Making massage soap from base

Making massage soap from base

Making massage soap from a soap base is a straightforward process that allows you to customize the soap with your preferred scents and ingredients. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:


  1. Soap base: You can use a melt-and-pour soap base, which is readily available in craft stores or online. Look for a soap base that's specifically designed for making massage bars.

  2. Essential oils: Choose essential oils that have soothing and relaxing properties, such as lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, or any other scent you prefer.

  3. Additional ingredients (optional): You can add ingredients like dried herbs, flower petals, oatmeal, or other exfoliants if you desire.


  1. Microwave or double boiler
  2. Soap molds or silicone molds
  3. Mixing utensils
  4. Measuring cups and spoons


  1. Cut or break the soap base into small chunks or cubes. The size will depend on the soap molds you plan to use.

  2. Melt the soap base using one of the following methods:

    • Microwave: Place the soap base in a microwave-safe container and heat it in short intervals, stirring between each interval until it's fully melted.
    • Double boiler: Use a double boiler to melt the soap base. Fill the bottom pot with water and place the soap chunks in the top pot. Heat the water gently until the soap base melts.
  3. Once the soap base is completely melted, remove it from the heat source.

  4. Stir in your chosen essential oils. The amount will depend on your preference and the strength of the essential oil. Start with a few drops and add more as needed until you achieve your desired scent.

  5. If you want to add any additional ingredients, such as dried herbs or exfoliants, mix them into the melted soap base.

  6. Pour the mixture into your soap molds. Silicone molds are a good choice for massage soap bars since they make it easy to remove the finished product.

  7. Let the soap bars cool and harden. This may take a couple of hours, depending on the size and thickness of your bars.

  8. Once the bars have fully solidified, carefully remove them from the molds.

  9. Your massage soap bars are now ready to use. Simply glide them over your skin to release the soothing properties of the essential oils and enjoy a relaxing massage.

  10. You can store any unused bars in an airtight container to preserve their freshness.

Customize this basic recipe with your favorite scents and ingredients to create unique massage soap bars tailored to your preferences.