Easy Moisturizing Soap Recipes

Last Updated on June 13, 2023 by Ellen Christian

These easy moisturizing soap recipes are a great place to start if you’re interested in making your own beauty products. Try these today.

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So many of the soaps you can buy are drying to your skin and contain chemicals that aren’t good for you or our environment. By making your own soap, you’re in control of what you put into it.

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Moisturizing Soap Recipes

There are lots of different ways that you can make homemade soap. There are lots of moisturizing melt and pour soap recipes that are the easiest choice for beginners. I love using melt and pour soap because it is virtually foolproof.

If you’re looking to learn how to make homemade soap, then I’ve got just the soap recipes for you! My collection of soap recipes is filled with unique ideas and combinations as well as several exclusive recipes you won’t find anywhere else. Not only will you be able to make soaps from scratch, but the possibilities are practically limitless. 

Vanilla Rose Soap

One of my favorite moisturizing melt and pour soap recipes is this Vanilla Rose Soap by Simply Stacie. It’s perfect for shower time, bath time, or washing your hands. And, your guests will love finding this pretty rose-shaped soap in the guest bathroom when they visit. Learn how to make Vanilla Rose Soap.

pappermint moisturizing soap with herbs and flowers

Peppermint Goat Milk Soap

If you want the best moisturizing soap recipe that also exfoliates, I have one for you. This Peppermint Goat Milk Soap by Living Well Mom has jojoba beads in it to help exfoliate your tired, winter skin. And, it has a natural peppermint scent from essential oils. Try this Peppermint Goat Milk Soap.

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

If you want a DIY moisturizing hand soap like the expensive ones you find at Bath and Body Works, you need to try this DIY moisturizing hand soap from Thrifty DIY Diva. Best of all, you can use any scent you want to customize your creation. Get the instructions for DIY Foaming Hand Soap.

lemons, soap and white towels in a basket

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap

Here is another moisturizing soap recipe made with melt and pour soap. This lemon soap recipe using moisturizing shea butter which is wonderful for your skin. And, it has poppy seeds for exfoliation as well. This makes a wonderful homemade gift idea. Try this Lemon Poppy Seed Soap.

Homemade Coffee Soap

I love coffee in all forms so this moisturizing soap with coffee sounds amazing to me. Caffeine has been shown to help get rid of cellulite so you’ll want to make a few bars of this one today. Plus, who can resist waking up to the scent of coffee. Get the recipe for Homemade Coffee Soap.

Orange Flaxseed Soap

Orange is such an energizing scent. And, when you combine it with these other ingredients, it’s one of my favorite moisturizing soap recipes. It’s easy to make up a batch of this melt and pour soap. And, you can store them in a cool dry place until you need them. Find out how to make Orange Flaxseed Soap

These easy moisturizing soap recipes are a great place to start if you're interested in making your own beauty products. Try these today.

How to get started making moisturizing soap recipes

Three are many different ways that you can make homemade soap. I have found that melt and pour soaps are the easiest type for a beginner to make. This DIY Loofah Soap is one of my favorites.

With a melt and pour soap, you begin with a soap base that you can purchase at a craft store. You melt the soap and add essential oils, herbs, coffee grounds, flax seeds, and other add-ins to make your soap unique and give it a scent.

Then you pour the melted soap base into soap molds and allow it to harden.  Then you simply pop the soap out of the soap molds and it’s ready to be used. You will need:

If you enjoy making your own beauty products, you may want to try my 3 ingredient homemade facial recipe or my cinnamon apple body scrub recipe. They are both very easy ways to create your own healthy beauty products for just a fraction of what you’d spend at the store.

Have you made any homemade beauty products? Why not try my poppyseed soap recipe next.

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