DIY Loofah Soap

Last Updated on October 9, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

The best exfoliators are the ones made from natural ingredients like loofah gourds or sugar scrubs. But these can be expensive and time-consuming to make at home. Plus, it’s easy to mess up and end up with an unusable product!

Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

DIY Loofah Soap

Make DIY loofah soap! This homemade body scrub recipe will make you feel like you’re at a spa every time you use it. It’s easy to make with a melt and pour soap base and a loofah sponge. Plus, this project only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish (including prep). The best part? You can customize the scent of your soap by choosing different essential oils for each layer in the recipe below! Here are some ideas for essential oil combinations that smell amazing together:

The best essential oils for skincare include lavender, rosemary, patchouli, orange, grapefruit, lemon, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil.

a pile of dried loofahs

What is a loofah?

A loofah is a sponge that is made out of a gourd. The skin is very rough and the flesh inside is soft. It has pores that are bigger than other sponges to allow for more water retention. It also has seeds, which can be used to grow new loofahs! They are sold as a vegetable in some countries.

In this country, the loofah is typically dried and used as a sponge in projects like DIY loofah soap.

soap making ingredients

DIY Loofah Soap Ingredients And Supplies

  • Clear Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base (3/4 lb works well)
  • Oval Soap Mold
  • Loofah Sponges
  • Knife
  • Droppers or Pipettes for essential oil blending
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl or measuring cup

step by step photos to make this project

How do you make homemade loofah soap?

Chop up the soap base and place it in a heat-safe container. Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove, and stir. Heat for additional 30-second increments, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.

Then, add 10-15 drops of essential oil or a blend of oils to your melted soap base. Once you’ve added the essential oils, mix the liquid glycerin melt and pour soap base carefully.

Cut your loofah sponges down to size by slicing them in quarters, depending on how big you want your loofah soap bars to be. Place one loofah slice into each mold cavity. Pour the melted soap over loofah to fill the mold.

Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Make sure the loofah is covered completely by pushing it down slightly. Then, carefully spoon more melted soap onto the top of your loofah until all of it is completely submerged.

Finally, carefully spoon the rest of your clear melt and pour soap base into your mold to surround your loofah with clear soap liquid. Allow it to sit for two hours and remove it from the mold.

This DIY loofah soap makes a wonderful exfoliating body bar that will leave you feeling like you’ve had a professional spa treatment. You can make this recipe using your favorite essential oils, so be sure to experiment with different scents!

Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Can I make lavender loofah soap?

Yes, you can use a variety of different types of essential oils for soap including lavender. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • Lavender, lime, or grapefruit essential oil will give you a nice refreshing scent.
  • Patchouli, orange, or lemon essential oils will give you a nice clean scent.
  • Geranium, patchouli, or rosemary essential oils are great for dry skin.

When you purchase your soap base ingredients, be sure to check out more of my DIY beauty recipes! I have so many fun ideas for using melt and pour soap bases projects!

You may want to check out these home remedies for chapped hands.

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DIY Loofah Soap

Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Learn how to make this DIY loofah soap. Exfoliating your skin regularly is a great way to get rid of dry, dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • Clear Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base (3/4 lb works well)
  • Oval Soap Mold
  • Loofah Sponges
  • Knife
  • Droppers or Pipettes for essential oil blending
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl or measuring cup

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

    1. Chop up the soap base and place it in a heat-safe container. Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove, and stir. Heat for additional 30-second increments, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.
    2. Then, add 10-15 drops of essential oil or a blend of oils to your melted soap base.
    3. Once you’ve added the essential oils, mix the liquid glycerin melt and pour soap base carefully.
    4. Cut your loofah sponges down to size by slicing them in quarters, depending on how big you want your loofah soap bars to be.
    5. Place one loofah slice into each mold cavity. Pour the melted soap over loofah to fill the mold.
    6. Make sure the loofah is covered completely by pushing it down slightly. Then, carefully spoon more melted soap onto the top of your loofah until all of it is completely submerged.
    7. Finally, carefully spoon the rest of your clear melt and pour soap base into your mold to surround your loofah with clear soap liquid. Allow it to sit for two hours and remove it from the mold.

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