Make Your Own Homemade Organic Soaps


Homemade soaps are your best bet if you want to steer clear of harmful chemicals that are used by many soap manufacturers. Be rest assured that what you create is the best care you can provide to your body and the sheer pleasure of creating something for your personal use is boundless. This article lists top three recipes for homemade organic soaps but there are many more that you can find on the Internet.


Cucumber Soap

Raw materials needed:

  • Clean and rendered tallow – 1 ½ cups.
  • Lye flakes – ¼ cup.
  • Cucumber pulp – 1 cup.
  • Vegetable oil – ½ cup.
  • Cold Water – ¾ cup.
  • Vitamin E or white germ oil – ½ teaspoon.
  • You can also optionally use 2 drops of clove oil.

Homemade Cucumber Soap

Process:

Peel all the cucumber you need and finely grate them. The next step is to melt the tallow. Once melted, add the cucumber. Heat the mixture on lowest possible heat for around 30 minutes until you see tiny specks of greenish-yellow hue being added to the pulp. Now add the vegetable oil to the fat and settle it down for cooling. Pour lye flakes into ¾ cup of cold water and stir steadily until the lye dissolves completely. Set it aside for some time. You are almost ready. Now take your molds and use petroleum jelly to properly grease them. Once the lye and fat are lukewarm, start adding lye to the fat while constantly stirring and stop when the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Now you can add clove oil and vitamin E or white germ oil and beat the creamy mixture for even distribution. Once done, pour into the molds and settle them to cool. Your cucumber soap is ready!

Rosemary Lavender Soap


Raw materials needed:

  • Dried pulverized rosemary – 1 teaspoon.
  • Rosemary and lavender oil – ½ teaspoon and 1 ½ teaspoon respectively.
  • Rosemary leaves and lavender flowers infusion – ¼ cup.
  • Glycerin soap base – 3 cups.

Rosemary Lavender Soap

Process:

To create the infusion, pour steaming water on the plant parts. For each cup of water, you must use 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried herbs. Use non-chlorinated water and steep for 10 minutes. Now combine herbal ingredients and melted glycerin soap base and stir continuously for proper blending. Pour into greased molds and allow them to cool and your rosemary lavender soap is ready!

Shea Butter Soap

Raw materials needed:

  • Glycerin soap base – 2 cups. Melt in a double boiler.
  • Shea butter – 2 tablespoon. Melt separately.
  • Essential oils – a few drops. This is optional.

Shea Butter Soap

Process:

Mix all contents and stir properly for some time until they form a uniform mixture. Pour in greased molds and allow to cool. Your Shea butter soap is ready!

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