Homemade Glycerin Soap Recipes

Glycerin soap commonly called melt and pour soap, some people call it as glycerin soap because of it’s main ingredient is glycerin. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the saponification process.

One among many benefits of glycerin soap is it is very moisturizing and good for the skin, other than that the reason why you should make your own homemade soap is you can make sure there is no harmful chemical items used as ingredients. Of course it is fun and money saving to make your own homemade soap.

How to Make Melt and Pour Soap

a) Greeny Refreshing Soap

Aloe vera is well known for it’s excellent treatment for skin conditions to rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin. The dried nettle leaves powder in the soap acts like a natural exfoliating agent.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. glycerin soap base
  • 1/8 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp of dried nettle leaf powder

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes for easier melting and put into Pyrex container.
  2. Put container on the stove and melt it on the medium heat or melt it in the microwave.
  3. Remove it from stove and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the mold and decorate before it cool and harden. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to avoid bubbles forming on the top.
  5. Put the mold aside set to cool and harden, about 2-3 hours.
  6. Remove the soap from mold, cut into bars and wrap up.

b) Tasty Strawberry Soap

The tasty smell from the strawberry and the poppy seeds embed in the soap flesh, and the eye catching red color make the soap irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. glycerin soap base
  • 1/4 tsp of poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup strawberry juice
  • 20 drops of strawberry fragrance oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes for easier melting and put into Pyrex container.
  2. Put container on the stove and melt it on the medium heat or melt it in the microwave.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Pour the soap into the mold and let it harden, about 2-3 hours.
  5. Unmold and wrap up.

c) Cinnamon Chocolate Marble Soap

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of glycerin soap base
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of Cocoa butter
  • 20 drops of Chocolate fragrance oil
  • Cocoa powder for colorant

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes. Melt it on stove.
  2. Remove from heat and add the cocoa butter. Slowly stir and add cocoa powder to make it a pale brown or tan.
  3. Add chocolate fragrance oil and ground cinnamon and stir.
  4. Pour about half of the soap (lighter brown) into the mold.
  5. Add more cocoa powder to the remaining of the soap in the container to make a darker brown.
  6. Pour onto the pale brown soap and make the marble pattern by using the blend stick, whisk the soap in any different directions to form the marble strips.
  7. Set aside to cool and harden, about 4 hours.
  8. Unmold and wrap up.

d) Double Berries Soap

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of glycerin soap base
  • 1 tsp of shea butter
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of blueberry juice
  • 2 tbsp of raspberry juice
  • 3 tbsp of goat milk powder

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes. Melt the soap base with double boiler over low heat.
  2. Remove from the stove and add the coconut oil and shea butter. Stir to mix. (mixture A)
  3. When the mixture slightly cooled, pour a small amount of mixture to mix with milk powder and fruit juices. Stir well. (Mixture B)
  4. Blend mixture B back into the rest of the mixture A.
  5. Pour into molds and let it harden. Take about 3-4 hours.
  6. Unmold and wrap up.

e) Cucumber Aloe Vera Soap

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. of clear glycerin soap base
  • 1/4 cup of grated fresh cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of fresh aloe vera¬† gel
  • 10 drops of cucumber fragrance oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes and melt on stove.
  2. Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until the aloe vera gel and grated cucumber completely distributed.
  3. Pour the mixture into the mold and set aside to cool and harden, about 3 hours.
  4. Unmold and wrap up.