Super simple soaps are my friend. They’re fun to make and make incredible gifts! Homemade gifts are a little more special too. Let’s learn how to make loofah soap.
I remember the first time I saw some loofah soap and thought it was genius! Of course, I had to give it a whirl. And does having a little exfoliator within the soap hurt? NOPE!
Did I mention simple? Yeah? I thought so, but a little reminder was in order (wink). Let’s get started!
Supplies for Loofah Soap:
Cranberry Essential Oil (or oil of choice)
Microwavable Glass Batter Bowl with Spout
Spoon (for stirring)
White Melt and Pour Soap Base, 1 lb.
Silicone Soap Mold
Makes: 8 Bars of Loofah Soap
Step One: Cut Loofah
Cut the loofah into approximately 1/2″ thick rounds. Adjust the size accordingly, depending on the size of your molds.
Step Two: Prepare the Soap
Using a soap cutter, cut the soap base into cubes. I like to melt 1/2 pound of soap at a time. Place the cubes into the microwavable glass bowl and heat in 30-second increments until it is melted (stirring after each increment). For reference, a 1/2 pound of soap will make 4 bars.
If using an essential oil, place a few drops of essential oil into the melted base and stir.
Step Three: Pour Soap
Pour soap into the silicone mold, gently place loofah into the soap and press down (lightly). Allow soap to set overnight or refrigerate it to set faster.
Note: I’ve seen tutorials where you pour a small amount of soap into the mold, then place the loofah and fill the rest of the way with soap. I tried this and it didn’t work for me. The loofah wasn’t at all visible. Womp womp womp.
These would make exceptional stocking stuffers as the holidays are quickly approaching — so if you’re in a pickle, whip up a few loofah soaps!
If you’re looking for another fantastic soap recipe, this Lavender Honey Soap is pretty amazing too.
p.s. These soaps make great stocking stuffers!