Easy Dead Sea Salt Soap Tutorial

13 Materials
15 Minutes

Those of you that have heard of the Dead Sea will know that it is a unique place on earth. The salt found there has many natural health properties and as such is often used in beauty products. I am so excited to be diving into making dead sea salt soap. Follow along as I show you what to do.

Tools and materials:

  • Embeds
  • Dead sea salt crystals
  • Plastic gloves
  • Pot
  • Lye
  • Dead sea salt crystals
  • Neem oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Stick blender
  • Butterfly Pea Flower Vodka Extract 
  • Moringa powder
  • Activated charcoal
  • Milk carton or soap molds
Combining dead sea salt and lye

1. Combine the dead sea salt and the lye

Pop on a pair of gloves. Then fill a pot with cold water and put your dead sea salt crystals inside. They're about 12% of the overall water and you want between 3.5 to 25%. Then add the lye in which is really going to help the dead sea salt crystals dissolve.

Combining scented oils

2. Combine scented oils

Next, we’re going to be using neem oil and eucalyptus oil which are both antifungal oils. Add in only 3 grams of neem oil because it's really strong and then 10-12 grams of eucalyptus oil


3. Blend

Then pour the lye mixture into the coconut oil soap mixture. Then stir everything together to incorporate it first and proceed to blend it. Add in the fragrances and I also added in a drop of butterfly pea flower vodka extract which is a natural colorant.

Adding embeds

4. Add embeds

Once it is all mixed, add in some embeds. If your soap is thickening up but the embeds are stuck at the bottom, you might need to pour out some of the soap. Then add some moringa powder and activated charcoal to the mixture. This is to try to recreate the color of the brownish dead sea mud. Fold the ingredients into the mixture so that it is a consistent color throughout.

Pouring mixture into mold

5. Let cure

Now it’s time to pour the soap mixture into your mold. I’m just using a milk carton to create a big rectangular block which I can then slice but you can use actual soap molds if you want to create individual pieces. Leave the soap in the mold for 12 hours to cure.

Slicing dead sea salt soap

I really like the light greenish gray color from the moringa powder and the activated charcoal. While most of the soap is opaque, the ends have a slightly translucent quality because of the re-melting coconut oil soap recipe that I used.

Completed dead sea salt soap

Dead sea salt soap

This Dead Sea salt soap looks and feels so satisfying and I can’t wait to use it! Are you going to have a go at making this Dead Sea salt soap? Let us know in the comments.

Suggested materials:
  • Embeds
  • Dead sea salt crystals
  • Plastic gloves
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