3 Homemade Soap Recipe and Benefits – Bay, Lavender and Olive Oil Soap



Since we can do all those things at home, why don’t we try homemade soap as well?


Perhaps you have never thought about it. Or maybe you have thought about it but you don’t know how to make it so you always postponed this idea…

Today, there is no more excuses, we are making our own soap at home!

We will talk about all details of natural homemade soap, and we will give amazing recipes like bay soap and homemade lavender soap.


Let’s start our natural homemade soap making. Prepare your ingredients and let’s get down to work!

Professional DIY Soap Making: How to Make Glycerine Soap

You will do your own soap after you learn these: Benefits of homemade soap

  • Although ingredients of your soap changes, these homemade soaps are amazing to clean your skin.
  • Since these soaps are expert oil solvents, they will clean your body from dirt.
  • Natural soaps will preserve pH balance and regulates your body.
  • As these soaps dry your skin, when prepared correctly, they preserve moisture balance of the body.
  • Also, they help healing certain skin diseases. However, you need to consult to your doctor to learn which soap is suitable for which skin diseases.
  • Homemade soaps are used for cleaning hair. So, these soaps strengthen hair roots and prevent hair loss.
  • When used regularly, your skin will look softer.
  • Soaps prepared with natural oils like olive oil will make your hair shiny and healthy.
  • If you are tired of electrification, you can use homemade soaps as well.
  • Homemade lavender soap will relax your body and decrease acne formation.

Be careful about these: Tips for homemade soap

Although DIY soap making looks hard, if you have right ingredients and tools, you can easily make it at home. Of course, while preparing soap at home, you will need to use some ingredients like caustic that you probably never heard of. Actually, these unheard ingredients are what gives consistency and ease of use to soap.

So, if you decided to make your soap at home, you need to be careful about following the exact amounts.

Second, you need to be careful about buying your ingredients from supplies you trust and make sure that you get the correct ones. Otherwise, an incorrect ingredients may cause all homemade soap to go in garbage.

Additionally, you should always be careful when handling caustic while making soap. Remember to wear protective goggles, ventilate the environment, and protect your hand.

Although it is “natural”, caustic is actually a chemical ingredients.

Since we talked about what you should know, let’s see our homemade soap recipes…

Let’s make everywhere smell nice: Lavender homemade soap ingredients and preparation:

Lavender homemade soap
Lavender homemade soap recipe

  • 15 gr caustic (You can buy this ingredient from shops that sell cleaning agents. But since this is a dangerous ingredient, never contact directly and keep away from children.)
  • 30 ml pure water
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • 10 ml lavender oil
  • Dried lavender flower and leaves

  • Protective goggle
  • Gloves
  • Hand blender
  • Wooden spoon
  • Pot
  • Medium glass bowl
  • Mould to shape soap

First, make sure that you ventilate the environment. Never make homemade soap in closed environment as you will use caustic. Wear your protective goggles, and gloves and get ready to make homemade soap.

Then, add caustic to the glass bowl. Add pure water on caustic and mix. Try not to spill while mixing. When you mix these ingredients, wait for a while for the mixture to cool down. You may see gas coming out of this mixture. This is perfectly normal. But avoid inhaling this gas. It is better to mix the ingredients in open area.

Add olive oil to a pot. Heat the oil until 40°C and remove from heat. Add caustic mixture to olive oil and mix with hand blender. When you have gel-like consistency, add lavender oil and dried lavender flowers and leaves.

Take the mould and add lavender flower. Then pour the mixture. Lastly, sprinkle lavender flowers on the mixture and let it cool. If you want, you can cover the mould with a cloth and wait for 24 hours without moving the mould.

Take the DIY soap out of mould after 1 day. Keep the soap for 1-2 months in dry environment and use it as you like. That is it.

Important note: We explained how to make lavender soap and we emphasised how dangerous caustic is. Of course, you can do more than homemade lavender soap with this method. Instead of lavender oil, you can add cinnamon, rosemary, and almond oil to make different soaps.

You can also make DIY soap from ash: Olive oil soap ingredients and preparation:

Homemade olive oil soap
Homemade olive oil soap recipe

If you don’t want to use a dangerous ingredient like caustic, you can always go for ash. In these soaps, wood ashes called white ash are preferred.

  • Clean (white) ash
  • 30-40 ml water
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • 1 pinch rock salt

  • Protective goggle
  • Gloves
  • Wooden spoon
  • 2 pots
  • Mould to shape soap

In this method, we will not use caustic. So, it is safer than other method. But still try to protect your eyes and hands and try to make the DIY soap in open air.

Add clean wood ash to pot. Add water and heat the mixture, remove from heat before boiling. Cool down the mixture.

Put 1 egg in the mixture. If half of the egg is inside and the other half is outside, your ash ratio is correct. The egg sinks, add more ash. If the egg floats, add more water to achieve the correct ratio.

Then take another pot and heat olive oil up to 40°C. Cool down this oil and add ash water (you can also filter the water). Heat the pot and mix with wooden spoon at low heat. Add one pinch rock salt and continue mixing. When you have pudding like consistency, your homemade soap is almost ready.

Transfer the mixture in the mould, wait for 1-2 days without moving the mould, and solidify the soap. Remove the homemade soap from mould and wait for couple of months. Make sure that you store in dry and clean area. You can use the homemade soap after 1-2 months.

No easier way: Bay soap ingredients and preparation:

DIY Bay Soap
DIY Bay Soap Recipe

If these methods are hard, we have an easier option. You can prepare these soaps with just 2 ingredients.

Here, we have bay homemade soap recipe. But if you want, you can change the oil and make different soaps. Amazing.

  • Glycerine bar
  • 5-6 drops of olive oil
  • 5-6 drops of bay oil

Buy glycerine bar from online shopping sites or shops that cell cleaning products. Glycerine var must be transparent and colourless. Then, boil water in a pot, add glycerine bar in a glass pot, and melt in double boiler.

Add bay oil to melted glycerine var and mix with wooden spoon. Then, pour the mixture to moulds and let it dry for 1-2 days. Then, wait for 1 months to achieve the ideal consistency and start using your homemade soap. That is it.