Easy To Make Homemade Essential Oil Soaps
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When I worked in an office, I wore make up everyday. I used several skin and hair care products as well. When I would total the cost each month, it was surprising. I was spending close to $150 a month.
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Now that I work from home, I don’t spend nearly as much. But, my daughter on the other hand does. We decided to take the plunge and make some beauty products at home.
I have recently begun using essential oils and learned the many different uses for them. I can make my favorite soaps and scrubs with them. One of my favorite lines Nature’s Truth® Essential Oils.
You can find Nature’s Truth Essential Oils at several of your favorite retailers. They offer many scents including Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cinnamon and Lemon Oil.
For my lime zest soap, I chose the Frankincense because it is a great way to start your day. With its uplifting, invigorating scent, I use the Frankincense in Homemade Essential Oil Soap in my morning shower.
It has sweet citrus notes, which I love, with rich, warm balsamic undertones. The scent is spiritually elevating and mentally refreshing, making it the perfect way to start my day!
Essential Oils Are Amazing!
For my nighttime bath, I made the lemon zest soap with the Good Nite Nature’s Truth Essential Oil. The scent is calming, comforting, and relaxing after a long day. It is the perfect choice to have in my end of the day soak in the tub!
When making my Easy To Make Homemade Essential Oil Soaps there are a few precautions I take. When you are using essential oils, you never want to apply them directly on your skin. Be sure to you a carrier oil, like a Sweet Almond Base Oil.
The rule of thumb is to use 5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil to every 10 mL (1/3 oz.) of your base oil. For children under two, be sure to check and see what the ratio would be for them.
What you will need to make your Homemade Essential Oil Soap:
- 1 lb. Clear Glycerin Soap Block
- 1/8 cup Nature’s Truth Almond Base Oil
- 10-12 drops of your choice of essential oils
- Zest of 1-2 lemons and limes
- Yellow and green soap coloring (if desired)
- Soap Mold
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Microwave safe glass bowl
Step One: Cut your soap block into small cubes. Place into your bowl. Heat in microwave at 50% power for 40 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted completely and smooth.
Step Two: Add your Almond Base Oil into mixture. Stir until mixed in completely.
Step Three: Add your Essential Oil into mixture. Stir until mixed in completely.
Step Four: Add your soap coloring. Start with one drop and mix thoroughly. Continue to add one drop and stir until desired color is achieved.
Step Five: Add in your lemon zest until completely blended into your mixture.
Step Six: Pour your mixture evenly into your soap molds. Spray your rubbing alcohol onto the molds. This will get rid of any air bubbles, so you get a nice smooth bar.
Allow to cool completely and harden. You can do this at room temperature or place in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Gently pop your soap out of the molds.
Have you ever made your own essential oil soaps at home? I would love to hear about it!
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysNovember 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm
How cool! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love essential oils in soap, and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at soap making. This seems like the perfect way to do both!
David @ Spiced saysNovember 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm
I totally love different scented soaps! In fact, my wife got me a whole supply for Christmas last year…but I had no idea how easy it is to make scented soaps at home. Adding the lemon and lime zest in there is a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! #client
Jeanette saysNovember 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm
I love homemade stuff! I know my mom was essential oil so I may have to make her this for Christmas. I think she would enjoy it.
Mandee Suchland saysNovember 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm
I am SO making these, not only for gifts but for myself! I would love to use the frankincense for myself because it is suppose to be a natural remedy for migraines, which I suffer from. I am so happy to know I can get these oils at my favorite local stores.
Catherine S saysNovember 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm
I love the idea of making my own soap. I need to look into and start using essential oils.
Lori saysDecember 18, 2016 at 1:10 am
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Veronica Solomon saysNovember 14, 2016 at 6:17 pm
This looks like so much fun to make. And so good for you too
Pam saysNovember 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm
I love using essential oils in homemade soaps and scrubs. It’s so cool to know what goes into my beauty products.
Kristin saysNovember 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm
this is so cool! I’ve been wanting to make my own soap. I just started using oils for my family.
DogVills saysNovember 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm
This is an absolutely fun idea! I never thought that essential oils could be a soap.
Vera Sweeney saysNovember 14, 2016 at 7:46 pm
I have never made soap before!!! What a great idea to make at home and to give as gifts as well!
Shauna saysNovember 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm
Oh my goodness, I had no idea it was so easy to make these. AND, I had no idea Walgreens. 🙂 What a great idea for holiday gifts for everyone. Thanks for sharing
Kim @ What's That Smell? saysNovember 14, 2016 at 8:14 pm
I have always wanted to make my own soap and this looks fairly easy. I’m a big fan of essential oils and these would really be great little Christmas gifts for neighbors or teachers.
Becca Wilson saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm
I have never made my own soap but you make it look so simple. I am going to have to give it a try.
Robin Rue saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:05 pm
I absolutely love anything that has to do with essential oils. I know that there are so many different uses. I just never thought about soap!
Ash Sears saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm
I have been making my own soaps now for a while. Saves so much money. These looks awesome!
Kristen saysDecember 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm
Really? Doesn’t save me money lol. It costs me much more money, but in the end, I have organic, healthy, chemical free soap for my family.
patty saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm
I use essential oils in my soaps all the time. I happen to love frankincense. It’s one of my favorites.
Amy Desrosiers saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm
I actually only prefer goat’s milk soap myself! I would love to make this soap to try it out!
Liz Mays saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm
This is such an easy process! It would be fun to get started on making my own soaps.The lemon zest soap sounds amazing.
Cinny saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:57 pm
That’s pretty neat; I want to try doing this sometime. They turned out so pretty.
Reesa Lewandowski saysNovember 14, 2016 at 9:59 pm
I had no idea it was so easy to make these!! What a great gift idea!
Adelina Priddis saysNovember 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm
Oh, these would make wonderful Christmas gifts! I’ll need to pick up some soap molds.
Claudia Krusch saysNovember 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm
I love the idea of making my own soap. I need to check into using essential oils to make it!
Ann Bacciaglia saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:18 pm
I used to make soaps a few years ago. I still have all of my supplies. I will have to make some for Christmas gifts.
Elizabeth Lampman saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm
I would love to give this a try. I think it is a great idea for Christmas gifts. I will have to get the supplies I will need.
gingermommyrants saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm
I would love to make peppermint soap. It would be great for when you have a cold. I will have to give this a try.
Sarah saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm
I LOVE the oils! I’ll have to try this 🙂 thank you
Alicia saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:54 pm
Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I think it would be fun to make soaps for my family members and I like that they’d smell fabulous!
Monica saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm
I love this idea so much and can just imagine how a gift recipient would feel to receive something so thoughtful! I’m going to save this and hope that I will give it a go!
Kerri Jablonski saysNovember 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm
It’s kind of crazy how “easy” it is to make soap! Perfect time for gift giving!
Brent Arceneaux saysNovember 15, 2016 at 12:01 am
My family recently began using essential oils. This would not only be a great project to enjoy with my son but also a natural alternative to the harsh additives used in other brands!
Melisasource saysNovember 15, 2016 at 1:34 am
This is SO cool! My kids have come home from camp with homemade soaps before and I always wanted to know how they did it! I will have to try this for sure.
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysNovember 15, 2016 at 3:25 am
This is a cool idea! I have a friend who loves essential oils! She’ll surely love this! Thanks for the idea!
Cassie Tucker saysNovember 15, 2016 at 4:08 am
This is a really nice soap recipe! I am totally using it to make my friends some homemade Christmas presents.
Hali @daytodayMOMents saysNovember 15, 2016 at 5:06 am
They came out so great, what a cool idea!
mycraftingworld saysNovember 15, 2016 at 7:01 am
I will be making this. One on my list of requested gifts is handmade soap. Thank you so much.
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysNovember 15, 2016 at 7:50 am
I love essential oils and all its uses! This is a perfect project for the holiday DIY gifts!
Melissa @ The Staten Island Family saysNovember 15, 2016 at 8:03 am
We are huge essential oils fans and my daughter loves to make her own soap so your post is like the perfect marriage of her loves! Can’t wait to share this with her! Such a great way to get out DIY ON!
INancy @ whispered inspirations saysNovember 15, 2016 at 10:01 am
Great diy! I’ve always wanted to make my own soaps but never knew how to! Going to follow your instructions! Thanks!
Jeanine saysNovember 15, 2016 at 10:18 am
oh I need to do this. I think it would be so fun to make my own soaps. I also hear so many great things about essential oils I’d love to see how they work in soaps!
Tara saysNovember 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm
I bet these smell wonderful. I would love to try making my own soap. Maybe I can convince my daughter to try it with me.
Janis @MommyBlogExpert saysNovember 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful how-to make your own essential oil soaps. Sounds like there’s a scent for everyone and every personality among the oil choices.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysNovember 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm
This is s a clever article. I like learning about how to make various types of soaps.
Denise C. saysNovember 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm
I made soap once a long time ago. I need to try doing it again now that I know more about essential oils.
mary saysNovember 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm
I have no idea how easy it was to make soap at home! And making with essential oils is perfect for our home.
Joyce Brewer saysNovember 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm
If someone gave me this soap as a gift, I’d be so appreciative. The aromas alone would be worth it!
Rizza Smith saysNovember 16, 2016 at 4:36 am
I love this idea! I want to try to make my own soap.
Amanda Love saysNovember 16, 2016 at 4:49 am
Those are wonderful! I love how the soaps turned out. These would make a lovely gift this Christmas, without a doubt!
Rosey saysNovember 16, 2016 at 6:30 am
I don’t think I’ve ever smelled Frankinscnce. My gram used t o make her own soap, but not with oil. That is a great new twist.
Dana Rodriguez saysNovember 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
I have never tried making soaps but you make it look easy. This would be nice to do for Christmas gifts!
Lynne B saysNovember 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Thank you for the simple step by step process with PICTURES. One can find so many recipes but you always wonder if you are doing it properly. My girls wanted to give homemade gifts this year so your post is very timely. Thanks!
Kristi Kellberg saysNovember 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm
I love the idea of making scented soaps for gifts. They are perfect for everyone on my list. Thanks for sharing the
directions. I hope they have jasmine oil since I like it’s aroma.
Jacqueline Graves saysNovember 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm
Love, love homemade soap. My neighbor and friend makes soap and is selling it at my Christmas Open House event. It is so much better than buying a bar at the store. Yours is gorgeous! 🙂
Danielle S saysNovember 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm
I didn’t realize how easy it was to make my own soap. Thanks for posting this.
Christina A. saysNovember 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm
Awesome! I would love to try making my own soap–maybe I will! I have lots of essential oils to use! 🙂
Susan Biddle saysNovember 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm
I would love to try making this with the good night oil!
Dotty J Boucher saysNovember 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm
I love your easy recipes here, I hope to make some for my Christmas gifts for my family and friends this holiday season.
Veronica Lee saysDecember 4, 2016 at 8:56 am
I love homemade stuff! These are perfect as Christmas gifts.
cheryl larimer saysDecember 12, 2016 at 11:18 am
This is a great idea for our family Christmas next year where we have decided that all gifts must be handmade.
Charlene saysDecember 17, 2016 at 10:17 pm
There isn’t a soap recipe along with this article.
Cynthia saysDecember 18, 2016 at 1:13 am
pam saysDecember 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Can u use Castile soap instead of glycerine? And do you spray the alcohol after it is poured in the molds
jenn sparks saysFebruary 16, 2017 at 6:01 pm
I’ve been really wanting to try making my own soap. I just realized I have everything I need to make it using your directions… except goats milk. I just love Frankincense !!
Hannah C saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm
This is so cool and creative! I love essential oils so it would be fun to make soaps with them.
Kimberly Flickinger saysFebruary 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm
I love this idea of making your own homemade soaps, and this is a great gift idea. Thank you for sharing.
Emma saysMarch 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm
I love making my own soaps because I can make sure that they are all natural. I think the lemon soap would be so pretty without any dye and just letting the zest stand as the pops of color. Such a great post!
K-Squared saysMarch 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Wow, I’ve maybe found that of what I can do for holiday gifts… Thus I couldnt afford anything the last few years because of my income! More so, I will share this page and contents with that of others; that I know enjoy doing special events during the holidays! I love to design things from scratch; since being a Boy Scout…. making such like a hobby that I set out to get just to find one more – activity that is, in which will help one day build a dream come true!
Rosie saysMarch 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm
This looks so fun! I’ve always wanted to make soap, but too spooked to use lye. This is perfect, and I’d like to try it!
Lana simanovicki saysMay 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm
I have got to make these
Lynne B saysOctober 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at soap but found it intimidating. I like that you use glycerin. that seems to make it simpler for me.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 7, 2017 at 7:23 am
I am going to try and make some different ones for Christmas. I would love to have some for myself too.