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  • This easy melt and pour caffeinated soap recipe has with a coffee scrub center makes a fun two-in-one DIY soap and coffee sugar scrub bar! This melt and pour soap recipe is easy to make and is perfect for homemade gifts. Learn how to make this caffeinated soap to cleanse and exfoliate your skin in one easy step as part of your daily skin care routine for glowing skin.

    Melt and Pour Caffeinated Soap Recipe with a Coffee Scrub Center

    Learn how to make an easy caffeinated soap recipe with a coffee scrub center. This homemade soap is made using a melt and pour soap base and is a suitable soap making project for beginners.  This easy melt and pour caffeinated soap recipe has with a coffee scrub center makes a fun two-in-one DIY soap and coffee sugar scrub bar! This melt and pour soap recipe is easy to make…

  • Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe! This gorgeous homemade soap DIY is the product of a soapmaking experiment that failed and was then reinvented into the gorgeous soap you see here. Find the soapmaking recipe to create the success now at Soap Deli News blog and learn how to turn your soapmaking fail into a success worthy of gifting!

    Dead Sea Mud Soap Recipe with Tea Tree (Easy Melt and Pour Soap DIY)

    This DIY tea tree and sea mud soap is a creative way to explore melt and pour soap crafting. Not all soap DIY’s are as easy as they seem. Especially when formulating a new recipe. This melt and pour soap recipe started as a mishap, but turned into a beautiful marbled soap in the end! Check out the before and after photos of this melt and pour soap project. Then…

  • This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

    Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Recipe with Activated Charcoal

    Learn how to make salt bars with activated charcoal to draw toxins and other impurities from skin. Perfect for acne and other problem skin issues, this ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Salt Bar Soap with Activated Charcoal I love salt bars! They’re such an exquisite skin care product that make you feel like you’re indulging…

  • This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They'd look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors.

    Watermelon Soap Recipe

    This easy watermelon soap recipe is perfect for summer and incorporates not only a fun watermelon color theme, but also shimmering cosmetic glitter! They’d look great by any sink or you could also craft a smaller version to gift these as DIY summer party favors. Watermelon Soap Recipe © Rebecca D. Dillon Ingredients: 12 oz. clear melt and pour glycerin soap base 3 oz. white melt and pour glycerin soap…

  • Mother's Day is May 8th this year and that means there's still time to make some pretty amazing DIY Mother's Day gifts. Following are twelve of my favorite DIY Mother's Day gifts for the Mom who has everything and just needs a little pampering.

    DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift

    Mother’s Day is May 8th this year and that means there’s still time to make some pretty amazing DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Following are twelve of my favorite DIY Mother’s Day gifts for the Mom who has everything and just needs a little pampering. DIY Mother’s Day Gifts 1. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe – This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your Mom’s…

  • This homemade sal butter and salt soap recipe contains a high percentage of skin conditioning sal butter and mineral rich pink Himalayan salt that aids in detoxing, healing and nourishing skin.

    Pink Salt and Sal Butter Soap Recipe

    This homemade pink salt and sal butter soap recipe contains a high percentage of skin conditioning sal butter and mineral rich pink Himalayan salt that promotes healing and aids in detoxing and nourishing skin. As people with latex allergies and sensitivities are often also allergic to shea butter, I wanted to create an alternative to a homemade shea butter soap. Sal butter, like shea butter, is a superb moisturizer and is believed to help…

  • Learn how to make this luxury double butter soap recipe with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter that's perfect for dry winter skin.

    Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe

    If you have dry skin, start your daily natural skin care routine with this double butter soap recipe. Crafted with high percentages of both cocoa butter and shea butter this cold process soap recipe is perfect luxury for your dry skin care needs. Double Butter Soap for Dry Skin Care My son, like me, suffers from dry skin in the winter and asked if I could make him a really…

  • A collection of cold process palm free soap recipes for soapmakers who wish to make homemade cold process soaps without palm oil.

    Palm Free Soap Recipes

    Why Palm Free Soap Recipes? Traditionally, one of the main ingredients of cold process soap has been palm oil. However, as the use of palm oil has increased primarily due to its cheap price and wide availability, there has been controversy within the soapmaking community regarding its use. Production of palm oil in Southeast Asia has resulted in not only the depletion of the rain forest which is being torn down to create palm plantations, but it…

  • Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine's Day soaps for kids! Each easy to craft Valentine's Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone.

    DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids

    Learn how to craft these fun DIY Valentine’s Day soaps for kids!  Each easy to craft Valentine’s Day soap has a Valentine themed eraser tucked inside that they use after the soap is gone. All you need is a package of dollar or discount store erasers, a clear melt and pour soap base, red colorant and an optional fragrance oil. DIY Valentine’s Day Soaps for Kids © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen…

  • Learn how to make these fun Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine's Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink "icing!"

    DIY Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps

    Learn how to make these fun DIY Joan Jett inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps featuring black heart soaps with pink “icing!” These make wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your besties. Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Valentine’s Day Soaps © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen Ingredients: 7 oz. clear melt and pour soap base 1/4 square black glitter color bar or similar soap colorant .1 oz. fragrance oil of choice neon pink…

  • Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy!

    DIY Star Wars Melt and Pour Soaps

    Learn how to make your own DIY Star Wars inspired soaps with this DIY Star Wars melt and pour soap tutorial that creates fun Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter shaped soaps soaring through the galaxy! DIY Star Wars Melt & Pour Soap Tutorial © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen Ingredients: 19.4 oz. Crafter’s Choice (or similar) clear basic melt and pour soap base 9.75 oz. Crafter’s Choice (or similar) white basic melt and pour soap…

  • This darling dachshund melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for dachshund lovers who must have everything dachshund! You know who you are. (wink.)

    Darling Dachshund Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

    Is there a dog lover in your life? If you or someone you know has a doxie, then this DIY dachshund melt and pour soap will make the perfect homemade gift for your friends with fur babies! This darling dachshund melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for dachshund lovers who must have everything dachshund! You know who you are. (wink.) I’m one of those people too. This is my…

  • how to make conversation heart soaps

    DIY Conversation Heart Soaps with Custom Messages for Valentine’s Day

    Learn how to make conversation heart soaps for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts or wedding favors. This easy melt and pour soap recipe is a breeze to recreate. Use alphabet stamps and mica to create custom messages on soaps that you can’t get from a mold with this quick soap making tutorial. Try this fun soap crafting project today! Custom Valentine’s Day Soaps We’ve all seen heart shaped soaps that look…

  • Heart shaped soap recipe with no lye for DIY Valentine's Day gifts. This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! Formulated with naturally hydrating skin care ingredients, this easy rebatched heart shaped soap won't strip skin. So it can help combat the drying effects of winter. Keep reading reading to learn how to craft this easy heart shaped soap recipe to add to your winter skin care routine or to give as lovely DIY Valentine's Day gifts for natural beauty.

    18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes. 18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts 1. DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars – This easy heart shaped solid lotion…

  • Want to make your own DIY Star Wars soap as gifts for Valentine’s Day? (Because who wouldn’t love Star Wars soap right?!) These silicone Star Wars soap molds are absolutely perfect for both cold process and melt and pour soap.

    Silicon Star Wars Soap Molds: Perfect for DIY Star Wars Soap this Valentine’s Day

    Want to make your own DIY Star Wars soap as gifts for Valentine’s Day? (Because who wouldn’t love Star Wars soap right?!) These silicone Star Wars soap molds are absolutely perfect for both cold process and melt and pour soap. Plus you’ll save a ton of money by purchasing these silicone Star Wars soap molds as a group of seven molds over purchasing each Star Wars mold individually. You can buy them from Amazon here.…

  • This easy jelly soap recipe makes heart shaped jelly soaps for unique DIY Valentine's Day gifts.

    Star Wars Jelly Soap Recipe for Valentine’s Day

    This Star Wars Jelly Soap Recipe features miniature Millennium Falcons and heart shaped jelly soaps that jiggle just like Jell-O. These make wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for any Star Wars fan! Plus they’re really easy to make and require minimal ingredients. Millennium Falcon Star Wars Jelly Soap Recipe © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen Ingredients: 1 1/2 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin 2.5 oz. water (1/3 Cup) 5 oz. Dr. Bronner’s unscented…

  • Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rock star bath and beauty products you can make to sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops.

    Rockstar Bath and Beauty Products to Make and Sell

    Looking for crafts to make and sell? Consider these 36 rockstar bath and beauty products you can make and sell at local craft fairs, farmer’s markets, boutiques and online shops. 1. Homemade Green Tea and Turmeric Soap Recipe – This homemade green tea and turmeric soap recipe harnesses green tea’s anti-oxidant properties and combines it with turmeric’s anti-acne, anti-aging and skin lightening properties for a fantastic homemade soap that’s great for…

  • homemade bath and body recipes for the past year! Bath and body recipes for making natural healing balms, homemade soaps, scrubs and more!

    Best Homemade Bath and Body Recipes of the Past Year

    As the year comes to a close it’s only fitting to once again share my favorite bath and body recipes of 2015. At the end of last year I shared twenty of the best homemade skin care recipes from Soap Deli News for 2014. They included recipes for my natural homemade foot scrub, natural cold sore therapy lip balm, natural chocolate rose body cream, homemade black drawing salve and more. You…

  • Turmeric soap recipe with green tea. Learn about the skin lightening benefits of turmeric and the anti-aging skin care benefits of green tea. Then combine them to make this DIY turmeric soap for your natural beauty regimen for glowing skin. Craft a convenient, everyday natural skin care product that harnesses the benefits of turmeric and green tea for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin lightening properties. Care for your skin with this simple green beauty product for clean beauty.

    Green Tea & Turmeric Soap Recipe for Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care

    For this homemade green tea and turmeric soap recipe I really wanted to combine two natural ingredients that have shown to have wonderful properties when used in skin care – green tea and turmeric root powder. The result was a convenient, everyday product that harnesses green teas antioxidant properties and combines it with turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin lightening properties perfect for those age spots. How to Make Green…

  • This sweetly scented orange and espresso homemade soap recipe reminds me of chocolate oranges at Christmas and makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift idea.

    Homemade Orange & Espresso Soap Recipe

    This homemade orange and espresso soap recipe was inspired by my own homemade coffee soap recipe as well as Beth’s recent soap recipe for making hot process pumpkin pie soap. Like my coffee soap recipe, my orange and espresso soap recipe uses a combination of ingredients that create a rich and creamy lather with the allure of coffee. And like Beth’s homemade pumpkin pie soap recipe, I’ve also included coconut milk in my soap recipe in addition to giving…

  • These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups!

    DIY Mix Tape Soap Favors

    These DIY mix tape soap favors make great party favors, stocking stuffers and even homemade holiday gifts for co-workers or other large groups! While there’s not a concise answer on whether they are mix tapes (mixtape?) or mixed tapes – I’m not even sure anymore and as a Gen-Xer I grew up on these things – these DIY mix tape soap favors are sure to have their recipients reminiscing over the past. The great thing about…

  • This hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe is made using the crockpot method and is made using frozen coconut milk cubes and canned pumpkin. It's a sure hit for fall and beyond for anyone who is a fan of pumpkin pie!

    Hot Process Pumpkin Pie Soap Recipe

    Learn how to make pumpkin pie soap using the hot process soap making method. This homemade soap recipe is made with coconut milk and canned pumpkin puree in the crockpot for a creamy, nourishing soap that’s perfect for your natural skin care routine. This hot process pumpkin pie soap recipe is made using the crockpot method and is made using frozen coconut milk cubes and canned pumpkin. It’s a sure…

  • This natural lemongrass and neem oil soap recipe contains both neem oil and evening primrose oil, both prized for their medicinal skin care properties that can help to tackle tough skin issues like eczema. In addition, this natural lemongrass and neem oil soap recipe is scented with an energizing blend of lemongrass essential oil and a touch of sage.

    Natural Neem Oil Soap Recipe with Lemongrass and Sage Essential Oils

    Learn how to make neem oil soap with this cold process soap recipe. This homemade soap contains a natural lemongrass sage essential oil blend. However, it can also be naturally scented with lemongrass essential oil, if desired. Keep reading to discover the skin care benefits of neem oil in soap, and get step-by-step directions on making cold press soap from scratch. Natural Neem Oil Soap This natural lemongrass and neem…

  • Homemade Neem Oil and Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe

    Neem Oil Benefits and Uses for Skin Care & Hair Care for Natural Beauty

    There are many neem oil benefits and uses for skin care and hair care. Discover how neem oil is used for natural beauty with this collection of 18 natural neem oil skin care recipes. Neem Oil Benefits and Uses for Skin and Hair Care Since I first learned about neem oil two years ago, I’ve been thrilled with the discovery. Neem oil is a carrier oil that I’ve found to help…

  • This men's body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren't a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won't leave their skin feeling stripped and tight.

    Men’s Body Wash Recipe for Dry or Sensitive Skin

    This men’s body wash recipe is perfectly suited for men who aren’t a fan of traditional bar soap or want a more moisturizing product that won’t leave their skin feeling stripped and tight. Because this men’s body wash recipe uses a simple, unscented Castile liquid soap as a base for the body wash, it’s incredibly quick and easy to make. The addition of aloe vera gel, glycerin and natural carrier oils help…

  • Learn how to make your own cold process soap recipe from scratch plus information on how to use a lye calculator and other soapmaking notes and tips.

    How to Make a Custom Cold Process Soap Recipe Using a Lye Calculator

    Learn how to make a custom cold process soap recipe. If you’ve tackled learning how to make cold process soap with lye, then you may be ready to start developing your own custom cold process soap recipes. Part of understanding how to create your own soap recipes, means also understanding how a lye calculator works. Keep reading to learn how to use a lye calculator to formulate your own unique…

  • How to make cold process soap with lye using modern soapmaking methods. Detailed tutorial on how to make soap as well as beginner cold process soap recipes.

    How to Make Soap from Scratch (Plus Cold Process Soap Recipes)

    Learn how to make soap from scratch. This tutorial provides insight into the soap-making process and what occurs during saponification. In addition this guide also teaches you how to make cold process soap with lye. It covers safety and recipe formulation as well as a variety of lye soap recipes to help you get started.  How to Make Soap with Lye: Getting Started Making cold process soap from scratch doesn’t…

  • This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe lends a fun twist to a basic Castile soap.

    Homemade Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe

    This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe lends a fun twist to a basic Castile soap. Made using olive oil, this peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe also combines peppermint and patchouli essential oils for a fabulous unisex fragrance blend along with mineral rich Red Hawaiian Alaea Salt and a touch of Australian midnight black clay. Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe © Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen Ingredients: 36 oz. virgin olive…

  • This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin ailments.

    How to Make Homemade Coffee Soap for Natural Skin Care

    This homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real coffee! Not only does the coffee in this cold process soap recipe naturally help to neutralize tough odors on hands from cooking, the natural caffeine present in coffee also possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. Keep reading to learn more about the skin care benefits of coffee and how to make natural coffee soap. Coffee Skin Care Benefits Coffee has a number of…

  • This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made using real real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in anti-oxidants that are believed to help repair skin tissue.

    Natural Blueberry & Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

    This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made from real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in antioxidants that are believed to help repair damage to skin tissue and are also highly prized for their anti-aging properties in skin care. Keep reading to discover how to make carrot soap with blueberries for your daily, anti-aging skin care routine. Blueberry Carrot Soap To create…

  • This homemade rose and lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won't believe how luxurious it feels on skin! Plus it's also great as a foaming hand soap refill!

    Rose & Lavender Body Wash Recipe

    Discover how to make a skin conditioning DIY body wash with with rose water and lavender essential oil. This easy skin care recipe is perfect for your natural skin care routine. Plus, it’s so simple and quick to create at home. DIY Body Wash with Evening Primrose Oil This homemade rose & lavender body wash recipe is so simple to make that you won’t believe how luxurious it feels on skin!…

  • Don't have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

    Avocado Soap Recipe with Ripe Avocado & Fresh Greek Yogurt

    This natural yogurt & avocado soap recipe may seem both challenging and perhaps a bit expensive to craft at first glance. However, because of the food ingredients added to this natural avocado soap recipe, you’re actually able to create a luxe bar of homemade soap with fewer, less expensive ingredients! The result is an incredible natural soap that hydrates and soothes skin so it looks and feels healthy. Don’t have…

  • Learn how to make DIY Wedding Soap Favors and unique DIY Save the Date Soaps plus a two homemade soap recipes for mango & coconut milk soaps!

    DIY Wedding Soap Favors & Two Homemade Soap Recipes

    Want to make your own DIY wedding soap favors for your big day? Learn how with this tutorial for making your own DIY wedding soap favors or unique Save the Date Soaps! Plus there are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways! Choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe! First thing…

  • This natural homemade raspberry cold process soap recipe is made with ripe raspberries which are naturally rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants have been shown to help to prevent and repair skin damage caused by free radicals. In addition because antioxidants protect cells and encourage cell growth they are also believed to be helpful in an in fighting fine lines and wrinkles.

    How to Make Raspberry Soap: Natural Cold Process Soap Recipe

    Learn how to make raspberry soap with this natural cold process soap recipe. Made using real raspberries as a key ingredient, this homemade soap recipe with raspberries makes a wonderful addition to your daily skin care routine. This natural homemade raspberry cold process soap recipe is made with ripe raspberries which are naturally rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants have been shown to help to prevent and repair skin damage caused by…

  • This homemade cold process glycerin shaving soap recipe includes extra vegetable glycerin that's added to the regular soapmaking oils during the soapmaking process.

    Homemade Cold Process Glycerin Shaving Soap Recipe

    This homemade cold process glycerin shaving soap recipe includes extra vegetable glycerin that’s added to the regular soapmaking oils during the soapmaking process. Typically this is usually only done for shaving soaps as the extra glycerin contributes to the bar’s humectant properties. As glycerin is naturally created as a byproduct of the saponification process, there’s already some level of glycerin in every bar of cold process soap. This glycerin shaving soap…

  • This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. In cold process soap they also help to create a rich, thick lather.

    Cold Process Egg Soap Recipe (Step-by-Step Egg Yolk Soap Recipe)

    This homemade cold process egg soap recipe is made with egg yolks. Eggs have long offered skin care benefits that include tightening skin, shrinking pores, and calming redness and breakouts. Add eggs to your daily beauty regimen in with this DIY egg yolk soap recipe for natural skin care. Plus get easy tips for making egg yolk soaps perfectly your very first try. Soapmaking Benefits of Egg Yolk Soap In…

  • This homemade nut free soap recipe contains zero nut oils so even those with nut allergies can enjoy this classically scented lemon poppyseed soap.

    Lemon & Poppyseed Nut Free Soap Recipe

    This simple homemade nut free soap recipe contains zero nut oils so even those with nut allergies can enjoy this classically scented lemon poppyseed soap. While coconut oil traditionally boosts lather in homemade cold process soap recipes, this nut free soap recipe instead uses palm kernel flakes which has similar lather boosting properties. In addition it also incorporates less costly ingredients for those who are soaping on a budget. Lemon…

  • This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower!

    Natural Black Clay and Sea Salt Soap Recipe

    This natural black clay and sea salt soap recipe is made using Australian black clay and fine sea salt for a luxurious spa like experience in the shower! Australian Midnight Black Clay contains a variety of natural minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and copper and is suitable for most every skin type. It aids in removing toxins and impurities from skin in a similar way as activated charcoal while also adding conditioning…

  • This Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help skin acne free!

    Coconut Oil Facial Soap Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

    This coconut oil facial soap recipe for acne prone skin combines ingredients known for their acne fighting properties to help keep skin acne free! Like the name implies, this coconut oil facial soap recipe is formulated using refined coconut oil at 100% with a 20% superfat so it doesn’t over dry skin. Neem oil, sea buckthorn oil and a blend of essential oils are also included in this natural homemade soap recipe to…

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