Homemade Citrus Soap Tutorial {Handmade Gift Idea}

Homemade Citrus Soap Tutorial on EverythingEtsy.com

Looking for a simple soap tutorial that will make you look like the super crafty diva you really are?  Well, here you go!

This Homemade Citrus Soap can be made in minutes and it turns out amazing!  I wish you could smell it!  The whole office is smelling like some kind of fabulous spa on the edge of the ocean…on a tropical island, of course.

Homemade Citrus Soap Recipe on EverythingEtsy.com

You can easily whip up a whole bunch of these for holiday gifts, or keep a stash of them when you need a little gift at the last minute.  Even the person that has everything can use homemade soap!

There are just a few supplies and I’ll share links to them to make your shopping easy.

Soap Making Supplies

You’ll need…

You can use basic soap molds or any small plastic containers around the house that are slightly flexible.

Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

Many of you already know that I sell doTERRA Essential Oils…I love them!  Please feel free to email me any questions you have about the health benefits of essential oils, or if you’re interested in selling them yourself.  Visit my shop to purchase Lemon, Grapefruit and Wild Orange for this soap recipe.,How to make homemade soap on EverythingEtsy.com

Start by cutting up your base soap into cubes, and place them in your large glass measuring cup.  Microwave it 30 seconds at a time.  Take it out each time and stir.  Continue to heat it until the soap is melted.  Add 10 drops of Lemon, 10 drops of Grapefruit, and 10 drops of Wild Orange.  {you won’t believe how good it smells}

Stir it up gently.  Sprinkle Lemon Peel all over the bottom of your soap mold.  Slowly pour your soap mixture into the molds.

Making homemade soap on EverythingEtsy.com

Let it sit for a couple hours undisturbed.  Pop them out of the molds and let them sit overnight.  This should make them hard enough to wrap up pretty.

Homemade Citrus Soap on EverythingEtsy.com - Handmade Gift Idea!

These will make you feel like you’re having a spa day at home.  Enjoy!


If you like this kind of handmade project, you’ll love these…

Handmade gifts rock!  What’s your favorite kind of gift to make?  I’m always looking for new ideas!


Are you interested in learning more about selling doTERRA Essential Oils?  Here’s a post I wrote that should give you all the information you need and answer some of those questions you might be having right now. :)  I’ve been selling doTERRA for a year now and have used doTERRA Essential Oils for over 5 years…so, please email me any questions you might have! Kim@EverythingEtsy.com


  1. says

    I’m not much of a DIY-er but this tutorial makes me want to be one! I can almost smell them through the computer screen…tweeted, pinned and google plussed :) Cindy xo

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