Stay Safe and Clean: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Soap

If you have sensitive skin, you may know how hard it is to find soap that does not cause irritation. Some soaps contain strong perfumes and dyes and only end up drying out your skin. Why not try your hand at making some homemade soap that truly moisturizes your skin and leaves you feeling clean and fresh?

Herbal Soap

This is the perfect soap for you if you have an herb garden and some extra herbs (and of course, you can always just buy some).


  • 2 cups of melt-and-pour glycerine soap
  • Cheesecloth
  • Fresh herbs


  1. Melt soap in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of fresh herbs on a cheesecloth. Tie the cloth closed and place in with the soap.
  3. Allow the soap to cook on lowest heat for 15 minutes, then remove cheesecloth bundle.
  4. Pour the melted soap into molds, or a wax paper-lined baking pan. Allow the soap to harden then, remove it from the molds or cut it into bars.

Cocoa Butter Soap

Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer and will leave your skin soft and supple.


  • 2 cup of melt-and-pour glycerine soap
  • 2 tablespoons of melted cocoa butter
  • 4 drops of food coloring (optional)
  • 4 drops of aromatic oils


  1. Heat a saucepan over low heat and melt the glycerine soap.
  2. Stir the cocoa butter into the melted soap.
  3. Add food coloring (make sure it is safe) and stir the mixture to spread the color evenly.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in aromatic oils.
  5. Pour the melted soap mixture into soap molds or a wax paper-lined baking pan.
  6. Allow the soap to harden, then remove it from molds or cut it into bars or other shapes.

Sage Soap

This aromatic soap makes an excellent gift for that special someone.


  • 2 cups of grated Castile soap
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of rubbed sage


  • Place the grated soap in a glass bowl. Add the water.
  • Heat a pot halfway full of water over medium heat. When simmering, place the glass bowl inside the pot.
  • When the soap is melted, add the rubbed sage and stir just to combine.
  • Pour the mix into soap molds or a wax paper-lined baking pan and place in the fridge overnight.
  • After removing the molds from the fridge, remove soap and place on a rack to dry for 3 weeks before using.

herbal soapOatmeal Honey Soap

The oatmeal in this soap will exfoliate your skin and the honey adds a soothing touch.


  • 3/4 cup of grated Castile soap
  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of almond oil


  1. Heat a pan halfway full with water until simmering.
  2. Put the grated soap in a glass bowl and place entire bowl inside the simmering water.
  3. Heat until melted then remove from heat.
  4. Briefly stir in oatmeal, honey and oil.
  5. Pour the soap into molds or a wax paper-lined baking pan. Place in the fridge overnight.
  6. Remove the soap from the molds and place on a rack to dry for 3 weeks before using.

-The Alternative Daily

Recommended Articles