How To Make Your Own Exfoliating Loofah Soap

One of the many genius ideas in the bath industry that the recent years have brought us is loofah soap. You’re probably wondering, “What is a DIY loofa soap?” well, it is exactly what it’s named–a DIY soap recipe that incorporates loofah, so you get a 2-in-1 product!

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Want to Make Your Own Loofah Soap? Here’s How!

Here’s What You Will Be Needing:

  • Plain loofah
  • Clear glycerin soap
  • Soap dye (colors are up to you!)
  • Yarn, twine, or any thick fabric string
  • Clean chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Muffin tins

Step 1: Cut Your Loofah

First up, gather everything you need and place them on your working table. Get out your clean chopping board, your plain loofah and your knife.

Cut your loofah crosswise into pieces that are about one inch thick. Make sure to cut even pieces so that you have a uniform batch, and each loofah soap will be the same.

In this first step to making your DIY loofah soap, it is also important that you use a sharp knife to cut through your loofah. A dull knife might not cut through the loofah in a clean manner and might leave some fraying at the edges.

Although it’s not really that bad to have some fraying since the loofah will be submerged in liquid soap, it is still advised to avoid this so that you won’t have sharp edges that might hurt your skin when you use it later on.

Step 2: String Time!

Now that you have your loofah pieces all cut uniformly, it is time to string them! Get your yarn or any thick fabric string and cut five-inch pieces. The number of your string pieces should be equal to your number of loofah circles.

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You can cut longer pieces of string if you want your DIY loofah soap to hang longer in your bathroom, or you can keep it short. It all depends on you and what you think will work best for you, you are the one using it after all!

Once you have your string pieces cut, loop them through the core of each loofah circle. Tie the string together with a knot and you should be good to go for the next step in this loofah soap process!

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Step 3: Whip Out the Muffin Tin!

After you’ve strung all of your loofah soap circles with whatever string you have, you are going to bring out your muffin tin. Muffin tin, cupcake tin, whatever you want to call it, you want to use something that is wide enough to fit the diameter of your loofah circles.

Place all your loofah circles in all the cups of your tin and ensure that the string is left outside of the depressions. If you place the string in the cups with your loofah, you are defeating the purpose of putting a string to use for hanging.

So make sure to leave the string outside of the cups! After that, set the muffin tin aside because we are about to prepare the soap!

Step 4: Melt Your Soap

Now it is time for the soap! Grab your clear glycerin and cut them into cubes so they are easy to melt and they melt in a uniform manner. You can use the same knife that you used to cut your loofah earlier.

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Once you’ve cut your glycerin soap, melt it over the stove or in the microwave. When you melt it, make sure that you will not let it reach the boiling point.

Letting your soap boil is not advised because it forms bubbles and it will be too hot. You really don’t need for the soap to be boiling hot, you just it to be melted.

If you are using just one color for all your loofah soap circles, then you can just add your soap dye and mix it properly to distribute the color evenly.

However, if you want to use different colors per loofah soap, now is the time to pour your melted glycerin soap into different containers for each color. Do the same process of putting a few drops of soap dye onto your melted glycerin soap and mix it thoroughly for an even color.

Do this process for all bowls with different colors.

Step 5: Pour Onto the Muffin Tins

Once you have all your colors ready and mixed, it’s time to pour them into your muffin or cupcake tins where your loofah circles are sitting! Pour them carefully from your mixing bowls and make sure to use mittens.

If you are wondering what the mittens are for, well, they’re there so you don’t burn your hands with a hot bowl full of hot glycerin soap! You are this close to finishing this loofah soap recipe and you don’t want to have any accidents towards the end of the process.

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So pour your melted soap carefully until it fills up each cup. You might notice that your loofah will lift up as the soap is being poured.

To make sure that your loofah stays in the middle of your soap, simply push it down after you’ve poured the soap. Use a stick or a pen you’re not using to push it down to the bottom of the cup.

After that, let it dry completely and pop it out for your very own loofah soap to use!

Watch the full video tutorial on how to make your own DIY loofah soap from Buzzfeed Nifty:

That’s a very easy and fun loofah soap recipe that you can enjoy with your kids. These are perfect to use in the bathroom or as cute gifts for your loved ones!

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