During holiday season, many people like to bake cookies and make home made crafts. As an essential oil lover, I like to create with essential oils. This DIY essential oil soap recipe is super easy, fun, and at the end you’re left with homemade stocking stuffers for your whole family (or other list of giftees).
Soap making is an amazing hobby that can provide you with a whole lot of joy to share in the form of your homemade essential oil soap bars. It’s a lot easier than you think and I encourage you to try it today!
Why Homemade Soap?
DIY essential oil soap bars aren’t just simple to make, but are excellent for your skin also. In the majority of cases, using natural soap will continue to keep your skin healthier as well. Gorgeous skin can be achieved by making good choices for your skin, like using cosmetic products, cleansers and soaps that are truly natural and most gentle on your skin.
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When you embark on homemade soap making journey, you’ll get to use the most freshest product ingredients, and experiment with soap bases that suit your particular skin type’s needs. It’s a really fun hobby that lets you work towards full customization of your personal skin care routine. Your skin is the most significant organ of your entire body – treat it well!
How to Make Natural Soap with Essential Oils
Soap making is a whole art in and of itself, and I’m also still just a beginner. But I can tell you that liquid soap making is the easiest technique around and possibly the most foolproof. For a beginner, the easiest way to get started is to use a melt & pour soap base. The only thing you need to do with it is as the name says: melt it and pour it into your mold of choice. Amidst this process, you’ll add your essential oils and voilà, your homemade DIY soap bars are complete!
In my step-by-step guide below, I’ll show you the exact process.
Ingredients You’ll Need
To make these homemade essential oil soap bars, you’ll need only three ingredients:
- Melt and pour soap base (like this one here)
- Essential oils of choice (like these ones here)
- A soap mold base (like this one here)
This no-fuss three-ingredient recipe is easy to complete and fun to share as gifts with anyone – family, friends, or hosts/hostesses at any Christmas party you’re invited to!
I used my standard kitchen equipment at home to make these DIY soap bars. I wasn’t concerned about anything getting “stuck” on my tools or wrecking anything since it’s just soap that we’re talking about. It washed off just fine under hot water, so no special equipment was necessary. I used:
- A pot and stainless steel bowl to make a double-boiler (a glass bowl would’ve worked, too, but not a plastic one)
- A wooden spoon (again, no plastic, to avoid contamination)
- A kitchen knife
How To Make It
The soap making process I used is incredibly easy.
- Step 1: Use a double boiler on your stove at home and melt 12 oz (1.5 cups) of a melt & pour soap base of your choice (I used this one)
- Step 2: Fully melt the soap base.
- Step 3: Remove from heat and add 30-40 drops of essential oils (depending how strong you like the scent of your soap bars to be)
- Step 4: Fill into your soap molds (you’ll want to do this quickly so that the mixture doesn’t become solid or curdled during the process)
- Step 5: Cool for 1 hour, remove from molds, enjoy!
How to Use Essential Oils in DIY Soap Making
I used Plant Therapy’s “Frosted Mint” Holiday Blend (get it here). It is kid-safe so I am not concerned about anyone in my home using the soap and it being too aggressive on their skin.
You can definitely use other essential oils of your choice, but make sure they’re kid-safe or gentle enough for little hands should you have children at home (or frequently visiting).
As long as you stay within the recommended # of drops of essential oils, you’ll be good to go with this recipe!
If you choose to try making this DIY essential oil soap recipe, I’d love to hear how you made out! Please share your experience in the comments section below or join us on Facebook to chat!