Beeswax Soap Making

Dana Hinders
homemade soap

Experimenting with beeswax soap making can be a fun and enjoyable way to create pampering body care products.

Melt and Pour Soap and Beeswax Soap Making

For novice soap makers, melt and pour projects tend to be the easiest way to experiment with creating handmade soap. Also known as glycerin soap, melt and pour soaps involve customizing a premade soap base with essential oils, herbs, and other additives.

Honey Bee Soap

This honey soap looks adorable in a hive or bee mold. It has a smooth, light fragrance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup unscented glycerin soap base
  • Dash of bee pollen, if desired

Instructions:

  1. Melt beeswax in double boiler, keeping in mind that utensils used for soap making can no longer be used in food preparation.
  2. Mix beeswax with the melted soap base.
  3. Add honey and stir until melted.
  4. Add bee pollen, if desired.
  5. Carefully pour your soap into the mold, preferably wearing gloves to protect your hands.
  6. Release the soap from the mold when it has completely hardened.
  7. Let your homemade beeswax soap cure on a drying rack.

Lavender Beeswax Soap

The soothing scent of lavender combined with the skin conditioning properties of beeswax makes this soap a special pampering treat for those interested in beeswax soap making.Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces unscented glycerin soap base
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop violet food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon grated beeswax

Instructions:

  1. Melt your soap base over low heat. Add the grated beeswax and stir until melted.
  2. Remove the soap mixture from the heat. Add the lavender perfume oil and the violet coloring. Stir until well blended.
  3. Pour the soap into the mold of your choice.
  4. Once the soap has completely hardened, typically after about three hours, release it from the mold.
  5. Let your soap cure on a drying rack.
Beeswax Soap Making