DIY Loofah Soaps

12 Materials
30 Minutes

These DIY loofah soaps are simple and quick to craft which makes them a great weekend project to do with the kids. Plus they can be custom scented with your favorite fragrance oil or essential oil. They only take about half hour to make.

If you like this melt and pour soap recipe for my DIY Loofah Soaps, you can find more of my melt and pour soap recipes on my blog, Soap Deli News, here.

Now onto how to make your own DIY Loofah Soaps. You can find the recipe on my blog here.

Begin by using a bread knife to cut your loofah into slices approximately 1 thick.

Place the loofah slices into each of the six cavities of your mold. Now cut your soap base into square chunks using a Chef's knife. Weigh out of soap and place in a large Pyrex measuring cup. Melt in the microwave just until all the soap has melted. Watch your soap carefully as it will bubble up and overflow if it gets too hot. Weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted soap base. (If you are using essential oils, use half the amount or less.) Add the liquid melt and pour soap colorant to the melted soap base and mix well.

Now pour the scented and colored soap base into each of the cavities of your mold. As the loofah absorbs some of the soap you'll be able to go back and fill each cavity completely.

Allow the soap base to set up and harden completely, then carefully push each loofah soap out of the mold. Finally, wrap each soap in Foodservice Film then label as desired! For easy links to suppliers for these DIY Loofah Soaps and other melt and pour soap recipes and ideas, visit the link below to view the original post on my blog, Soap Deli News.

Resources for this project:

.9 oz. skin safe fragrance oil
20 drops orange liquid soap colorant
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Have a question about this project?

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  • Bonnie
    on Feb 19, 2017

    Can a lye soap recipe be used instead of melt and pour soap?

    • Con2488615
      on Feb 27, 2018

      I've made loofah soaps before and I wrapped the full loofah in heavy duty aluminium foil leaving open the top. Poured the soap in, let it cool then sliced the loofah soap to sized desired.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 6, 2017

    Could you use a silicone cupcake pan for a mold? I know that the shape would be different as well as the amount of soap at the top.
    • C. D. Scallan
      on Feb 27, 2018

      Yes, I've done it before using those and even posted a project explaining how to do it .

  • Jill Ron Pike
    on Feb 27, 2018

    Would it be possible to melt ready-made bar soaps for these?

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