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Make Soap at Home 8 DIY Recipes

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

make soap at home 8 DIY easy recipes

If you are looking to create your soap to save money, I'll give you some recipes, including different options, with all aroma types, to wash your hands or body.

With a homemade soap, we ensure that we will have much more cared for skin since all the ingredients we will use are natural, and in this particular case, we will make one with a carrot that you will undoubtedly love.

Carrot Soap

carrot natural soap

You should know that carrots not only allow us to keep the skin brown in summer, but the presence of carotenes among its components allows us to fight free radicals, and thus yo will delay aging, as well as keeping the skin hydrated and even treat cases of eczema or wound healing.

With a carrot soap, you will also have softer skin, and not only that, but it is highly recommended for people with sensitive skin who cannot use certain types of soaps or those that are industrial.

Ingredients for making a carrot soap:

  • Carrot puree (which you can make with two boiled and crushed carrots)

  • 6.42 oz water (the water we used to cook the carrots)

  • 1 tablespoon of salt

  • 13.52 oz in olive oil

  • 3.38 oz in castor oil

  • 10.12 oz in coconut oil.

  • 3.95 oz. of caustic soda

  • 25 drops of essential oil ylang-ylang

How to make carrot soap

Before starting to mix ingredients, you must know that to make all kinds of soaps; it is necessary to do it in a place with ventilation, besides using gloves, glasses, and some utensils that we will now see.

The first thing you do is pour into a bowl, the carrot puree, salt, water, and then slowly and carefully, the caustic soda. With a wooden spoon or stick, stir everything, and don't be afraid if you notice it gets warm because the caustic soda causes this increase in temperature. Once you have everything mixed, let it cool down for an hour.

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When the mixture is cold, add the oils. You must add them while you are stirring in circles and without stopping until you notice that the whole mix becomes denser and more consistent.

You will need a mold or several (silicone or wood) to pour the mixture, and it is best to cover it with baking paper (the shiny part out) as this will make it easier to remove the soap.

Allow at least 48 hours for the soap to harden. After unmoulding them, place them on a cooling rack and in a ventilated place so that the soap cures for a minimum of six weeks.

Soap Without Caustic Soda

caustic soda soap

I have already explained to you how you can make homemade soap, and although ith results in an excellent cleanser that you can make yourself naturally, it uses as one of its components or ingredients. This caustic soda is quite dangerous when handling it.

You must put on gloves, an apron, and above all, protect our eyes because if you fail or are careless, it can cause a reaction to contact with other elements and thus, an accident. In this way, I wanted to add a recipe in which no soda is used so that it is not dangerous and even more natural and will be the safest method to make soap with the help of the little ones of the house.

This recipe replaces the soda with a plant, the Saponaria (Saponaria officinalis), which is the one that gives soap properties.

These are the ingredients needed

  • 1.76 oz of ground Saponaria root

  • 33.81 fl oz of water.

  • 1 tablespoon of yarrow, (this plant has antimicrobial properties and promotes the healing of wounds and burns of the skin)

  • 1 tablespoon of musk rose (this plant promotes the regeneration of the skin and its elasticity).

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (it allows us to soften the skin and protect it).

How to make soap without caustic soda

Start by heating water in a saucepan and when you see that it comes to a boil, remove it from the fire and add the medicinal plants and cover it.

Let the saucepan with the plants rest for 30 to 60 minutes. After that time, strain it into a pot (which should preferably be dark) and put it away.

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This mixture can be used for a month as a substitute for soap, either for your hands, for your body in the shower, and to even wash your hair as if it were shampoo. You will notice how your skin and hair are softer and more hydrated.

See how easy it is to make soap without soda? It will be a liquid soap that allows you to save an expense for a month.

Orange Soap

orange natural soap

These are the ingredients needed

  • 15.87 oz of neutral glycerine in tablet form (we have to be careful with it)

  • 20 drops of orange essential oil

  • The grating of half an orange

How to make the orange soap

Begin by melting glycerin in a saucepan in a bain-marie. Once you see it boiling, remove it from the fire. Little by little, add the grated orange and the essential oil and stir it.

The mixture is poured into a mold and left to cool at room temperature for half an hour. Then put it in the fridge for 45 minutes. After this time, take it out, unmold it, and you will be able to use it.

Lavender Soap

lavender natural soap

Lavender soap is perhaps one of the most popular soaps because it leaves a fresh, clean scent even on your clothes. We have previously talked about making homemade soaps from carrot or orange, but making one from the lavender plant will provide us with a series of benefits that we will not find otherwise.

Think that among others, lavender has these qualities:

  • It's astringent, so it helps you treat dermatitis, acne problems, or to heal wounds.

  • It is relaxing

  • It has an incredible aroma to leave us with a smell that will last all day, and we can even use it to move it inside the wardrobe so that our clothes smell better.

  • Let's now explain step by step how you can make your homemade lavender soap.

These are the ingredients needed

  • 7.4 fl oz of olive or sunflower oil

  • 1.05 oz of caustic soda

  • 2.29 fl oz of distilled water

  • Lavender essential oil

  • Fresh or dried lavender flowers

Don't forget that to make this type of soap, in which caustic soda is one of the ingredients, you must use protective glasses and gloves, and an apron.

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You must also have a mixer to mix the ingredients, as well as a glass container, a casserole, a wooden spoon, and of course, the mold to place the soap (avoid aluminum, and if you do not have a mold you can use the base of a milk brick for example).

How to make lavender soap

Take the mold, or the base of the milk brick, and place inside the lavender flowers (either fresh or dry) so that you will see how they stick to the soap you have made when you unmold them.

With the glasses and gloves on, pour the caustic soda and distilled water into the glass container. First, the soda and then the water so as not to create dangerous reactions. You will see that it begins to rise and heat up.

Let it cool down, and it is better to leave it next to a window so that it cools down faster and avoids breathing its emission.

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In a saucepan over low heat, we pour the oil and heat it, when it is about 40 degrees, put it in the mixer with the caustic soda and beat it without it splashing. Beat until you notice that you have a thickness similar to that of a gel.

Without it getting cold, add 20 or 30 drops of lavender essential oil and some lavender flowers, and mix everything well.

Pour the mixture into the mold and add more flowers to be seen on the other side. Cover it with a towel to keep it warm, allow the saponification to occur, and rest until it cools down for 24 hours. Do not touch it, do not uncover it, and do not remove it.

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Once 24 hours have passed, remove the mold and leave it in a cool, dry place for between one and a half and two months.

Another much simpler option is to buy a bar of clear glycerine soap. Put it to boil, and when it has melted, add drops of lavender oil and some lavender flowers. Then pour it in a mold and let it dry until it comes off the next day.

Aloe Vera Soap

aloe vera natural soap

Aloe Vera has many properties for your skin, so making soap from this plant will be great for washing the body and the face.

If you want to read more about the benefits of Aloe Vera click this link.

These are the ingredients needed

  • Aloe Vera

  • 101 fl oz Liters of virgin olive oil (if you prefer you can use olive oil)

  • 101 fl oz Liters of Water

  • 17 oz of Caustic Soda

How to make aloe vera soap

Boil the water and pour it into a container into which you will carefully (and protected by gloves, glasses, and apron) pour the caustic soda. Stir the mixture and leave it to stand for an hour until it cools down and in a ventilated place.

While the previous mixture cools down, take the aloe vera, cut it into pieces, and remove the pulp and beat it. Heat the oil in the microwave.

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To the previous mixture, add the oil while stirring, and then the beaten aloe vera. Stir it well until it is set, and you can add a few drops of essential oil if you want it to have a particular aroma.

Pour the mixture into a container or mold and let it cool. The next day you will have your soap made, and you can cut it into the pieces you want. Let it rest for 15-20 days before using it.

Sulfur Soap

Sulfur is good for removing excess oil from the skin, so it is also good advice for making natural or homemade soap.

These are the ingredients needed

  • 5.29 oz Glycerine soap base

  • 1 tablespoon of ground sulfur

  • Half a tablespoon olive oil

  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil

  • 5 drops of soap coloring or dye (optional)

How to make sulfur soap

Begin by cutting some glycerine soap pieces, which you will put in the microwave until they are well melted.

Once the glycerine is melted, add the sulfur (previously sieved so that there are no lumps) and stir it so that it mixes correctly.

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Add a little olive oil to hydrate it more, ten drops of essential lemon oil (which will provide its aroma), and a few coloring drops. Stir everything well and pour it into a mold. Leave it to rest for 24 hours so that it cools down and you can use it.

Aromatic Herbs Soap

Soaps made from aromatic herbs will smell great and also be beneficial to the skin.

These are the ingredients needed

  • 10.48 fl oz of water

  • 1.69 oz of caustic soda

  • 33.81 fl oz of sunflower oil

  • 0.67 fl oz rosemary oil

How to make aromatic herbs soap

You can make one rosemary, consisting of rosemary essential oil and oil with caustic soda and little else. To do this, start by taking a container and adding the hot water, to which we will add caustic soda and mix it (well protected with gloves and glasses, as well as an apron) with a wooden spoon.

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Then add oil (olive or sunflower oil) to the water mixture with the caustic soda. Everything must be well mixed, so it is better to do it with a mixer.

When you notice that it has thickened, add rosemary oil and mix well again. Once you see that everything is homogeneous, pour it into a mold and rest for 15 days until it becomes hard and use it.

Rosehip Soap

rosehip natural soap

These are the ingredients needed

  • 0.67 fl oz Rosehip oil

  • 2.36 fl oz Coconut oil

  • 10.14 fl oz virgin olive oil

  • 10.48 fl oz Water

  • 1.69 fl oz of Caustic Soda

How to make rosehip soap

You can also make soap from the mixture of rosehip oil, with a little virgin olive oil, water, caustic soda, coconut oil, and some vitamin E capsules (so that the soap keeps better and longer).

Take a container and add the hot water, to which you will add caustic soda and mix it (well-protected) with a wooden spoon.

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Then mix virgin olive oil and coconut oil in a bowl, and when you have mixed it, pour it into the water with the caustic soda. It should be well mixed, so it is best to use a blender.

When you notice that it has thickened, add the rosehip oil and mix well again. Once you see that everything is homogeneous, pour it into a mold and let it rest for 15 days until it becomes hard, and you can use it.

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