Men’s Homemade Tobacco Caramel & Whiskey Soap Recipe

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DIY Men's Homemade Tobacco Caramel and Whiskey Soap Recipe made using real whiskey!

I’ve had a homemade whiskey soap recipe on my to do list for quite some time but it took me a while to decided how to execute it. In the end I settled on using real whiskey in a hand milled soap recipe rather than attempting mixing lye with a high percentage of alcohol for safety reasons. Combined with a tobacco caramel fragrance oil, this men’s whiskey soap recipe creates a very masculine scented homemade soap. The scent reminds me of a grandfather’s aftershave and definitely of bygone days. It’s also perfectly suited for any gentleman with dry or maturing skin.

This hand milled whiskey soap recipe is quite simple to create and is ready almost immediately making it a wonderful homemade gift idea for Christmas and Father’s Day. (Yes, I’m always thinking ahead.) In fact I’ll be gifting some of these to my own dad. Here’s the recipe.

DIY Whiskey and Tobacco Caramel Hand Milled Soap Recipe for Men

Hand Milled Caramel Tobacco & Whiskey Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

24 oz. unscented cold process soap, grated
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. walnut oil
2.25 oz. whiskey
.85 oz. Tobacco Caramel fragrance oil
.25 oz. pumpkin seed oil
1 Tablespoon marshmallow root powder
1 Tablespoon bronze mica powder, or less if starting with white soap (optional)

Instructions:

I used my own unscented goat milk soap for the cold process soap that is called for in this recipe. If you’d like to use the same soap as I did you can find that homemade goat milk soap recipe here. I also used the same basic round silicone soap mold that I’ve used for many of my other recipes. However you can use your own existing molds. The final recipe yields approximately six 5 oz. bars.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the grated soap, shea butter, cocoa butter and whiskey. Combine in a large pot over low heat on the stove. Mix occasionally until all ingredients are melted together then allow to “simmer” a bit longer to burn off all of the alcohol from the whiskey.

Now weigh out the walnut and pumpkin seed oils and stir into the mixture.

Next, use measuring spoons to measure out the marshmallow root powder and bronze mica. Stir into the soap until completely incorporated.

Finally, weigh out the fragrance and stir into the melted soap. Remove from heat and quickly spoon the soap into all of the mold cavities and set aside to cool.

Once the soaps have hardened gently remove them from the mold and allow to air dry for a few days so they may harden a bit further, then wrap – I wrapped mine in plastic food service film – and label as desired.

Printable Mountain Range Soap Label

If you like this homemade men’s soap recipe, be sure to try my other homemade soap recipes designed just for men: Seriously Sexy Hand Milled Soap Recipe, Hand Milled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap RecipeGame on Soap Recipe for Men, Men’s Ferocious & Fantastic Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Natural Mountain Man Detox Soap Recipe with Printable Labels, Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe, Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe and Patchouli Granola Crunch Soap Recipe.

For even more homemade soap recipes and other diy skin care products for men that you can make yourself, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body and Father’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest boards. To keep up with all of my new posts and recipes you can follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Homemade Fir & Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

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DIY Homemade Natural Lavender and Fir Cold Process Soap Recipe - Great Homemade Gift Idea for Guys

This lightly scented Homemade Fir & Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe is created using a fresh smelling blend of natural lavender and fir essential oils. It’s the perfect unisex soap for both men and women alike with no overpowering fragrances and also contains skin nourishing illipe butter – a fun alternative to cocoa butter.

Natural Homemade Fir & Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.8 oz. refined illipe butter
3.6 oz. palm kernel flakes
7.2 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
10.8 oz. olive oil
3.6 oz. grapeseed oil
5.4 oz. rice bran oil
2.6 oz. sesame oil

12 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

.75 oz. fir needle essential oil
.25 oz. lavender essential oil
.15 oz. patchouli essential oil
pinch chromium green oxide pigment powder

Instructions:

For this homemade fir & lavender cold process soap recipe you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. This batch will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield approximately 10-12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Start by preparing your lye/water. You can weigh or measure the water in a pitcher or large glass pyrex measuring cup. Then weigh out the lye using a digital kitchen scale and pour into the water in a well ventilated area, stirring until all lye is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now prepare the soapmaking oils by weighing out all of the ingredients and combine in a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all oils are completely melted, then remove from heat and allow to cool.

When your soapmaking ingredients have cooled to between 95°-100°F you’re ready to mix the lye/water and soapmaking oils. Slowly pour the lye/water into the oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Next, add the essential oils and combine thoroughly, then pour half of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now add a pinch of chromium green oxide pigment powder to the remaining soap in the pot. Mix with the stick blender until all color is evenly distributed then pour the green colored soap on top of the first layer in your mold.

Cover and insulate your soap for 24 hours, then unmold and cut into bars. Allow to cure 3 – 6 weeks before use. This natural soap recipe creates nice, super hard bars of soap.

Like this recipe? Then be sure to also check out my homemade beer soap recipe and my exfoliating gardener’s soap recipe, both of which are also made with illipe butter. And for more natural handmade soap recipes as well as DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’ as well as find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram!

DIY Game On Homemade Soap Recipe for Men

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Homemade Soap Recipe for Men - Make a Splash with this DIY Game On Cold Process Soap

Make a splash with this handmade Game On Cold Process Soap Recipe for Men! This masculine scented homemade soap recipe is a woodsy blend of oak, sandalwood and musk and features shimmering mica waves created from a handmade rubber stamp. While the waves on this soap are optional, the Game On fragrance oil used to scent it is an absolute must! Baking soda and arrowroot powder are added to help kick the stink after a hard work out at the gym while bentonite clay helps get rid of sweat and excess oil leaving behind clean, clear skin.

Handmade Game On Soap Recipe for Men

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
7.2 oz. grape seed oil
7.2 oz. palm oil
9 oz. 76 degree melt point coconut oil
1.8 oz. refined shea butter

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

1.5 oz. Bentonite Clay
2 oz. Nature’s Garden Game On Fragrance Oil
1 oz. baking soda
.5 oz. arrowroot powder

Instructions:

This recipe fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold and is made using basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Start by preparing your lye-water. Measure out the distilled water in a large pyrex measuring cup or pitcher then slowly stir in 4.9 oz. of lye by weight. Set aside to cool while you prepare the soapmaking oils by weighing each then melting in a stainless steel pot on the stove. Remove from heat once melted and allow to cool to around 100 degrees F.

Once the heated ingredients have cooled weigh out the clay, baking soda and arrowroot powder and stir into the soapmaking oils using a stick or immersion hand blender to thoroughly mix. Then, slowly pour in the lye water and stir until you reach a light trace. Add the fragrance and stir to fully incorporate.

Now pour the soap into your prepared mold – you will need to line your mold if you are using a wooden soap mold! – then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Handmade Game On Soap Recipe for Men with Odor Killing Clay and Baking Soda and Oil Absorbing Bentonite Clay

Finally, unmold the soap loaf and cut into bars. If you want to stamp your soaps, simply tap your rubber stamp into mica of your choice then press into each soap bar. For this particular soap I used a hand carved ocean waves rubber stamp from Enchanting Stamps. Allow to cure 3 – 6 weeks before use.

For 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’.