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Making your own soap is super simple and a great way to improve your skincare regimen. You can include key ingredients that suit your skin type, and for this recipe, we’ve opted for calendula – a wonderful flower with a host of botanical benefits. Plus, it smells absolutely gorgeous and leaves your skin feeling fabulous. What’s not to like?!

Calendula is famed for its healing properties, which ease sore, dry, or damaged skin. Adding it to soap enables you to reap the benefits of natural antioxidants, which boost skin defenses and provide deep moisturization.

Here’s a quick guide on how to make this DIY calendula soap.

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Benefits of Calendula Soap

  • Calendula has natural anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
  • This soap will soothe sore and inflamed skin while providing deep moisturization.
  • Calendula also helps to boost skin hydration and firmness.
  • When used long-term, calendula can reduce environmental damage and signs of aging.

This makes around 5 to 6 soap bars if using the same mold. 

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  1. Cut the melt-and-pour soap base into small squares.
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  1. Melt the squares in the microwave on low heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until fully melted.
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  1. Stir in your essential oils.
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  1. Add the calendula powder and mix thoroughly. Let it cool slightly so the powder is evenly distributed.
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  1. Pour the mixture into your mold.
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  1. Let the soap harden for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Once solid, remove the soap from the mold and enjoy!
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How to store calendula bar soap

Calendula soap can be stored in a cool, dry place for as long as required. Keep unused bars out of direct sunlight. After using calendula soap, keep it in a soap dish with drainage holes to allow it to dry out.

Is calendula soap good for all skin types?

Calendula soap is suitable for all skin types. Its natural healing and moisturizing effects will benefit dry and damaged skin. Calendula is also antibacterial, helping to reduce breakouts and rashes.

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