I need to admit something. I’m a sucker for decorative soaps. Really, I love any soap that makes my bathroom look classier or has special ingredients to help my skin. When I can get both, then I’m really happy. I always have special soaps in my bathrooms – you know, those fancy little soaps that you put out to impress your guests? I use those all the time. They’re just so elegant and I love the way they smell. You can imagine how excited I was when I found these 35 decorative soaps that you can actually make yourself!
Not only are these decorative, they’re homemade, so you know exactly what’s going into them. That means no worries of allergies or breakouts. You control what you’re putting on your skin and many of these little soaps have ingredients that will help you to control any number of skin issues from acne and breakouts to wrinkles and fine lines. Imagine a decorative soap that will beautify your bathroom and one that helps to beautify your skin. And, if you’re into relaxing spa-like experiences, be sure to check out these 30 easy homemade bath bombs. They’re…..the bomb!
So for the soaps, these are all made with easy to find ingredients and you can mold them into whatever shapes you want. Some of these simply give you the recipe to make the soap, so the mold is all up to you. You can find candy molds at any hobby store for pretty cheap and those work beautifully. Some also give you color and decorating instructions to create the most beautiful little soaps you’ve ever seen. And, speaking of beautifying your bathroom, you have checked out these 20 DIY bathroom vanities? They will really help you to improve the look of your bathroom.
Whether you just want a great homemade soap that will help you to battle those skin conditions or you want something to dress up the guest bathroom, these homemade soaps are perfect. There’s everything from cinnamon coffee soap to confetti hearts and even a great avocado oil soap that is really good for your skin. Take a look and as always, let me know which of these little soaps is your favorite.
18. Decorative Little Heart Soaps
19. Homemade Holiday Herb And Spice Soap
I realize the holidays are quite some time away, but that just gives you more time to make up several batches of these gorgeous little soaps. These would make wonderful gifts – just tie them up in cellophane and add a nice little bow. Dried flowers, spices, herbs and leaves can be seen right through the glycerin soap, making them absolutely beautiful to display. And, they’re perfectly safe for use as well and smell amazing when they’re finished.
20. DIY Lavender Soap With Goat’s Milk
These little soaps have lavender, oatmeal and goat’s milk, all of which are great for your skin. They’re also very decorative with oats sprinkled throughout and they smell amazing. I love lavender soap and this one may just be my favorite. You can mold these really easily or use a cupcake tin to make small round soaps that are perfect for giving as gifts or decorating your bathroom vanity.
21. Lavender Honey Soap With Lemon
This is an easy melt and pour soup recipe that is so gorgeous when it’s finished. The lavender specks give it a beautiful color and it contains ingredients that are so healthy for your skin. You could easily mold these into shapes but I think the bar shape is really pretty, especially when you wrap a piece of burlap around it and add some dried lavender.
22. Adorable DIY Lollipop Soaps
You can use a white soap base or clear glycerin soap to make these adorable little lollipop soaps. Talk about a way to get your kids to wash up for dinner! They will love these soaps and you can make them multiple colors if you want or add any number of things to make them even more fun than they already are, like dried flowers, confetti, or all sorts of other decorations.
23. Hand Carved Monogrammed Soaps
These hand carved soaps with monogram are really easy to make and they’re so gorgeous when they’re finished. These would also be wonderful as gifts or you can use them to dress up your own bathroom and make it really fancy for guests. You use store bought soap for this one, unless you want to make your own soap bars. Then just make your monogram basically using a self-made stencil.
24. Handmade Honey And Oatmeal Soap
Here’s a wonderful soap that is easy to make and looks beautiful when finished. This one is really simple and has a wonderful rustic charm to it when it’s done. You use a goat’s milk soap base and add honey and oatmeal which are wonderful for the skin. You can also add coloring to these with food coloring if you want or leave them their natural color which is really pretty. Mold them in soap molds to make shapes or just make bars and decorate.
25. Floral Frame Buttermilk Soap
These buttermilk soaps – which are great for the skin, by the way – are shaped into beautiful floral frames and they’re perfect for fancying up your bathroom. These are on Etsy for $7 for two bars and you can choose your color and your scent. If you want something really elegant for the bathroom, these are perfect plus you have enough color options to match your existing bathroom décor.
26. Homemade Pumpkin Vanilla Swirl Soap
I just love soaps that have swirls of color and this pumpkin vanilla soap is absolutely beautiful. Not only does the vanilla swirl make it look great, it gives the soap a yummy scent. You’ll think you’re baking pumpkin pies! This one is a cold process which is a bit different than melt and pour, so it may take a bit more time. When they’re finished, these bars are gorgeous and make wonderful gifts around the holidays.
27. DIY Rose Petal Soaps
I love these little soaps that have rose petals in them. You can see the rose petals through the soap base and when you also add rose essential oils, you get a lovely scented soap that looks as good as it smells. These are pretty easy to make, too. Just add dried rose petals – or whatever flower you want – to the soap base when you mold it and they will come out beautiful every time.
28. Handmade Lemon And Rosemary Soap
This rosemary and lemon soap is perfect for the kitchen or you could use it to decorate the bathroom vanity as well. The dried rosemary makes it very decorative and it has a wonderful lemony scent. It’s an easy to make soap that can be turned into bars or molded in your favorite shape by pouring it into a soap mold.
29. DIY Spicy Tea Soap
These little soaps are very decorative when you mold them and they contain dried lavender and chamomile as well. They’re made with herbal tea bags, which are very beneficial to the skin. They’re really easy to make and so decorative with their dried flowers and herbs. You can tie them up in cellophane to give as gifts or use them to decorate your own bathroom.
30. Spoon Swirl Soaps
These spoon swirl soaps are absolutely stunning with loads of color. They have coconut, olive and palm oils, all of which are great for your skin and they’re just filled with color. To make the swirl design, you just spoon the colored soap liquid into your mold, swirling as you add additional colors. These are so great and so very easy to make.
31. DIY Tie Dye Soap
I love these little tie dye soaps! They’re so cool and colorful and a great way to dress up a teen’s bathroom. You can mold them into bars or peace signs or whatever you want. They’re a melt and pour soap, so they’re really easy to make and you can add whatever essential oils you want to give you the perfect scent. These are quite possibly the grooviest decorative soaps I’ve ever seen.
32. Cheap Dollar Store Scrapbook Paper Soap
I love the idea of using scrapbook paper to create decorative soaps. This really gives you so many options for your bathroom decorating, and these can be made with really cheap items that you can pick up at the Dollar Store. You can do these with scrapbook paper or fabric and the turn out beautifully. Mod Podge keeps the decoration in place but only on one side, so the soap is still completely useable.
33. Seashell Soap
If you’re looking to incorporate a beach theme into the bathroom, these little seashell soaps are perfect. You could make these yourself with a seashell mold or check out these that I found on Etsy. You get five soaps for $5 and you can choose your color or combine colors and choose your scents.
34. White Tea And Ginger Loofah Soap
These soaps are not only really pretty to look at but so beneficial to your skin. They contain white tea and ginger, both of which have wonderful health properties for skin, and they serve as a loofah as well, so they slough away dead skin cells. The soap actually has a loofah
inside it, which makes it really unique. These are perfect for guest bathrooms or for gifts for upcoming birthdays or holidays.
35. Cute Jewelry Box Soaps
You don’t have to buy a soap mold if you don’t have one on hand. You can use a cardboard box that your jewelry comes in to mold soap into bars and create beautiful looking decorative soaps. I love the glycerin soap with the fish embedded, which is really easy to do. You could put in just about anything that would match your bathroom decor and kids are going to love using soaps that have little creatures in them.