14 Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes

Homemade soap is easier to make than you think!  Learn how to make your own soap several different ways like cold process and hot process with ingredients like glycerin, coconut oil, oatmeal and even natural soap recipes.

There are 59 homemade soap recipes over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community, so if I don’t have a specific home made soap flavor that you’re looking for be sure to check over there as well.  {high fives}


Homemade Soap

Homemade Oatmeal Soap

1.  Homemade Oatmeal Soap ~ This microwavable recipe for homemade oatmeal soap is super easy and relatively inexpensive.  The ingredients make a bar of soap that is moisturizing, exfoliating and smells great.  It uses almond scented oil and goats milk plus oatmeal.  It would make a wonderful gift.  Fantastic!

Handmade Shave Soap

2.   Handmade Cedar Shave Soap ~ The men in your life are going  to love this one!  Husbands. Father’s. Grandfather’s.  Uncles.  We sometimes forget about them in our crafting.  An excellent gift idea!

Cold Process Soap Recipe

Cold Process Soap

Photo: Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

3.  Cold Process Soap Making Tutorial ~  This is a super detailed cold process soap overview tutorial with recipe, links and information.  I don’t think the author has left anything out that you may need to know to make cold process soap!

Hot Process Soap Making

Hot Process Pumpkin Soap Bar

4.  Hot Process Pumpkin Soap ~ This hot process soap recipe is made with real pumpkin and oatmeal and scented with an EO blend of Orange, Cinnamon and Clove.  It’s perfect for the fall, but I think it would make a bar of soap that anyone would welcome year round.

Glycerin Soap

candy cane soap

5.   Candy Cane Soap – Don’t these candy cane soap bars look good enough to eat?  Ha.  I wouldn’t try it if I were you.  The color is fabulous with the tiny pieces of candy cane.  I can only imagine how wonderful they must smell.   A perfect gift for any female, any time of the year. Handmade Tea Soap plus printable

6. Handmade Tea Soap ~  This handmade soap recipe uses tea, giving it a natural and relaxing aroma.  I adore the way they are packaged up to look like tea bags.  You can also print out the tea tags for free.

Lard Soap Recipe

Cucumber Soap Recipe

7.  Cucumber Soap Recipe ~ This exotic soap is purported to have curative properties. Cucumber juice has long been used as an astringent face-wash, so this soap could be used as a face wash!

Castile Soap Recipe

Castile Soap Recipe

8.  How to Make Castile Soap ~ This homemade Castile soap recipe is a mild soap and one of the best soaps to make if you’re new to soap making.  Because of it’s  light color it looks really lovely when topped with a colorful flower or herb as shown above.

Coconut Oil Soap Recipe

Coconut Oil Soap

9.  Coconut Oil Soap ~ Coconut oil soaps have a great lather and this recipe makes around 50 ounces of soap with a step by step guide.

Natural Soap Recipes

Natural Soap Basic Recipe

10.  Natural Soap Basic Recipe ~ Natural homemade soaps have many benefits, and this basic recipe is a great one to get started with.  The author of this tutorial lists some great precautions and things to watch out for with working with lye which is really helpful.

Goat Milk Soap Recipe

Goat Milk Soap

11.  Goat’s Milk Soap ~  This recipe calls for Goat’s Milk Soap Cubes from the craft store so it’s a really easy recipe.  You can mix in different scented oils to make your own custom scented bar.

Oatmeal Soap

Oatmeal Soap

12.  Oatmeal Soap ~ Soap making can be easy and creative!  This recipe uses oatmeal and lavender to make a lovely bar of soap perfect for a bridesmaid gift.

Oatmeal Soap

13. Oatmeal of Olay ~ This recipe uses a bar of Olay soap as the base with oatmeal added in for an exfoliant.  A cupcake tin is used for the mold.  It’s a great easy tutorial for a homemade gift idea.

Making Transparent Soap

DIY Transparent Soap

14.  DIY Transparent Soap~ The tutorial for these amazing transparent soaps is deceptively simple.  All you need are glycerine, transparency sheets, soap molds, essential oil and the tutorial that you’ll find at Ruffled.

Darling Printable Stain Removal Guide {it's free!}

Also be sure to grab my Darling Printable Stain Removal Guide {it’s free!} and a handy way to know how to treat stubborn stains quickly.

14 Fresh Homemade Soap Recipes

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  1. The handmade soap really look lovely! Packing is great! I m from Malaysia, wondering how I can learn from you? Aprreciate your advise. Thanks.

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