Honey Soap: Recipe, Benefits and Benefits

Honey Soap: Recipe, Benefits and Benefits

Honey soap is a popular natural soap variety that combines the benefits of honey with soap-making. Here's a basic recipe for making honey soap base soap, as well as some of its benefits:

Honey Soap Base Recipe:


  1. Honey Soap Base: You can purchase a pre-made honey soap base from a craft store or online retailer. This base is typically a glycerin-based soap that contains honey extract or real honey.
  2. Honey: If you want to enhance the honey fragrance and benefits, you can add a small amount of real honey to the soap base. About 1-2 tablespoons for every pound of soap base should suffice.
  3. Essential Oils: Optional, but you can add essential oils like lavender, chamomile, or citrus oils for added fragrance and therapeutic benefits.
  4. Colorants: Optional, for adding color to your soap. You can use natural colorants like turmeric, cocoa powder, or spirulina.
  5. Molds: Soap molds to shape your soap bars.
  6. Heat-resistant container: To melt the soap base.
  7. Stirring utensil: A spatula or stirring rod.
  8. Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol: Used to prevent bubbles on the soap's surface.


  1. Cut the honey soap base into small chunks for easier melting.

  2. Place the soap chunks in a heat-resistant container or double boiler. Melt the soap base using low to medium heat, stirring occasionally until it's completely melted. Be cautious not to overheat the soap base as it can lose its properties.

  3. Once melted, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of honey and a few drops of essential oils (if desired). Stir well to combine.

  4. If you want to add color, mix in the natural colorant of your choice at this stage.

  5. Pour the melted soap mixture into soap molds. Spray the surface with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles.

  6. Allow the soap to cool and harden, which may take a few hours to overnight, depending on the size and thickness of your soap bars.

  7. Once the soap has completely solidified, carefully remove it from the molds.

  8. Your honey soap base soap is now ready to use. Store any unused soap in an airtight container to prevent moisture absorption.

Benefits of Honey Soap Base Soap:

  1. Moisturizing: Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. Honey soap can help keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness.

  2. Antioxidant Properties: Honey is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory: Honey has natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for soothing irritated or sensitive skin.

  4. Acne Control: Honey has antibacterial properties that can help combat acne-causing bacteria and promote clearer skin.

  5. Gentle Exfoliation: Honey can provide mild exfoliation, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote a brighter complexion.

  6. Aromatherapy: If you add essential oils to your soap, it can provide aromatherapy benefits, promoting relaxation and stress relief during your bath or shower.

Keep in mind that individual reactions to soap can vary, so it's a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using honey soap all over your body, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies to honey or any other ingredients used in the soap.