A Guide to Creating Your Own Soap Products

Self-care. We all need it right? But where do we start?

More than ever before, we are all looking for ways to consciously make more time for self-care moments in everyday life, especially at home! Finding out what makes us feel centred is the first step towards understanding what makes us feel calm and good.

We know from putting our hands to work and creating exciting self-care products that you get a direct wellbeing boost from creating something yourself of which you are proud of… and you can use it as part of a self-care routine.

Have you ever created a beauty or crafts product you can actually use on yourself? Something which can give your body a break, whilst giving your mind the satisfaction of knowing what natural ingredients are included in the product you have created?

We are about to share with you a series of recipes to help you create your very own bathroom self-care soap products for the perfect routine. As experts in soap making supplies, we understand what it takes to whisk up your very own soap products and the following 5 soap-based products are ones you can make at home:

Hand Cream/ Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

Make your own hand cream at home!
  1. Add 150ml unrefined shea butter, 50ml jojoba oil, 100ml coconut oil and 50ml castor oil to your bain marie and mix thoroughly.
  2. Once thoroughly combined, add 5 – 6 droplets of water and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add 50ml fragrance oil and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour into a heat safe container and place in the refrigerator until the mixture to cool and solidified. Take out and whisk thoroughly every 10 minutes.
  5. Once thickened, it is ready to put into its container. Either pour into your container or, pour your mixture into a piping bag and pipe the cream mixture into your container to create a pattern on the top.

Hair Treatment Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 150ml Coconut Oil
  • 50ml Jojoba Oil
  • 50ml Castor Oil
  • 50ml Fragrance Oil
  1. Pour 150ml coconut oil, 50ml jojoba oil and 50ml castor oil into your bain marie on a very gentle heat.
  2. Add your 50ml fragrance oil; mix thoroughly and turn off the heat.
  3. Once cooled, pour into your container and store in the refrigerator.
Steps to making your own hair treatment!

Shampoo Bar Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. Cut your soap base in half (you can use the other half another time).
  2. Cut your base into small pieces and put in a heat-proof jug or bowl.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat until liquid.
  4. Once liquid, add 50ml fragrance oil and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into your silicone mould and place into the fridge to harden.

Steps to making your own shampoo bars!

Body Soap

Ingredients:

  1. Cut your soap base into small pieces, and place in a heat-proof jug or bowl.
  2. Place in the microwave and heat until liquid.
  3. Once liquid, add 50ml fragrance oil and mix thoroughly.
  4. (Optional) Add your mica powder and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into your silicone mould and place into the fridge to harden.

Hand Soap

Ingredients:

  • 250g soap base
  • 100ml fragrance oil
  1. Cut your soap base into small pieces, and place in a heat-proof jug or bowl.
  2. Place in the microwave and heat until liquid.
  3. Once liquid, add 50ml fragrance oil and mix thoroughly.
  4. (Optional) Add your mica powder and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into your silicone mould and place into the fridge to harden.

Top tip – if you want to get rid of the bubbles on the top of the soap, you can spray some rubbing alcohol on it!

Step by step to making your own hand soap and body soap!

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