Natural soap has always been much better for the health and care of our skin than those usually marketed in stores and shops, since they are free of artificial chemical substances and guarantee us without a doubt, a greater dermatological benefit, better hydration, greater nutrition thanks to its natural oils, a correct balance of our natural pH, softness and elasticity, and a wonderful antioxidant and tonic effect ...
It is possible that you have already made them yourself at home, using used oils, with soda, with glycerin ... But if you have never tried and would like to finally know how to have a homemade soap, natural and enormously suitable for your skin Take note of this article because you will not regret it. Now that holiday and gift times are coming, including a wonderful scented natural soap with healthy elements will be a great success that your friends and family will appreciate. We tried? Let's go there.
What kind of soap do you want to make?
There are infinite varieties of natural soaps, each one has specific properties, hence we must first know what we want to use it for. Let's first do a little review:
-Oatmeal soaps: it is exfoliating and very suitable for delicate skin.
-Snail slime soap: helps balance the fatty acid of the skin, heals irritation and acne.
-Orange or lemon-based soaps: recommended for oily skin, they hydrate and refresh.
- Soaps with aloe vera (aloe vera): protects our skin, softens, hydrates, regenerates and helps us eliminate acne.
-Marigold soap: It is very beneficial for dry and delicate skin, undoubtedly great for children and babies.
-Rose hip soap: it is a great healing agent, repairs damaged skin.
Making soap with aloe vera and honey
We have chosen to show you how the soap with aloe and honey is made, considering it surely simpler and more useful for the care of our skin. The combination of these two great elements of nature: aloe vera and honey, are essential for dermatological regeneration, to keep it healthy and hydrated, luminous ... also suitable for the whole family.
Also tell you that, next, we are going to teach you the most basic way to make it, resorting to glycerin is a simple method that will not bring us any problems and where we will be sure that it will come out the first time. There is another more complex way where you can take advantage of, for example, used oil from home, but you must also supplement it with caustic soda, a very dangerous element that can harm you while handling it. So, for this time, we are going to use the easy way to guarantee you success and complete security:
-Pulp of four branches of Aloe Vera or Aloe Vera.
-Two bars of 250 gram glycerin soap.
-Four tablespoons of honey.
-100 ml of olive oil.
-The zest of a lemon.
Utensils for the elaboration
-A glass bowl.
1- We take the bowl and insert the two glycerin soap bars into it to then take them to the microwave. We will wait for it to melt, 3 or 4 minutes is enough. We will check it.
2- Next, we take the pulp of the Aloe Vera (Aloe Vera) and put it inside the bowl together with the four tablespoons of honey and the lemon zest.
3- We heat the olive oil a little. Warm, not burning because then it loses its properties.
4- It is the turn of the electric mixer: at low power we are beating the mixture while gradually introducing the warm oil. We will see how all the elements are mixed until a homogeneous mass of a beautiful bright color and excellent fragrance is left.
5- Now we take the dough to a previously prepared mold. This mold must be square and made of plastic, because that will be the final shape that our homemade soap takes. Pour it over it until there are a few centimeters free, think that later you will have to extract it from there and it should be comfortable to do so.
6- Next we will take our mold with the interior mixture to the refrigerator so that it sets correctly. How long will we have it there? One day is recommended. Then we can cut it into smaller tablets for daily use.
-We have used lemon and olive oil as essential oils in our soap, but you can use whatever you want and like: rose, orange, lavender oil….
-As a presentation, it is always nice, for example, to cut it into special shapes: a heart, an oval shape ... and then wrap it in attractive papers and ribbons so that each detail outlines a nice gift for your loved ones. Its fragrance and its incomparable benefits for the skin are undoubtedly a great gift that everyone will thank you for.