A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it’s also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we began making way back in 2014 when our budget (Six Dollar Family) was in serious trouble. What started out as a way for us to save money soon morphed into a hobby that I really enjoy now.
Since 2014, I’ve come across a ton of different homemade soap recipes, but there are very few that I absolutely love. Some are for bar soap, some are body wash, some are for kids. No matter what kind of soap it makes though, these 33 homemade soap recipes are the best of my favorites! They’re perfect for using to cut your household expenses, for living a more natural lifestyle or as a great homemade gift idea!
How to make homemade soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes
Most of these can be made either on the stove in a heavy bottomed pot or in a basic crock pot<. I keep an extra pot and an extra crock pot that I picked up thrift store shopping on hand for making my soaps. It keeps my soap supplies separate from my cooking supplies so that there isn’t any chance of the two being cross contaminated. If you do need to use pots and things that you cook in, be sure to rinse them extremely well and to soak them in white vinegar to help remove any residues.
Tired of paying hand soap at $1.00 or more each? You’ll love this DIY Liquid Hand Soap then!
Ready to get rid of nasty chemical filled shampoo? This DIY Coconut Shampoo is all natural and works amazingly!
Skip the expensive tablets and give this Homemade Dishwasher Soap a shot. My dishes have never been cleaner!
If laundry soap is killing your budget, this Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent may just become your favorite! Make it for pennies on the dollar!
Most Natural DIY’s need Castile soap to be made, but it can be super expensive. This Homemade Castile Soap is cheap to make and works just like the expensive stuff!
I love a soft and creamy body wash, but I hate the cost that they have and how chemical laden they are. This Homemade Body Wash leaves your skin super silky and is incredibly cheap to make!
If you like Earl Grey tea, I have one just for you! This Homemade Earl Grey Scented Body Wash smells just like the tea is leaves your skin amazingly soft!
If liquid detergents with harsh soaps aren’t your think, you’re going to want to give this Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent with Castile Soap a chance. It’s super cheap to make (make it cheaper by making your own Castile using the recipe above) and smells great!
Love cooking? You’ll love this Rosemary Soap from Kids Activity Blog! It smells amazing and carries all of the healing properties of rosemary!
Little boys love all things dino and this Jurassic Amber Bug Soap from over at Parenting Chaos will be no different!
Make bathtime fun naturally with this Bath Crayon Soaps from Parenting Chaos! They’ll have so much fun!
Milk and honey has been used for centuries for it’s known healing and beauty benefits. Making this Milk and Honey Soap from Happiness is Homemade is just another way to use this old time favorite!
Trouble sleeping? Take a long soak with this Lavender Soap that A Pumpkin and a Princess brings us! You’ll be calm and relaxed before you know it!
Citrus is a great way to wake up in the morning and this Citrus Shea Butter soap from Food.Fun.Family will help make your morning bright!
Want even more? Check these out!
Orange Flaxseed Soap from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Brown Sugar Scrub Bars from A Cultivated Nest
Coconut Shampoo Bar from Mommpotamus
Lavender Honey Soap over at Live. Laugh. Rowe.
Grapefruit Mint Poppyseed Soap over at A Beautiful Mess
Jasmine Dead Sea Salt Soap over at Essentially Eclectic
Rosewater Pink Clay Soap from Hello Glow
Sweet Almond Poppyseed Soap from Glue Stick Blog
Spiced Apple Goats’ Milk Soap from over at Confessions of a Plate Addict)
Aloe Vera Soap from Soap Recipes 101
Pecan Rooibos and Orange Soap over at Offbeat and Inspired
Olive Oil Soap over at Sierra Club
Coffee Bean Soap from Living Well Spending Less
Charcoal Clay Facial Soap from over at Wellness Mama
Earl Grey Tea Soap from Cucumbersome
Peppermint Charcoal over at Bulk Apothecary
Felted Soap from On Good Thing by Jillee
Ginger Spice Cookie Soap from over at Feathers in our Nest
Orange Clover Soap from A Cultivated Nest