Loofah Soap

Natural loofah and store-bought soap base combine to create these lovely, exfoliating soaps. Make a batch for gifts, or as a hands-on activity at a child's birthday party.

Loofah Soap
Project continues below this project video

Source: The Martha Stewart Show


  • Knife

  • Loofah

  • Waxed paper

  • Tart tin

  • Ready-melt soap (such as honey-glycerin and honey-oil mixtures)

  • Double boiler (or microwave)


  1. Cut a half slice of loofah using a bread knife.

  2. Place slice in tart tin with cups lined with waxed paper.

  3. Place brick of ready-melt soap in the top of a double boiler. You can also melt the soap in a microwave.

  4. Pour enough soap into tart tin until loofah slice is just covered.

  5. Wait about 30 minutes for soap to completely harden before popping it out from tin.


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