I made this amazing homemade Guinness soap for men as a gift for guys in my life. So easy, but he’s definitely going to love it and you’re going to love making it!
If you’re here for all the awesome soap you can imagine, be sure to check out this manly essential oil soap. It’s everything your dude needs in a soap.
But back to this amazing soap for men. It’s truly like bathing with a bottle of stout and, I’m here to tell you, that is not a bad experience. I thought it might be weird, but as I tested a bar, you know, for science, I realized how wrong my assumption was–and how awesome it was that I made this soap.
Because it’s going to make a great gift–and possibly giftS as I’m beginning to think that ALL the men in my life might need a bar of Guinness soap.
What You Need to Make This Homemade Soap for Men:
When making this Guinness soap at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate supplies to get that Guinness smell and look.
- Clear Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap
- Shea Butter
- Guinness Scented Oil
- Dark Brown, Light Brown and Golden Soap Dye
- Whipped Soap Base
- Vegetable Glycerin
Must Have Resources:
When making soap at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
- An awesome Soap Mold
- Piping Bag
- Spray Bottle
- Immersion Blender or stick blender (using this can make it way easier to whip the topping)
Homemade Guinness Soap for Men
Every time I make new homemade soap recipes, I like to think of something that is both a cold process soap (you know, because hot oil lye is not a lot of fun), and something that is a natural homemade soap.
This might seem difficult to come up with unique and fun recipes, but it turns out that with a few tweaks, you can take those natural colors and coconut oil and turn them into something truly unique.
This beer soap is one of my favorite glycerine soaps I’ve ever made. It just smells so good. Although, if I did it again, I might include a bit of activated charcoal on the bottom, to give it just one more slightly darker layer…I don’t know, just a thought.
Anyway, all that to say that, on the main, all soap is the same. That’s why I put together this quick tutorial of Four Ways to Make a Soap Base, so that you can make just about anything fun from a basic soap.
Benefits of Guinness
Now, let’s be straight-up honest, there’s probably no health benefit of rubbing Guinness-scented soap on your body. There’s no actual Guinness in this DIY soap, just a scented oil.
But, that doesn’t mean that just because this bar of soap isn’t healthy that doesn’t mean that the beer isn’t. That’s a lot of negatives in one sentence. Wow.
But, anyway, all that to say that Guinness really does have “benefits”, including increased bone density and help with weight loss. Wild, huh?!
Again, though, not really applicable to soap. Just a fun tie into how awesome it will be for your guy to smell like Guinness after a shower, huh?!
More Manly Soap Recipes:
Once you’ve made this awesome soap for your guy, you’re going to see just how fun it is to give him his own fun-smelling soaps. He’s seriously going to love it. So, I’ve pulled together some extra recipes for manly soaps that you’re definitely going to want to make him.
- 1 1/2 pounds clear glycerin melt and pour soap cut into cubes (each cube is approx. .8 ounce)
- 1 tablespoon Shea butter
- 2 teaspoons Guinness scent
- Dark Brown, light brown and golden soap dye
- 1/4 cup clear melt and pour soap base
- 3/4 cup whipped soap base
- Vegetable glycerin
- Guinness scented oil
- Rectangle soap mold
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- 3 microwave safe measuring cups
- Reusable piping bag
- Large frosting tip
- Place 1 pound of clear melt and pour soap in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until completely melted.
- Add Guinness scented oil and shea butter to a second microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until completely melted.
- Add to melted soap base with dark brown color and mix well.
- Spray the mold with rubbing alcohol.
- Immediately pour the soap mixture into the mold and spray with rubbing alcohol. Allow the soap mixture to harden at least 2 hours or until completely firm.
- Place remaining 1/2 pound of clear melt and pour soap in another measuring cup. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each until completely melted.
- Add Guinness scented oil and golden color. Mix well.
- Spray the top of the hardened brown soap with rubbing alcohol. This will allow the two layers to adhere to each other.
- Add the golden soap mixture into the mold. Spray the top of the golden soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. Allow this layer to harden for at least an hour.
- Place whipped soap base and glycerin in a second mixing bowl and whip for 1 minute.
- Fold in the cornstarch into the soap.
- Add the melted clear soap base and mix for 1 minute.
- Add 1 drop of the dark brown soap color and beat continuously until the mixture forms peaks, like a meringue. If you'd liked to make your frosting stiffer, add more cornstarch and beat.
- Place frosting in your piping bag.
- Spray the top layer of soap with rubbing alcohol and pipe frosting on top. Work quickly because the frosting will start to harden in about 5 minutes.
- Allow your Guinness soap to harden for about 2-3 days before cutting.