4 Easy-to-follow Recipes to Make a Fragrant Glycerin Soap Base

HobbyZeal Staff Oct 14, 2018
To create fragrant and harmless soaps, it is essential to know how to make glycerin soap base. Read on to find easy-to-follow recipes that are easy on the wallet as well.
Making soap at home is one of the best ways to ensure that you get an all-natural and moisturizing product. But, not everyone has experience on the subject and can get a bit overwhelmed by the entire process. Which is why, we have put together 4 wonderful and simple recipes where all you need to do is mix and melt the ingredients and pour inside the molds.

Shea Butter Glycerin Soap

Ingredients
> Grated soap base 2-3 cups
> Oatmeal, ground, 2 oz.
> Castor oil, 1 oz.
> Shea butter, 1 oz.
> Beeswax, 1 tsp.
> Lavender or sweet orange essential oil, 7 - 10 drops
> Orange or purple food color, 1 - 2 drops
Directions
Take a medium bowl, place soap and beeswax in it, and microwave to melt it. You can also use a double boiler (a big bowl of boiling water and a smaller bowl) to melt the soap and beeswax on low heat. Once the soap melts, pour it in another bowl and add all other ingredients one by one.
Castor oil makes the soap to lather and as for shea butter, it works as a moisturizing agent. The beeswax keeps the soap hard and prevents it from losing shape. After adding all the ingredients, mix them properly and pour it in molds of different sizes and shapes. Let them dry overnight (longer in humid areas). Store the soaps by wrapping in plastic wraps.

Lavender and Rosemary Glycerin Soap

Ingredients
> Soap base, grated, 3 cups
> Lavender flowers and rosemary leaves, ¼ cup
> Rosemary, dried, 1 tsp.
> Lavender oil, 1½ tsp.
> Rosemary oil, 1½ tsp.
Directions
Take a medium bowl, place the soap in it, and microwave to melt it. A double boiler can also be used to melt the soap on low heat. Infuse fresh or dried lavender flowers and rosemary leaves. For that, mix them in a bowl and pour distilled hot water over them. Let them steep for about 10 minutes.
Once the soap melts, pour it in another bowl and add all other ingredients one by one. Mix everything properly and pour it inside different mold sizes and shapes. Leave them to dry overnight. Store the soaps by wrapping in plastic wraps.

Sweet Orange Glycerin Soap

Ingredients
> Soap base, grated, 2¾ cups
> Orange food color, 2 tsp.
> Sweet orange essential oil, 1 tsp.
> Marigold flowers, dried, 1 tsp.
> Orange zest, dried, 1 tsp.
Directions
The process of melting the soap is same as mentioned before. This soap has citrus fragrance and looks really attractive. Add the food coloring when the base is almost melting.
Turn the heat off, pour the liquid in another bowl, and add all other ingredients one by one. Mix everything properly and pour it inside different soap molds. Let them dry, and store by wrapping in plastic wraps.

Lavender Beeswax Glycerin Soap

Ingredients
> Soap base, grated, 2 - 3 cups
> Beeswax, 1 tsp.
> Violet food color, 1 - 2 drops
> Lavender essential oil, 10 drops
Directions
In a medium-sized bowl, place soap and beeswax and melt it in a microwave. A double boiler on low heat can also be used for the purpose. This soap has a beautiful lavender color (and scent).
Turn the heat off, pour the liquid in another bowl, and add the other ingredients. Mix everything properly and pour it inside different molds. Let the soaps dry. After that you can store them by wrapping in plastic wraps.
Making soaps at home is easy after reading. The "melt and pour" method for making the soaps are same for all, only things that vary are the base ingredients. You can choose to make them all or select the fragrances which you prefer.