DIY Natural Essential Oil Soap
Recipe type: Home Product
  • 40 oz. Grape seed Oil Blend
  • 10 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 16 oz. Water
  • 6.9 oz. Lye
  • 1 oz. Tea-tree Oil
  1. Set aside all of the ingredients and prepare the work stations.
  2. Measure the water and lye. Combine in a disposable plastic container. Set aside.
  3. Measure the grape seed and coconut oils. Heat in a stockpot over medium-low heat until combined. Be sure not to allow the oil to exceed 110 degrees.
  4. Pour the heated oils into the prepared mixing bucket. Carefully pour the lye mixture into the oils.
  5. Gently mix until the mixture becomes cloudy.
  6. Once the mixture becomes cloudy, begin to pulse the mixture in bursts with an immersion blender. Slowly begin to blend consistently.
  7. When the mixture begins to thicken, add the essential oil.
  8. Continue to blend until the mixture has thickened.
  9. Pour the mixture into molds.
  10. Place the molds where they will not be disturbed. Allow them to sit for 3-4 days or until solid.
  11. Once solid, remove from the molds and allow to rest undisturbed 3-4 days more.
  12. Cut the soap into bars and allow to rest 1 week more until hardened.
Recipe by The Homespun Journal at