Do you want to create your own handmade soap?

Then the Cold Processed method couldn’t be easier.

Below are three of our favourite homemade soap recipes:

Before you begin, why not check out this article, to ensure you follow safe soaping practices.

Homemade Soap Recipes

Rose and Oatmeal Scrub Bar Soap

Ingredients
55 g Coconut Oil
190g Shea Butter
300 g Rape Seed Oil
10 g Wheat Germ Oil
330 g Distilled or Spring Water
15 g Powdered Madder
150g Sodium Hydroxide
15 g Ground Oatmeal
8 g Ground Rose petals
10 ml Vitamin E Oil
Dried Rosebuds for decoration

Essential Oils
5ml Geranium
2.5ml Patchouli
2.5 ml Sweet Orange

Instructions

  1. Weigh both the Coconut and Shea Butter, chop into small chunks and place in a plastic bucket
  2. Weigh and add the Rapeseed and Wheat Germ Oil
  3. Next put on your safety goggles and rubber gloves and weigh out the water, into the bucket
  4. Next measure out 100 ml from the bucket and heat slightly and add the Powdered Madder until it blends together
  5. Next blend together the Oils and weigh out the Oatmeal
  6. Then weigh out the Rose Petals and blend this with Oatmeal and Essential Oils
  7. Either outside or in a well ventilated area, wearing the protective gear, carefully pour the Sodium Hydroxide into the water
  8. Stir the ingredients together with a long handled stainless steel spoon, once everything has dissolved remove the mask
  9. Next add the Madder which will of become a paste, don’t put it in all at once however, as you want to add a spoonful at a time, until it has taken on the desired colour
  10. Then add the Vitamin E. Oil, which will work as a preservative
  11. Then put the Rose Petals and Essential Oils and Oatmeal blend to the mix
  12. Mix everything together thoroughly with the blender, until trace
  13. Pour into individual moulds
  14. Leave the soap in the moulds for 48 hours until the bars have hardened enough
  15. Then put them out to air and leave for six weeks, before using

Notes: You need to use a 1.5 kg mould, this is one of the homemade soap recipes that is super fatted at 3%

Fig and Honey Homemade Soaps

Ingredients
500 g Coconut Oil
150g Shea Butter
350 g Olive Oil
330 g Distilled water
154g Sodium Hydroxide
2 Fresh Figs
15ml Honey
5ml Vitamin E

Essential Oils
10ml Ylang Ylang
2,5ml Cinnamon
2.5ml Ginger

Instructions

  • Start by weighing the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, then cut into small chunks and put in  plastic bucket
  • Next weigh the water in a plastic bucket, with the Sodium Hydroxide in a jug
  • Either outside or in a well-ventilated area, pour the Sodium Hydroxide into the water and stir until thoroughly dissolved
  • Blend the figs together with the stick blender to a pulp
  • Pour the figs and honey into the caustic soda and stir until everything is dissolved
  • Blend the Essential Oils and Vitamin E together and combine with the mix
  • Then pour into your prepared mould
  • Next take the soap from the mould, cut accordingly and cure the bars for at least 4 to 6 weeks
  • Leave the soap in the moulds for 48 hours until have become hard

Finally turn the soap out of the mould and leave to cure for 4 to 6 weeks

Notes: You need to use a 1.5 kg mould, this recipe is super-fatted at 3%

Moisturising Melon and Shea Butter Bar

Ingredients
400 g Coconut Oil
300g Shea Butter
300 g Watermelon Seed Oil
330 g Distilled Water
147g Sodium Hydroxide

Essential Oils
2.5 ml Tea Tree
2.5ml Rosemary
2.5ml Lavandin
7.5ml Mandarin

Notes: You need to use a 1.5 kg mould, this recipe is super-fatted at 3%

Instructions

  • Weigh both the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil together and cut into small chunks and place in the bucket
  • Next weigh out the watermelon oil and add to the oils
  • Then weigh out the water in a plastic bucket, with the Sodium Hydroxide in a jug
  • Either outside or in a well ventilated area, pour the Sodium Hydroxide into the water and stir until thoroughly dissolved
  • Pour the caustic solution into the Oils and stir with a spoon, until the Oils have dissolved
  • Then bring the soap to a light trace
  • Pour the soap into a 15 kg prepared mould and leave the soap to set for 48 hours
  • Finally turn the soap out of the mould and leave to cure for 4 to 6 weeks

This is a one of those homemade soap recipes, that is great for making a really moisturising bar of soap.

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