Friday, July 13, 2012

Latest Batch of Homemade Soap

Homemade soap

For my latest batch of homemade soap, I thought that I'd do something different. It's so easy to fall into the rut of sticking to proven winners, the ones that people request, or my own favorites. Of course, my favorites are the soaps I make with inexpensive essential oils. Occasionally, I splurge on patchouli or lavender for Christmas gift giving. 

Wintergreen, peppermint, and a splash of eucalyptus make a refreshing blend of scents. I wanted a deep green color so I added some green French clay and some kelp granules. I can't wait to try it! The soap needs to cure for at least one month. Meanwhile my bedroom, where I store it, smells wonderful.

Homemade soap

Though I usually like to experiment with color, I thought I'd leave this batch (below) alone and see how it looked without additional colors. Two ounces of anise give this soap a wonderful licorice scent. Up close in person, the soap is a bit whiter than it looks on here.

Homemade soap

For detailed instructions on how to make homemade soap, read my hub on how to make soap with Crisco by clicking here


  1. Dolores, I am a homemade soap fanatic and collector. Do you sell your soaps commmercially? If so, where can I order them? I love the look and texture that shows up in the images. Also, your colors are awesome! I am very fond of anise as a scent, as well as mint. I wish I had the time to make them myself, but that is not the case!
    ;) Pearl

    1. Hi Pearl! Gee, what a nice comment. I sold them some time ago at a little boutique. During a big storm and ensuing leak, the whole basket of soap was destroyed. The owner of the shop paid me for the ruined soap with insurance money. That was the Big Soap Sale. I got to so many craft shows where people are selling the most wonderful soaps yet no one seems to buy it. It costs about $3.50 a bar to make. So no I do not. Thank you so much!