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Video: Homemade Soap: 8 Easy Recipes For Everyone
The trend has been towards natural and homemade cosmetics for a long time! Sunscreen, anti-cellulite treatment, hair mask and body scrub… thanks to a few miraculous ingredients that you have at hand, you can start making your own cosmetic products. So, after the organic face mask and the natural homemade shampoo, Deavita.fr offers you a new beauty experience: learning how to make a homemade soap. So we say “goodbye” to chemicals and opt for 100% natural and healthy skincare. Trust us and discover how to prepare soaps with milk, pink salt, charcoal and even coffee. It's really easy!
Easy recipes for an easy and decorative homemade soap
How to make soap? One of the most popular ways to make DIY soap involves using caustic soda. However, soaps made from the latter are harsher. A good alternative would therefore be to use a saponified paste, such as vegetable glycerin. As for the necessary equipment, all you need is a large saucepan and several small baking tins. To push the concept even further, sublimate your little creation with a unique good packaging. Your best bet? Lace, recycled corrugated cardboard and a paper label!
But just before you start, know that making homemade soap, especially caustic soda, is not to be taken lightly. So, keep a bowl of water with white vinegar at your disposal. The vinegar will neutralize the effect of the caustic soda. Also obtain a cloth, which you can soak in the solution and wipe down surfaces and tools, if necessary. Other tools to have on hand: glasses, gloves, scale, metal spoon, ceramic bowl and thermometer.
DIY coconut oil soap
- 900 g coconut oil
- 130 g of caustic soda
- 340 ml of mineralized water
- 30 ml of essential oil
Before starting, it is better to choose a well ventilated room. In a glass bowl filled with water, slowly pour the caustic soda, stirring constantly. Continue to mix until the preparation becomes clear. Be careful not to breathe the vapors. After a while, your solute will reach a temperature of 90 ° C. Leave to rest until it drops to 40 ° C. In the saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat. Stir constantly so as not to overheat. Once the lumps of the oil have melted, let it drop to 30-40 ° C.
Then add the already cooled caustic soda to the pan along with the coconut oil. The temperature difference between the two preparations should not be more than 10 ° C. With the hand blender, stir gently until you get a kind of thick pudding and be careful of splashing. Then swap the blender for a whisk. Finally, test the mixture by dipping a spoon into it. If it stays on the surface, the soap is ready. Now it remains only to transfer it to molds. Let them sit for two hours and unmold them. Don't wait too long, otherwise the soap will be too hard!
Homemade and easy lavender soap
In addition to bringing you many benefits, homemade lavender soap makes a superb gift idea!
- glycerin soap tablet
- a few drops of lavender essential oil
- lavender flowers
Lavender soap is meant to be easier to make than coconut soap, but just as natural. ! So get a glycerin soap tablet and melt it in a double boiler. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and lavender flowers to it and mix gently. If a few drops fall on your skin, you should immediately apply a little vinegar. Then transfer the mixture into molds and let them cool before demolishing.
Orange Cinnamon Soap
Although the holiday season has rolled around, winter and pampering gift ideas continue!
- 160 ml of fairly cold demineralized water
- 90 g of caustic soda
- 500 g cold-extracted extra virgin organic olive oil
- 150 g organic coconut oil
- 30 g castor oil
- 1 C. tablespoons of ginger essential oil
- 1 C. lemongrass essential oil
- dried orange zest for decoration
- a few drops of cinnamon / ginger oil
Oil your mussels beforehand with the essential oil of cinnamon / ginger and sprinkle with small dried orange zest. After removal from the mold, these ingredients will be found on the top of your soap for a prettiest effect. Then, in a large glass container, combine the cold water and caustic soda using a metal spoon. The preparation will begin to heat up little by little. This is why demineralized water must be cold.
If, on the other hand, the jar gets really hot, immerse it in a bowl filled with water at room temperature. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes or until it reaches around 40 ° C. Pour all the oils into a saucepan and heat them over low heat for 1 min or until it reaches around 40 ° C. Then transfer them to a large glass bowl.
With your hand blender, gently mix the two consistencies for a few moments or until you get a kind of mayonnaise. When removing the blender, it should leave marks on the surface. Then add the essential oils and mix quickly. Pour the mixture into your molds lined with orange zest and tap them lightly on the table so that the soap spreads in all the corners. To promote the saponification process, wrap your molds in a clean tea towel. Leave on for 24 hours and unmold.
Finally, let your little homemade soaps air dry for 5 weeks before using them. To make them even prettier, decorate them with dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks and twine. Foaming and soft, this homemade soap recipe makes an excellent natural care for the body and the hands.
Homemade soap recipe: grapefruit, mint and poppy seeds
- 290 gr of goat's milk soap
- 1 handful of dried grapefruit zest
- 1 C. poppy seeds
- 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil
- 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
Start by cutting the goat's milk soap into cubes and melt them in the microwave for 30 seconds. It is really important not to burn them. Once the soapy base has melted, transfer it to a glass container and add the essential oils, poppy seeds and grapefruit zest. Stir well and pour everything into the molds and let harden for a few hours. Then, unmold and give the soaps as a gift!
Solid shampoo with rose water and pink clay
- 450 gr of soap base (goat's milk soap)
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons of rose water
- 2 tbsp. tablespoon jojoba oil
- 1 C. pink salt
- 1 C. tablespoons of pink clay
Just like in the previous homemade soap recipe, you must first cut and melt the soap base. In a separate bowl, combine the pink water, clay and salt until the clay is completely dissolved. Pour the resulting mixture into the bowl with the melted soap base and stir everything well until the mixture thickens. Finally, distribute the latter in your molds and let harden for a few hours. Unmold and decorate as you see fit.
The major advantage of this soap is that it is multi-purpose. So you can use it on your face, body and hair. In addition, the pink clay it contains is known for its several benefits for problematic and oily skin.
Charcoal black soap for the face
Face mask, detox drinks, toothpaste, body scrub … charcoal has become widely available in the world of beauty by being one of the basic ingredients of several cosmetic products. Homemade soap is no exception to the rule. Its effectiveness is formidable on the face, which is generally more exposed to ambient pollution. Being a strong sebum regulator, black charcoal soap is a product that is more suitable for oily to combination skin and not for normal to dry skin. Those affected will therefore be able to use it three to four times a week on the face. Here are the ingredients to get. Instructions can be found in the video above.
- 50 ml of castor oil
- 250 ml of coconut oil
- 415 ml olive oil
- 250 ml of palm oil
- 50 ml of Tamanu oil
- 140 gr of caustic soda
- 290 ml of distilled water
- 50 ml of tea tree essential oil
- 2 tbsp. of activated charcoal
- sodium lactate (optional)
Making a soap that looks like a precious stone yourself will not only delight children, but also adults. Because deep down, it is well known that sparkling jewelry is “a woman's best friend”. So, give free rein to your imagination and surprise your best friend with a beautiful DIY and 100% green gift. Get the ingredients below and discover the manufacturing steps in our short video. Again, don't forget your gloves and goggles.
- soap base (goat's milk soap)
- Bergamot essential oil
- food coloring (different colors)
- wooden sticks
Rosemary soap to fight oily skin
The last homemade soap we tested is perfect for treating oily skin and delaying the first wrinkles. It is also very suitable for treating inflammation and injuries. Here are the ingredients to get:
- 470 ml olive oil
- 150 gr of dry rosemary
- 150 ml of water
- 60 g of caustic soda
- 200 ml of rosemary infusion
- 1 C. tablespoons of tea tree essential oil
Start by preparing the infusion by bringing the water to a boil and adding the dry rosemary. Let it steep for a few minutes and remove the rosemary. Then move on to handling the caustic soda. In a ventilated room, pour the latter into a glass bowl and slowly add the rosemary infusion to it to avoid splashing. Then let the preparation cool. Add hot olive oil and let cool again. Then pour in the tea tree essential oil.
To speed up the process, use the hand blender at low speed, placing it in the center of the bowl without moving it. Mix until you get a preparation close to a mayo. Then add the dry rosemary and pour everything into your molds. Now, all you have to do is wait a few weeks before enjoying your little homemade soaps.
Our homemade soaps are not for use on intimate areas!