Making your own soap is easy and this recipe sounds amazing, I’ll definitely be making some.


What you’ll need:

  • 500g of glycerin soap base
  • A handful of walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon of an essential oil of your choice (almond essential oil works well)
  • 50ml of argan oil
  • Silicone mould


  1. Crush the walnuts into a coarse powder.
  2. Cut the glycerin into small pieces and melt in a saucepan over a larger saucepan of boiling water.
  3. Once the glycerin has completely melted, add the argan oil and nuts and stir thoroughly.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and add the essential oil then stir.
  5. Add the mix to a silicone mould and leave for three hours to set.
  6. Remove the soap from the mould and your soap is ready to use.

Watch the YouTube video for full instructions:

This recipe sounds so easy and I bet it smells amazing. It would make a perfect gift too, I’m going to make some for my Mum’s birthday next month.

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  • What a great idea to make as gifts.


  • This one caught my attention. I’m copying this one, will be making some for Christmas…..at least I’ll try


  • The hardest part about this is getting the soap out of the moulds.


  • I have tried to make my own soap but it didn’t turn out well. May have to give it another shot using these instructions.


  • I’ve never made my own soap. Whilst it may seem simple enough, I think I’ll stick with buying it from the store.


  • what a great and fun idea. Great mothers day presents!


  • so where do you get glycerin base? (and the oils?) great idea would love to try it!

    • It’s easy to order online. Ebay has some good offers !


  • I have not made my own soap as yet but this looks like a good easy recipe and I think it would be good also to use after you had been working in the garden to get your hands scrubbed clean and softened as well.


  • Provided there’s no type of sodium or soda in the glycerin base this is an excellent soap. Some commerically made soaps contain or used to contain caustic soda which can cause nasty side effects, exspecially if you have sensitive skin.


  • i like this idea! these soaps make for great gifting. awesome job!


  • When I was younger I made a lot of glycerin soap mixed with essential oils that were popular among family and friends, perhaps I should pick this up again :)


  • Great idea and a great way to save money.


  • Thank you for the helpful steps and pics to make this.


  • I must admit I’ve never made or even attempted my soap but this makes it look possible that I could. What a great gift idea, too.


  • This recipe sounds great always wanted 2 make my own soap but didn’t have a recipe going 2 make some now with this recipe 2 see now things go


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