01/11Here are a few homemade soaps you can try

Here are a few homemade soaps you can try

A good DIY project is always a fun creative outlet to experiment with new things. Making your very own homemade soap is not only easy, but it will also help you know what you are putting on your body. Best of all these soaps can keep you feeling clean and fresh without the harsh chemicals involved. You can enjoy these soaps for yourself or even share the DIY joy and give them out as gifts to friends and family. However, like any DIY project, soap making can be done in many ways using different techniques. Here are a quick beginners guide to making homemade soaps with simple recipes.

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02/11DIY soap with lavender and oatmeal

DIY soap with lavender and oatmeal

If you have dry or itchy skin, this is the product for you. You will need dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil, goat's milk, and oats. You can melt all these ingredients together in the microwave and then pour it into small containers or molds. This soap is especially healing for those with sensitive skin.

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03/11DIY soap with aloe vera

DIY soap with aloe vera

Aloe vera has many healing benefits for the body. From treating wounds to reducing acne, these ingredient can do a lot. Therefore, making a soap with it can be extremely beneficial. You can extract the gel from the plant if you have one at home or buy it from an organic store. Mix the aloe with coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, lye, and lard to make this soap. Picture Courtesy: Google Images

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04/11DIY soap with coconut oil

DIY soap with coconut oil

You only need four ingredients to make this nourishing homemade soap -coconut oil, water, lye, and an essential oil of your choice that will go well with the coconut. This soap will give your body a good clean up and it is super moisturising. You can make this DIY project with the “superfatting” process. You can also use this soap as a laundry detergent.

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05/11DIY soap with poppy seeds

DIY soap with poppy seeds

Instead of using dye to add a bit of colour to your soap, the mixture of essential oils in this soap will help to brighten it up. Meanwhile, the poppy seeds work to gently exfoliate your skin. To make this soap, combine coconut, canola, castor oil, poppy seeds and tallow. Add litsea cubeba and orange essential oil to the mix. Use it regularly to get the most out of it.

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06/11DIY soap with lavender essential oil

DIY soap with lavender essential oil

If you want to enjoy some relaxation time, this soap should do the trick. You'll feel like your enjoying a spa day right in the comfort of your home. The ingredients used in this soap are nourishing for the body and contain healing properties to calm the mind. To make this soap, you will need, lavender buds, lavender essential oil, cocoa butter, lye, water, palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil and sunflower oil.

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07/11DIY soap with green tea

DIY soap with green tea

Love green tea? Now you can enjoy all the goodness it has to offer infused in a DIY soap.This recipe requires simple ingredients you can probably find in your kitchen. So you may not even need to purchase anything extra. To make this soap you will need oils like palm, palm kernel, coconut, olive, castor, soybean, and sunflower. You will also need cocoa butter, lye, green tea and green tea leaves. Combine all the ingredients well and also add a few drops of eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oil to the mix. Find a simple DIY soap technique to use this soap.

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08/11DIY soap with loofah

DIY soap with loofah

Loofah soap is one of the easiest to make. It requires little time and effort.To make it, you will need a melt and pour soap base. Once you have melted the base, cut the loofahs and make sure it fits into the mould. Next, pour the soup over the loofah. Use rose mica, and essential oil to make the soap.

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09/11DIY soap with cocoa and shea butter

DIY soap with cocoa and shea butter

When making your homemade soap, it is important to use quality ingredients. More important than them smelling good, they should also provide your body with a lot of nourishment. This DIY soap will help give your body what it needs to stay clean and silky smooth. To make this soap, you will need lard, lye, cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil. You will also need water, as well as gold and brown mica. Add any essential oil of your choice to the mix.

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10/11DIY soap with orange slices

DIY soap with orange slices

If you like all things citrusy, then this is the soap you need to make. Best of all you don't need to work with any chemicals that could get messy. This simple process requires you to simply mix, melt and pour.To make this soap, you will need dried slices of oranges, citrus essential oil, goat's milk melt and pour base, and silicone soap moulds. Combine the ingredients and pour it into a tray. Once it is cooled off, you can enjoy your shower with one of these bars.

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