Anyone can make herbal soap at home, with ingredients that are readily available in any grocery store or supermarket. Photo courtesy of flickr user nico paix.
Everything natural and herbal is always better. Even your skin deserves natural treatment too. Herbal Soap Making is a great idea for healthy and vibrant soaps.
The better news is that you can actually make your own herbal soap at home.
Herbs are well known to have medicinal, aromatic and skin smoothing properties.
Herbal soaps are those soaps that are mixed with natural ingredients such as juice, extract, or even chopped leaves of herbal plants.
Using herbs in the soap making process will make the soap intensely nourishing and can be used to treat skin conditions such as acne or eczema.
To meet the specific requirements on your soap making list, you have to consider the herbal ingredients used.
You have to know which type of herbs have the specific properties necessary for the required results.
Pick them at the prime stage of development and utilize the most vital part of the plant.
Always maintain the highest quality ingredient.
Once you have decided on which herbs to add, you can now start making your very own homemade herbal soap.
The simplest way to make herbal soap is through the melt-and-pour soap making method.
This simply involves a plain soap base such as glycerin, ivory, castile or other mild, unscented soaps.
You will also need a saucepan or glass container that you can use as double boiler – learn more about the best equipment to use for soap making here.
Here is a sample of a basic herbal soap recipe.
Things you’ll need:
*Sauce pan or glass container used as double boiler
*Kitchen knife or grater
*Plain soap(glycerine soap or any other mild, unscented soap)
What to do:
1 Decide first on what kinds of herbs you’d like to use for your soap.
There are different kinds of uses for different kinds of herbs. Lavender is used for its lovely fragrance, mint for its invigorating properties and comfrey for its ability to soothe irritated skin.
You can experiment with different kinds of herbs to find your perfect combination.
2.Use your vegetable oil to coat your soap mold.
3.Heat 1/3 cup of water to a simmer in a double broiler
4.Crumble 3 to 4 tablespoon of your favorite herbs into the water.
5.Take the water off the heat and allow the herbs to submerge for 15 minutes,
6.Heat the pan again and add the bar of soap that has been cut into small pieces
7.When the soap has already melted, pour the mixture into the soap mold.
8.Let it stand at room temperature until the soap has hardened.
9.Remove the soap from the mold.
Viola, you’ve already made your very own herbal soap!
It is very simple and only takes a few hours of your time.
So why not give your skin the natural treatment it deserves?
Go on and try making your very own herbal soap today
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