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Video: Designer Homemade Soap: 5 Recipes To Pamper Your Skin
Nowadays, all famous beautists are passionate about handmade natural cosmetics. Shower bombs, solid shampoo, body scrub, our kitchens are transformed into laboratories in the search for the organic micarcle product that will delay the appearance of the first wrinkles and give us the radiant skin we dream of. Today, our beauty experts have put together some homemade soap recipes for you that you won't be able to resist. “My own soap? Why ? Ask yourself… Because it will wash off perfectly, possess absolutely necessary antibacterial properties in the coronavirus pandemic conditions, keep nature clean and contain your favorite ingredients. You still have to concoct!
Unique homemade soap to make yourself in a few simple steps
Learn a hands-on skill, create DIY Christmas gifts, and let your creativity run wild as you introduce yourself to the art of soap making. When handmade at home, the latter is packed with natural and aromatic products that are good for your skin and the planet, and you can be sure that toxic and carcinogenic substances are not in the recipe.
Before you start, here's a little tutorial on the chemistry behind the production. To make soap from scratch (as opposed to the melt-and-pour method with pre-made soap bases), you will need to use caustic soda known as sodium hydroxide. The chemical reaction between lye and oily ingredients is called saponification. This creates soap and leaves no trace of caustic soda in the finished product.
However, sodium hydroxide is a pure chemical that can cause very serious burns and irritation if it gets on the skin. While it is not harmful when added to soap, handling and storage can be tricky. Therefore, it is recommended to wear protective equipment (glasses, gloves, sleeves and long pants) when working with it.
DIY cold saponified soap with cinnamon and cocoa
Safety first: Always work in a well ventilated area! Make sure children and pets do not have access to your workspace!
Ingredients and Tools
- 25cm silicone mold
- Adjustable hanger wire (soap swirl tool)
- 150 ml Babassu oil
- 20 ml of castor oil
- 100 ml of cocoa butter
- 250 ml of coconut oil
- 30 ml of mango butter
- 100 ml oat oil
- 200 ml olive oil
- 150 ml sunflower oil
- 150 ml of caustic soda
- 300 ml of distilled water
- 20 ml of cinnamon scented oil
- 20 ml of cocoa flavored oil
- Black oxide dye
- Brown oxide dye
- Titanium dioxide
- Cinnamon sticks
Preparation of the dye
Scatter 2 teaspoons of titanium dioxide in 2 tablespoons of a light liquid oil like sunflower or almond oil. Combine ½ teaspoon of black oxide and ½ tbsp of oil. Then mix 1 teaspoon of brown oxide and 1 tablespoon of oil. Use a mini blender to get rid of the lumps.
In a glass container, pour the cinnamon and cocoa scent oils and set aside.
1. Slowly and carefully add caustic soda to 300 ml of distilled water. Stir gently until the lye is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
2. Melt and combine babassu oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, mango butter, oat oil, olive oil and sunflower oil in a large mixing bowl. Once both preparations have cooled to 50 ° C or less, mix them together and stir well.
3. Divide the resulting mixture into 3 parts. Pour 200 ml in one container and 300 ml in another container. Add the following colors to the three containers and whisk.
- Container 1 (200 ml): ½ teaspoon of dispersed black oxide
- Container 2 (300 ml): 1 teaspoon of dispersed brown oxide
- Container 3 (the initial mixture): all the dispersed titanium dioxide
4. Add the scent oil proportionally to the black and brown mixture. Use a whisk to mix well.
5. Pour a small amount of the white mixture into the mold (just enough to cover the bottom). Then, alternately pour small amounts of the black, brown and white preparation into different areas of the mold to create layers. Don't worry if you're not too specific.
6. Continue to pour the soap into the mold. Save a very small amount of each color for the top.
7. Insert the hanger wire into one side of the mold. Then, with circular motions, swirl the soap. There is indeed no right or wrong way to do this. The main idea is to create colorful patterns. Finally, remove the tool by lifting it up and pulling it out from one side of the mold.
8. Make lines of black, white and brown soap along the length of the mold. Placing the white soap in the center will help create contrast.
9. Insert a wooden stick to decorate the top of the soap as shown in the photo. Be careful not to shake too much, otherwise the colors will become confusing.
10. Place the cinnamon sticks in the homemade soap so that each stick is the center of a cut bar.
11. Spray the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to help prevent sodium carbonate build-up. Let sit at room temperature for 2-3 days. Unmold and cut into bars. Let dry another 4-6 weeks and enjoy it.
Homemade soap without soda recipe with sea sponge
Ingredients and Tools
- Silicone mold with 6 oval holes
- 850 g of Melt And Pour transparent soap base
- 2 sea sponges
- Blue Jagua extract
- 20 ml of sea breeze scented oil
- 20 ml of vanilla-colored stabilizing liquid
- 99% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle
Preparation of the sea sponge
Cut the sea sponges into about 3-4 pieces.
1. Chop the soap base into small, uniform cubes. Place them in a heat-resistant container and melt in the microwave at intervals of 30 to 60 seconds. Stir well at every break.
2. While the soap is melting, mix 1/16 teaspoon of jagua extract and 2 teaspoons of 99% isopropyl alcohol. We do this to avoid lumps.
3. Once the soap has melted, pour in all the jagua extract and stir until it is completely incorporated.
4. Add scent oil and color stabilizer. Mix together.
5. Fill each mold cavity approximately 80%. Spray with alcohol to remove bubbles. Allow this layer of soap to harden and cool for about 15 to 20 minutes. The soap should create a skin strong enough to support the sea sponge.
6. After the soap has hardened slightly and formed a solid skin on top, reheat the remaining soap in the microwave at 15 second intervals. Spray all cavities with isopropyl alcohol to make the layers stick together.
7. Fill the cavities with molten soap. Once full, place the sea sponges on it. Spray with isopropyl alcohol to remove bubbles.
8. Let the soap cool and harden completely for several hours or overnight. Then remove from the mold. To prevent glycerin dew, wrap the soap bars in plastic wrap and store in a cool, dry place.
Easy scented soap DIY flowers
* for 6 soaps
- transparent soap base
- silicone mold
- 3 tea bags of your choice (rose, hibiscus, jasmine)
- lavender essential oil (eucalyptus and grapefruit also work well)
- edible dried flowers
1. First, sprinkle edible flowers in the holes in the mold.
2. Melt the soap base in a saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously until completely creamy.
3. Once melted, cut off the top of the tea bags and pour their contents into the mixture.
4. Add a few drops of essential oil and continue whisking for 2 to 5 minutes for the tea and essential oil to seep into the mixture.
5. Pour the mixture into the mold and sprinkle edible flowers on top.
6. Lastly, put the mold in the refrigerator for your homemade soap to harden.
Organic homemade soap for sensitive skin
- 450 g transparent soap base (cut into small cubes)
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of pink clay
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
Note: If you don't have a silicone soap mold, line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
1. Melt soap base in microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring at every break OR use a double boiler on the stovetop. If you use the second method, it will take about 10 minutes for your soap to melt.
2. Once the soap is completely melted, stir in all the ingredients (oats, clay, honey and jojoba oil) until everything is combined.
3. Pour your soap into the mold and garnish with oatmeal if desired. Let sit for a few hours to harden (or place in the refrigerator for 1 hour).
4. Cut your homemade soap into even pieces. Store the bars in a paper bag in a dark place.
Exfoliating soap recipe - 4 ways
Making and personalizing soap is so easy when you use a pre-made base (like glycerin or shea butter). It's like experimenting with a cooking recipe, adding different ingredients and colors. There are endless variations, but here are four simple unique soap ideas for exfoliating dry skin.
- 120-240g glycerin soap base
- 2 tablespoons of distilled water
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, almond oil, etc.)
- Dry ingredients (chia seeds, cornmeal, oatmeal or coffee)
- Soap mold
1. First, cut the block of glycerin soap into cubes of equal size and melt them in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir between each interval to break up any lumps.
2. Second, when all the soap is melted, let it cool slightly, then add the oil, water and dry ingredients. Whisk for 1-3 minutes to homogenize and thicken the mixture. Then pour the creamy soap into your mold and let it cool and harden. Unmold.
Exfoliating soap with chia seeds and aloe vera
Aloe vera has soothing and regenerating properties for the skin. The small size of chia seeds is perfect for removing dead cells. For this version of the recipe, replace the oil and distilled water with aloe vera juice and add 1-2 tablespoons of black seeds.
Cornmeal and marigold exfoliating soap
This is a great version for sensitive skin as the cornmeal gently exfoliates and marigold is a natural medicinal herb. Use three tablespoons of marigold oil and about 1/4 cup of cornmeal.
Oatmeal Cinnamon Exfoliating Soap
Cinnamon gives the soap a beautiful golden brown color. Add 1/4 cup of finely crushed oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon to the soap base when pouring in the oil and water.
Homemade exfoliating coffee soap
Coffee does a good job of removing dead dandruff and unpleasant odors from the hands. Use 1/4 cup of ground coffee in the basic recipe. The caffeine component of coffee can also help reduce skin redness, inflammation, and dark circles around the eyes.