8 Easy Melt and pour soap recipes (for beginners)

8 Easy Melt and pour soap recipes (for beginners)

If you are looking for a simple way to make soap at home then Easy melt and pour soap recipes will get you started today.

Melt and pour soap has the advantage of not having to mess around with lye which is so much easier and safer especially if you want to make it with kids.

If you want to try some easy recipes here are some gorgeous ones to get you started.

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I started making soap using melt and pour soap bases and after I had made tonnes I decided to switch to cold process soap making because you can make up your own soap base recipes like that.

If you want to know more about soap making this post will help you out:

How to make soap

Beginners cold process soap recipes

What is melt and pour soap?

Melt and pour soap is basically saponified oil that has turned into soap by a combination of sodium hydroxide solution and water with various oils to make up a soap base.

Because the soap base is already premade all you need to do is melt it and add your favourite ingredients. 

This means you don’t have to deal with lye ( sodium hydroxide and water solution) or wait for it to cure ie. fully saponify. This can take up to 4 weeks.

What can you add to melt and pour soap?

Melt and pour soap bases come clear or white here are some soap bases examples.

Clear soap bases will have stronger colours whilst white soap bases will be more pastel shades when colours are added. I prefer using mica for my soaps and here a huge selection on amazon that are 5 star reviewed.

You can add fragrance oils or essential oils to soap bases. No more than 20mls per 1000g for fragrance or essential oils ( 0.3oz per pound ). Plant therapy is a great option for essential oils or you could try Rock mountain essential oils both are more pricey than the ones you find on amazon but are top quality.

You will need to use a heat resistant mould to add your melted soap too and silicone ones are a good option.

Micas and colour blocks work well in melt and pour soap.

Here are some great Easy Melt and pour soap recipes (for beginners):

Rose hip Melt and pour soap


This is a lovely beginners recipe nice and easy one thing I would do is leave out the poppy seeds.

It is personal choice but I do find them rather harsh on the skin when you are using the soap the clay however is wonderful in the soap.

Goats Milk and Honey Melt and pour soap


If you are looking for an easy gentle skin friendly recipe this is a gorgeous one to try.

You only need a Goat milk soap base and honey with the option on colours to enhance the soap and you are up and running!

Rosemary and Lavender Goats Milk Melt and pour recipe


This soap is lovely if you like lavender the addition of rosemary gives it an earthy refreshing scent if you don’t like it too lavender smelling.

You can also add or omit the dried flowers again it depends if you like bits of stuff in your soap – I am not a big fan.

Eucalyptus and Orange Melt and pour soap


This looks complicated but rest assured you can do this!

All you need to do is be prepared for this recipe get your essential oils and colours ready to go into the batches of soap and you are all set.

Each mica is dissolved in avocado oil first for each batch of soap basically you split your soap base down the middle and add the colour and essential oils to each.

Once the soap base is ready you half fill the moulds ready for the second layer which you will need to reheat to then add the next colours and scents only add this mixture to the soap mould when you feel the first soap layer is hard enough to support it.

You then end up with two gorgeous fragrant layers.

Raspberry Lemonade Melt and Pour recipe


I included this recipe because I just loved the sound of it really. It is simple to make and only has raspberry fragrance along with lemon essential oil as fragrances.

I personally prefer to use essential oils but I have included this one because it sounds so good! Summer soap for lovely days.

Rosemary and Lemon on a rope soap


This recipe looks like it would be complicated but it actually isn’t you are simply making two batches of soap.

If you can use a cookie cutter you can make this soap. It is so simple yet so sophisticated all at the same time.

Winter Forest Soap Recipe


If you are looking for a masculine scented melt and pour recipe this one fits the bill.

Birch, cypress and cedar gives you that forest fragrance you could also add a citrus blast with either lemon or orange if you wanted to change it slightly.

Oatmeal and Lavender Melt and pour recipe


Another lavender recipe for a lovely exfoliating bar of soap although I am no great fan of bits in soap this one is lovely and gentle.

I hope you enjoyed this round of Melt and pour soap recipes if you are looking for more information on soap making check out these other posts:

How to Make soap

Cold process soap recipes

You can get started soap making with melt and pour soap it really is easy and can be very creative.

Beware though it becomes addictive and you will end up with tonnes of soap!

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