Handmade Natural Soap recipes for home & gifts
Learn to make handmade natural soap with these 14 all-natural recipes
It’s always a good idea to begin with a tried and tested recipe when you start making your own handmade soap. Whether you’re hoping to make it for yourself, as gifts, or to start a business, a recipe will help you succeed. Below are fourteen different soap ideas that use all natural ingredients such as essential oils, dried herbs, and mineral colors. Some of them include instructions, but please refer to my free four-part soap making series if you’d like to understand the process better.
1. Honey & Lavender Soap Recipe + Instructions
A gentle recipe for lavender soap with a dash of honey. The honey adds sweet fragrance and a light golden colour. This is a very popular soap recipe and is also very gentle on the skin.
2. How to make Natural Goat Milk soap recipe
Sugars and milk tend to turn soap brown but using this recipe will give you creamy white bars. They’re lovely in their simplicity and goat milk contains nutrients and alpha hydroxy acids that are great for your skin.
3. Old Fashioned Rose soap recipe
This lovely soap features real roses, creamy shea butter and nourishing rosehip seed oil. It’s a guest post on Lovely Greens from my soap making pal, Jan from the Nerdy Farm Wife.
4. Natural Lemongrass soap recipe
This lemongrass soap recipe comes with a video (watch above) showing the exact steps to make the recipe. It’s a simple palm-free base and tinted with a mineral powder and lemongrass essential oil.
5. Orange Vanilla Cinnamon soap recipe
Tips on natural soap making including a delicious soap recipe
6. Earl Grey Soap with Bergamot essential oil
Bergamot is a citrusy and uplifting essential oil that’s used to flavor Earl Grey tea. Use it with sprinkles of real tea to make these modern and zesty handmade soap bars.
7. Kombucha Soap recipe
Kombucha is a fermented tea loaded with nutrients good for the body inside and out.
8. How to Felt handmade soap
The felt you can work around a bar of soap can help make soap last longer. It works like a wash cloth too and once you lather it up you can gently rub it directly on your skin. Use coloured wool to create pretty patterns and effects and give them to friends as gifts.
9. DIY Gardener’s Hand Soap in a Mason Jar
A liquid hand soap with a little grit and great scent
10. Natural Calendula Soap with citrusy essential oils
Make soap with golden calendula flower petals and sunny citronella essential oil. Calendula flowers are one of the only herbs that retain their vibrancy and colour in handmade soap.
11. Pink Grapefruit soap recipe
A blend of pink grapefruit and lavender essential oils and Paprika for color
12. Four Things You Should Know About Tallow soap making
Using Tallow can be a sustainable and inexpensive way to make handmade soap. This piece from homesteading soap maker Liz Beavis fills you in on the facts on using tallow in soap and why you should consider it too.
13.Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bars. You can use these bars to wash your hair, naturally.
14. Lavender and Rosemary with Poppyseeds Soap Recipe
Gentle scrubby hand soap with lavender and rosemary essential oils, shea butter, and poppy seeds. This piece also includes a clever tip on reusing milk cartons as inexpensive soap moulds.