The Most Creative Ideas for Handmade Soap

Cut Up Thin Orange Slices for a Citrusy Soap

This soap recipe is simple because it uses a melt and pour base that is pre-mixed and ready to go. No need to work with messy chemicals! The citrus slices are something you'd only find in handmade soap.

Homemade Poppy Seed Soap

A fresh lemon homemade poppy seed soap for kitchen use. The fresh lemon scent easily removes the lingering aroma of onions and garlic during dinner prep. The poppy seeds feel like little exfoliants against your skin, scrubbing, while the shea butter softens at the same time.

Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap

The Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap is made with spicy ginger essential oil, which complements the warm color.

Best Handmade Soap Gift Ideas

Soap Chains

Looking for a handmade gift idea but don’t want it to look homemade? Then this idea is perfect for you! These super easy decorative Hanging Soap Chains (Zeep Kettingen) are great to give for any occasion (Mother’s Day Birthdays, Teacher Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Christmas etc).

Anise Soap

Anise is native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery. It’s sweet licorice aroma is irresistible. This herb is also known for it’s ability in hiding the human scent.

All-Natural Handmade Soap

The special part about this homemade soap recipe is that it’s a cold process preparation, going for all-natural ingredients. Suiting the most sensitive skins as well, the bars call for natural vegetable ingredients, pure essential oils, natural colors, and herbs.

The Best Soap Making Tips

Pay Attention to Your Stick Blender

Pay attention to your stick blender (aka immersion blender). If the noise changes drastically (some change is normal, but a screeching or grinding noise is not!), or if it heats up considerably, stop. Either let it cool down or switch to using another one.

Steam Your Soap

Soda ash occurs on soap due to the natural process of unsaponified lye reacting with carbon dioxide in the air. The result is a thin white layer on the top of the soap. While perfectly safe to use, soda ash can be considered an aesthetic issue.

Gather the Ingredients

Cold process soap is made from oils, lye, and water. When these ingredients are combined at the right temperature, they harden into soap in a process called saponification. Go to your local craft store and grocery store to purchase the ingredients listed.

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Felicity Garland

An experienced soap maker

Looking for the most creative ideas for your handmade soap? Then look through our best recipes. Here, you will find the most exotic handcrafted soap recipes starting from the Avocado Cold Process Soap and ending by Turmeric Secret Swirl Soap. In addition, you will find the most exclusive ideas for natural essential oil scrubs and body balms made of natural ingredients, including moisturizing avocado oil and kokum butter. Create your own handmade masterpiece using our creative ideas and tips offered by a professional soap maker.

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