Survival School: Make Your Own Soap

Earlier this year, we reminded ZSC brigadiers that Soap is Your Friend when surviving in the zombie apocalypse, or after any cataclysmic event forcing people from their homes. As a follow-up, we scoured the internet for a handful of useful recipes, should brigadiers need to make their own soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc.






Please note: Making lye-based soaps can be dangerous.
Follow the safety directions on the sites linked below carefully. They know what they’re doing, which¬† is why we’ve “outsourced” to provide you all with this handy skill.

Basic Melt and Pour Soap
Easy Homemade Lye Soap
Tea Tree Shampoo Bar
Easy Shampoo Recipe
Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

We suggest adding cinnamon and eucalyptus oil to all of the soaps. They act as natural repellents for ticks, lice, and mosquitoes.