How to Make Homemade Soap - Tutorials & Recipes to Get You Started
From cold process soapmaking to crafting melt & pour glycerin soaps, following is my collection of DIY soapmaking tutorials and natural homemade soap recipes to get you started. These handmade soap recipes and tutorials have all been shared on my blog, Soap Deli News.
So whether you want to rebatch some existing soap bars or create your own handmade soap completely from scratch, this is your resource for getting started in the wonderful world of soapmaking.
You can discover more great homemade soap recipes online by following my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest!
How to Make Homemade Soap
Getting started, tips, techniques and tools.
How to Make Cold Process Soap.
Learn how to make homemade cold process soaps from scratch with this step by step photo tutorial and instructions.
DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Mold.
Learn how to make a handmade wooden loaf soap mold for your cold process soaps with this simple tutorial that gives you dimensions and instructions for completing a loaf soap mold that yields a 3 to 3 1/3 lb. loaf of soap.
How to Make a Loaf Soap Cutter.
Dimensions and instructions for crafting your own handmade loaf soap cutter for cutting consistently sized bars of soap.
How Make Soap with Circle Embeds.
Learn how to make decorative cold process soaps with circles embedded within each bar.
Exfoliating Cold Process Soaps DIY.
Learn how to make cold process soaps with a decorative exfoliating strip in the middle.
DIY Heart Embedded Soaps.
Learn how to make cold process soaps with a heart embedded in the center. These make great homemade Valentine's Day gifts and handmade wedding favors.
Goat Milk Soapmaking Tips.
Learn how to make homemade goats milk soap the easy way without having to worry about prepping your goat milk in the freezer first to get it to that slushy ice stage or worrying about it curdling with my simple tutorial!
How to Make Striped Soaps.
Learn how to give your cold process soaps stripes or the illusion of grass embedded within them with this simple soapmaking diy.
DIY Hand Stamped Soaps.
Learn how to decorate your homemade cold process soap bars with either hand carved or store bought stamps.
Re-size a Cold Process Soap Recipe.
Learn how to re-size any cold process soap recipe to suit your needs by making it either larger or smaller.
Soapmaking books I recommend.
A modern book on how to make cold process homemade soaps, this book by renowned Soap Queen, Anne-Marie Faiola, contains easy to understand information, step-by-step photographs of thirty-one soap recipes and the process as well as tutorials on advanced soapmaking techniques such as swirling, funnel pours and embedding.
The Soapmaker's Companion.
Commonly referred to as the bible on soapmaking, The Soapmaker's Companion is a comprehensive guide to soapmaking with cold process soap recipes, liquid soap recipes, techniques, troubleshooting, tips and know how.
This book on making cold process soaps is authored by long time soapmakers, Mary Humphrey and Alyssa Middleton. It's filled with step-by-step instructions on making, tips and recipes. There is also information on rebatching, embedding, and swirling soaps as well as information how to blend natural scents.
Ultimate Guide to Soap Making.
This informative book on soapmaking is an A to Z guide on how to make both cold process and hot process soaps as well as melt and pour soaps. It not only includes soap recipes to get your started, but also provides detailed information on how to start a soapmaking business.
The Soapmaker’s Guide to Marketing Soap Online.
This ebook by established author, Lisa Maliga, offers insight into the world of a homemade soap business for beginners. It includes questions to ask to see if you're ready to sell your homemade soaps, how to set up a shop, pricing and labeling guidelines, avoiding scams, getting found, where to buy supplies and more.
The Joy of Melt & Pour Soap Crafting.
A book for beginning soapmakers who want to try their hand at making glycerin soaps. Written by Lisa Maliga, this book contains the basics along with tips on getting it right the first time and a collection of fun melt and pour soap recipes.