Making your own soap at home can be beneficial in a number of ways. DIY soaps are perfect for anyone who wants to look after their skin, ensuring all of its needs are met. Not to mention, they are super light on your pocket, too.
Soap-making has been around for a while now, considered as a proper and artistic craft that only experts can master. Lucky for you, you don’t have to be an expert to follow the recipes that Nexon Botanics has carefully crafted. These recipes are an excellent beginner’s guide to soap-making.
The main ingredients for these soaps are essential oils, each one tailored to your skincare concerns. Let’s get to it!
3 Homemade Soap Bar Recipes with Essential Oils
For these recipes, you are going to need a standard set of ingredients. These include:
- 2 ounces of lye
- 5 ounces of coconut oil
- 3 ounces of almond oil
- 8 ounces of water
When heating and blending these ingredients together, make sure not to use cutlery that is designated for culinary use.
To start off with, melt the coconut oil in a pot. Do this at a low heat. Then, using protective gear, slowly heat the water and lye. When this mixture becomes clear, set it aside and emulsify your oils separately. Then, when both mixtures reach the same temperature, combine them together. This is when you can start adding your essential oils to the mix.
Once they are added, you can add your mixture to a mold and let it set. This recipe will easily produce 5 bars of soap, enough to last you an entire month.
1) Lavender and Rose Soap Bar
For our first homemade soap bar recipe, we have chosen a rather romantic fragrance. Lavender essential oil is known to soften the skin with its emollient properties. This makes the skin look radiant and naturally glowing. For this soap bar, you will need:
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 3 ounces of crushed rose petals
- 2 ounces of rosehip oil
Not only will this soap have you smelling like a goddess but your skin will surely thank you for such tender loving care.
2) Fresh Mint Soap Bar
For our second recipe, we’ve got summer on the brain. Fresh and minty scents are all the rage when we’re soaking up the sunrays. Get your beach vibe ready for every shower or bath with this refreshing soap bar. For this soap bar, you will need:
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 3 ounces of crushed mint leaves
- 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Feel refreshed after every shower or bath with this wonderful and summery soap.
3) Citrus Soap Bar
Another recipe that screams summer: the citrus soap bar! Citrus has long been associated with the carefree joy of summer. Whether we’re talking about cocktails at a beach party or getting a tan in the sand, there’s always a lemon wheel present in the picture.
This bar has the best combination of citrus ingredients to help your skin get the glow it needs this summer. For this recipe, you will need:
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- 8 drops of orange essential oil
- 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil
- 2 ounces of lemon zest
- 2 ounces of orange zest
We’re not just in it for the aesthetic though. While all of us could use a little Vitamin Sea sometimes, your skin needs its daily dose of vitamin C too!
These were Nexon Botanics’ recipes for homemade soap bars. You can make your own combinations for soap bars using essential oils, depending on what your skin needs. Head on over to the Nexon Botanics store for a little inspiration.