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!
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!
These 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.
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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 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.
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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:
- 7 Homemade Body Products That You Can Make With 5 Ingredients
- Make Your Own Shampoo
- Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner
- How to Make Homemade Cleaning Wipes
- 9 DIY Recipes For Homemade Cleaners That Actually Work
- Homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray
- DIY Natural Fabric Softener and DIY Dryer Sheets
- How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
- Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial
- The Best Natural Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
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?
This post on Homemade Soap Recipes was originally published on Little House Living in April 2015. It has been updated as of April 2020.