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
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.
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
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 the melt and pour procedure it really is very simple and you will … [Read more...] about Making Layered Melt and 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 blackheads. Coffee grinds are also known for their anti-cellulite … [Read more...] about Cream Coffee Soap Recipe
If you are interested in learning how to make castile soap, I can defiantly say it's one of my favorite homemade soap recipes. This castile soap recipe is a very mild pure soap and one of the best to make if you're new to soapmaking. Although when you make castile soap it should really be made … [Read more...] about How To Make Castile Soap
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 beeswax to my recipe and I have to say with some very nice results! The wax has helped to produce a hard and long-lasting homemade soap … [Read more...] about Olive Oil Soap Recipes
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 begun 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 fun lip gloss soaps … [Read more...] about Melt and Pour Glitter Soap
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: Select one of these carrier oils (based on your … [Read more...] about Luxury Homemade Face Soap Recipe
Most men need to shave every day; unfortunately this can often leave the skin feeling dry and taught. With this in mind, all of the ingredients in this homemade shaving soap recipe have been chosen for their excellent moisturizing and conditioning qualities. This moisturizing soap has a very … [Read more...] about Homemade Shaving Soap Recipe
Here are the first two natural and organic soap recipes for you to try out, I will add more as I make them. The homemade mustard seed 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 … [Read more...] about Two Natural Organic Soap Recipes
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 feeling … [Read more...] about Morning Olive Oil Soap Recipe
The dreamy night time soap is a 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 homemade soap have been chosen for their superb moisturizing … [Read more...] about Dreamy Homemade Bath Soap