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11 Easy DIY Homemade Soap Recipes

Even though it’s not a common practice anymore, not so long ago people used to make their own soap rather than to buy it. Of course, it was the case when even if you wanted to you couldn’t find such things in stores or it wasn’t worth the travel. But even now, when we can basically find everything we need and more in stores, making your own soap is not a completely lost practice. In fact, you can try some of these recipes at home if you want.

Travel Tin Soap.

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You could make mint and lavender travel soaps and they would be perfect for traveling but also for gifts. The recipe starts with a goat milk soap base or any other soap base you prefer. You’ll also need some tins with lids, soap dye and essential oils. If you want, you can also throw in a few lavender pieces. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients and let the soap dry for a couple of hours.{found on lemonjitters}.

Walnut soap milk.

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Here’s how you can make honey and walnut soap. This delicious recipe also starts with a milk base. It doesn’t use any fragrance or essential oils. It’s only made with honey and walnuts and this gives it a very pleasant smell. The soap is moisturizing and perfect for winter, not to mention that it can also be a nice Christmas gift.{found on offbeatandinspired}.

Microwave soap.

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If you want a quick, easy and fun recipe for homemade soap, then take a look at this one. The ingredients required are the goat milk soap base, butter soap base, molds, fragrance oils, natural elements, a wooden spoon and a microwave-safe dish. First create a hot soap mix using the base and fragrances plus anything else you want to add. Put it in the mold and wait till it’s fully hardened.{found on anestforallseasons}.

Soy Candles and Glycerin Soap.

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Homemade soap can be a very interesting holiday gift. It’s useful and it’s not that difficult to make. We’re going to show you how to make glycerin soap. You will need white vegetable glycerin blocks, essential oils, soap add-ins such as coffee beans, herbs, spices, etc, a bowl or measuring cup, soap molds and soap dye. Clean the molds and add a coat of vegetable cooking spray. Melt the glycerin in the microwave and mix the soils, spices, herbs and everything else. Pour the mix into the molds an let it sit.{found on mybakingaddiction}.

Loofa soap.

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If you want, you can even make your own loofa soap slices. You’ll need a soap bar, fresh herbs, 5 tablespoons of liquid soap, a tablespoon of water, essential oils, a few drops of vitamin E, a tablespoons of shea butter, a natural loofa, a grater, a double boiler, a bread knife, a cutting board and tart cups. Cut the loofa into 1’’ slices and then shred the soap bar into a metal bowl. Add the herbs, the liquid soap, vitamin E and shea butter. Heat the mix until it starts to melt and put it around the loofa slices. Then put them in the tart cups to harden.{found on site}.

Black Raspberry Soap Making.

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If you want a soap that looks and smells delicious then you should try this raspberry soap recipe. The ingredients required are olive oil, soap base, black raspberry scented oil, madder root powder and a bowl. First take the soap base and melt it in the microwave. Then add the scent and the powder. You can also add raspberry seeds. Stir and pour the mix into a mold. Wait until it hardens and enjoy.{found on site}.

Snowflake soap.

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And since we were talking about gifts and holidays, here’s a soap recipe that’s perfect for winter and Christmas. To make these snowflake soaps you’ll need a white soap base, cosmetic grade silver glitter, peppermint fragrance oil a snowflake mold, plastic wrap and washi tape. Chop up the soap base and put it in the microwave. Add the oil, the glitter and the color. Pour the mix into the molds and let it sit.{found on toriejayne}.

Kids soap.

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Here’s a fun recipe for a type of soap that even kids will love. It can be a nice gift for someone. To make it you’ll need glycerin soap, tissue paper, scissors and molds. Put the soap in the microwave. Choose the colors of tissue paper you want to use and cut tiny squares. Put some of the soap into the mold and then drop the tiny confetti. Add another layer of soap and stir to rearrange the bits. Let it cool and wrap it nicely.{found on craftsunleashed}.

Lavender Soap with Shea Butter.

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Lavender is a very common and popular scent for soap so we have prepared a detailed guide that will show you how you can make lavender soap at home. You will need 2 mixing bowls, a cake mixer of blender, a thermometer a scale and a rubber spatula, several measuring cups and spoons, a microwave or stove top, a mold, paper towels, rubber gloves and safety glasses. For the soap the ingredients are olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, alkanet root powder, lye, water, jojoba oil, lavender and patchouli essential oils. Add the lye to the water and then let it cool. Add the oils and melt the mix. Let them cool. Add the lye mixture to the melted oils and pour the mixture into the molds.{found on arctida}.

Mocha soap.

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We have another delicious soap recipe and this one is also easy to make. It will show you how to make peppermint mocha soap. You will need sunflower oil, olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, water, lye, peppermint essential oil, coffee, chocolate and cocoa powder. You’ll have to make two soaps, peppermint and mocha and then you’ll have to mix them. First you pour the peppermint soap into the mold and then you add the mocha soap on top. Drag lines through the soap to create a nice effect.{found on site}.

Lavender Bath Salts.

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As a bonus, we thought it would be nice to also share with you this recipe for lavender bath salts. You need a glass bowl in which you gently stir Epsom salt and dried lavender buds. Then you add pure lavender essential oil and colorant if you want. You can use this mix as bath salts or as an exfoliator.{found on utry}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on April 23, 2013

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