Custom made soap is very popular but they are expensive. Learn how to make soap at home. This DIY melt and pour soap recipe is quick and simple to make. It also takes minimal supplies.
There are so many wonderful artisan-style soaps out there but they are expensive. I love switching the soap scents up and wanted that control. So I decided to make my own.
I’m going to walk you through how you can make your own soap. I’ve included a few different recipes and I’ve got a checklist you can download so you can make this DIY soap recipe at home.
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Learn How To Make Soap At Home
Today I’m going to show you how to make soap by using a base. The base soap is also known as melt and pour. This is perfect for beginners, is quick to make, and very customizable.
Supplies For Homemade Soap
- 1/2 block of (2 lb) melt and pour shea butter base (suspension formula)
- 3-4 drops Vitamin E oil
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice powder or essential oils
- Red and yellow colorant
Watch the video tutorial and download the free checklist to help you make this recipe at home. This recipe makes 4 3 oz soap bars.
Step by step instructions
Cut the shea butter soap base in half. Place one of the halves back in the container. You can use the extra for another batch of this recipe or another.
Continue to cut the “squares” that are already scored into the base and place in a medium microwave-safe bowl. (I used a large Pyrex measuring cup). Cutting the base into cubes will help reduce melt time.
Microwave until completely melted (around 30 seconds, depending on microwave wattage). Remove from microwave and stir.
**Do not overdo this. I did 30 seconds at a time. Checking and stirring every 30 seconds.
Add colorant and scents
Add 3 drops of red colorant and 6 drops of yellow colorant and stir. If you want a darker orange soap, add more red colorant. Stir well to distribute the color.
Add the vitamin E oil and pumpkin pie spice and stir to incorporate. (You want to make sure that the base is a suspension formula. This will allow the pumpkin pie spice to be distributed throughout each soap bar instead of accumulating at the bottom).
Pour the soap evenly into your molds and allow to harden at room temperature for at least 2 hours. (Or you can chill for 1 hour to speed up the cooling process).
Once hardened, gently pop out each bar of soap from the molds and ENJOY!!
Easy Melt and Pour Bar Soap
Making your own soap is so rewarding. You can use these bars at home for you and your family or you can give them as gifts. Everyone will love the way their hands smell and feel after they use this homemade recipe.
Are you ready to make soap at home? You can download the free checklist to help you make this at home.