Soap Making Herbs

Soap Making Resource offers a large selection of soap making herbs. These botanicals can be added whole or ground up for texture and fragrance, or placed on top of your bars for a decorative flair. It's up to you how you use them!

Most of these natural soap herbs are available in C/S form, which means they are cut into small manageable pieces and the botanicals powder is filtered out. In my opinion, adding the herbs in this form is much better then adding whole leaves to your soap as wilting becomes more obvious when the leaves are whole and most botanicals will need to be cut down anyhow because of their size. With the botanicals in C/S form, this step is already done for you!

Using fresh herbs for soap making will add a whole new dimension to your products that your friends, family and customers will love!

Soap Making Resource is now offering a soap making herb kit containing each of the herbs below. Don't know which decorative botanical to go with? Now you can try them all! The soap making herbs kit will include:
  • 2 Ounces Calendula (Petals)
  • 2 Ounces Chamomile Flowers (whole)
  • 2 Ounces Eucalyptus Leaf (C/S)
  • 2 Ounces Grapefruit Peel (C/S)
  • 2 Ounces Juniper Berries (Whole)
  • 2 Ounces Lavender (Buds)
  • 2 Ounces Lemongrass (C/S)
  • 2 Ounces Lemon Peel (C/S)
  • 2 Ounces Orange Peel (Small Cut)
  • 2 Ounces Peppermint Leaf (C/S)
  • 2 Ounces Spearmint Leaf (C/S)

Soap Making Herbs Kit Price: $29.94 Out of Stock

Also be sure to checkout these other great kits including:

Calendula Petals


Calendula petals add a very pleasant natural aroma to your soap and also a pretty yellow tint to your product. You can infuse calendula petals into one of your liquid oils making your very own homemade therapeutic calendula oil. This is easily done in your crock-pot or right on your cook-top burner. Homemade calendula oil is also wonderful to apply to your skin all by itself!

If you don't want to infuse the petals, you can also use them in whole form within your soap or layered on top of your soap for decoration. Calendula petals will add stunning beauty to just about any bar! Check out this recipe tutorial demonstrating my calendula soap recipe. There is also a soap making kit available for that tutorial!

1/4 Pound: $7.50
1/2 Pound: $12.44
1 Pound: $19.90

Calendula Petals:

Chamomile Flowers (Whole)


Chamomile flowers offer a wonderful relaxing scent and healing properties for your product. Although chamomile makes a wonderful addition to homemade bar soaps, this is one of the soap making herbs that can be used in a variety of other applications like bath teas, creams, lotions and more! Chamomile flowers can be added to your product either whole or ground up.

1/4 Pound: $4.21
1/2 Pound: $7.02
1 Pound: $11.23

Chamomile Flowers (Whole):

Eucalyptus Leaf (C/S)

eucalyptus leaf

Adding actual eucalyptus leaves to your eucalyptus soap or other bath and beauty creations will make for a wonderful product. You can include them grounded up completely, or in sliced form. Try sprinkling a few of the cut leaves onto the top of your soap for decoration. Talk about a gourmet product! Oh, and don't forget to pickup some of Soap Making Resource's therapeutic grade eucalyptus essential oil to compliment this product.

1/4 Pound: $3.08
1/2 Pound: $5.14
1 Pound: $8.21

Eucalyptus Leaf (C/S):

Grapefruit Peel (C/S) (Out of Stock)

grapefruit peel

Real grapefruit peel may be the exact touch needed for your grapefruit scented products. These peels are best used grounded up and added to your creation as the chunks of peel may be too hard and abrasive to add whole. In powdered form, it will offer some extra exfoliating properties to your soap that I'm sure you will love. You should also check out Soap Making Resource's therapeutic grade grapefruit essential oil to add a wonderful scent to your soap.

1/4 Pound: $6.96 Out of Stock
1/2 Pound: $11.59 Out of Stock
1 Pound: $18.55 Out of Stock

Juniper Berries (Whole) (Out of Stock)

juniper berries

Juniper berries can be used for both scent and for decorating homemade soap and other bath and beauty products. You can add them whole to the top of your soap or grind them into a powder and mix through your batch. Juniper Berries are one of the wonderful soap making herbs that will retain some scent. They will naturally scent your product with a light juniper aroma. Enjoy!

1/4 Pound: $4.82 Out of Stock
1/2 Pound: $8.04 Out of Stock
1 Pound: $12.86 Out of Stock

Lavender (Buds)


Lavender Buds can be added to your soap for both texture and a decorative flair. This is one of the soap making herbs that will retain some of its lovely scent when added to your product. The lavender buds offered here are a beautiful bluish-gray color. I think you'll love them! They are probably best used in soap making grounded up and added at trace. Whole buds may turn brown in your soap, so be careful of that. If you plan to use or sell your product quickly, this soap making herb can be added in whole form to the top of your bar for decoration and exfoliation with great success. Don't forget to pick up some therapeutic grade lavender essential oil to compliment this product.

1/4 Pound: $8.10
1/2 Pound: $13.50
1 Pound: $21.60

Lavender (Buds):

Lemongrass (C/S)


Lemongrass is one of the most popular soap making herbs out there. It's the perfect edition for that lemongrass soap that everyone loves! When mixed into your product, this natural soap herb will add a mild yellow-green hue. Try adding it to the top of your bars for decoration. Simply beautiful! After the cure, you may still be able to detect a subtle lemony scent. If you are trying to create a lemongrass fragranced soap, I recommend that you boost up the fragrance with some therapeutic grade lemongrass essential oil. Enjoy!

1/4 Pound: $3.24
1/2 Pound: $5.40
1 Pound: $8.64

Lemongrass (C/S):

Lemon Peel (C/S)

lemon peel

Lemon peel can be used in soap making for exfoliation and decoration. Lemon peel, in dried form, is rather hard, so as with some soap making herbs, this one should be ground up before adding it to your batch. Lemon peel will retain its yellow color in your soap adding a pretty speckled look to your product. For extreme exfoliation, you may add the lemon peel in the form provided (without grinding it up) to one side of your bar. This may be too harsh for some skin types, but for others, it's just the thing they need! Also be sure to checkout Soap Making Resource's therapeutic grade lemon essential oil. You'll love it!

1/4 Pound: $5.68
1/2 Pound: $9.46
1 Pound: $15.12

Lemon Peel (C/S):

Orange Peel (Small Cut)

orange peel

Orange peel is a wonderful ingredient for natural bath and beauty products. In soap making, it is best used when grounded up because, as with other dried fruit peels, it tends to be too abrasive to add in whole form to your product. Orange peel will add a subtle orange to your soap that can be vamped up with other natural orange colorants like paprika or annatto seeds. You may want to try adding orange peel to the top of one side of your bar for extra exfoliation. We also offer therapeutic grade orange essential oil that will go very well with this product.

1/4 Pound: $3.16
1/2 Pound: $5.27
1 Pound: $8.42

Orange Peel (Small Cut):

Peppermint Leaf (C/S)


Real peppermint leaves are a great addition to your peppermint scented homemade bath and beauty products. Add this soap making herb to your product in cut form or finely ground. It's up to you! Some lovely fresh peppermint scent will be noticeable in your soap due to these leaves. This is one of the wonderful soap making herbs that will also add a natural color to your product. You'll love the greenish-yellow hue it produces. Don't forget to try Soap Making Resource's therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil as well.

1/4 Pound: $3.41
1/2 Pound: $5.68
1 Pound: $9.07

Peppermint Leaf (C/S):

Spearmint Leaf (C/S)


Spearmint leaves can be used in soap making to add subtle scent, decoration and a natural green color. Add them to your soap in diced or powdered form. Of course, this soap making herb looks wonderful as well when added to the top of your bars. It is a must have for your spearmint bath creations along with therapeutic grade spearmint essential oil.

1/4 Pound: $3.88
1/2 Pound: $6.67
1 Pound: $12.14

Spearmint Leaf (C/S):

Thanks for taking the time to learn about the natural soap making herbs that Soap Making Resource has to offer. It's tons of fun using natural soap herbs in your product for decoration, exfoliation and coloring. If you have any questions about how to use these herbs for soap making, or just about a particular botanical in general, please feel free to contact me using this form. I'm here to assist you with your soap making needs!

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