nettle Soap with Lime and Spearmint