5 Easiest Soap Making Recipes For Beginners!

Soap Making Recipes

If you have ever considered making your own soap, it might be easier than you imagine! There are several soap making recipes available online. You can make your own homemade body wash, create the best cleanser for oily skin or even find a liquid soap recipe. If you want to make natural homemade soap, you are going to need to take precautions, depending on the type of soap you make. Cold process soap utilizes lye and can be very dangerous to work with if you do not fully research safety methods. Goggles, gloves and a well- ventilated area are a must. If you want to create cold process soaps, you will need the two basic ingredients: distilled water and lye. Plan on using 4 ounces of lye and 10 ounces of distilled water. Mix the two, again in a well-ventilated area, and allow the mixture to sit. The lye-water mixture will heat up to temperatures of 180 degrees to 200 degrees. You need the mixture to cool to just over 100 degrees, so set the lye and water aside in a safe area to cool while you prepare your other ingredients.

Here are 5 of the easiest soap making recipes for beginners that use ingredients you can mix with your lye/water base:

1. One of the easiest soap making recipes calls for 16 ounces of virgin coconut oil (for fragrance) and 16 ounces of both palm oil and canola oil (for their moisturizing properties). Melt the three oils together and allow them to cool to 110 degrees. Very carefully add your lye/water mixture. Pour into soap molds and allow curing for approximately 6 weeks turning soap pieces over every couple of days.

2. Add 16 ounces of hempseed oil to an ounce of fragrance oil. The hempseed oil will provide fatty acids for your skin. After heating the two oils, let them cool to 110 degrees, and add your lye and water safely.

3. Combine 8 ounces if hemp oil with 8 ounces of olive oil and heat. After the oils are thoroughly mixed, allow them to cool to 110 degrees. These two oils will provide moisture protection for your skin. After the oils have cooled, add your lye and water.

4. Heat 10 ounces each of the following oils: virgin olive oil, coconut oil and grape seed oil. Grape seed oil will mix with the other two oils to provide conditioning for the skin and leave it feeling silky. After the oils cool to 110 degrees, add water and lye.

5. The last of our soap making recipes asks for 8 ounces of coconut oil and 8 ounces of olive oil, along with 4 teaspoons of ground cornmeal. The coconut oil will allow for more lathering, the olive oil for great moisture and the cornmeal will provide grit for a better clean. Follow the basic soap making recipe we have provided.