Make Your Own Soap Without Lye (well, you’ll see what I mean)

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Want to make soap but you're worried about having to handle caustic lye? Here's How to Make Soap - without having to handle lye! This Easy Homemade Soap Recipe is great for making your own homemade soap or for easy homemade gifts.

I get such satisfaction from making natural personal care products from scratch like my Nourishing Sugar Scrub, Healthy Lip Scrub, Homemade Foaming Soap, and Citrus Body Wash, but I have always been afraid of making Homemade Soap.  Now, thanks to Andrea of It Takes Time, we can all learn how to make soap — without lye!

The Story of My Desire to Make Soap……

For years, I have wanted to make my own soap.  And yet, I have never done it.

I've oogled over the craftiness of others and felt that somehow I was deficient in my thriftiness, my craftiness, my domesticality…simply because I have never made soap. 

One of my clearest memories is of a friend back in the Chicago area who made HUGE batches of olive oil soap.  This friend had enough money to buy whatever soap she wanted, but she just LOVED making soap and her soap was just gorgeous.  

I first tried this lovely soap when I was pregnant with my first child, so basically I wrote off making it because I knew that it would necessitate my working with lye in a kitchen where I would have to time things so I didn't have a busy and inquisitive infant or toddler underfoot.  Let alone the fact that during nap time I would often be napping myself!

So I basically gave up all dreams of soap-making, and they never really came to be.

I even, at a second hand store, bought the very book that my friend's soap recipe came from, and I STILL haven't made soap.

So when Andrea approached me about sharing a recipe for melt and pour soap that was easily made into “homemade soap” style, I was thrilled.

I assumed that many other busy moms out there would love the chance to be crafty without being around something caustic that might be a problem for their children's safety.

So here you go — “sort of ” Homemade Soap :).

Update 4/16: Please note – I have gotten a lot of comments from angry readers insinuating that I made this post in a deceptive manner.  I wrote the title as I did so that it wouldn't seem to be something that it wasn't so please take that into consideration before making any more accusations.  Thank you!

Now – to Andrea……

Would you like to create an all natural product, free of harsh chemicals, that radiates your personality and taste? Consider hand-milled soap!

Also known as melt and pour soap, this method allows you to forgo the hazards of working with caustic lye, while enjoying the creativity of soap making.

The reason being?  Well, this is why the title of the post includes “you'll see what I mean.”  The lye work has been done for you already in making the melt and pour.

 

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Want to make soap but you're worried about having to handle caustic lye? Here's How to Make Soap - without having to handle lye! This Easy Homemade Soap Recipe is great for making your own homemade soap or for easy homemade gifts.

Again, the mold used in the above photo is this one.

Homemade soap - without lye!

7.  Allow soap to dry for several days or more. The more liquid you use the longer it will take to cure.

8.  Once you begin using your soap, be sure to dry it thoroughly between uses to extend its life.

That's it!  Easy as–well, melting and pouring.

These would make a fabulous gift for almost any occasion.

Note that the top photo in the post is from Andrea's store at Just So.  Aren't they just gorgeous?

Have you made soap using the melt and pour method?

What herbal combinations would you like to try?

Andrea Fabry - A woman dedicated to detoxifying her family for health's sake.Andrea is a former journalist and the mother of nine children ranging in age from 28 to 12. Following a toxic mold exposure, Andrea and her family discovered the wonders of natural living. Andrea is the founder and president of momsAWARE, an educational organization designed to empower others to live healthy in a toxic world. You can follow her family’s journey at It Takes Time. She is also the owner of Just SoNatural Products.

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  1. TITLE IS SOMEWHAT MISLEADING, EVEN TO THE POINT OF BEING CONSIDERED CLICK BAIT… YOU SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO ALOT OF THESE PEOPLE THAT WERE LOOKING FOR A GENUINE SOLUTION TO NOT USE LYE AT ALL. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR “RECIPE” IS ONLY AN IDEA TO BE CHEAP AND ADD TO A PRE EXISTING ALREADY MADE SOAP….AN ALTERATION BUT HARDLY A MODIFICATION JUDGING BY THE REOCCURRENCES OF THE MIX NOT RETURNING TO ITS ORIGINAL SOAP BAR CONSISTENCY (FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING IM TALKING ABOUT THE SOLID FORM OF THE SOAP AND NOT THE SHAPE). I DO LIKE THE IDEA AND I WILL TRY TO CREATE A BETTER PRODUCT THROUGH THIS METHOD. SO TRY NOT TO BE SO MISLEADING, YOU ARE ONE OF THE TOP “WITHOUT LYE” RECIPES THAT GOOGLE PULLS UP…..KEY WORDS “WITHOUT LYE”….THANKS FOR SHOWING ME HOW TO CAPITALIZE ON SOMEONE ELSES SOAP!!!! AM I GONNA GET A FAKE RESPONSE OR ONE FROM THE ACTUAL “CREATOR”

    • Hi Sam. Sorry you feel this way. Perhaps you should write to the author of the post and tell her your thoughts directly. She’s a black mold survivor. It wasn’t an idea to be cheap but to make soap crafting easier for someone who doesn’t want to mess w/ lye. As many commenters have mentioned, there is no soap without lye so anyone who is saying you can really make soap without lye isn’t telling the whole story.

      Do you suggest that there is a way to make soap without lye? If so, please do share.

      I can’t say that Andrea will be responding as she is very busy but you can contact her on her blog if you like. Thanks for reading.

  2. Donna Northcott says:

    Just made this today! Lovely thank you. At the start of my soap journey ?

  3. Rashmi Singh says:

    I used 2 lbs of shea butter base soap and added coconut milk for liquid in amount the recipe states. It melted and is the consistency of coconut milk. I’m letting it now boil to get rid of the liquid. This was a disappointing recipe.