How To Make Homemade Soap For Survival

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Homemade soap is surprisingly easy to make and is extremely beneficial for survival. After all, it contains natural ingredients and can help prevent you getting sick. Not to mention, soap-making is a valuable survival skill you can use your entire life.

However, it’s imperative that preppers learn this skill and stock up on homemade soap immediately. That’s because there are people out there that want to put heavy restrictions on soap makers & sellers all over America

Keep reading to learn all about these dangers, plus…

How To Make Homemade Soap For Survival

Possible Upcoming Restrictions

People have been making and selling soap for many years. Unfortunately, this is causing many large companies to take notice – and to retaliate.

Homemade soap comes with all-natural ingredients, and without the hefty price tag from many commercial soap makers. As a result, many people have been choosing homemade soap rather than purchasing from companies like Johnson & Johnson and L’Oreal.

That’s why many big soap manufacturers want to pass legislation targeting homemade soap makers/sellers. If this legislation passes, the FDA will aggressively police the ingredients found in homemade soap. They will also raise production costs higher and higher, forcing small soap makers to go out of business.

We don’t know what will happen on this issue. But one thing is clear – now is the time to get in on this industry and learn the survival skill of soapmaking. That way, if legislation DOES pass, preppers are ready and prepared with plenty of homemade soap to go around.

Survival Uses For Homemade Soap

Homemade soap is incredibly beneficial for survival. For one, it contains natural ingredients (rather than artificial dyes, chemicals and more). It also helps prevent bacteria and illness, and keeps you and your family squeaky clean.

However, there are other survival uses for homemade soap besides cleanliness. For one, it’s a great way to make money. When SHTF, rules will go out the window. And you can bet plenty of people didn’t stock up on soap when the time comes. You can take advantage of this by selling your soap for a hefty price.

Soap is also an excellent bartering item. If you’re in need of certain survival supplies, you can always barter with homemade soap to get the items you need to survive.

Finally, homemade soap can be very beneficial for stress management. That’s because you can add essential oils, butters and natural scents to your soap like lavender, chamomile, orange, almond and lemongrass. A few deep breaths of this homemade soap can help you de-stress and think clearly in a stressful situation.

How To Make Homemade Soap


  • 3.1 oz Lye
  • Fragrance (i.e: Essential Oils)
  • Vinegar (to pour on potential lye burns)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Rubber Apron
  • 6.8 oz Distilled water
  • Electric stick blender
  • Plastic soap mold with mold top.
  • 24.4 oz Olive oil
  • Wax paper

Put on the safety googles, apron and rubber gloves. Pour the distilled water into a bowl. Then add the lye to the distilled water. (NOTE: ALWAYS do these steps in order. If you add distilled water to lye, it can explode!). Stir with a long spoon until the mixture becomes clear (takes a few minutes).

Pour the olive oil into a large container. Now add the lye/distilled water mixture to the olive oil, and mix with an electric mixer until the liquid “comes to trace.” This is a soap-making term. It means when the soap drips off the mixer, it will leave an indentation (or “trace”) on the top of the soap. This is how you know it’s ready.

Add the fragrance (as much or as little as you like), and blend into the mixture. Just make sure when you’re done it still comes to trace.

Now pour the mixture into the soap mold, and cover with the mold top. Insulate the outside of the mold with multiple towels, and store in a dry, warm place for 24 hours.

Pop out the soap bars from the mold, and place them on wax paper. Let them sit for 3-4 weeks (just make sure to turn them occasionally).

Here’s a video of the soap-making process:

Have you made soap before? Have any recommendations for making soap, or what fragrances/ingredients to use? Let us know in the comments below.