DIY Soap

General info

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  • Super easy DIY hand-made soap!
  • You don't need a microwave, a food processor or any special equipment to make this soap
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing
  • These soap can be used for soap carving
  • You can make any color of soap you want
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

  • Soap powder (7-8 tablespoons)
    See this page for powdered soap tutorial.
  • Water (2 tablespoons)
  • Bowl
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Measuring spoon (tablespoon - about 15 ml)
  • Plastic food wrap
  • Piece of cardbaord
  • Small plastic container or silicon mold (Given example has size of 8 cm (3-14") x 5.5 cm (2-1/4") x 2.5 cm (1"))

Instruction video

Note: Tutorial in the video begins from 2:42 and is divided into the three parts.


1. Put 7 to 8 tablespoons of powdered soap into the bowl (1 tablespoon (tsp) = about 15 ml).
step 1
2. Pour 2 tablespoons of water to the powder in the bowl. If you have white powder and want to color it, skip the next step.
step 2
3. Dilute the food coloring with water and put 2 tablespoons of colored water into the bowl.
step 3
4. Mix the ingredients well.
step 4
5. If you have chosen the plastic container for your soap, line it with plastic wrap.
step 5
6. Put the soap dough in the container or the mold.
step 6
7. Push the soap dough with a piece of cardboard to fill up the container or the mold.
step 7
8. Leave the chosen container for more than 3 hours at a room temperature.
step 8
9. After 3 hours, pop the soap out of the container and let the soap dry for at least 3 days before you carve it.
step 9
10. (Optional) You can make small soap with the leftover soap dough.
step 10