Make your own soap

Learn how to make your own eco-friendly and zero-waste soap with this very simple recipe 🌿

Make soaps for you, or to gift your friends or family. You can make different colors, smells and shapes. Get creative 😉

You will save some money, avoid unnecessary packaging, and protect your skin with only natural products that you will select.

  1. For beginners it is better to start with pre-made soap base that you can buy online. (You can also choose to make the soap base but the process involves manipulating lye, which can be dangerous for your skin.)
  2. Cut the pre-made soap base into little cubes, and melt them into the microwave or the hob.
  3. Once melted, pour some essential oils for the smell. Use between 0.3 oz and 0.8 oz per pound of soap, depending on how strong you want the smell. Lavender is a classic, but you can choose whichever you prefer
  4. (Optional) Add some natural colorants. You can also use ingredients like cinnamon, cocoa powder, carrots, spinach that will give natural colors to the soap.
  5. Mix well, and pour into a mould. You can use a cake mould and then cut the soap, or use single moulds like the ones for muffins. You can also get special soap moulds online.
  6. (Optional) Add some flowers to make your soap look pretty.
  7. Let it rest for 48h.
  8. Enjoy!

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