Homemade soap is one of the easiest DIY projects that creates a simple and personalized final product. Choose your favorite ingredients and scents, and then all you have to do is melt and pour.



  1. Cut soap base into 1' square blocks and melt in a double boiler or the microwave (if you use the microwave, heat in 30-second increments, mixing between heating sessions).
  2.  Remove from heat and add skin-safe essential oil or fragrance oil to your liking. A good rule of thumb is to start with 1 tsp of fragrance/essential oil for every 16 oz of soap base you use, and go from there. Be careful not to over-use fragrance, or the soap won't solidify properly.
  3.  Add a few drops of gel tone colorant* and mix; add more drops until you achieve the desired level of color.
  4.  Pour into molds and let cool. After a few hours, the soap should be ready to pop out of the molds!

*You can also get creative by adding spices, seeds, etc to the soap. For the dark reddish soaps, we use Aunt Patty’s Turmeric Powder!


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