Making Soap Without Lye

More and more people are making soap without lye because they believe making soap with this ingredient can be harmful. Making soap is a great way to save yourself some money, take pride in your work and give truly personalized gifts to the people in your life. 

Melt and pour soap making is a natural way to make soap that avoids the perils of lye. You can make amazing soaps without having to worry about your health.

Lye can lead to permanent injuries, including burns and blindness. Most soaps today are made with some form of lye. However, there are ways to make soap without lye. The following is a basic method to help you with this.

Now that you have soap without lye, you can experiment with shapes by using a soap making mold and with soap making oils and soap making fragrances. With a little creativity and experimentation, you can end up with beautiful lye-less soaps.

Soap Making Supplies:

  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Herbs, dried and pulverized
  • 2 cups of Ivory soap
  • Essential oil
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass plate
  • Soap making mold


Boil your water and then pour into the bowl holding your herbs. Add six drops of essential oil and boil the mixture. Stir the contents consistently. Next, make sure your Ivory soap is shredded and add it to the mixture. Mix until fully combined and then wait 15-20 minutes. Divide the mixture into several balls or press it into the soap making mold of your choice. Allow the soap to try for 3-4 days or until completely solid. Let the soap dry in a cool area of your home. Extreme shifts in temperature could keep it from properly solidifying. 

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