Soap Making Recipes and Ideas

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Have you ever considered making your own soap for your family?

Stack of soap bars with sponge and bottles on light background

I love making homemade bath and body products. I have been making my own lotion bars, lip balms, liquid soaps and homemade cleaners for years now. The one thing that I recently had a chance to make was my own bar soap. This was on my to do list, but I will be honest and say that I was scared! This is definitely a chemistry project for sure! I was afraid I was going to blow up my house and that I wouldn’t be able to make soap with my kids in the kitchen with me. I decided to take a soap making class at a local, organic, natural store that offers fun homesteading, DIY type of classes.

I was thrilled with the outcome and it wasn’t as scary as I expected it to be. I can’t wait to tackle more soap making projects this Fall. I think homemade soaps are just lovely, and make beautiful, heartfelt gifts. Some soaps can take up to 6 weeks to cure, so now would be the perfect time to start making them for the holidays.

Enjoy this round up of recipes and ideas to make your very own soap!

Soap Recipes That Use Lye: lye makes a great, long lasting soap, but it can be scary for beginners!
Basic Beginner Soap
Simple Coconut Oil Soap
Cold Process Soap Making for Beginners
Homemade Coffee Soap
Cold Process Soap Making for Beginners
Pumpkin Puree Cold Process Soap

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Goat’s Milk Soap: Some of theses recipes use lye, others use a goat’s milk base that you melt.
Sweet Almond Honey Oatmeal Goat’s Milk Soap
Vanilla Latte Goat’s Milk Soap
Rosemary Citrus Goat’s Milk Soap
Traditional Goat’s Milk Soap Recipe
Simple Goat Milk Soap Recipe
How to Make Homemade Goat’s Milk Soap With Stamps

Tutorial - How to make homemade goats milk soap from Finding Home (
Goat’s Milk Soap Made With Grocery Store Items

How to Make Goat's Milk Soap Using Oils and Canned Goat's Milk from the Grocery Store

Melt and Pour Soap: Melt and pour soap is perfect for kids and those afraid of using lye!
FREE Beginner’s Guide to Melt and Pour Soap
Orange Flaxseed Melt and Pour Soap
10 Minute Pumpkin Spice Soap
10 Minute Peppermint Soap
10 Minute Citrus Natural Antibacterial Soap
DIY Coffee Bean Soap
Melt and Pour Lemon Cake Soap
Easy Lavender Homemade Soap
Candy Cane Soap
DIY Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids
How to Make Goldfish Soaps in a Bag - DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial

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Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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