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How To Make Handmade Soap

Updated: Jan. 25, 2018

Personalize this DIY soap with your own mold, coloring and scents in about 30 minutes.

Handmade Soap Lead
Learn how to make your own scented soap—it makes a great gift for friends and family!

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Materials List

  • Soap Base
  • Scented Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • Silicone Mold
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl

What It Takes

  • Time: 30 min
  • Cost: $30
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Cut Up Soap Base

Handmade Soap Cut Soap Base

Cut up the soap base and put it in a microwave-safe bowl.

Microwave Soap Base

Handmade Soap Microwave

Microwave the soap base for about 90 seconds. Make sure it is completely liquid.

Add Oils

Handmade Soap Oils

Add in your scented oils and coloring. Stir.

Pour Into Mold

Handmade Soap Pour Into Mold

Pour into the silicone mold.

Let Harden

Handmade Soap Let Harden

Let sit until the soap hardens.