Sunday, 10 September 2017


Homemade soaps have become big business now with top department stores stocking different types. They can easily be made at home with the following recipe.

Homemade Lemon Soap Recipe

2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh lemon verbena leaves in 2 tablespoons of warmed glycerine.

Keep in a warm place for an hour or two to infuse.

Finely grate two tablespoons of unscented left over soap and melt it in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water.

When the soap is melted add to the infusion, 1 tablespoon of clear honey and a few drops of natural food colouring.

Pour into glycerine greased moulds and leave to set.

For homemade lavender soap use 4oz old soap or soap flakes and 1 tablespoon beeswax and ten drops of Lavender Oil.

Melt the beeswax using a double boiler like above, add the soap and stir until completely mixed then add the lavender oil and pour into glycerine greased moulds and leave to set.

One of the best sites to find different recipe ideas and lovely image ideas is Pinterest 

This amazing 'Homemade exfoliating coffee and cinnamon soap', the recipe is just one amazing idea from a Pinterest link I found but there are literally over one hundred pins on homemade soaps. 

With Christmas now, a matter of a few months away it would be a great time to give this a go as they also make great Christmas presents. 

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