Goat Milk Melt And Pour Handmade Soap Tutorial

I have recently discovered the wonderful world of melt and pour handmade soaps through Youtube tutorials. The simplicity of soap making from a soap-base has taken me by surprise. It barely took me 30 minutes to complete the process and leave the molds for hardening. Today I will be sharing with you a very simple recipe on how to make melt and pour handmade soap. I bought the soap base and silicone molds on eBay.


1/2 Kg Goat Milk Soap base (made 9 medium sized soap)
3 Vitamin E capsules
2 tablespoon honey (I used Manuka Honey)
Papaya essential oil
Microwave safe bowl
Silicone Molds


  1. Cut the soap base into small cubes. The soap base is soft so you can use a regular kitchen knife to slice it into smaller pieces.
  2. Place the cubes into a microwave safe bowl and heat it in a microwave at an increment of 30 seconds. The cubes will start melting. Keep stirring the content every 30 seconds. Do not let it boil. It took about 90 seconds for the cubes to melt. The time may differ depending on the size and quantity of the cubes. (You can also use a double boiler method to melt the soap base)
  3. Once all the cubes have melted properly, add Vitamin E oil (extracted from the capsule), honey and essential oil. Keep stirring slowly as you pour in the additives.
  4. Pour the mixture into silicone molds. Lightly spray isopropyl alcohol if bubbles start forming in the molds. I didn’t use any while making mine.
  5. Allow it to cool and harden for about 2 – 4 hours

I waited overnight to use the soap. Currently, everyone in my house is using these handmade soaps. The papaya oil gives the soap a soothing and beautiful fragrance. You can use any other essential oil of your choice. These handmade soaps give a good lather and are gentle on the skin too.

Step by step photos

melt and pour handmade soap base
Ingredients – Soap base, Vitamin E, Papaya essential oil and silicone mold
melt and pour handmade soap ingredients
Soap base sliced into smaller cubes
melt and pour handmade soap
After heating for 1 minute 30 seconds (at an increment of 30 seconds) the soap base has melted
melt and pour handmade soap
Melted soap base poured into silicone molds
melt and pour handmade soap
After the soap has cooled and hardened.

Storage – I have packed the soaps in cling wrap to prevent glycerin from sweating. But if you wish to gift them, you can use any other approach to packing.

There you go, easy recipe to make your own handmade soap.

melt and pour handmade soap

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18 thoughts on “Goat Milk Melt And Pour Handmade Soap Tutorial

  1. I didn’t know one can get soap base. The process definitely looks simple. You should make a logo for yourself, Raj. I have a bunch of handmade soaps–oats, cinnamon, lavender and orange. All delightful. They don’t really lather much, though. Cling wrap is best even for packaging and gifting. Mine came with cling wrap inside and a pretty tissue packing on the outside stuck with a label. I love how creative you are!

  2. Wow that is a lovely and useful tutorial Rajlakshmi. You share such amazing posts on your blog. Super talented!! Keep up the good work babe.

  3. I love using 100% natural handmade soaps. Have never made them at home though. Your step by step instructions is inspiring me to try my hand on these soaps. Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Raj. ♥

  4. Wow, that’s amazing. You made it sound so easy and simple to make a handmade soap, Raj. They look so pretty! Thanks for sharing, Raj. 🙂

  5. You know making soap is generally very laborious and requires use of caustic chemicals. But using a ready soap base helped you make soap at home while avoiding the terrible process of making from scratch. Nicely done. Looks good.

    1. Yes that is why I chose melt and pour soap base. Easy for beginners like me and I can always add whatever I need to the melt 😊

  6. Wow! Lovely!!! You do have a LOT of patience, Raj! And, I love such handmade stuff. I have quit using soaps and use dahi-besan these days, but for a change, these hand-made soaps will be good, too!
    Pinned the post..I am sure it’s going to be loved by many!
    Thanks! <3

    1. Oh how cool! I use besan mask sometimes but have never used in shower. Will try it one of the days. Thank you.

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