How to Make Honey Soap 7 Different Ways
Here’s how to make honey soap in seven different ways. Get all the honey soap benefits with each unique honey soap recipe.
Honey is one of those things that fascinates me. Its beautiful golden color and rich, sweet taste start with tiny bees drinking nectar. Did you know the average honey bee only makes one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime? Yet, it takes honey bees gathering nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey, according to the Honey Association.
Greece, Rome, and Egypt’s ancient cultures all used honey in their skincare preparations. Cleopatra’s most prized beauty secret was a combination of milk and honey, known as the elixir of life.
All of that said, I guess I’m not the only one who’s fascinated by honey! It’s been a favorite ingredient in skincare and haircare products for a very long time. I use it in a number of ways, such as my hot oil hair treatment, scalp detox scrub, cinnamon and honey lip balm, and sugar cookie lip scrub.
But, learning how to make honey soap had me hooked from the start! Find out how to soak up honey soap benefits with seven unique honey soap recipes below.
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What is honey soap good for?
Honey soap is good for many things, the first being its humectant properties that attract and bind moisture to the skin and therefore boost the moisturizing power of soap.
Second, the high amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and enzymes of honey help decrease free radical damage to keep skin younger-looking and more radiant.
And third, many find the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties help kill bacteria that may cause acne.
There’s a reason honey soap makes our skin feel so soft and smooth.
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How is honey soap made? And can I add real honey to melt and pour soap?
These are questions I’ve been asked many times. You can absolutely add honey to soap! Not only will you pack in many of the honey soap benefits for the skin mentioned above, but you’ll also discover that honey increases the lather of the soap.
Here are two ways you can add honey to soap:
1st: The first way is to add honey directly to a melt and pour soap. I feel the Soap Queen answers it best with her honey test of melt and pour soap recipes. Basically, you can add up to a ½ teaspoon of real honey per pound of soap.
If you add more than that to your soap, it may become too soft or sweat, known as glycerin dew.
And it’s good to note; adding honey to soap will give it a little color. White soap will appear light tan or ivory. And clear soap will have a golden hue.
2nd: The second way to make honey soap is to start with a honey soap base. What is honey soap base? It’s a block of soap base with honey added to it that’s already gone through the saponification process. You’ll find it has a beautiful golden glow and a slightly sweet aroma from honey itself. Read my guide on melt and pour soap base types if you’re new to soap bases.
Find a printable soap-making guide for each soap base type in the Simple Living Library.
You’ll find examples of each method below in seven different honey soap recipes.
How to Make Honey Soap 7 Ways
Get ready to feel bee-dazzled by how to make honey soap in seven unique ways! Dreamy combinations of lemon, oatmeal, goat milk, and almond with honey will have you drooling over every recipe. However, if this is your first time making soap, you may find my beginner soap-making guide helpful before you begin.
1. Easy Lemon Honey Soap Recipe
As for this honey soap recipe – it looks like a honeycomb smells like honey and takes only a few minutes to whip up! Altogether it’s a nourishing soap bar with an uplifting lemon scent. I’ve gifted many of these adorable honey soap tarts to family and friends along with a sweet, refreshing lemon lavender sugar scrub recipe designed to exfoliate gently, deeply nourish, and rejuvenate the skin.
2. DIY Honey Almond Soap
You’ll appreciate this easy-to-make honey almond soap that both cleanses and gently exfoliates dry skin. Crafted with a honey melt and pour soap base and bitter almond essential oil, this soap recipe is intentionally simple. Learn how to make this moisturizing almond-scented DIY honey soap which also makes for an affordable handmade gift.
3. Oats + Chamomile + Honey Soap Bars
Take the old wives’ tale of healing oatmeal baths and pair it with the benefits of honey, chamomile, and goat’s milk in this easy melt and pour soap recipe to calm and soothe dry skin quickly.
Your skin will feel gently exfoliated, nourished, and moisturized after using this soap. It may sound complicated, but it’s really a simple melt and pour soap recipe that can be made in minutes!
4. How to Make Honeycomb Soap
This homemade honeycomb soap has a light and natural honey-milk silk scent from goat’s milk and organic honey. And the honeycomb design is created with a surprisingly easy technique.
5. Honey Body Wash
I couldn’t leave this moisturizing honey body wash out of this list. It’s made for use with a foaming soap dispenser. And all it takes is a pump or two of this nourishing body wash to soothe skin and gently cleanse dirt and grime.
6. Honey Oatmeal Soap
If you are looking for a gentle soap that is great for sensitive skin, you will love this honey and oatmeal soap! It is perfect for any time of the year but especially in the winter! The honey is healing, and the oatmeal is super soothing for the itchy dry skin that winter can bring.
This soap recipe is super easy to make, smells lovely, and is perfect for every member of your family. And if you’re just getting into soap making, this recipe is ideal for beginners.
7. Honey Goat Milk Soap Recipe
I’ve made this honey and goat milk soap recipe several times. It’s not only quick to make, but it is also quite nourishing for the skin. It begins with a goat milk soap base that contains many vitamins, nutrients, and rich fats to moisturize and nourish the skin.
And the addition of raw honey beefs up the moisturizing power, adds a sweet scent, and helps preserve the soap. It’s just the right combination of honey and goat milk to make an ultra-smooth, creamy soap.
Now you can see why these seven unique ways to make honey soap are glorious bath companions. Each with the rich, sweet aroma of honey and a divinely euphoric lather to soothe your skin. Which of these honey soap recipes are you going to create first?
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