28 May 2011

Liquid Soap

My first solo foray into liquid soap. This recipe has olive oil in and is fragranced with May Chang, so is lovely and lemony. I had a bit of a mishap, because I forgot to heat the water so the soap past became a large solid blob. Once that was sorted, the paste dissolved nicely and liquid soap was made. This is the glycerine method, so in theory, it is usable straight away and there is no curing time.

I love the colour of natural, handmade liquid soap. None of this pink and blue nonsense, just various shades of gold which look beautiful with the light shining through.

Now that I know how to make it, I need to play about with some receipes to see what I like best before getting my assessment. I would like to try a bit of shea butter, but wonder if it will go cloudy?


  1. This looks great. I've made liquid soap before and enjoyed it.

    Michelle (formerly Splurge Sisters)

  2. THis looks so good, Suzanne. It's not something I've tried, but maybe one day. And you're right - the golden colour is so much nicer than the blues and pinks.

  3. I have been wanting to try to make liquid soap. Is there a website or book you would recommended for directions?


  4. Thank you for your comments.

    Caitlin, I was taught by someone and most of what I have seen has been the water method. I could always post instructions.

    Sorry it has taken so long to reply but there have been some bugs and I have not been able to make comments on my own site!