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How To Make a Cruelty Free, Plant-Based Vegan Soap Recipe From Scratch

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Soaps, body washes, hair products, and everything in between is chemically produced containing, in many cases, numerous amounts of animal products and a process of animal testing throughout manufacturing. We as vegans are trying everything in our might to avoid products such as this and instead opt for a more cruelty-free, natural, and one hundred percent vegan soap recipe.

Whilst there are numerous amounts of vegetarian soap recipes available to us at many of our local beauty spots and even supermarkets, they are often astronomically priced and in some cases contain palm oil, which many of us try to avoid in any cases.

That is why making your very own vegan soap from home is the most effective and ideal way to ensure that you are getting the natural product you are looking for.

How To Make Vegan Soap?

how to make vegan soap

Making vegan soap from home is actually not nearly as difficult as it might seem. It does however require a lot of concentration, a bit of alternate shopping, and attention to detail throughout the process. To make your handmade vegan soap, you’ll first need to gather all the necessary ingredients needed to make it.


  1. 225g Coconut oil
  2. 425g Olive oil
  3. 310g Plam oil
  4. 136g Lye
  5. 320g Natural spring water

Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients you need to make your vegan soap, you’ll just simply need to follow thoroughly through the directions listed below.


  1. Get yourself a mold of size and shape choice ( alternatively, you could use a Tupperware or box).
  2. In a bowl, add your lye to your water and stir slowly until all is dissolved and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl combine your coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil and again set aside to cool.
  4. Once both mixtures have cooled but not hardened, get your stick blender or whisk ready.
  5. Gently use your blender on the oils, tapping occasionally until several bubbles are released that will let off a burp-like sound.
  6. Once there are no more visible bubbles, add your blended lye mixture to your oils and pulse with the blender a couple of times.
  7. Continue alternating between blending and stirring, and eventually, you will begin to see your mixture lighten in color and become a much thicker consistency.
  8. Once your soap has reached a thick but portable consistency you can begin to pour it into your mold, tap the container against a surface to remove excess air, spray the top with sanitizer or alcohol spray and allow it to sit in the mold for 3 days.
  9. After the resting time is up, take your soap out of the mold cut it into desired size bars and allow it to cure for 4-6 weeks, so that it hardens and lasts a lot longer.

And just as simple and as easy as that you have yourself your very own homemade vegan soap that is perfect for any bathroom, for the smooth washing of hands or body, or both. As you can see, making a fully plant-based and natural soap is not only cost-effective but also relatively easy and fun.

This guarantees you only use the ingredients that work for your body and the flavor can be easily adapted along with your preferences.

You can also easily create a vegan soap recipe without palm oil if you are ultimately looking to avoid it altogether, with the same base recipe, quick turn around and equally effective product.

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