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DIY Handmade Soaps: How to Make Handmade Soap at Home

A handmade soap recipe that combines the nourishing, restorative powers of milk, honey and almond oil combined. Using a melt & pour goat milk base, here's how to make it in five simple steps.
DIY Handmade Soaps: How to Make Handmade Soap at Home
Best Handmade Soap in India: How to Make Soap at Home

This handmade soaps recipe combines the nourishing, restorative powers of milk, honey and almond oil combined. Using a melt & pour goat milk base, here's how to make the best handmade soaps in just five simple steps. Our guide makes a sizeable batch, so you can use spare pieces for gifting purposes. Keep watching this space for more handmade soaps recipes. Ahead, the exact soap making process for the best handmade soaps in India.(Like DIY's? Here's how to make your own lip balm at home.)

5 Steps to Make Handmade Soaps

Tools & Ingredients (for 12 soaps)

  • 450 grams Goat Milk Soap Base
  • 2 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 tbsp argan oil
  • Soap colorant (optional)
  • Microwaveable glass vessel
  • Soap moulds
  • Rubbing alcohol spray

How to Make Handmade Soap with a melt & pour base - soap making has never been easier!

Benefits of Handmade Soap

  • Step 1: Chop up the soap base

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    Chop up the Soapy Twist Goat Milk Soap Base into small squares with a knife.
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  • Step 2: Melt the soap base

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    Put in the microwave 450 grams of the sliced cubes at 30 second intervals in a glass vessel, stirring after each interval till the handmade soap solution's melted. Alternatively, use a steel pan on very low heat, or use a double boiler (you can refer to step 1 of this article to find out how to set up a double boiler at home.) You don't want to overheat the handmade soap base, since that will burn it.
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  • Step 3: add honey and argan oil for nourhisng handmade soaps

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    Then add 2 tbsp organic honey and 1 tbsp argan oil to your handmade soap solution. Soap colorant is optional.handmade soap 3
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  • Step 4: Pour your mix into soap moulds to harden

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    Pour your handmade soap mixture into soap moulds and let it set for a few hours. While it's setting, spray it with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubble formation.
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  • Step 5: Pop your handmade soaps out!

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    Your milk & honey handmade soap is ready - pop it out of the moulds and store it in airtight containers.

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Handmade Soaps Available in India to Buy Online

If you'd rather buy soap than make it, then there are many handmade soaps available online. Stay tuned for recommendations!

DIY Handmade Soaps: How to Make Handmade Soap at Home

Product Price in India
Soapy Twist Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base (1 Kg), Free Shipping ₹ 435
Incrizma Glassware - Borosilicate Tempered Glass Measuring Cup/Jug - 500 ml ₹ 799
Zandu Pure Honey, 500g ₹ 175
THE HONEY SHOP - Raw Organic Forest Honey - 100% Pure and Natural - Unprocessed, Unfiltered, Unpasteurized (320g) ₹ 334
Rouh Essentials Moroccan Argan Oil, Pure and Organic, 15ml ₹ 373
Aromakrafts Soap Making Mica Colours [A] for Melt & Pour Soaps - Set of 6 (15 grams each) ₹ 475
JoyGlobal Silicone Handmade Happiness Tree Soap DIY Mould, Multicolor ₹ 299
Royals 12-Cavity Mold All Purpose Silicone for Loaf, Muffins, Cheesecakes and More ; Soap - Approx 75-80 Grams ₹ 400
SILICOMOLDS Silicone Rectangle Soap Mold, 100g (Multicolour, 31X21X2cm) ₹ 599
GoofBots Isopropyl Alcohol 99 Percent Lab Grade Spray Type Bottle (200 ml) ₹ 175
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