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This easy homemade exfoliating loofah soap tutorial makes a fun weekend project you can create with the kids for homemade Mother's Day gifts!

DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soap Recipe

This homemade loofah soap recipe is so easy to craft! They make a great weekend project you can create with the kids for homemade Mother’s Day gifts or just because!

DIY Homemade Melt and Pour Loofah Soap Recipe

I made my loofah soap recipe in about a half hour and scented them with a White Tea & Ginger fragrance oil. But you can substitute the fragrance oil with whatever is your – or Mom’s – favorite.

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Idea - DIY Melt and Pour White Tea and Ginger Loofah Soap Recipe

White Tea & Ginger Loofah Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon


30 oz. clear detergent free glycerin melt & pour soap base
.9 oz. White Tea & Ginger Fragrance Oil, of choice
20 drops orange liquid soap colorant
5 inch Luffa

Silicone Soapmaking Mold and Loofah for Making DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soaps

Tools & Equipment:

Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
digital scale
bread knife
Chef’s knife
large Pyrex measuring cup
utensil (for stirring)
spray bottle with alcohol


How to Make Melt and Pour Loofah Soaps

Begin by using a bread knife to cut your loofah into slices approximately 1″ thick.

Homemade Melt and Pour Soap Recipe - DIY White Tea and Ginger Loofah Soaps

Place the loofah slices into each of the six cavities of your mold.

Now cut your soap base into square chunks using a Chef’s knife. Weigh out 30 oz. of soap and place in a large Pyrex measuring cup. Melt in the microwave just until all the soap has melted. Watch your soap carefully as it will bubble up and overflow if it gets too hot.

Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base. Add 20 drops of the liquid melt and pour soap colorant and mix well.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap with Loofah Inside

Now pour the scented and colored soap base into each of the cavities of your mold. As the loofah absorbs some of the soap you’ll be able to go back and fill each cavity completely.

DIY Handmade White Tea and Ginger Loofah Soap - DIY Melt and Pour Soapmaking Tutorial

Allow the soap base to set up and harden completely, then carefully push each loofah soap out of the mold. Finally, wrap each soap in Foodservice Film then label as desired and gift!

For more homemade melt and pour soap recipes as well as handmade cold process soap recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also find more great handmade gift ideas for mom that you can buy or DIY on my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board.

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