Turmeric Soap Recipe

3 Materials
2 Hours

How to make an easy turmeric soap recipe with melt and pour soap. Turmeric is high in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin.

You can use this turmeric soap for your face or body. My skin doesn't like melt and pour soap for a face soap, but if your skin tolerates it you can use it. It's good for oily or acne prone skin. I used grapefruit essential oil, but I have other essential oil options that pair well with turmeric in my homemade turmeric soap recipe.

You will need the following to make turmeric soap:

Start by cutting the soap into 1 inch cubes. Microwave in 30 second bursts until the soap is melted. Then add the turmeric and essential oils. Stir well.

Pour into the mold and spray the top with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Let it sit for 2 hours or until fully hardened.

You can use your turmeric soap right away. I recommend storing it on a soap dish between uses. Melt and pour can get soggy and dissolve quickly if it sits in water.


  • 1 pound white melt and pour soap base
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 0.25 ounces grapefruit essential oil
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
  • Soap mold
  • Pyrex measuring cup or double boiler
  • Spoon or wooden craft stick

Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes. Place in double boiler or measuring cup.
Heat in a double boiler over medium heat or in the microwave in 30 second bursts. Stir every 30 seconds until the soap is melted.
Add the turmeric and stir well. Add essential oil and stir.
Pour the soap into the mold. Spray tops with rubbing alcohol. Let sit for at least two hours or until soap is fully hardened.
Suggested materials:
  • Melt and pour soap
  • Turmeric
  • Grapefruit essential oil

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