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13 Melt and Pour Soap Ideas and Recipes

With melt and pour soap making, you can easily create a customized soap that’s perfect for your skin type.

Whether you’re looking to soothe acne prone skin, gently exfoliate, or perk yourself up with your favorite invigorating essential oils, the following melt and pour soap projects are sure to please.

1. Herb and Spice Glycerin Soap

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Suspend dried herbs, flowers, and spices in a clear glycerin soap base and add essential oils for a customized pampering treat. These decorative soaps also look beautiful when displayed in your bathroom. Visit Hello Glow for the complete project instructions.

2. White Tea and Ginger Loofah Soap

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Using a loofah as part of the soap making process gives you added exfoliating benefits. Learn more at Soap Deli News.

3. Oatmeal Honey Soap

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If you have very sensitive skin, this honey oatmeal soap will provide gentle cleansing without irritation. Head over to Creative Me Inspired You for the instructions.

4. Activated Charcoal Soap

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Combine shea butter soap base, activated charcoal, and tea tree essential oil for a soap that’s perfect for acne prone skin.  Hello Glow has the instructions.

5. Bentonite Clay Soap

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The detoxifying powers of bentonite clay make this homemade soap recipe a must-have addition to your beauty routine. Smarty Pants Girl shows you how.

6. Coffee Cinnamon Soap

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Leftover ground coffee is the star of this exfoliating DIY soap. The added cinnamon gives it a distinctive scent with more of a masculine appeal than many other soap making projects.  She Makes Magic has the details.

7. Lavender Honey Lemon Melt and Pour Soap

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Made with a goat’s milk melt and pour soap base and accented with dried lavender, this project smells as good as it looks.  Sarah Johnson has the instructions on her blog.

8. Rosemary Lemon Kitchen Soap


Banish nasty cooking odors on your hands for good with this melt and pour soap made with lemon essential oil and dried rosemary. Your Beauty Blog shows you how.

9. Grapefruit Eucalyptus Soap

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Eucalyptus and grapefruit make this pretty layered soap the perfect invigorating morning pick-me-up. Visit The Natural Beauty for project instructions.

10. Gemstone Soaps

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They may look like oversized gemstones, but they’re actually scented soaps. Visit Honestly WTF for the instructions.

11. Color Block Soap


Soap made with layers of multiple colors makes a strong style statement. This technique is easy to do and creates a soap that’s perfect for gift giving.  Brit + Co. shows you how.

12. Confetti Soap

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Adding bits of sparkly confetti to your melt and pour soap is a simple way to make your project colorful, festive, and kid-friendly. Package your soap in scrapbook paper sealed with washi tape for a cute presentation. Burlap and Blue shows you how.

13. Tie Dye Soap


A swirled tie dye effect gives this melt and pour soap project a fun look. Head over to Coupon Closet to learn more.