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How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: March 31, 2019
How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home

Sulphur soap is a very beneficial product for all those who suffer excess oiliness in the skin or acne problems. Thanks to its cleansing properties, sulfur favors the elimination of toxins and reduces the appearance of spots, blackheads and imperfections. However, it is not advisable to use it daily or in large amounts because it may irritate your skin or cause excessive dryness. Preparing it at home is very simple, if you are interested you can read this oneHOWTO article and discover how to make sulfur soap.

You'll need:

  • 300g basic white glycerine soap
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sulfur
  • 1 tablespoon of an oil of our choice
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Food colouring
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Steps to follow:


Prep the ingredients. The first thing you need to do in order to make sulfur soap at home is to gather all the ingredients ready. For this, cut the glycerin soap base into small cubes and put them aside in a bowl. The aromatic lemon essential oil can be replaced by another scent if this one is not available. As for oil, you can use almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, etc.


Melt the glycerin. Now that you have everything, start by melting the glycerin. To do so microwave it until completely liquid but without allowing it to boil. You can also melt it using the bain marie technique.

How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home - Step 2

Add the sulfur. When the glycerin base is melted, start to add the sulfur powder. It is recommended that you first sieve it to remove lumps. Stir it well until completely dissolved and integrated with glycerin.

How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home - Step 3

Add essential oils. Then, pour the oil you have chosen to hydrate the sulfur soap and avoid excessive dryness in our skin. Mix well and incorporate ten drops of essential oil of lemon or whichever essence you have chosen. The essence will give the soap smell as well as the properties of the essence. So, when choosing the essential oil look at what its benefits are so to select the one that best suits your needs.

How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home - Step 4

When you have all the ingredients mixed, add a little color dye. You can choose whichever colour you like, if you want to intensify the tone of the sulfur choose yellow. Stir it well and pour the mixture into molds. If you have individual molds use a large one and cut the soap into bars once it has the right consistency.

How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home - Step 5

You need to dry the sulfur soap for at least one full day. When completely hardened you can remove it from the molds. To apply this homemade soap you should wet the face or the area you want to wash with warm water, lather with the soap and leave to stand for a few minutes. Then rinse with cold water. Depending on the degree of oiliness of your skin you can use it more or less times per week, but keep in mind that this is a soap that dries the skin and therefore it is advisable to use it only sparingly. Take a look at the benefits of sulfur soap for more information.

How to Make Sulfur Soap at Home - Step 6

If you like homemade soaps you might like our articles on how to make rosemary soap, aloe vera soap, chocolate soap, Lavender soap or oatmeal soap.


REMINDER: Keep sulfur away from eyes and mouth.

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What did you think of this article?
Sulfur is dangerous if inhaled or gotten into eyes. I think this article should have the danger and cautions listed in touching sulfur powder.
azhar mahar
All soaps are dangerous for eyes, you need to protect your eyes when put this soap.
I love this recipe! I altered it a little. I cut n melt a bar of glycerin soap I buy from store and also add 2 Tablespoons of sulfer powder per bar cuz I got something like scabbies. Also, cuz I am a senior, before I put the glycerin into microwave to melt, I just RUN my cut up pieces under running water faucet giving it more water than requires cuz it makes it easier for my old age to stir.
OneHowTo Editor
Thanks for the tip Claudette!
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