Homemade Bar Soap Recipe -Cinnamon Apple Soap Bars

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By Anna Marikar

It’s not as difficult as you might think to make your own natural soap at home. This gorgeous apple cinnamon bar soap is pretty simple to make even for soap making beginners, and would make a thoughtful gift when beautifully wrapped. Try this easy homemade bar soap recipe, to create these beautiful Autumnal soap bars that you are going to love!

Cinnamon and apple are delicious scents for the Autumn and Fall season, so this bar soap recipe is perfect for this time of year.

home made bar soap recipe apple and cinnamon

This easy bar soap recipe makes 6 bars of this lovely soap if you are using the same silicone mold for your soap as shown in our soap pictures.

The prep time for this handmade soap is only 10 minutes with an additional time of 2 hours for your soap to set in the mold.

handmade cinnamon apple soap

Soap Making Supplies

For your soap making process you will need the following supplies and ingredients. Amazon affiliate links are listed below for your convenience.

soap making supplies for beginners

What is a melt and pour soap base?

Using a melt and pour base is a lot easier for soap making beginners. The melt and pour base provides you with a ready made base that has already been through the saponification process, meaning you do not have to handle the lye solution or do the chemical reaction yourself to make your own cold process soap.

Sodium hydroxide lye can be dangerous when handled incorrectly, you will need to wear protective gear and eye protection, so it’s understandable that many people prefer to avoid this and go for the melt and pour.

The melt and pour bases include a mixture of coconut oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, olive oil, glycerine and so on, depending on the brand you choose.

This makes it much easier to get into your soap making, and start on with the soap mixture right away without having to worry about curing your soap, or how much lye to use in the soapmaking process and so on.

If you have extra melt and pour base that you didn’t use right away, keep its stored in a cool dry location to preserve it best.

handmade soap bars

Do you need to cure the soap?

With melt and pour base, no you do not need to cure the soap. This makes the whole soap making process a zillion times faster. Curing is part of the saponification process, and takes 4-6 weeks so for most hobby crafters at home, you may not have time for all of that.

You can do this whole soap making process at room temperature.

Is Soap Vegan?

Some soap bases contain animal fat. You can find vegan options for the melt and pour soap base if you prefer, for example these shea butter ones.

The soap in this recipe is a goat’s milk soap.

Directions for the Home Made Cinnamon Apple Bar Soap

Cut the soap base into one inch cubes and place these cubes into your measuring cup.

soap making supplies

Heat in the microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring the soap base between each heating session, until all of the soap base is fully melted down.

It’s important to keep checking every 30 seconds to avoid burning.

melting melt and pour soap base in the microwave

Now you’re ready to add the ground cinnamon. Then stir the mixture well, until fully blended.

apple fragrance oil for soap making

Add 15 drops of the apple fragrance oil and 5 drops of the cinnamon fragrance oil and stir well. You can adjust the ratios of the scents if you prefer, but this ratio is what we recommend for your fragrance oils for a nice balanced scent for your soap.

cinnamon essential oil for soap making

Pour the soap into the silicone molds, and allow to set, undisturbed, for 2 hours.

Silicone is the best material to use for your soap molds for better results, and the patterned ones are our favorite because of how beautiful the soap comes out.

pouring soap into a soap mold

Unmold your new bar soaps and your finished product is ready to use right away.

handmade bar soaps

Store your bar of soap on a nice soap dish ready to use, in your bathroom or even by the kitchen sink to wash hands after washing dishes or wrap up your new bar soaps in parchment paper to give as a handmade gift.

You can also use the home made bar soap in the shower to wash your whole body.

How Long Does Home Made Bar Soap Last?

If you’re using the soap bar every day it should last about a month, but you can store the unused bars in a cool dry place and they should last up to one to two years, if kept completely dry.

Printable Instructions

Use the recipe card below to print out the step by step instructions in an easy to print format without wasting ink.

This recipe makes six bars of soap.

Homemade Bar Soap Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Soap Bars

Homemade Bar Soap Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Soap Bars

Home made bar soap with apple and cinnamon scent

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • ¾ lb goat’s milk melt and pour soap base
  • ⅛ – ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 5 drops cinnamon fragrance oil https://amzn.to/2Z4TUSZ
  • 15 drops apple fragrance oil https://amzn.to/3u9HS9l
  • Square sold mold https://amzn.to/3KiMFNM
  • 4 cup microwave safe measuring cup
  • Wooden craft stick or spoon for stirring


  1. Cut the soap base into one inch cubes and place into measuring cup.
  2. Heat in the microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring between each heating session, until the soap base is fully melted
  3. Add the cinnamon, then stir well, until fully blended
  4. Add the fragrance oils and stir well.
  5. Pour the soap into the molds, and allow to set, undisturbed, for 2 hours.
  6. Unmold your new bar soaps


Full recipe and instructions on onyourjourney.co.uk

More Homemade Soap Recipes

Once you’ve mastered this basic soap recipe with melt and pour, you can experiment with all kinds of different oils for fragrance, to make your own soap recipe to your personal preference.

Experimenting with different types of ingredients is the fun part!

Try these soaps and homemade bath products


Please go ahead and share this homemade bar soap recipe with friends and family, or pin to your Pinterest board. Thanks so much, we appreciate all of your support.

home made bar soap recipe for cinnamon apple soap

Happy soap making!

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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