Make Your Own Homemade Natural Soap With Fig & Leaves

Figs for homemade natural soap with fig leaves
Here’s our version of the recipe for a homemade Fig & Leaves soap inspired by the products from Lush. This recipe will guide you through the process of making a nourishing and fragrant soap using natural ingredients. Let’s get started!

Homemade Natural Soap With Fig & Leaves

Introduction: Making your own soap is a rewarding and creative process. This recipe will guide you in creating a luxurious bar of soap infused with the refreshing scent of figs and leaves. The soap will be gentle on your skin and leave you feeling clean and rejuvenated.


  • 16 ounces (450 grams) of melt and pour soap base (goat’s milk or shea butter bases work well)
  • 1 tablespoon dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaves (such as eucalyptus or mint), crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fig fragrance oil
  • 1 teaspoon leaf fragrance oil – optional (corresponding to the leaves you choose)
  • Fig-shaped soap mold or any soap mold you may have
  • Mixing bowl
  • Heat-resistant measuring cup
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Plastic wrap


  1. Prepare your workspace:
    • Clean and sanitize all the equipment and surfaces you will be using to ensure hygiene.
    • Set up your soap mold on a flat surface and line it with plastic wrap for easy removal.
  2. Cut and melt the soap base:
    • Cut the melt and pour soap base into small, uniform cubes for even melting.
    • Place the soap cubes in a heat-resistant measuring cup.
    • Melt the soap base in the microwave or a double boiler, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Stir occasionally to help the soap melt evenly.
  3. Add fragrance and color:
    • Once the soap base is completely melted, let it cool for a few minutes.
    • Add the fig fragrance oil and the corresponding leaf fragrance oil to the melted soap base.
    • Stir gently to combine the fragrances.
    • If desired, add a soap colorant to achieve the desired hue. Use sparingly and mix well.
  4. Incorporate dried figs and leaves:
    • Sprinkle the finely chopped dried figs and crushed dried leaves into the melted soap base.
    • Stir gently until the figs and leaves are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  5. Pour the soap mixture into the mold:
    • Carefully pour the soap mixture into the prepared soap mold.
    • Fill each cavity to the top, ensuring an even distribution of figs and leaves.
  6. Remove air bubbles:
    • Lightly tap the mold on a flat surface to release any trapped air bubbles.
    • Spray the surface of the poured soap with rubbing alcohol to help eliminate additional bubbles.
  7. Allow the soap to harden:
    • Let the soap cool and harden at room temperature for at least 1-2 hours.
    • To speed up the process, you can place the mold in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes.
  8. Unmold the soap:
    • Gently remove the soap from the mold by pulling on the plastic wrap.
    • Carefully peel away the plastic wrap from each soap bar.
  9. Cure and store the soap:
    • Place the soap bars on a drying rack or a clean surface.
    • Allow the soap to cure for 3-4 weeks in a cool, dry place.
    • Turn the soap bars every few days to ensure even drying.
    • After the curing period, your soap is ready to use or gift!


Congratulations! You’ve successfully made your own homemade Fig & Leaves soap. This luxurious soap is perfect for pampering yourself or giving as a thoughtful handmade gift. The combination of figs and leaves creates a refreshing and invigorating scent, while the natural ingredients in the soap base nourish and moisturize your skin.

To use the soap, simply wet your hands or body, lather up the soap, and gently massage it onto your skin. Enjoy the creamy lather and the delightful aroma. Rinse thoroughly with water, and pat your skin dry to reveal soft and smooth results.

If you plan to give the soap as a gift, consider packaging it in a beautiful soap wrapper or a simple linen bag tied with a ribbon. Don’t forget to include a label listing the ingredients and instructions for use.

Remember, homemade soap makes for a unique and personal creation. Feel free to experiment with different fragrances, colors, and shapes to customize your soap to your liking. Have fun and enjoy the process of crafting your own natural soap!

Note: As with any handmade skincare product, it’s essential to test the soap on a small patch of skin before using it extensively. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.

Happy soap-making!