How to Make Vegan Soap Using Elderberries

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This is a fantastic recipe to show you how to make vegan soap.

This homemade vegan soap recipe uses dried elderberries and vegan soap colorant to allow you to make your own dried elderberry soap. Soap making can be super fun and it’s great to be able to make your own beauty products in the home. 

I’m a huge fan of homemade soap. I first began making my own soap when my daughter was a baby. It’s great to try different soap recipes and ingredients and I love adding essential oils to my soaps for a lush smell. 

I’m sure you will love this fantastic Elderberry soap recipe! Enjoy! 

What Is Elderberry? 

The Elderberry is a fruit that comes from the Elder plant. The Elderberry is well known as one of the worlds most healing plants. Elderberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins. They can help reduce inflammation and stress. 

Elderberries are particularly good for helping headaches, joint and muscle pain and calming minor skin conditions. 

Adding Elderberries to your soap can have a positive effect on your skin and joints. 

Vegan Soap Ingredients

Dried Elderberry Vegan Soap Recipe

Steps 1-2:  Add clear soap to your measuring cup. Melt the soap in the microwave at 30 second bursts twice. Add shea butter and continue to melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts to until they are completely melted.

Steps 3-5: Add essential oils, raspberry oil, and If desired, add soap colorant to measuring cup. Whisk together. If you want a darker color, add another drop or two of the color.

Step 6: Whisk in dried elderberries.

Steps 7-9: Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming.  Pour the soap mixture into the mold.

Stir the mixture in the measuring cup each time you pour, or they will clump at the bottom. Spray top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles.

Step 10: Dry for at least 3-4 hours or until hardened completely. To release, pop gently from mold. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use.

Your vegan soap is now ready to enjoy! 

You may also enjoy the following DIY beauty recipes:

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