DIY Handmade Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe

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DIY Handmade Deodorizing Cedarwood and Baking Soda Soap Recipe for Men

I have a new homemade men’s cold process soap recipe available now. You can find it exclusively in the February 2014 issue of Wholesale Supplies’ Plus eHandmade magazine (page 24.) This particular handmade soap recipe was inspired by a local restaurant owner, Hunter, who owns a fantastic little restaurant called Lucky in downtown Roanoke, VA.  It’s been one of my favorite places to eat and drink – Hunter is quite the mixologist – since it opened. If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant you’re well aware of the array of odors you take home with you everyday. Not being the biggest fan of smelling like his restaurant during his off duty hours, Hunter asked me to create a deodorizing soap for him that would not only get him clean, but also wash away the smell of food and other odors you pick up in the service industry.

Natural Handmade Deodorizing Cedarwood and Baking Soda Cold Process Soap Recipe for MenMy Handmade Natural Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap is the result of that request. I created this particular recipe to be palm free for those who aren’t able to locally source sustainable palm oil or prefer not to use it entirely. What this homemade soap does have, however, is odor zapping baking soda and cedarwood essential oil as well a touch of skin loving cocoa butter.

Palm Free Homemade Soap Recipe - Natural DIY Cedarwood and Baking Soda Deodorizing Cold Process Soap Recipe for Men

Download the PDF version of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ February 2014 eHandmade Magazine here to find my new, natural deodorizing soap recipe as well as a great collection of other homemade soap, bath and body recipes created specifically with men in mind.

For a limited time, you can buy this handmade soap while supplies last from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. It’s only available in a very limited quantity however and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. For more great homemade soap recipes I encourage you to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. perfect for valentine’s day !!

  2. Hey Rebecca! I am wanting to make this soap. How much does it yield because it seems like a lot based on the recipe? Thanks!

  3. K and just clarifying- It still makes only that much with 21.6 oz of olive oil, 21.6 oz of coconut oil and still needs as much as 23.7 oz of water?

    • I’m sorry this one was re-sized for the larger silicone mold. I usually size it down for the smaller one. It’s going to yield over 12 bars. You use more than just the two oils – there are five in the recipe – olive, castor, coconut, cocoa butter and sunflower oil. You can resize it for a smaller batch.

  4. No need to apologize! You are awesome! I am currently making this now. I use molds based on your outline. Do you think I’ll have enough to do two molds? Also, I am using this recipe as a hunter’s/fishermen base using anise oil. Do you think I would need 2 oz of anise considering how strong it is? I thought about combining anise and cedarwood but not sure if cedarwood would take away from the anise’s effect for the hunter/fishermen. This is a perfect base for them since it utilizes baking soda.

    • Yes, you can can two regular molds that yield 10-12 bars out of it. The eo is right around 3%. You can use less if you’re looking for a lighter scent. About 1 oz. would be 1.5%.

  5. Jenny Scoging says

    Oh. My. Gosh.
    I am SO impressed with you/your site, etc! Thank you for sharing all this great information. I do not usually follow blogs and whatnot, but this one I will follow for sure!
    Thanks again!

  6. Hello, I just had a general soap making question regarding pencil lines. If I use cocoa powder, cinnamon, activated charcoal, or walnut shell powder as my pencil line, will they all morph the color of the soap over time? Or is there one that is more stable and “stays in it’s place”, so to speak? Thanks so much for your help.

    • The ingredients you mentioned do not bleed as far as I know. I’ve never had issue with cinnamon, charcoal or walnut shell powder. I can’t say for certain with the cocoa butter but I would assume it doesn’t bleed either.