Petit Chapeau > Tips and tricks > Make soap yourself: recipe and instructions

I recently found a great DIY activity: making soap myself! It may not sound that simple at first, but I will show you how you can make your own individual soap with little effort and just a few steps.

Make DIY soap yourself

Make your own soap at home: the list of ingredients

Before we start, you'll first need the "ingredients" that we're going to use to make our soap. I have always used vegan and cruelty-free soap flakes as a base for my soap. Of course, you can also use leftover bars of soap, which you can grate with a (cheese) grater. For those who want to see how I made the soap, here's a 9 minute video tutorial - it's really super easy. I look forward to your feedback.

Make your own soap: 9-minute video instructions

Step-by-step instructions: make your own soap

Needed time: 45 minutes.

Actually it's really quite simple. In just 10 steps you can already make your own soap. It took me less than 15 minutes to make the soap, then the soap has to freeze in the freezer for at least 3 hours before we can use it. Here we go.

  1. Dissolve soap flakes

    First we have to dissolve the soap flakes in a hot water bath and add some water.

  2. add fragrance

    The next step is to give the soap a pleasant scent. For this I used lavender and ylang ylang, dried lavender buds and rose petals that I was able to "harvest" from our winter garden.

  3. knead soap

    Now we have to knead the soap flake mixture like a dough and then press it into our shape.

  4. We give the soap its shape

    To give the soap a nice shape I have one each silicone mold used (you can see exactly which ones in my video below). However, you could also use old cookie cutters to shape stars or Christmas trees, for example. A little tip: With the leftover dough I formed a nice little soap ball at the end.

  5. Soap in freezer

    The last step is to put the soap in the freezer for at least three hours. I then packed the soap bars in decorative bags and they are ready to give away 🙂