Handmade Summertime Soaps


Summer is an ideal time to make handmade soaps. The hot temperature allows the soap to reach trace (when all the ingredients “marry” and become thick and velvety) in no time and makes the entire process quicker than if I were making it in the chilly winter months.

Three batches of soap that I made last month are now ready for use!  biggrin

pink line
Aloe Vera Soap (all natural)
pink line


Ingredients: Olive oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, hazelnut oil, palm oil, coconut oil, distilled water, lye (85% discount), fresh aloe vera juice, essential oils (lavender, lemon, bergamot, and spearmint).

The aloe vera leaves used were from my backyard. I love its healing properties. The refreshing citrus and spearmint scents make these perfect soaps for hot summer days, and after a sweaty workout!

pink line
Moisturizing Soap (all natural)
pink line


Ingredients: Olive oil, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, palm oil, coconut oil, distilled water, lye, and essential oils (lavender, bergamot, and rosemary)

It was over 100 degrees outside when I made these soaps, and they only took one hour until they ready to be pour into a mold!  These soaps are seriously beautiful and are now one of my favorites to make and use.  They’re perfect to moisturize the sun-kissed skin after spending a day at the beach.

pink line
Sweet Summer Soap
pink line


Ingredients: Olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil, distilled water, lye (85% discount), colorants (madder root powder for pink, comfrey leaf powder for green), essential oils (lavender and spearmint) and fragrance oil (Sugar Plum).

I wanted to make something fun for my third batch, so I used the Sugar Plum fragrance oil to add a bit of playfulness to these three-layer soaps.  These soaps were inspired by Ayumi’s Summer Peppermint soap, but they didn’t come out quiet as lovely as her version.  cry

The last few days were very pleasant here but I know that scorching days are just right around the corner!


2 thoughts on “Handmade Summertime Soaps

    • Thanks, Green Girl! 🙂 Soap making gets more exciting during the summer for me (it takes shorter time for the soaps to cure in a warm temperature) so I’ve been obsessing over good soap recipes now … LOL.

      I love that you’re active! I’m trying to get back into running but I’m so out of shape right now! And it’s so hot! You’re amazing!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s