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This natural carrot complexion soap recipe is a skin nourishing facial soap you can make at home using the cold process soap making method to help fight acne.

DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder


Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.


  • Kara

    December 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    This sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

  • Brittany

    December 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    This looks worth making! My skin has been so awful lately. Is there a book you recommend on learning the effects of ingredients and their purpose? Thanks for a great post!!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      There’s not really any books per say that I’ve used recently as far as ingredients like this. Mostly I check out new products different shops are offering then research them via google to find out what properties they offer and what they are good for. Researching other similar types of products yields new ideas as well. I like exploring and trying new things. 🙂

  • Allie Doobs

    December 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I wonder if it might be appropriate to use sweet almond or olive oils (or a combo of the two) in place of the grapeseed oil (running the new amounts through a lye calculator, of course), given the shelf life of grapeseed oil and all. I tried to use grapeseed at 10% with a 7% superfat and ended up with DOS within a few months. I like the additives, however, and may give this a try once I get some more lye. Christmas soaping cleaned me out!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      I don’t see why not. I have never had grape seed oil go bad in any of my soaps even after an extended time frame – I have a few left in my “collection” that are six months old and called for grape seed oil as 20% of the recipe. I generally super fat at 6%.

  • spoon-stories

    December 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Is amazing !! Last years I making my own soap ,is nice recipe but simple,I dont have the time to look for a complicated recipes. This is something that I want to try.Thanks for sharing and Happy N year ^^

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