homemade soap recipes inspiration for your own creations
Not all homemade soap recipes are equal. Some are complicated and make beginners feel overwhelmed, others contain so many ingredients you wonder how to get all these products and some homemade soap recipes can be boring.
I have begun collecting and sharing some recipes that might inspire you to make your own creative soaps.
This gentle castile soap contains 90% olive oil and releases an asian inspired blended scent of lime, basil and lemongrass. It is colored naturally with ground sage and tumeric.
Thai Castile Soap
Fats, oils and butters
540 grams olive oil
60 grams castor oil
Lye – distilled water
77 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
228 grams distilled water
Scent at trace
20 to 36 grams of a blend of lime, basil and lemongrass essential oils or your
favorite essential oils or fragrance oils
2 tablespoons of ground sage
1 tablespoon of tumeric
Take about 1 cup for the soap mixture at trace. Add and mix the sage. Take about 1 cup of the soap mixture at trace. Add and mix the tumeric.
You can swirl these different colors in your mold.
This homemade soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.
Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.