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Fruit and Herbal Soaps


Soaps from Fruits and Herbs

Soaps made from fruits like papaya and herbs like lavender is the New IN these days. As people are getting more aware of using the natural products and its effects, these fruits and herbal products like soaps, lotions and others have become a trend. They are mostly used by people because they contain natural ingredients, less likely to give irritation to the skin. The effects of the herbs and fruits too gives a twist to the soap. Soaps from fruits and herbs have different kind of effects to the skin like papaya which can whiten the skin. This has been mostly used here in our place.

There are a lot of fruit and herbal soaps in the market. I have listed down the most common and some maybe you haven't heard of.

Fruit and Herbal Soaps!

Fruit and Herbal Soaps!

Fruit and Herbal Soaps!

Fruit and Herbal Soaps


PHOTO Credits: Fruit and Herbal Soaps from GettyImages

There are a lot of fruits and herbs that can be made into soaps. These fruits and herbs have a significant effects on the skin that's why they are incorporated in the soap.

The most common and widely used herbal soap here in the Philippines is the papaya soap. It was known to whiten skin due to its exfoliating properties. Papaya soap has now evolved into other products like lotions, shampoos, scrubs and others.

I am one witness to the effects of this papaya soap. Most Filipinas love to be white although I can't understand that concept because a lot of foreigners love to have Filipinas' skin color and vice versa. Anyway, I have used this soap because we made this before. We have to use our own product to testify also what we were selling.

At first, we made soaps just for personal use. Then we let our relatives and friends use it. They recommended the soap so we tried to make more. We were selling soaps and to guarantee our products we have to use it ourselves. But that business stopped due to family reasons.

I have personally made this kind of herbal products. I believe that fruit and herbal products are better than those commercialized soaps. Each fruit and herb has it's own qualities that makes it a good soap to use.

I have listed down a few, some are known and maybe others, you have just heard of now.

Make Your Own Homemade Fruit and Herbal Soaps


Make Your Own Homemade Fruit and Herbal Soaps

PHOTO Credits: Fruits and Herbal Soaps from GettyImages

Fruit and Herbal Soaps can be made at home. This way we can be saving a lot and at the same time we are also using soaps that we made ourselves. We couldn't be more proud with that. With homemade soaps, we can put it whatever herbs or fruits we like to add. We are then assured that what we have mixed in our soap are things we know of.



  • 1/2 kg Caustic soda
  • 1 L Oil
  • 1 L of Fruit Blend (papaya/calamansi juice or any herbs of preference)


  2. Make sure it is blended well in the blender so as to get a nice, smooth texture. Mix it half with water and half with the blended fruit/herbs.
  4. MIX oil with Caustic Soda
  5. MIX in the Blended Fruit/Herb
  6. Mix in for about 30 minutes in a fast rotating motion
  7. PLACE in small or square containers.
  8. Wait for a month to dry.

Cooking Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 30 min

1 hour 45 min

3 hours 15 min

8-12 sops

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Papaya Soap

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Papaya Soap

Papaya is the first well known herbal soap here in the Philippines. Since most Filipinas wanted to have a fairer skin, it became well-known overnight because of its whitening effects. The extracts from the papaya removes the dead skin layers revealing a renewed skin layer thereby the appearance of the skin is whiter.

Camias "Kamias" Soap


Camias Soap

Camias also has whitening effects the same as calamansi and papaya leaf extracts. It also enhances the skin texture and smoothness.


Calamansi Soap

Calamansi or otherwise known as "Calamondin" also has whitening effects. Calamansi has been even beforehand to whiten the skin. People long ago use this on the armpit to whiten it. I have tried that and indeed it really does work.

Avocado Soap


Avocado Soap

Avocado has great moisturizing qualities because of its fat content. It is great for those with dry skin. Not only does it moisturize the skin, it actually makes is supple to the touch. When we made these soaps, the actual color is transparent green unlike the other soaps which after being dried, it all dries into white color. The true color of the herbal and fruit soap is white, those other with lively color has many colorings on it already.

Radish "Labanos" Soaps


Radish Soap

Radish has whitening effects. It also has anti-fungal and antibacterial effects that's why it is a good alternative to use radish as a soap for protection. Although it is tasty to eat, it is also good for the skin.


Guava "Bayabas" Soaps

Guava also has the same qualities with radish. It kills germs and protects against fungi.

In making soaps, we have to use the leaf and not the fruit. We have to extract the juice of the leaves by pounding it and then mix it with the soap mixture.


Akapulko Soaps

Akapulko is a herbal medicine widely used in the Philippines. It is otherwise known as "Asunting" here or Ringworm bush in other places. The akapulko leaves has fungicide properties which is used to treat skin fungal diseases. It is very effective with prolonged use and patience.


Papaya Leaf Soap

Papaya leaf extracts has more whitening power than the fruit itself. I have actually witness this because I manually made the soaps we had before. The papaya leaves in ancient times were used also to whiten skin, they directly used the grounded papaya leaf over to the skin. The extract also has exfoliating properties but more effective than the papaya fruit itself.

Chamomile and Lavender Soaps


Camomile and Lavender Soap

PHOTO Credits: Chamomile and Lavender soap from Colourbox

Lavender and Chamomile are known to have soothing effects. Blend this in soaps and you will get the same soothing effects. You will love to have this specially when you are about to sleep.

Soaps from Herbs and Fruits? - Leave me some comments here, get soapy and bubbly!

Rasha Yassin from Alexandria,Egypt on August 05, 2018:

I like herbal soaps,,its more effective than commercial ones ,,,thanks for the recipe i will try it.

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on June 11, 2015:

What so you mean black soap?

faith on June 06, 2015:

Pls can I add d fruit extracts to black soap

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on March 20, 2015:

Thank u so much!

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on March 12, 2015:

Clever and useful ideas. I like it. Sounds like fun. Voted up!

anonymous on February 03, 2014:

Good job on the lens! Makes me want to go and make some soap ;)

anonymous on September 23, 2013:

Soaps made from herbs and fruits are natural, smell great and most importantly safe to use. Thanks for sharing. :)

ingridpalmer on March 01, 2013:

This is right in my niche. I definitely would love to learn to make there herbal soap.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on November 11, 2012:

Delightful! This will have me eating soap :))

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on October 25, 2012:

@LiteraryMind: yummy soaps, hehehe. thanks

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on October 25, 2012:

@takkhisa: thanks

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on October 25, 2012:

They sound yummy --- very pretty lens with beautiful photos.

Takkhis on October 17, 2012:

Nice lens.

AJ from Australia on October 15, 2012:

Even though I don't care for the taste of papaya, I do love the smell in beauty products. I had no idea about it's whitening properties.

Hearty Cindy Penaranda (author) from Ormoc City on August 06, 2012:


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