How to Make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!) - Books and Lavender
Nowadays, making soap at home is very easy with a melt-and-pour base. You can customize these soaps however you like. It’s very easy to make, and you need just a few things. Here is a tutorial on how to make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!)

I remember when I was a little girl, my mom would make soap at home with some toxic ingredients, it didn’t smell good and it kinda looked nasty.

Moms nowadays, don’t make soap at home anymore, but why not? You can totally make soap at home with fewer and natural ingredients. It’s safe to work with and it’s super easy to make.

These soaps make such a great gifts for holidays and show that you loved making that gift for a special person in your life.

What you’ll need:

  • Melt and Pour Soap Base
  • 1 tablespoon of organic orange peel, sliced thinly
  • one tablespoon of lavender
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee
  • 3 drops of citrus essential oil
  • three drops of lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of coffee essential oil
  • 3 small plastic containers
  • 1 small wooden spoon
  • 1 kitchen scale
  • silicone soap mold

When you are making soap at home, you need to work really fast, because it hardens very quickly.

Prepare all the things you’ll need, this way, you’ll have them on hand. My silicone mold has 6 compartments and every compartment requires 60 ml to be filled.

!!! First, measure the compartment of your soap mold, this way, you’ll know how much soap base you need to melt.

I wanted to make 6 soaps in 3 different ways, so I melted 120 ml for each kind of soap.

In your three plastic containers add 120 g of soap base (by cutting it from the block and measuring it).

Add the first container to the microwave and melt it for 20 seconds at a time, until it’s fully melted. Don’t leave it for longer, because it will flow over the container. Every 20 seconds turn off the microwave to see if it’s totally melted.

When the soap has melted, add the citrus peel and the citrus essential oil, stir with the wooden spoon and pour into the 2 compartments.

How to Make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!)Proceed the same way with the other 2 soap base. Melt for 20 seconds at a time, add the coffee or lavender and essential oil and pour.

How to Make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!)It’s super easy. This is why the name of the soap base is Melt-and-Pour. In just 5 minutes you’ve made for yourself 6 amazing soaps at home. 🙂 How amazing is that?!

How to Make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!)

Lastly, let the soap harden at room temperature for a few hours and then, wash away or give them as a Christmas gift.

I give most of them as a Christmas gift, among other things. I think, that these soaps make an excellent gift for someone.

How to Make melt-and-pour Homemade Soap (three ways!)

Have you ever tried making soap at home? How did that turn out for you? Did you like the soap, the smell, the consistency?


  1. Natalie @ Milk & Honey Faith

    These look phenomenal!! I’m really super tempted to make an attempt at these. I have a new thing for natural soaps and scrubs. Your recipes look awesome too…oh my…I might be in trouble lol.

    1. silviamagda

      Don’t worry, they are super easy to make. 🙂

  2. Alex

    I remember when my grandma used to make home soap, those were the days..

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