Soap Recipe for Beginners

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Simple Beginner's Soap Recipes

On the internet you can get hundreds of soap recipes with a few clicks, but sometimes a simple, foolproof soap recipe for beginners can be hard to find.

A basic soap recipe for beginners should contain no fragrance or color additives. For your first batch, stick with one that has no more than 3 or 4 oils, lye and water.

All the recipes below are well suited for beginners. Just make sure to follow standard soap making instructions and safety guidelines.

Basic Cold Process Recipe

This is a great soap recipe for beginners because it will harden relatively fast and have good lather right off.

Basic Cold Process Recipe II

This is an easy, mild olive oil soap, also good for beginners. This recipe makes 8 pounds of soap.

  • 24 oz. olive oil
  • 24 oz. coconut oil
  • 38 oz. vegetable shortening (Crisco)
  • 12 oz. lye
  • 32 oz. distilled water
  • 3-4 oz. essential oil of your choice (optional)

Basic Moisturizing Soap

This lovely combination of gentle oils will make a mild soap that leaves your skin smooth and soft.

  • 24 oz. Distilled Water
  • 9 oz. Sodium Hydroxide
  • 20 oz. Palm Oil
  • 17 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 16 oz. Safflower Oil
  • 8 oz. Olive Oil
  • 3 oz. Sweet Almond Oil

Soap Recipes For Beginners


Don't know where to start? (cold process basics)

If you're new to soapmaking, I highly recommend "Natural Soapmaking" by Jan Berry (from TheNerdyFarmWife.com). It's perfect for beginners. I wish I'd read it before my first batch! She manages to be thorough and yet keep it simple and to the point.

I specially like her suggestions on natural colorings and how to work with botanicals and infusions. For only $9.99, you'll learn:

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  • the basics of cold process soap making
  • what terms like “gel phase” and “trace” really mean
  • how to color soaps naturally with botanicals and clays
  • all about adding beneficial herbs and flowers to your soaps
  • how to use a lye calculator (it's not as hard as it seems, promise!)

For those who feel they need some extra hand-holding, her complete package also includes:

  • » All-Natural Milk Soaps Companion Guide
  • » Natural Shampoo Bars Companion Guide
  • » Printable Soap Making Checklist
  • » Instructional Guide to Lining a Soap Mold
  • » Access to a Private Facebook Group << this is priceless, IMHO


Interested? CLICK HERE to view more details!

Do you want to make your own soap, but have no idea where to start?

Do you want to make your own soap, but have no idea where to start?

Then you have to check out "Natural Soap Making" by Jan Berry. This ebook will show you:

 the basics of cold process soap making
 what “gel phase” and “trace” really mean
 how to color soaps naturally with botanicals and clays
 all about adding beneficial herbs and flowers to your soaps
 that lye calculators aren’t as intimidating as they seem
 plus it includes 25 palm-free recipes!

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