How to make handmade soap

A spoonful of oatmeal, a dollop of honey, a splash of milk… what you’ve got is not just the recipe for a healthy breakfast, but a natural and fresh handmade soap as well. A soap that is refreshing, rejuvenating, and replenishing to your skin – and cruelty-free.


Why use handmade soap?

Using handmade soaps can keep your skin soft, moisturized, and help relieve itchiness and dryness. Buying or making fresh, small batches of soap is not only fun, easy, and an opportunity to unleash your creativity but also an important part of the journey to a sustainable lifestyle.


How is handmade soap made?

There are three traditional methods of making handmade soaps:


  • The first is the cold process method, which involves blending lye (sodium hydroxide) and oils at room temperature, which causes saponification, a chemical Oils, scents, and other natural additives are then stirred in. There is no external heat source – the heat is generated naturally from the reaction.


The cold process method is time-tested, with a history that goes back to excavations in ancient Babylon, where archaeologists discovered a soap-like material inside clay cylinders. One of the biggest benefits of cold-processed soaps is that they do not contain any synthetic products that strip the skin of its natural oils. Instead, these soaps use naturally moisturizing and hydrating ingredients like shea butter. A bar of cold-processed soap also tends to last longer.


  • Next is the melt and pour method. This is easy, requires fewer ingredients, and is a great way for beginner soap-makers to enter the world of handmade cruelty-free vegan This involves adding colors, oils, and other additives into a ready-made soap base that has already been cured with lye. It is then melted using a microwave or double-boiler.


  • The third is the hot process, which uses an external heat source to give the soap a

gel-like consistency. The soap is then poured into the mold. The hot process results in a more ‘rustic’ look, with little opportunity for intricate designs. However, it is quick.


What are the benefits of handmade soap?

Ever heard of the saying, “Happiness is handmade”? Well, that’s how these natural soaps made with the purest of ingredients can make you feel.

Here are 10 reasons why handmade soaps can lead to healthier skin:


  • They are natural and chemical-free.
  • They do not contain synthetic
  • They are eco-sensitive.
  • They are often
  • They are cruelty-free.
  • They can contain antibacterial
  • They offer therapeutic
  • They can relieve
  • They do not cause rashes, itchiness, or dry
  • They help to moisturize and hydrate skin


What are some of the pure ingredients added to handmade soaps?


  • Sandalwood powder helps improve skin
  • Seeds (poppy seeds are popular) and oatmeal are natural
  • Coffee beans and cinnamon add fragrance and a natural brownish
  • Cocoa works wonders for moisturizing the
  • Honey is often added for its antibacterial and moisturizing
  • Aloe vera works well for those with sensitive
  • Dried citrus slices offer a refreshing
  • Herbs like oregano and thyme have anti-inflammatory
  • Lavender helps relieve

Customized handmade soaps

Another reason handmade soaps are popular is that they can be customized to suit your skin types and conditions. For instance, for dry skin, you can use a handmade soap with extra shea butter.


Your skin is your body’s most important natural defense from harmful external agents. So, keep it healthy, happy, and nourished with the right handmade soap.


Take your first steps with handmade soap crafted using the purest and most natural of luxury ingredients and discover the joys of self-love. Check out for a range of SLS-free, paraben-free choices.