They all got to take a soap home (in the mold) that they FINALLY got to use a week ago! Hi Jenn! What should I add? bars.) A friend and I make melt and pour soap on a regular basis. If the reviews are good for the product, then perhaps it’s just a bad batch; I’ve also heard of that occasionally happening even with good suppliers. Thanks for the kind words! Those who aren’t palm-free may enjoy the somewhat more moisturizing SFIC’s Goat Milk, Cocoa Butter, or Shea Butter soap bases from one of those aforementioned places or Bulk Apothecary or Bramble Berry. That’s what I do with my kids & their cousins. Read on to learn how to make soap without lye by mixing ingredients in proper amounts. *Please note this recipe will make a soap with very little bubbles. Sounds like melt & pour might work out well for you. I have found that a crock pot works best for melting a large quantity of base. This is my personal favorite. Melt & pour base has no active lye left in it, and neither will properly made homemade soap. You can take a spoon and scrape out the residue and form it into a ball and you have ready to use soap. Even if adding liquid soap did help, that sure is a lot of trouble for you to go through for something that’s supposed to be quick & easy! Hi Amanda, Both are great choices! I like the perfect square shaped look. The specialty of this butter is that the adulterated version has a higher non-saponifiable content, which is good! (PS: I’ve been really enjoying your new book!!) It is the most wonderful soap as it is unadulterated. Keep up the good work! You are being a bit hard on her. I think you could try leaving the aloe out – it can be aloe gel or aloe liquid. Happy soaping! Lye is essential in making soap for it reacts with the other ingredients in the soap to produce the final bar. Any little bit leftover will come out if you soak your crockpot for a little while. Yes, you are not seeing things, I actually said BRUSH TEETH. Heat over medium-low heat until the soap is almost melted, 15 to 25 minutes, then lower the heat to low and infuse for an additional 20 minutes. what do you do to ruined bases? Once your oils are hot enough, stir the oil and lye together using an immersion blender or whisk. Make sure pets and small children are not in the room and always wear goggles and waterproof gloves. The login page will open in a new tab. Combine liquid oils: olive oil and jojoba oil and set aside in a small jar or bowl. To make a basic soap using hot processing, you will need lye, distilled water, refined coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, and sunflower oil. The melt end pour method is by far one of the easiest and the safest way to make soap without lye. Friends, family, restaurants, or maybe even your church, I would hazard a guess one collection from any listed source would be more than enough for a batch as a trial for those non-coffee drinkers out there. You could melt up a small experimental batch, separate it, add something different to each section, then test how it affects the soap’s look and feel. next. The answer is yes, you can make soap without “you” having to use lye. If you’d like to add dried flower petals to melt and pour, it’s good to be aware that most will turn brown or discolor. https://thenovastudio.com/things-we-love-biodegradable-shrinkwrap/ The bases are designed to be complete and too much oil will alter their consistency. Will that work or will it ruin the soap base? 3. I’m sorry to hear that – I know that’s frustrating! This keeps the process completely safe. However, the moment you get complacent is when it get dangerous. I have an example of this technique shown in the Jewelweed Melt & Pour Soap recipe in my article, Preserving & Using Jewelweed. I think my classes would really enjoy making these soaps…..even the boys! Melt the coconut oil and shea butter … Shea butter can be added from-scratch to any soap recipe, though adjustments need to be made based on the other ingredients. PERIOD. Don’t use measuring cups (volume measurements) to make soap. I am extremely interested in making my own soap—I saw an intriguing process using a crock pot a while back & can’t wait to try it. Hi Debi! :) The lather can be creamy, thick or thin, bubbly or a bit of both and some where in between. I only added couple of ingredients that will increase the consistency and shelf life of the shea butter soap. The website thenerdyfarmwife.com, operating under Honey Bee Hill Creatives LLC, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Also known as glycerin soap, melt and pour allows the soap maker to select the desired soap base and customize it to whatever extent they wish. The next step in making homemade oatmeal soap is to add 85 ml of lye in the plastic container and let it cool for one hour. This combination will add a creamy soothing bubbly feel to the finished soap. I never seem to get the microwave right in terms of time and temp level. Chop the soap base into large pieces. I’m glad that you enjoyed the web site and hope you continue to grow stronger each day! I need to have projects that are not too time consuming, fun, and relatively cost effective since much of the expense is out of pocket. I’m now confused as to what to do…look for, etc. Love your recipes! Albeit, better than commercial soaps, but nowhere even close to a good handmade CP soap. :). I will need enough for about 250 people. ), or it could be the brand of soap base. All content © The Nerdy Farm Wife - All Rights Reserved. Thanks for the info too on Kirk’s Castile soap – I’ll have to check it out! If you are using ONLY 5 ounces of shea butter for your soap, you will need .61 oz of lye and at least 2 fluid ounces of water for a 5% superfat soap. By the way, coffee grounds are essential in making homemade geode type crafts as well. :). I think pretty much all melt and pour soap bases have coconut oil in them though. Pour the melted soap into a large, heat resistant bowl, and mix in finely ground oats. I’ve ran across a few that had bad reviews as far as being prone to seizing up. :). After logging in you can close it and return to this page. In fact, I am strictly a “From-Scratch” soap maker. It is the lye that turns fats into soap and it's impossible to make soap, from scratch, without it. Use a scale (weight) to measure the oils, butters, wax, lye (sodium hydroxide), water, and glycerin. possibly. Thanks in advance & for sharing your experience! You can buy melt and pour soap base or glycerine soap base on the internet and then melt it down and pour it into soap molds. =), Thanks Anne-Marie! I’ll give the a try Thanks!! Thanks so much again!!! Calendula petals will hold their color, and bachelor buttons (cornflower) will keep their pretty blue when sprinkled on top, but the rest won’t be attractive over time. I taught my 1st CP soapmaking class last month. It includes 50 fun recipes, design tutorials, and lots of helpful information on infusing soap base with herbs and flowers, and usage rates for natural colorants, essential oils, and other ingredients sourced from nature. Love your blog, follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and enjoy all your ebooks! Hi Becky, There is no milk mentioned in this post, so I’m not quite sure how to answer that. To make shea butter soap, put on gloves and goggles and mix your lye with distilled water. This homemade shea butter soap recipe is a bit professional. Although you could add essential oils, I prefer this soap completely unscented, in keeping with its gentle nature that makes it suitable for sensitive skin. You can get some on Amazon too (free shipping!) What is the purpose of spritzing alcohol on the finished product? Can I still add more oils to the melt and pour soap base? I’d try a new source. I feel that you wrote this just for me :-) It answered my “soap base” question and gave me a lot of ideas on how to add beauty (scent & sight). When it cures let the kids melt it down to make their own herbs and such. Thanks. Some people think that lather must equal bubbles which is why I ask. Thank you for your patience with me & my lengthy post. Do I need to worry about ph or neutralizing? Six-bar soap mold (six 5-oz. I also find I like HP soaping as it is no longer caustic after it goes through gel phase and is ready to use immediately though I do try to wait a week or two. However, once it combines with oil, it undergoes a complete transformation and turns into soap and glycerin – which is helpful to your skin. (Though I’m working on a post about making soap from scratch without it!). So.finding your web site was a great joy!Thanks. Pour the soap into the mould, tap on a hard surface gently to level off or do it with the spatula. Hi Mel! We are going to try this. Soap m… The oils in the recipe start reacting immediately with the lye to make soap when they combine. No waste! Hi Marcayla! is it true (i.e. Thank you in advance. I mainly use Shea, Honey, Aloe but I’ve used their Hemp, Clear & White. When the soap is fully melted, remove the container from the heat. I promise!! a. My recipe for my soap paste is 25%: shea butter, mango butter, 92 degree coconut oil, and grape seed oil. If you’ve never made soap before, check out my Soapmaking 101 article for more information and safety tips. I will eventually bye lye & then see which makes the better soap product in the end. If you don’t mind the little air bubbles, you can definitely leave out the alcohol spritzing! One question; I have seen when some people make soap from scratch they mention having to wait six weeks before using the soap, even six months (not sure which one is better). Allow the hot soap to cool to around 135°F (57°C), stirring occasionally. Wondering if you had a how too on this? :) It sounds like you have made some amazing soaps! Step 2 Grate your castile soap until you have 2 cups. If you’re using a ready made soap base, then you can use the soap right away. Hello, I’m trying to find the correct aloe vera gel. In the microwave, heat the cocoa butter for about 3 minutes at 50 percent power. Don’t be fooled by misleading terms. Now, every fat requires a certain amount of lye to turn it into soap. You can also buy different bases that already have extra moisturizing properties. Next, add the coconut oil … This recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap. However, if you don't want to bother with using lye at first, while you make sure making soap is something you really want to do, then using a method called Melt and Pour soap is a great beginning option that still allows you to customize and create your own soap with additives like herbs, clays, seeds, and essential oils. Then cover the mould with a layer of cling film. In that case, you could also choose to leave out the arrowroot powder, or add it by itself to the hot melted soap (make sure it’s lump free by perhaps sifting or rubbing through a sieve, so it’s easier to blend in.) The problem is that if you do not want to handle lye then you can not make soap from scratch. I heard that it changes. Be aware, however, that a soap made with nothing but shea butter will not have the best features for a soap. Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. Log in, « How To Make Oatmeal and Honey Goat Milk Soap Without Lye, Rosehip and Evening Primrose DIY Anti-Aging Facial Cream ». Hi Sheila, Thank you for all of the great resource ideas! While the soap heats, stir the arrowroot powder and aloe vera gel together until it’s very smooth, using a spoon to press out any lumps. Rebatching is another fun way to make herbal soap! As long as you maintain a healthy respect for lye while you are working with it (Proper safety) it is rather safe. As an Amazon Asssociate we earn from qualifiying purchases. The alcohol helps pop or dissolve any little bubbles on the surface of the soap. The recipe should be pretty adaptable, so I believe those changes could work! :), Me too – such an addictive & useful hobby! As am I Jan! I LOVE Bramble Berry’s products as well. I hope this overview will be a nice gateway into helping others get more comfortable with the idea of making soap in general, and that some will gain the confidence to try cold process soap (my favorite method!) (Scroll down to #4 on the list.) I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kirk’s. 2. Place dry grounds in a covered container until ready to use. Hi Kathy! I add different butters, oils, botanicals, herbs, powders, aromatherapy, premium aroma oils … salts sugars seeds, veggie & fruit powders for coloring … the possibilities are endless. I am recuperating from being rather ill this last number of months and am getting much better. Carefully pour the melted soap base into the molds and spray it with alcohol. Lye by itself would be harmful to your skin. I am using this for a shampoo. I have a few questions in regards to using the lye water resulting from the process in #3. The colors really make each one of them pop. :) I suggest that you browse through http://www.soapqueen.com. Does anyone have any idea how to figure the amount of lye is in solution? Do you have a link to an image where you saw one? The goat milk already makes the recipe creamy and rich. Here’s an article I wrote about why we need lye, How to Make Pencil Lines in Melt & Pour Soap, http://www.hobbyfarms.com/crafts-and-nature/why-use-lye-in-soap.aspx, http://www.bulkapothecary.com/categories/soap-making-supplies.html, https://www.amazon.com/shop/thenerdyfarmwife, https://thenovastudio.com/things-we-love-biodegradable-shrinkwrap/, https://thenovastudio.com/how-biodegradable-is-biolefin/, isopropyl (or rubbing) alcohol in a spray bottle, 12 oz (340 g) aloe soap base, cut into 1″ (2.5-cm) cubes, 4 oz (113 g) shea butter or goat’s milk soap base, cut into 1″ (2.5-cm) cubes. The amounts given are for 4 ounces of soap base: Green:  French green clay (1/2 tsp per 4 oz), chlorella powder (1/8 tsp per 4 oz) Unfortunately, it’s hard to save overheated bases. Would a crock pot liner or turkey roasting bag work to speed clean-up & make it an easier pour into molds? It probably varies by region. (Here’s an article I wrote about why we need lye, so you can learn more about why it’s necessary for soapmaking.) and thanks for referring Berry store. This error message is only visible to WordPress admins, The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Making Soap Without Lye, Peppermint and Chamomile Oatmeal Facial Mask, Peppermint and Orange Shea Butter Body Bal, Super Simple Sugar Scrub Recipe + Tips on Customizing Your Scrub, The Ultimate Guide to Making Soap from Scratch, simple cold process soap recipe for beginners, Contain no SLS, SLES, detergents, or parabens, Are made from only natural and naturally-derived ingredients, Includes non-GMO, vegan, RSPO and palm-free options. I do use other sites on occasion also. 5. I love Brambleberry too I just found your blog when I was looking for a natural eye wash-and found your calendula eye wash-making it now-I have some of my own flowers that I froze. What about used coffee grounds? When I first started making Melt and Pour soap I thought that it would be a fun little project. It doesn’t lather or it doesn’t bubble up? Carefully pour the melted soap base into the molds and spray it with alcohol. You can find good bases out there, just look and understand the ingredients. I’ve tried Refined A Olive OIl but have gone back to Costco’s Kirkland Pure Olive OIl – it’s the lightest in color and not a blend. Paring knife or damp cloth. Hi Melissa! I was afraid too but then realized as long as you respect the lye and work carefully then it’s a snap! On the stovetop, melt at low-medium heat. Homemade is just a world of difference on your skin and it’s nice knowing exactly what you put in it. With such a large amount that you need to make and the importance of the occasion, I suggest that you write to one of the online suppliers and work directly with them to order exactly what you’ll need. I showed them how to make castile w/ oatmeal & honey. This melt and pour soap diy tells you step by step how to make soap without lye. Shea butter is Abundantly available in Ghana. d. If I use it as is, would I need to add salt for hard bars? Use your brain, you can NOT make soap without lye ever! A bit of soap scum look, but easy to clean off tub & shower. I am very happy that I have run across your site & will be eagerly devouring all aspects of it. :). Keep them in the molds until they’re completely cooled and hardened, 4 to 5 hours. If you collect but are not ready to make a batch of soap, spread the coffee grounds on a lipped baking sheet in a thin layer & bake for anywhere from 15-30 minutes—depends on how thick layer is—or until dried thoroughly with NO moisture to mold them. Cover the top loosely with a heatproof saucer. Start by weighing your ingredients to the right amount and ratio, then combine your liquid oils and set aside. Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear when it comes to soap making, goes something like: That is a completely justified fear and one that I shared for a very long time. I’m currently working on a new website devoted just to melt and pour recipes and tutorials – Easy Melt & Pour. This is something I can do now and try making soap from scratch when the kids are older. Lye is … Unmold the soaps and wrap them tightly. I have been making my own soap, bath products, & candles for over 40 yrs. :). You can buy sustainable Palm oil by Spectrum. The difference comes in whether YOU handle the lye or you PAY SOMEONE ELSE to handle the lye for you. I mostly make HP soaps. LOL Not good for working with potentially dangerous ingredients. Here is an introduction to making soap includes without lye ( Melt & Pour and Cold process) Article by Smartpennieslife. Honestly once I did it I was hooked!! (SFIC bases rank high in my eyes because their motto is: “As natural as we can make it” which appeals to my crunchy side, plus their bases feel nice on my skin.). I absolutely agree; lye can be very safe when handled properly. Place it on the stove top and heat on low. Or what is making it not lather? No lye is left in a properly made soap or melt & pour base. I suppose I’m lucky in the fact that my job is in a laboratory and I’m used to working with acids and whatnot that require using caution and personal protective equipment–it’s true though that as long as you’re careful, methodical and don’t rush things that working with lye can be very safe. All recipes are made and used at your own risk. I was worried at first too and thought for sure I’d do something wrong. The key to diminish the use of lye is adding glycerin. Hi Tammy, I haven’t tried that method, but it sounds wonderful! Once melted, add your herbs and oils (about 30 drops essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon herbs per pound of soap base). She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her. I love the price and quality of the items. Here are some of the tutorials on there, with more to come! I did this when pre-heating the oven, or stick it in when baking/cooking or after done & use the residual heat as the oven cools down. Keep them in the molds until they’re completely cooled and hardened, 4 to 5 hours. and more info on how biodegradable it is: Now I’m ok with it – I just make sure to use gloves and goggles. I have a question regarding the melt and pour soap base. Hi Jan!! I’m afraid I have no good advice about homemade lye solutions. Mix with the spatula until combined. I am going to apologize in advance as I think this is going to veer a tad off topic, but I am new to the site & am unaware of the proper place to post this, so here it goes…. This was a good overview for those who are afraid at first to give lye a try. I get a lot of the basic ingredients from places like Mountain Rose Herbs, Bramble Berry, Wholesale Supplies Plus, Soap Goods, Essentials by Catalina, and Amazon. :) Before adding a natural colorant to soap, most will do best if you dilute them with about 2 to 3 times as much rubbing alcohol first. So, thank you for sharing this. Where do you get all of your basic ingredients (aloe Vera, Shea butter etc.)? These came out so pretty too. The problem could be your microwave (perhaps it runs on the hot side, so you could try 50% power or defrost mode instead, and only heat for short bursts, then stir, then another short burst, then stir, etc. Please log in again. I have seen quite a few people n my area trying to sell M&P soap as anything but… I look at lye much the same as I do with electricity. Thank for the wonderful recipes :) I have a question about packaging though – i have been making melt and pour soaps but since i don’t wrap them in plastic, they get some moisture on them. blocks; use half for this recipe and save the rest for another project) 1 tablespoon chamomile powder (or contents of 3 chamomile tea bags) Soap mold or silicone muffin pan (I thought the star molds were super cute … It started a fight with my husband over the “expensive” homemade soap rather than buying the pre-made store stuff. Or something other than the coconut milk for the base? However, until you’re ready, or if you just aren’t interested into that kind of soap making – I’m here to tell you how to create your own unique herbal soaps, without handling the lye part. I like how they make it look marble like. Hi Inny! If a complete chicken like myself can now handle lye like a pro, then you should be able to do so too, one day! Try experimenting with herbs, sea salts, sugar scrubs, fun prizes hiding inside the soap, and lots of skin enhancing ingredients. There’s also the “I made this all by myself!” cool factor. The sites I use also: Brambleberry, Sweetcakes, Majesticmountainsage. Wouldn’t you know that right after I posted to your blog, I found another that answered some of my questions? Or can we use them right away if it’s made from soap base? Use EO Calc to determine the right amount for your projects. How to Make Herbal Liquid Soap from Scratch {+ recipes}. Try it! The Nova Studio has some information on that & I believe they sell it: Yellow: lemon peel powder (1/2 tsp per 4 oz), saffron powder (just a tiny pinch) (I haven’t tried that myself though.) Pink: madder root powder (1/8 to 1/2 tsp per 4 oz), rose clay (1/4 to 1/2 tsp per 4 oz) May 16, 2015 - Looking for melt and pour soap ideas? She has sooooo many great ideas! up to 3 teaspoons total of additives such as oatmeal, poppy seeds, dried spices, cosmetic clay, honey, etc.). Other bases to try include Stephenson Donkey Milk, and Wholesale Supplies Plus DF (detergent free) Three Butter soap, and their DF Baby Buttermilk soap base. I teach middle school Family and Carreer at a small Christian school. Home Made Soap Without Lye Making Soap Without Lye Diy Soap Recipe Without Lye Soap Making Recipes Homemade Soap Recipes Homemade Products Diy Tumblr Diy Soap Easy Diy Soaps. While soap making without lye does rely on glycerin, it is still a lot of fun to play with the scents, colors, and additives that can help to make your soap unique. Hi Jan, thank you for this article. It can be melted down and additives may be added to make your own special creation! I love wholesale supplies plus too-they have a great list of all natural melt and pour soap bases which I use. Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol. They could also use these as gifts! Great article! I saw it at Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Market. Thx for sharing ly-free soap tips. Instead of buying soap from the store , make your own low in lye , plain soap. Orange: tomato powder (1/8 to 1/4 tsp per 4 oz), turmeric (1/8 tsp per 4 oz) I have to admit, I’m a cold-process junkie so am not as familiar with the wide spectrum of things you can & can’t do with melt & pour. Does anyone know if this is correct & the amount needed if it is? Rich lather in extremely hard water, rinses clean off skin with no film. Great ideas, thanks! I’m allergic to coconut. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. When you are making soap the idea is to always use more fat than the lye can convert into soap. In a heatproof 4-cup (1-L) glass measuring container, combine the aloe vera powder, spirulina, water, aloe soap base and shea butter soap base. Thanks for the information Daniel! Many Thanks! Over the yrs. Hi Lynn, I’m so sorry that you’ve been ill, but am happy to know that you’re feeling better! I’m completely new to this but want to give it a try and go all natural with my skin care products. Can you use almond milk instead of coconut milk? Only a tiny bit at most. It also includes several glycerin melt and pour soap recipes. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Sounds about right…anyway I thought that you & your readers/followers might enjoy this site too, especially since I read that somebody referred to not having commercially available resources. All of the soap bases I’ve seen contain soy protein do you know of any that don’t? Have fun making your soap! e. Would long cure times for soap batches using this lye water be reasonable to expect because of high moisture content? Here are a few ideas for natural colorants. Add a teaspoon or so of your essential oil. I didn’t know that it would become a huge hobby of mine!! My “go-to” recipe also uses Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Sodium Lactate @ 1tsp/ppo. 1 lbs. I won’t buy any other palm oil, knowing what’s happening the the forest & orangutans. 4. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Lye This site has a 13 step procedure with pictures on making your own lye for soap making. Hi Leah, I sure don’t. I get my base at http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com They have a wide variety of bases including an all natural. Thanks for the site links and information Ex Army Girl! If you’re interested in combining natural colorants, essential oils, herbs, and flowers with melt and pour (glycerin) soap base – you’re going to love my new print book, Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps – just released today! Hi Petra! Something you could do, is just offer up a selection of materials and let them come up with their own unique recipes. Thanks for the feedback on wholesale supplies – I will have to check them out! I’ve ruined a lot of bases and money :( so frustrating. :), Hi, I love thus idea but am allergic to soy. I hope the future batches are better behaved for you! :) But, if you have a few kids that might dump everything in, you can offer up a little formula that they can follow. One place to try is brambleberry.com – they have such nice customer service that if you did run into a problem, I think they’d be a lot more helpful than the place you purchased your product from. However, if you want to make your own soaps without having to work with lye, you can use a melt-and-pour base or you can rebatch soap . :). Be careful when adding additional oils to M&P bases. The name of your post came up during a search & brought me here, as I know it is IMPOSSIBLE to make soap WITHOUT lye. Melt and pour soap is basically plain, colorless and odorless lye soap that has been made in advance. But in this case, do we have to wait until using the bar soaps? I can completely remember that feeling. Unmold the soaps and wrap them tightly. I am an beginner to just confrom do lye consisting soap would harm skin and environment. It took months of research before I felt comfortable enough with the idea and even then, I had my husband handle it for the first few batches. Blue: indigo powder or woad powder (1/8 to 1/4 tsp per 4 oz). For those who don’t want to work with this potentially dangerous chemical there are alternative ways to make a beautiful bar of soap. Preparation of this recipe is easy. No reheating, or overheating in the microwave. I plan to make and sell soaps now but i cannot figure out a way to keep the moisture away without using plastic. I stumbled on your website and like others, I’m fearful of lye. <3. Audra isn’t it addicting? The information on this site is for idea-sharing only. They sell it at michael’s craft store. but I dont know when it what stage. ;) Any suggestions/”recipes” for beginners would be greatly appreciated! Have you looked into Biolefin biodegradable shrink wrap? Yes, coffee grounds are great in soap (I have a coffee and cream recipe coming to the blog this month or next.) What they don’t tell you is that in M&P soap they have to add additional glycerine to counteract the drying properties of the alcohol used. Can this step be left out? Making soap without lye is done by using a product called ‘melt and pour’ soap. Hi, I am new to soap making in general. I’ve stayed away from soap making because of the lye. It will be winter soon here in the mountains, so while I would love to be able to evaporate off the liquid, not sure I will be able to. No lye, no soap. {;0}, Thanks for the link – will check it out! 30 to 50 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a bottle of 30 to 60 milliIitres the equivalent of 1 to 2 fluid ounces). I am making homemade soaps for favors to be given away at my Granddaughter’s wedding. 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