honey soap recipe

I hope that this page helps find a honey soap recipe to add to your soap making collection or to get you started on your soap making journey..

Honey is a very sought-after additive for soap making for many reasons.

BENEFITS

  • Honey has a sweet delicate scent.
  • Honey adds lather to soap and moistures your skin.
  • Adding honey is a great way to add therapeutic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties to your natural soaps. 


There are wondrous bee and flower soaps that sooth and pamper skin. Adding honey will increase the benefits of your natural soap and it slightly tint the color of the soap.

The following handmade soap recipes all have the added bonus of honey.

These lye soap recipes will moisturize, may prevent acne because of the antibacterial properties and some studies have suggested that honey actually works to counteract wrinkles.

You will find below great natural soap recipes using honey.

Note that you can add honey to most your handmade soap recipes. Simply add 1 tablespoon per 454 grams (1 pound) of soap. Remember it will darken the color of your soap.

Decorate your honey soap using bubble wrap after pouring in the mold.

Honey Amber Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 204 grams olive oil
  • 168 grams coconut oil
  • 114 grams palm oil
  • 84 grams cocoa butter
  • 30 grams castor oil

Lye – Water solution

  • 86 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Additive, scent and honey at light trace

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • optional: 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).A blend of palmarosa, patchouli and orange is great with honey!

This honey soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Want to give cold process soap making a try the easy way? Try the oatmeal soap making kit and simply add 1 tablespoon of honey per pound of soap. This product is getting great reviews and is the most cost effective way to try soap making. Find out more about soap making kits here.

I put a little curry in about a cup of honey amber soap mixture then swirled it in.

Honey and Oats Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 360 grams palm oil
  • 150 grams coconut oil
  • 90 grams olive oil

Lye – Water solution

  • 86 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Additive, scent and honey at light trace

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • ½ cup of rolled oats (NOT the instant kind) that have been groundin a coffee grinder, blender or magic bullet.
  • optional: 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).

This honey soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6=7 bars of natural soap.

Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

Honey I Spiced the Soap

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 300 grams olive oil
  • 150 grams vegetable shortening
  • 150 grams coconut oil

Lye – Water solution

  •  84 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams distilled water

Additive, scent and honey at light trace

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • optional: 20 to 36 grams of your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils (you will need a little over 30  milliliters bottle the equivalent of about one fluid ounce).Maybe try almond, vanilla, clove and/or cinnamon.
  • Color your natural soap with some cocoa if you wish. Start by coloring about 1 or 2 cups of soap mixture then add to the full batch.

This honey soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.

Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.


had some fun with making this soap colored naturally with carrots puree.

Carrot, Honey and Ginger Soap Fragrance Free

INGREDIENTS

Fats, oils and butters

  • 180 grams shea butter
  • 180 grams palm oil
  • 120 grams coconut oil
  • 120 grams olive oil

Lye – Chilled Carrot Juice solution

  • 82 grams lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • 228 grams of chilled carrot puree

Additive and honey at light trace

  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 2 teaspoon of ground fresh ginger.

This honey soap recipe makes about 2 pounds of soap which will produce about 6-7 bars of natural soap.

Soap making instructions are the same as for the other recipes. Simply replace the distilled water for the chilled carrot juice.


Remember that ingredients (except for additives when indicated in volume) need to be weighted and not measured.Fragrance and essential oils should also be weighed.

Click here for cold process soap making recipe directions.

honey is a great additive to your handmade soap recipes

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