9 Sublimely Seasonal, Homemade Soaps
DIY, lather, rinse, repeat.
Published Sep 4, 2017 10:00 AM
Homemade soaps are a simple and practical DIY project—not to mention great gifts. The best part? They come together with just a few natural ingredients (and a set of silicone molds)—think essential oils, goat’s milk, oatmeal, and herbs.
When it comes to getting crafty, let the colors, flavors, and aromas of the season be your guide. Ready to whip up some autumn-inspired sudsers? Scroll on for nine naturally luxurious, homemade soaps that are perfect for fall.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Soap
The ingredients may read more like a baked good than bar soap, but this recipe delivers some serious skin benefits—courtesy of nourishing goat’s milk, soothing oats, and rejuvenating cinnamon. Get the how-to on Beauty Crafter.
Earl Grey Tea Soap
What happens when you infuse a base of shea, cocoa, and mango butters with Earl Grey tea and citrusy essential oils (bergamot, sweet orange, and litsea cubeba)? The result is heaven scent… err, heavenly scented. Get the how-to on Lulu The Baker.
Pumpkin Spice Soap
Pumpkin spice and everything nice, this recipe combines the scents of the season—pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove—into a scrumptious cleanser. Get the how-to on The Things We’ll Make.
Honey and Oatmeal Soap
Handmade with honey, steel cut oatmeal, and goat’s milk, this soap gently exfoliates while imparting mega moisture. Vanilla essential oil lends a comforting, inviting aroma—and how adorable is the bee and honeycomb pattern? Basically, it’s the bee’s knees (pun intended). Get the how-to on A Pumpkin & A Princess.
Oatmeal Raisin Goat’s Milk Soap
This oatmeal raisin and goat’s milk soap may look and smell like a delicious cookie, but it’s better left to satisfy your skin (rather than your sweet tooth). Get the how-to on Simply Stacie.
Exfoliating Coffee Soap
Need a morning pick me up? Before you reach for a cup of joe, grab this invigorating and exfoliating java-infused bar. Get the how-to on Sweet Simple Living.
Striped Spice Soap
Rather than food coloring, this striped sudser relies on essential spices—cinnamon, paprika, cardamom, and turmeric—to create earthy fall hues. A few drops of harvest fragrance oil rounds out the autumnal allure. Get the how-to on Beauty Crafter.
Green Apple and Apricot Kernel Oil Soap
A treat for both your skin and senses, this cold-process soap is crafted with AHA-rich green apple powder and nourishing oils like apricot kernel, sesame, hemp, castor, and coconut. Get the how-to on Soap Deli News.
Goat’s Milk Citrus Soap
A simple goat’s milk melt gets a major seasonal upgrade, thanks to citrus essential oil, dried orange, and lemon slices. Get the how-to on Hello, Wonderful.