As much as I liked the idea of homemade soap, I didn’t get into this craft for a long time, simply because I dreaded using (dangerous) lye and fat. But then I discovered melt and pour soap making, and everything changed! It’s really easy (like kids craft easy!), inexpensive, easily customizable, and totally fun.
Of course, the overall quality of your soap is dependent on the quality of the soap base you buy, so make sure you get yours from a reputable source! We like this shea butter base and this goat’s milk base. Ready to start making? Here are some of our favorite creative ways to use melt-and-pour soap:
Play with shape!
One of the best things about melt and pour soap base is that you can literally pour it in whatever shape you like! A great opportunity to customize it for a party or a holiday.
Colorful cacti soaps from Lovely Indeed
Make it exfoliating
You wouldn’t think sand belongs in soap but it’s actually great for scrubbing dirt off your hands! Gardeners and kids will find it particularly useful.
Coconut Sand Soap from Hello Glow
Make it layered
Layering is not just for your wardrobe! We love the fall colors on these layered soaps, especially since the colors are made with natural spices such as cinnamon and turmeric.
Spice Box Soap from Beauty Crafter
Play with color
You can easily whip up batches of soap to go with the season, the holiday or the party theme. People will be thrilled to get them as gifts! We’re partial to this luxurious fall-like sparkling fig soap these days…
Sparkling Fig Melt & Pour Soap from Soap Queen