How to Make Lye-Free Handmade Soap

How to make lye-free handmade soap

Are you looking for soaps that don't have a lot of chemicals, safe for sensitive skin, and silky smooth for dry skin? I have made a few different recipes of lye-free soaps, unlike most others.

It turns out that it's super easy when you get the right ingredients. Every time I saw a recipe and went to get those ingredients somehow I got it all wrong and that's when I came up with my own recipe. I have one more tip on making another handmade lye-free soap tutorial that will blow your mind!

NOTE: Another thing that using lye isn't a bad thing. The ph levels considered to be the highest acidic level but when it's used the chemical process changes the ph level which lowers it. I majored in science and looked it up in my books to see what different kinds of reactions in chemical processes.


  • A bar of castile soap shavings
  • 1/3 cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil
  • 4 TBSP Coconut milk
  • 3 tsp Olive oil
  • And the secret ingredient INSTANT PUDDING MIX
  • 10 drops Essential oils

 Double boiler method

How to make handmade shaving cream,  shows you this process. So please refer back to follow each step first.

  1. Take shredded soap, coconut oil, and Shea Butter, (optional) and over medium heat using the double boiler method stir until completely melted to the liquid. I have to tell you I tried a regular bar of soap and it was impossible to melt all the way. I did eventually melt it to a point.
  2. Add in coconut milk and olive oil into the mixture.
  3. Add essential oils.
  4. Put in instant pudding mix until it makes a hard paste.
  5. Heat up distilled water until almost boiling. Quickly add in baking soda and powder then pour it into the mixture. (You can add a little bit of corn starch optional).
  6. Pour it into a mold. I made mine out of a small cardboard box. It's easier if it gets too hard to remove, you just peel it off.
  7. Put into the freezer for a few hours.
  8. Take them our and let them dry out for 3-5 days and then package them up or use them for your own personal bath supplies.
If you can see closely inside the pan or on top is a clear glass bowl that fits perfectly inside the pan or pot.

If you can see closely inside the pan or on top is a clear glass bowl that fits perfectly inside the pan or pot.

Making your own molds

I found several unique, handmade ways to use any kind of basic items to make molds out of. these ideas;

  1. You can use ice cube trays for small soap bars for gifts.
  2. Boxes that you don't need and if you can't get it out, you just peel it off.
  3. And dollar tree items you can find that are usually in the Tupperware aisle.
  4. I found a cake pan that was made for small bread loafs at a flea market and it works great!

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