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Squeaky Clean: 10 DIY Vegan Soap Recipes and Resources

When you make your own soap, you know exactly what goes in it. Soap is intimate because it goes directly on your skin- so you want something you're familiar with. DIY projects like this are as much about control as they are about having some sweet soap. They're great for Mother's Day!!

DIY Natural Soap: Easier Than You Think

"With all the chemicals, artificial fragrances and dyes in so many store-bought soaps, it's a natural leap to think about making your own natural soap. This time of year, the idea of homemade gifts also comes to mind. Essential oils, herbs from the garden, exfoliants ..."

This is a great site for beginners. It offers awesome resources and encouragement.

Vegan Cold Process Soap

"I've been making my own cruelty-free cold process soap for over a decade, I love it because I know exactly what's in it and it's super moisturizing to my skin. I also love giving out soap as neighbor Christmas Gifts each year, it's an inexpensive gift that is full of homemade love."

You can make a 5 pound batch with this recipe. Think of how clean and cruelty free you'll be!!!! It's quite the process, but well worth it in the end.

Tutorial: Cold Process Lemongrass + Coconut Milk Soap Recipe

"Soapers who make vegan friendly handmade soap often get a little stuck in their soapmaking. Without additives like honey, milk, or silk, it can be a little trying to get a nice creamy addition to a recipe. Even though animal milks are off the table, plant milks aren't! Enter Coconut Milk!!"

This one would make a really nice gift. The great thing about soap, is that it is always put to good use. This one gives you that creamy, silky feeling.

How to Make Lavender Vegan Soap with Recipe

"Easy Recipe to make Lavender Vegan Hot Process Soap. SEE ALL MY LINKS AND FREE RECIPES AT http://www.kimberlymcnutt.com BUY SOAP FROM ME AT http://www.essential-soaps.com"

Lavender is a calming smell. This one could double as a cleaning product and bathroom aromatherapy.

How to Make Organic Vegan Soap

"The world is getting greener and more conscious of how human behavior affects other species. With this, the population of those adopting a vegan lifestyle has increased. Many people, vegan or not, are interested in creating their soap without any animal products in them."

This one is simple. It has a link that sends you to a basic step-by-step on how to make soap-so it might be nice to start here.

Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Vegan Soap Making - Crafting a Green World

"Tools + Supplies We talked last week about vegan sewing and notions, and today I'm going to tackle vegan soap making. Since soap making isn't my strong suit, I turned to the amazing Tracy Perkins of Strawberry Hedgehog. Tracy is a vegan soap superstar, and she knows her stuff!"

This is a list of animal products to watch out for, and avoid when soap making. It also links you to a great soap making recipe.

Homemade Vegan Soap: Basic Recipe with Soap Combinations

"Natural glycerin soap is the hypoallergenic and non-irritating alternative to chemically induced conventional soap. While traditional mass produced soaps are formulated with harsh chemicals, dyes and other toxins, pure glycerin soap only include natural body loving ingredients such as coconut oil, soybean protein, palm oil and soapifying agents."

There are so many amazing combinations you can come up with when you make your own soaps. Experiment with scents and ingredients, and make something brilliant.

Vegan Soap Recipe: How To Make Vegan Soap

"Make sure you like Soap Recipes 101 on Facebook to be updated every time we find a new soap recipe. Veganism is not simply a diet, it's a lifestyle. Vegans not only abstain from eating meat and other animal by-products such as eggs and diary, but they also avoid using animal-derived goods such as leather, wool, silk and any cosmetics containing animal product or that have been tested on animals."

This site gives users a great background to why people go vegan. It's not just about the food, it's about everything. Sometimes it takes time and effort to make sure a product has the appropriate ingredients.

Making organic, vegan, handmade natural soaps | The Kid Should See This

"Smart videos for curious minds of all ages: Science, art, nature, animals, space, technology, DIY, food, music, animation, and more! The Kid Should See This is a free video resource for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages. Watch a huge collection of high-quality, kid-friendly, age appropriate, educational videos together at home, during homeschool, or in the classroom."

This is such a fun visual. It also has links to some very easy vegan soap recipes you can make with kids.

How to Make Vegan Soap | eHow

"Vegans are those who, through their diet and their lifestyle choices, avoid the use of animal products or by-products. To satisfy vegan requirements, you would primarily have to shop at a natural foods store or a natural foods chain. Even many cosmetics, skin-care items and soaps are tested on animals or contain animal by-products."

This one is a bit difficult. I would only do it with a certain amount of experience, or at least a friend who knows what they're doing.