Easy natural homemade hand soap – 14 best homemade hand soaps

Handmade soaps have many advantages to human beings. They are safe for health, and moisturize and exfoliate the skin extremely well. In addition, they have attractive natural fragrance. Whenever the summer comes, many people start making their own hand soaps!

I. Overview Of Natural Homemade Hand Soaps:

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It is sure that many people think that handmade soaps must be made by the artists, and to get this product, we are required to find and buy them at the store. However, do you know that the recipes for homemade hand soap are totally not difficult so that anyone can make them at home with ease?

Using handmade soap is the best way to take care of your skin, especially in winter. With just a few basic materials and simple tools, you can make much healthy, fragrant, and natural soap to use and give your friends as a cute gift.

You can make many types of soaps depending on a lot of different homemade hand soap recipes, but you should start with some basic types of soap, such as the ones which are made from pine (glycerin, fresh pine needles, and pine oil), or made from rosemary lemon (including glycerin, lemon peel, and rosemary oil. There are also another easy homemade hand soap recipe which consists of goat milk, fresh rosemary, and lemon oil).

Homemade hand soap can stay for maximum 3 to 4 months because most of them are made from fresh ingredients. If you only use essential oils to make your hand soaps, the longevity of them might be a little longer. However, you do not have to let them stay for too long and you should not do so because soaps should be used as soon as possible to keep the strong scent and work more effectively. In the article today, I would like to show my readers some of the best easy homemade hand soap types that you should try making at home!

II. Types Of Natural Homemade Hand Soap – Easy Homemade Hand Soap Recipes:

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The best thing about making soap manually at home is that you can combine the ingredients and scents that you love into a recipe. If you want to increase the effect of the homemade soap on exfoliation, you can use oats. To increase the scent, you can use lavender oil or dried rose petals. And if you want to increase the antibacterial and cleaning effects, you should use lemon or rosemary.

Each fresh ingredient and essential oil can bring about the different changes and variations to your finished products. The variations are endless, so feel free to have fun and explore it.

1. Mint And Lavender Soap: 

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This is the first types of natural homemade hand soap that I would like to introduce in this article.


  • Fragrance essential oils: lavender, mint aromatic oils
  • Color pigments to dye the soap
  • You also need to prepare a small tin box with lid

You can make some soap bars which have mint and lavender scents. They are not only perfect for carrying away in the trips but also a lovely gift for your friends and family members. The recipe will start with a goat milk soap embryo or any other soap embryo of your favorite. You need to prepare a small tin box with lid, color pigments, and soap fragrance oils. If you want, you can also add a little dried lavender. All you have to do is mixing the ingredients together, pour them into the soap box and let it dry naturally in a few hours.

If you are looking for more detailed instructions to make natural homemade hand soaps, you should read the Making Soap From Scratch book.

2. Honey And Walnut Soap: 

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This is also a wonderful recipe that everyone can make at home:


  • 1 milk soap embryo
  • Honey
  • Walnuts

Because of its antibacterial and antifungal effects, honey is a fundamental component which is widely used in health improving and skin lightening products. Honey can work well for dark circles and spots on the skin. Honey is antioxidant which plays an extremely important role in protecting the skin from UV attack. The sun can damage your skin, causing premature aging and can even lead to skin cancer. It can help to absorb and retain water in the skin, keeping your skin looking soft and meet the requirement for necessary moisture. It also helps to protect your skin from dryness and premature wrinkles.

To make soap from honey and walnuts, you will need to prepare a milk soap embryo and do not need to use any perfume or any kind of scent essential oils. Honey and walnuts can themselves create a very pleasant aroma. This soap has the ability to moisturize the skin very well, and it is perfect for using in the winter or in hot, dry weather.

3. Soap Made In Microwaves: 

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If you are looking for a handmade hand soap recipe which is quick, easy, and fun to make, do not ignore this idea. This is also one of the best easy homemade hand soap recipes that people should not miss! The ingredients you need to prepare just contain goat milk soap embryos, butter soap embryos, shape, aromatic oils, and natural elements like lavender, orange peel, and lemon peel, a wooden spoon and, of course, the microwave. First, you will need to create hot soap mixture by putting the soap embryos, aromatic oils, and the natural ingredients in a bowl and put it into the microwave until everything completely melts. Then, pour the soap into the shape and wait for it to clot.

4. Glycerin And Beeswax Soap: 

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It can be said that glycerin is like a membrane which covers and protects the skin, helping to prevent skin from the damage of the sun, wind, and the harsh environment around. Beeswax can help to kill bacteria, smooth your skin, and keep your skin hydrated. Using natural soaps made from beeswax to ensure that you will have smooth and clean skin.


  • White vegetable Glycerin
  • Aromatic essential oil
  • You can choose coffee beans or herb leaves
  • A large bowl or measuring cup, shapes, and pigments to dye the soaps

Homemade soaps are always attractive, useful, and making them is totally not too difficulty. Here will be the tips on how to make glycerin and beeswax soap that people definitely should learn. You will need the white vegetable glycerin cubes, aromatic oils, and additional ingredients, such as coffee beans, herb leaves… Pour them into a bowl or measuring cup. Wash the shapes and cover them with a very thin vegetable oil layer for each shape. Put all the materials which were prepared into a bowl and put it into the microwave to make the mixture melt. Then, stir the mixture well, and then pour it into each shape and let it clots at room temperature.

If you are looking for more detailed instructions to make natural homemade hand soaps, you should read the Making Soap From Scratch book.

5. Loofah Soap: 

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  • 1 bar of soap
  • Fresh herb leaves
  • Aromatic essential oils
  • A few drops of vitamin E
  • 5 teaspoons of liquid soap
  • 1 teaspoon of water, grinding table, decorative shape

Loofah has many effective uses on human life, especially it can help you well in exfoliation. If you want, you can even make the loofah soap of your own. You will need a bar of soap, fresh herb leaves, 5 teaspoons of liquid soap, 1 teaspoon of water, perfume oil, a few drops of vitamin E, loofah, grinding table, soap shapes. Cut the loofah into 2-inch-thick pieces, chop the soap bars and put into a large stainless steel bowl. Add herb leaves, liquid soap, and vitamin E to the bowl. Melt the material by placing the bowl on the edge of the pot with boiling water and stir the liquid well. Finally, pour the mixture into the decorating shapes and let them dry.

6. Black Raspberries Soap: 

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This handmade hand soap recipe is extracted from olive oil, which has anti-aging, skin smoothing and moisturizing effects. Besides, raspberry is very high in antioxidants and vitamins which can help to stretch and make the skin look “shiny”. Besides, the xeton substance can also help to reduce the effects of harmful free radicals to the body, helping to prevent the signs of aging such as wrinkles and age spots. Especially if you frequently use crushed raspberries mask, your skin will be also improved noticeably.


  • Olive Oil
  • Embryos soap
  • Aromatic black raspberries
  • Color pigments to dye the soap from natural plants, and a large bowl

If you want to have some soap bars with “tasty” and impressive smells and beautiful shape, you should try making soap with black raspberry scent. The ingredients you will need are olive oil, soap embryos, black raspberry aroma oil, pigments from natural plants. Put all ingredients into a large bowl. First, put the soap embryos into the microwave and let them melt. Then, add the oils and pigments to the mixture. You can also add beads of black raspberries to the mixture if you want. Stir the mixture well and pour soap into the shapes. Wait until it becomes hard and use a knife to cut the soaps into small enough pieces to use.

7. Peppermint Snowflake Soap: 

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To make the soaps shaped like snowflakes, you need to prepare a white soap embryo, metallic cosmetics, peppermint perfume oil, and snowflake shapes. Use a knife to cut the soap embryos into small pieces, put them into a bowl, and let them melt under the microwave heat. Add the oils, metallic powder, and stir the ingredients together. Quickly pour the mixture into the shapes when the liquid is still hot and wait for it to harden.

If you are looking for more detailed instructions to make natural homemade hand soaps, you should read the Making Soap From Scratch book.

8. Soap For Children:

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This is an interesting recipe to make the soaps that even young children will love. To make soap for children, you will need to buy glycerin soap, prepare tissue paper, scissor, and shapes. Put the glycerin soap into the microwave and let it melt under the heat of the microwave. Choose the tissue papers which have your favorite color and cut into tiny squares. Pour the liquid into soap shape at 2/3 level and sprinkle cut colored papers on the surface. Add a thin layer of soap above for full, stir the liquid lightly and allow it to dry naturally.

9. Mocha Soap: 

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Here is also a recipe for natural homemade hand soap which is “delicious” and very easy to make. You will need to prepare sunflower seed oil, olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, water, lye, mint aromatic oil, coffee, chocolate, and cocoa powder. You will need to make two types of soap: peppermint soap and mocha soap; then mix them together. When these two kinds of soap melted, pour the mint soap into the shape; then pour mocha soap onto the surface. Use a knife (or other tool) to engrave lines on the soap bar to create tornado effects.

10. Lavender Bath Salt: 

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The effect of bath salts in skin exfoliation is very good. Especially if you work with Epson salt, which is a mineral with magnesium sulfate, capable of effectively softens skin. Moreover, salts mixed with essential oils also act as natural exfoliating particles, cleansing the dirt and sebum, helping to smooth the skin. When the bath salt is absorbed into the skin, magnesium sulfate will help to reduce wrinkles by enhancing the elasticity of the collagen fibers in the connective tissues and improve the absorption of vitamins to the skin. For bruises and burns, covering the wound by warm towel with Epson salt for 20 to 30 minutes a day will help to reduce swelling and hematoma.


  • An Epsom salt
  • Dried lavender buds, pure lavender essential oil
  • Coloring pigments (if desired)

You will need to buy a little Epsom salt (Epsom salt is a natural mineral salt which has bitter flavor instead of the saltiness one as normal. It is rated as high quality raw beauty and multifunction ingredient which is indispensable in the spas), dried lavender buds, lavender oil and pigments (if you desire). First, you will need to mix Epsom salt and dried lavender buds in a glass bowl. Then add pure lavender essential oils and pigments to the mixture. You can also use this product as bath salt or as an exfoliant product.

11. Lemon Honey Soap:

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Another interesting thing is that do you know you can make soap from beer? Might be it sounds a little bit absurd because nobody wants to have the smell of alcohol on their own body. However, the fact is that the following natural homemade hand soap recipe has the sweet scent of caramel filled with honey and citrus flavor. Men are extremely interested in this scent, and this may be the perfect gift for your Valentine this year. This is the last but not least homemade hand soap recipe that I would like to show you and other readers in this article. Make it yourself at home and feel!

12. Coconut Oil Soap: 

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With this easy homemade hand soap which is made from coconut oil, you will quickly have beautiful skin because it contains wonderful materials, such as coconut oil, beeswax, aroma essential oils … They can work to help you relax, keep your skin hydrated, as well as cleaning and brightening your skin effectively.


  • 20 g coconut oil
  • 19 g beeswax
  • 32 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • 1 large pan to melt the wax
  • 1 lotion or soap shape

How To Make Soap From Coconut Oil:

Prepare all the necessary ingredients that I mentioned above. Pour coconut oil and beeswax into the pan and put the pan on the stove over low heat. Beeswax will be evenly heated and this will break down the large beeswax blocks into smaller mixture. Wait until the two components – coconut oil and beeswax – are blended and melt together, becoming a smooth liquid. If it is necessary, you can add aromatic essential oils and beeswax after the oil and the beeswax melted into the mixture. If you want to add more essential oil, you just need to add a few drops of essential oil to avoid the anonymous smell. After the oil has been completely mixed into the mixture with beeswax and coconut oil, pour the mixture into the shape you like. Leave the soap in the shape until the mixture becomes cool, this time the soap can be easily removed for use. So you will finally get a natural soap bar made from coconut oil with ease.

If you are looking for more detailed instructions to make natural homemade hand soaps, you should read the Making Soap From Scratch book.

13. Pine And Lavender Soap:

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This natural homemade hand soap has the soothing scent because it is created from the combination between the scent essential oils of pine and lavender. It is the perfect soap for both men and women because it does not have a clear and strong scent, and it also contains illipe butter – a pretty cool material used as a substitute for cocoa butter.


  • 79.4 grams of purified illipe butter
  • 102.1 grams of palm kernel oil
  • 204.1 grams of coconut oil melted at a temperature of 24oC
  • 306.2 grams of olive oil
  • 102.1 grams of grape seed oil
  • 153.1 grams of rice bran oil
  • 73.7 grams of sesame oil
  • 336 ml of distilled water
  • 139 grams of lye / sodium hydroxide
  • 21.3 grams of pine essential
  • 7.1 grams of the oil extracted from lavender
  • 4.3 grams of patchouli oil
  • 1 pinch of green food coloring chromium oxide

With the method to make handmade soap without using heat, you need to follow the basic instruction of soap dispensing without using heat. This batch of soap would be appropriate to be stored in in a soap shape and give you 10 to12 soap bars depending on how thick you cut the pieces.

14. Coffee And Coconut Oil Soap: 

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Hand-made coffee soap using the combination with coconut oil soap is one of the products which are widely used by consumers. Coffee and coconut oil soap is made from virgin coconut oil and pure coffee so that it is very safe and effective for skin care. Coffee and coconut oil soap is made with coffee so that it can help you relax, and it has deodorant, antiseptic, and exfoliating effects, soothing your skin after bathing.

Although coffee and coconut oil homemade hand soap does not have passionate fragrance as the industrial and commercial soaps which are currently sold on the market, this handmade soap is still circulated on all roads in many countries. Many men and women are looking for coffee – coconut oil soaps to use and give their loved ones whether the price they have to pay for this product is pretty high. Therefore, you should learn how to make this soap at home by following these simple steps.

Here is a recipe available for you to make homemade coffee – coconut oil soap yourself.


  • 1/4 bar of soap or soap wax.
  • 2 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • A bottle of pure coconut essential oil
  • 1 piece of colored candy
  • 1 heat-resistant bowl

How To Make Coffee And Coconut Oil Soap:

How to make coffee – coconut oil soap – step 1:

  • Chop the colored candies into crumbs to sprinkle on the soap mixture.
  • Then cut the bar of soap wax into small pieces and put into the heat resistant bowl with 2 tablespoons of coffee.

How to make coffee – coconut oil soap – step 2:

  • Put the mixture of soap and coffee into the microwave to cook for 30 seconds or steam it so that the mixture will be able to melt completely.
  • Pour a few drops of coconut oil into the cooked mixture.

How to make coffee – coconut oil soap – step 3:

  • Sprinkle the colored candy crumbs into the bottom of the soap shape, then pour the mixture of soap and coffee into the shape, and then sprinkle a little crumb of colored candies on top for a more beautiful soap bar.

Wait until the soap cool down and you can use immediately after the soap became hard. The scent of coffee – coconut oil homemade hand soap will spread gently and pleasantly when you use it.

This is the list of 14 most effective and best easy homemade hand soap recipes that will help people make natural soaps by their own without meeting any difficulty. In fact, readers of VKool.com should know and remember these recipes to make soaps at home to use for safety and interest scents because they can choose their own interested scent, color, and shapes when making homemade soaps.

If you think that the tips on how to make soap at home I mentioned in this article are very useful not only for you but also for people who love using handmade and natural cosmetics, feel free to share this list with them and let me see your feedbacks by commenting in the form below. As an author, I actually welcome all of my readers’ opinions and feedbacks!

If you are looking for more detailed instructions to make natural homemade hand soaps, you should read the Making Soap From Scratch book.

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