Creative Additives For Customizing Homemade Unscented Soaps

Are you feeling like you’ve been washed up on the same shore when it comes to your homemade soap recipes?

It’s time to get creative and make a splash with new additives!

Unscented soaps are the perfect blank canvas for adding color, texture, and scent.

We’ll dive deep into all kinds of ingredients that will take your soaps from drab to fab.

So put on your thinking cap and let’s get started!

Essential Oils


Give your homemade soap a unique scent by adding a few drops of essential oil! Fragrance blending and aroma combinations are the perfect way to customize unscented, handmade soaps.

Whether you’re looking for something energizing like peppermint or calming like lavender, essential oils can be mixed and matched to create an array of scents that are sure to please. Try experimenting with different concentrations – for example, add two drops of lemon oil and one drop of orange oil for a citrusy blend. Or mix three drops each of rosemary and eucalyptus oils for an invigorating scent.

If you don’t have any essential oils on hand, there are other additives such as natural extracts or herbs that can also be used to customize your homemade soap.

Natural Colorants


Playful pigments provide perfect possibilities for personalizing plain soaps. For a unique and natural option, consider adding fragrant flowers like calendula or rose petals to your homemade soap.

You can also create herbal infusions using dried chamomile, lavender, hibiscus or other herbs for an infusion that will add color and fragrance to your soap. To make the infusion, steep 1/2 cup of herbs in 2 cups of boiling water until it cools. Then strain out the herbs and use the liquid in place of part of the water called for in your soap recipe.

Not only will this method give you lovely colors but it will also impart a subtle scent from the herbs used. Experiment with different combinations to find one that works best for you!

Natural Exfoliants


Exfoliation is an essential part of any skincare routine, and natural exfoliants provide a gentle yet effective way to get glowing skin. When making your own unscented soap, you can customize it with natural exfoliants like herbal infusions, fruit extracts, oats, and ground nuts.

These ingredients not only help remove dead skin cells but also add nourishing agents to the soap that’ll help keep your skin hydrated. You can make herbal infusions using dried herbs like lavender or chamomile and adding them directly into your soap mixture before it sets.

Fruit extracts such as lemon juice or raspberry extract are also great for adding extra moisture and nourishment to homemade soaps. Oats are excellent exfoliating agents that leave the skin feeling soft and smooth after use while ground nuts add texture and a gentle scrubbing action to the bar of soap.

Adding these natural exfoliants to your homemade unscented soaps will give you beautiful results without harsh chemicals or fragrances.



Adding botanicals to your skincare routine can give you a luxurious, spa-like experience right in your own home! Enjoy the soothing benefits of herbs and flowers while giving your skin a nourishing boost.

Herbal infusions such as lavender, rosemary, and chamomile are great additions for homemade soaps that offer calming aromatherapy benefits. Honey extracts also provide natural moisturizing properties to keep skin soft and supple.

You can also mix in dried flower petals or herbal leaves for an added touch of color and texture. Not only do these ingredients add unique visual appeal to handmade soaps but they also help create an indulgent spa-like experience every time you use them!

Natural Oils


Experience the nourishing properties of natural oils in your skincare routine for a luxurious spa-like experience. Natural oils are derived from plants, nuts, and seeds and are highly concentrated in vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds.

When added to homemade soaps, these oils can provide an indulgent bathing experience that leaves you feeling soft and hydrated. Adding herbal infusions or flower petals to your soap will also add texture and aroma for a truly unique creation.

Natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, macadamia nut oil are all excellent choices for adding moisturizing benefits to your soaps. These oils also contain Vitamin E which helps to restore skin’s elasticity while nourishing it with antioxidants.

In addition to their hydrating qualities, natural oils help to protect against skin irritation by providing a protective barrier that prevents further moisture loss. With the right combination of natural oils in your soap recipe, you can create something special that is tailored specifically for your skincare needs.


You’ve seen the countless benefits of customizing your unscented soap with creative additives. Plus, you can feel good about using natural ingredients like essential oils, botanicals, and exfoliants. And don’t forget to add a touch of color too!

Did you know that over 90% of consumers prefer soaps containing natural ingredients? So go ahead and create something unique and special for yourself or someone special in your life. With just a few simple steps, you can make an all-natural homemade soap that’s sure to be a hit!

After reading this information, hopefully it’s now clear why fragrance free soaps and skin cleansing products are beneficial for optimal well-being.

Mark Sanchez

Mark is a skilled soap maker with over a decade of experience in the craft. His passion for soap making began when his son developed eczema, and he discovered that using natural cleaning products was the only thing that helped. Since then, he has made it his mission to create high-quality soaps using only all-natural ingredients that are safe enough to eat. Mark is known for his attention to detail and commitment to creating products that not only clean but nourish and protect the skin. His soaps are sought after by customers who value natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly products.

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