14 Ways To Create Your Own Homemade Soap To Sell

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DIY Homemade Soap to Sell

Calling all scent lovers! Have you always been interested in the idea of making homemade soap but aren’t sure how to get into it? Or perhaps you are interested in looking at a few methods to do so? If so, this post is for you! Below, we’ve got a whole series of choices that are going to help you find just the right choice when you’re searching specifically for variety. These 14 Ways To Create Your Own Homemade Soap To Sell are loaded with creativity, unique approaches to soap making, and plenty of motivation to help you make the right choice.

These days, getting back to the basics is one of the most popular ways to combine crafting with originality. Soap making is a great way to really see those ideas blend together. You’ll enjoy original scents that will transform your hand-washing experience and the potential for what you can do with them.

Each of these tutorials allows you to do DIY soap to sell if you want. It can be a great side hustle that allows you to really explore the potential of making something totally unique that can make someone else’s day brighter and cleaner!

The other advantage to looking at these DIY homemade soap options in a list like this is that you aren’t going to be stuck with just one or two options. There are 14 choices in this collection that you can use to guide you to just the right blend of features for you.

All of these choices are going to be wonderful when you want to get into DIY gifts and tutorials, too. It is the gift that keeps on giving, and you’ll love the sheer potential in scents, colours, and combinations that can provide you with no end of possibilities.

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There is a whole world of scent-based creation waiting for you below. If you are brand new to the world of making your own soap, take a close look at all of the details below so that you can see which of the 14 methods is going to be the best match for your needs. That’s part of why having so many choices is a huge help.

The details next to each choice will help you figure out where you want to start. It can be a great way to narrow your focus on your soap-making approach, too! Take the time to really look at these and see which one feels right. Whether you’ve made soap before or you are a newbie, the selection here is great for making just the right choice.

When you’re ready to get started, click on the link in the description, and you’ll be ready to go! And don’t forget to share this with someone who will love these unique scented soap tutorials!


1. Make Soap Without Using Lye - Arty Crafty Crew

This DIY tutorial will help you make soap without using lye, which can be caustic and dangerous. It uses the technique called melt-and-pour soapmaking, where a soap base is melted and then customized with scents, colors, and additives before being poured into molds.

Designer: Pam of Brown Thumb Mama
Ingredients Used:

  • Soap Base
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Silicone mold
  • Ground cinnamon and wild orange essential oil
  • Oatmeal (powdered in blender) and honey

Format: Handmade


2. Loofah Soap Bars - Arty Crafty Crew

Discover the art of crafting homemade soap by incorporating loofah for a gentle exfoliating experience. Ideal for beginners, these loofah soap bars are straightforward to make and serve as wonderful gifts!

Designer: Allison of Dream A Little Bigger
Ingredients Used:

  • Whole loofah (also called luffa)
  • Clear soap base
  • Soap colors
  • Essential oils/fragrant oils
  • Bar soap mold

Format: Handmade


3. Homemade Rosemary-Mint Goat Milk Soap - Arty Crafty Crew

This homemade rosemary-mint goat milk soap is a luxurious treat for your skin. The refreshing scent of rosemary and mint creates a divine aroma, while the creamy goat milk base provides a nourishing and moisturizing to your skin.

Designer: Elise of Frugal Farm Wife
Ingredients Used:

  • 6 oz. ice cold goat milk
  • 2 oz. granulated lye
  • 4 oz. coconut oil
  • 4 oz. olive oil
  • 8 oz. vegetable/soybean oil
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary essential oil
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint essential oil

Format: Handmade


4. Essential Oil Soap Recipe for Men - Arty Crafty Crew

This essential oil soap recipe for men is a simple and thoughtful gift idea. It’s a perfect man soap recipe that’s easy to make and sure to be appreciated.

Designer: Kelli of 3boysandadog
Ingredients Used:

  • Soap base
  • Heavy-bottomed pot
  • Patcouli essential oil
  • Lemongrass essential oil
  • Sandalwood essential oil
  • Bergamont essential oil
  • Soap mold

Format: Handmade


5. How to Make Holiday Spice Essential Oil Hot Process Soap Recipe - Arty Crafty Crew

Learn how to make a delightful handmade soap recipe scented with clove, rosemary, and orange essential oils. This natural and refreshing holiday spice soap is perfect for pampering your skin and makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion.

Designer: Heidi of Healing Harvest Homestead
Ingredients Used:

  • 15 ounces olive oil
  • 15 ounces coconut oil
  • 12 ounces almond oil
  • 15 ounces distilled water
  • 7.2 ounces lye
  • 1 ounce Orange essential oil
  • 0.5 ounce Clove essential oil
  • 1 tbsp ground Cinnamon or Clove

Format: Handmade


6. How to Make Castile Soap - Arty Crafty Crew

This DIY is about making a Castile soap that is a biodegradable soap made with olive oil, water, and lye. This gentle cleanser has been used for centuries for bathing, washing skin and hair, as well as cleaning clothes and floors.

Designer: Heidi of Homestead Survival Site
Ingredients Used:

  • 600 grams or 21.2 ounces of light olive oil
  • 109 g or 3.8 ounces water
  • 79 g or 2.8 ounces of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
  • Peppermint
  • Orange, lemon or grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Pine
  • Sandalwood

Format: Handmade


7. Cold-Process Lard Soap Recipe - Arty Crafty Crew

This DIY tutorial is a recipe for making cold-process lard soap. Lard is a moisturizing and skin-nourishing ingredient that can be combined with olive oil to create a soap bar that is gentle and hydrating.

Designer: Laura of Our Oily House
Ingredients Used:

  • Lye
  • Water
  • Lard
  • Olive oil

Format: Handmade


8. Candy Cane Soap - Arty Crafty Crew

This candy cane soap is a delightful holiday treat for your skin. Made with layers of pink and white glycerin soap and infused with crushed candy canes, it not only looks beautiful but also smells amazing. It’s a cute and easy gift idea for the holiday season.

Designer: Brandy of Gluesticks
Ingredients Used:

  • Red soap coloring
  • Peppermint extract
  • Crushed candy canes

Format: Handmade


9. Sea Salt Soap Recipe - Arty Crafty Crew

This simple sea salt soap recipe is a multi-functional skincare delight. It does not only cleanses and purifies but also exfoliates and nourishes, offering potential relief for acne, breakouts, and eczema.

Designer: Irena and Cyna of Country Hill Cottage
Ingredients Used:

  • Soap base
  • Fine sea salt
  • Shea butter
  • Colourant

Format: Handmade


10. Manly Sandalwood Soap Recipe For Manly Men - Arty Crafty Crew

Crafted to cater to all skin types, this soap leaves your skin feeling deeply cleansed and irresistibly smooth. Perfect for the manly man in your life.

Designer: Kelli of 3boysandadog
Ingredients Used:

  • Round Soap Mold
  • Clear Melt and Pour Soap
  • Epsom Salt
  • Vegan Soap Colorant

Format: Handmade


11. DIY Orange Clove Gardener’s Soap - Arty Crafty Crew

This heavenly scented DIY bar soap designed to cleanse and revitalize hardworking hands. The delightful combination of scents leaves your hands feeling clean, refreshed, and lightly exfoliated.

Designer: Jody of A Cultivated Nest
Ingredients Used:

  • Soap base
  • 2 Tbsp. ground Clove
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Shea butter
  • 2 vitamin E capsules ( or 2 tsp.)
  • Grated peel from 3 oranges
  • Soap mold
  • witch hazel in a spray bottle

Format: Handmade


12. Pure Tallow Soap Recipe - Arty Crafty Crew

Fans of grass-fed tallow will appreciate this pure tallow soap recipe. It’s incredibly simple, making it perfect for anyone interested in learning how to make soap from scratch.

Designer: Marisa of Bumblebee Apothecary
Ingredients Used:

  • 32 oz. tallow
  • 4.2 oz. lye
  • 12.16 oz. water
  • 1.5 fl. oz. essential oils (optional)

Format: Handmade


13. Luffa soap - Arty Crafty Crew

The luffa soaps are great for rough skin, particularly on the knees, elbows, and feet. This homemade soap uses a combination of lemon eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils to keep their feet smelling fresh and to repel sandflies during the night.

Designer: In My Soap Pot
Ingredients Used:

  • soap mould with round cavities
  • melt and pour soap base of your choice
  • luffa or ready cut luffa rounds
  • essential oil or fragrance of your choice

Format: Handmade


14. BANANA SOAP RECIPE - Arty Crafty Crew

Homemade banana soap is a delightful and nourishing skincare product. The sugar content of bananas contributes to the rich lather, while the minerals found in them offer potential skin benefits. This soap is a wonderful option for those seeking a natural and wholesome cleansing experience.

Ingredients Used:

  • Distilled Water
  • Lye
  • Coconut Oil
  • Oilive Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Heavy Cream
  • Mashed Banana
  • May Chang (Litsea Cubeba) Essential Oil
  • Kaolin Clay

Format: Handmade

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