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How to Make Soap

How to Make Soap

There are plenty of soaps out in the market, but wouldn't it be fun to make them at home with your kiddos or even to make some for the Holidays and hand them out as gifts.  Soap making is a long process and can even be dangerous at times, but this is a simple, easy and safe way to make soap at home with your kids.


To make this at home, you will need the following:

  • Glycerin soap/ blocks, clear or white (this only works with glycerin soap so please do not use a substitute.)
  • Soap dye your choice of color
  • Soap molds
  • Microwave safe liquid measuring cup
  • Spoon
  • Stick (Popsicle or stirrer)
  • Knife (adult handle only) 

To Make it:

  • If you use a bar of soap, cut into three pieces.  If you use glycerin blocks, cut off 2-3 pieces.
  • Put glycerin soap into a measuring cup, microwave according to package directions (or 20 seconds), then in 10 second intervals until melted.
  • If you want colors, now is the time to add the dye.  Add a few drops of color and stir.  If you want a darker color, add more dye.

  • Slowly pour the liquid soap into the mold.  Set aside to harden for about an hour.
  • If you are going to make more than one color, then rinse out measuring cup and repeat process for other colors.
  • After the soap has completely cooled, pop it out of the molds, if it is difficult, place it in the freezer for about ten minutes.  Now you have your lovely soap.
Hope you enjoy your soap!


  1. Great idea. I'm going to try this when I'm back home :)

  2. How fun! I've been wanting to try soap making for a while, and this looks super simple! Thank you so much!

  3. I've always been interested in soap making. Thank you for sharing this post.

  4. This sounds like such a fun project! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. hmmm....maybe little man and i will try our hands at this for christmas gifts!

  6. thanks for sharing.

  7. Hey thanks for following, now I'm following you!
    I've always wanted to make soap, and surprisingly it doesn't seem too hard. Great molds out there to use also!

    Can't wait to follow!


  8. We homeschool at our house and I've been trying to think of a cool project that me and the kids could do together that was educational and also fun. I think we'll try this. Thanks!

  9. Just wanted to let you know that I am your new follower! YOu Blog is beautiful by the way!

  10. I'm a new follower. Thanks loads for the soap recipe. Can't wait to try it. Stop by my place, will ya?

  11. This is really neat. My sister makes soap and sent me some for my birthday. It's so yum!

  12. love this! Thanks for stopping by! I'm already a follower, glad to be back! =)

    I'm headed to check out your etsy shop! Looks delightful!


  13. Great tutorial!!!! and a lovely blog!!!!



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