Simple Soap Making Recipe

How many times have you taken up a hobby and given up after a while? How many times did you give up because you realized you weren't any good at it? Often times, when a hobby is first started, beginners need a lot of encouragement, success, and proof that the hobby is easily done and can be pursued. Usually, no one is good at anything when they first start out, and its the same with soap making. So in order to get the encouragement you need, you should first try a simple soap making recipe! It will help you see how easy and fun soap making can be.

So if you're just getting your feet wet when it comes to soap making, try this simple soap making recipe which follows the melt and pour method. It's easy to follow so you're sure to have a successful batch of soap! You can use old kitchen equipment. Make sure it's the kind you're willing to let go of. You should never use the same equipment you use for cooking food when cooking your soap. Once you start using something for soap making, be ready to let it be used exclusively for that.

  • 2 lbs. glycerine soap (grated)
  • 0.8 ounces of fragrance oil of choice
  • (optional) 20 drops of skin safe dye/ soap coloring

  1. Melt your glycerin soap in a double boiler

  2. Once all the soap has melted, add your fragrance oil and stir slowly, but evenly, making sure you have a good and even mixture.

  3. If you choose to do so, add the drops of color and again stir slowly but evenly.

  4. Once everything is evenly mixed, slowly pour the soap into your soap molds. These molds should be covered by plastic wrap. You can place them in the refrigerator after they have cooled to room temperature, this will help speed up the hardening process.

  5. When it is completely hard (after several hours, and its best to wait overnight) you have your soap!

  6. Remove the soap from the molds and begin using them!

This simple soap making recipe uses the melt and pour method. You can try experimenting with this recipe as much as you want! Try out different fragrances, different fragrance combinations, different colors, different molds, etc. Just remember to follow the instructions and stir and pour slowly. This is done so as to avoid creating air pockets or bubbles in your soap.