Easy Homemade Soap Recipes

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Ready to try making your own soap? Here is a round up of some of my favorite frugal (and fun!) homemade soap recipes to get you started!

Ready to try making your own soap? Here is a round up of some of my favorite frugal (and fun!) homemade soap recipes to get you started! #soap #homemadesoaprecipes #homemadesoap #diysoap #roundup

Easy Homemade Soap Recipes

This year I’ve been hoping to get more into soap making. I’ve done it before in the past but I’m hoping to teach myself some new techniques in the next few years.

As I was seeking out soap recipes I thought that this might be a great idea for a new blog post! So today I’m sharing with you some fun easy homemade Soap Recipes that I’ve come across recently that you might want to try!

Easy Sugar Scrub Soap RecipeThese Easy Sugar Scrub Flowers are a soap in disguise. I love that they offer the exfoliating power of a sugar scrub with the added cleaning benefit of a soap! Plus these would make some really cute gifts.

Homemade Lavender Soap RecipeThis Homemade Lavender Soap looks like a fun one to make if you grow your own Lavender in an herb garden. It uses a Shea Butter Soap Base so I bet it’s really moisturizing.

—Find more Uses for Shea Butter

Foaming Hand Soap

We’ve been making this Homemade Foaming Hand Soap for years! It’s very inexpensive as liquid soap and when you have a little one that loves “soap bubbles” and plenty of them every time he washes his hands…having an inexpensive soap is a budget saver.

DIY Gardeners Soap

I am definitely going to make some of these DIY Gardener’s Scrub Soap for this summer! I’ve always used a Gardener’s Hand Scrub but this convenient soap bar looks like a good option as well.


DIY Glycerin Soap

DIY Glycerin Soap would be a fun project to work on with the little ones to introduce them to the art of soap making. Plus my little guy would love putting little dinosaurs in his soap!

This recipe uses a Glycerin Soap Base.

Homemade Bar Soap

This Homemade Bar Soap is a great simple cold press soap to try. It only uses a few basic ingredients and can be inexpensively made without using a store-bought soap base.

**Note, this recipe does use lye so if you are looking for a beginner recipe, try the others on this page first. This is a great beginner recipe using lye if you are ready for that stage!

Orange Flax Seed Soap

This Orange Flax Seed Soap is made in a slow cooker! That would be a great way to make soap in the summer without heating up the house.

—Slow cookers are so versatile! Make some soap and then try one of these 77 Easy Recipes to Throw Together in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Bath Soap

This Homemade Bath Soap is so frugal! It uses a single bar of soap (Which you could buy or make from one of these other recipes on the page!) and makes an entire gallon of body wash.

–If you’re looking for something fun and relaxing for bath time, try this Homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs Recipe

Paprika and Poppy Seed Soap

Isn’t this Paprika & Poppy Seed Soap so pretty? The color is all-natural and not made by using dyes. I think this one would make a really nice Christmas gift.

–Here are some Simple Body Scrub Recipes that would make great gifts too!

Easy Lavender Goats Milk Soap

Here’s a simple Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap using a goat’s milk soap base. I will have to try it once I figure out how to make that base!

–Pair this with a Soothing Lavender Eye Pillow to make a great gift! Get the Free Pattern here.

Homemade Dish Soap

This Homemade Dish Soap is simple but effective and uses far fewer ingredients than its store-bought counterpart.

—This recipe uses Castile Soap, find even more Castile Soap Uses For Your Home & Body

I hope you will enjoy making some of these homemade soap recipes. They can be a great alternative when store-bought soaps are hard to find, an easy way to save money by using as a frugal substitute or just a fun hobby to create beautiful, homemade gifts! Like most homemade items, they may take a little time to get the hang of but they are quite easy to make and you will find they are worth any extra work.

If you like making your own homemade soaps, here are some more DIY projects you may enjoy:

Looking for a ready to make soap kit or some good soap bases to get started with? I recommend checking out the supplies at Make and Grow!

Do you make homemade soap? Do you have a favorite soap recipe?

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This post on Homemade Soap Recipes was originally published on Little House Living in April 2015. It has been updated as of April 2020.

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  1. Thank you for featuring my soap tutorials! Using spices for color or texture is my favorite way to use old spices.

  2. We are going to try to live out of an rv to get out of debt. Very nervous. We have two kids. The kids have a separate area but not and actual room. Just a curtain. We don’t have a dresser in our room either. did you sell everything to move?

    1. We did sell most things yes. My rule was to sell anything that was replaceable or anything that I didn’t use on a weekly basis.

  3. These look so beautiful especially the lavender one’s ☺I want to try make them to display in a cute basket for a lovely summery look.thanks for sharing this☺☺

  4. So many great soap making recipes!! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.