If you are interested in making your own soap, it is easiest to start off with melt and pour soap recipes. Melt and pour soap is a great starter for beginner soap makers, and will require less equipment. It’s not as messy, and also less dangerous than making cold process soap.
I have a great collection of melt and pour soap recipes to get you started in your soap making hobby. Each of my soap recipes is relatively easy to make, and they all smell just amazing! This honey oatmeal soap with dried lavender petals pictured below is one of my favorites.
Is melt and pour soap good for skin?
The great news is that melt and pour soap is good for your skin! Melt and pour soap is a block that already contains all of the raw material that you use to make soap, such as lye, water, and oil. I like to use goat’s milk soap base to make a lot of my melt and pour soap recipes, which helps to make the skin even softer.
How do you make soap with melt and pour soap?
That’s super easy, and each of the recipes that I have shared below include a full tutorial on how to make that exact bar of soap! Basically, you will need to cut the soap base, ten heat it in the microwave in short intervals, until the soap base if fully melted. Once melted, you will add any soap colorants or essential oils, then pour it into a mold.
How do you make melt and pour soap base more moisturizing?
You can use goat’s milk soap base, which already has moisturizing properties in it. You can also add a little bit of shea butter or even a moisturizing carrier oil such as sweet almond oil.
What happens if you overheat melt and pour soap?
Overheating your melt and pour soap base can make it burn and become difficult to work with. In my recipes, I always suggest heating your soap base in short 30 second bursts. After heating for 30 seconds, you should remove the soap base, and stir it very well, which will help melt more of the soap base.
I use and recommend these products to get you started with making your own soap
When making our soap recipes, we like to use Rocky Mountain Oils, because they have such a great selection of single essential oils as well as essential oil blends. We also love this mica powder for any of our projects that require color, as the colors tend to be more vibrant than the previous liquid soap colorant that we used.
For loaf soap recipes, I love using this 4 inch soap mold because I don’t have to make a huge batch at a time. This particular mold will make 4 one inch bars of soap. This mold with soap cutters is great if you’re looking to make a larger batch of soap though. When it comes to soap base, I just love this goat’s milk melt and pour soap base. If I am making a clear or iridescent soap, I use this clear glycerin soap base.
Our melt and pour soap recipes to try
Here is a selection of the melt and pour soap recipes that I have made. As I mentioned before, each of these recipes for soap are easy enough for beginners to make too! Simply click on an image below to be taken to that specific soap making tutorial.