If you have ever wondered how natural soaps are made and have been curious to learn how to make them at home, you have come to the right place.
Here we encourage you to try out various recipes for organic products to make them at home, whether they are cosmetics or remedies.
For example, it is increasingly fashionable to give out homemade or handcrafted soaps or even buy them for yourself.
So why not make them at home — it is actually an economical, ecological option if you avoid environmentally harmful ingredients and healthier than commercial products with chemicals.
If you want to try it out, read on, and find out how to make natural handmade herbal soaps with these simple recipes.
How to Make Natural Handmade Soaps
This type of homemade product has always been made by people, but as the world market has grown, these customs have been lost.
Since buying the finished products saves you time, and you do not need to be acquiring new knowledge for each product you want or need, it is something understandable.
Sometimes we forget that there are simple things and that if we make them at home, they’re cheaper, they respect the environment and our health more, since we control the ingredients that we include.
Thus, among the main benefits of the natural handmade soaps of herbs, we can help in the treatment of problems in the skin in a natural way.
Furthermore, we keep it healthy, avoiding the use of excessively synthetic chemical products and, in addition, we save money and take care of our planet.
That is why, below, we give you recipes of natural handmade soaps with herbs so that you can choose the one that will serve you best according to your skin type or the dermatological problem you have and, at the same time, help you take care of your environment.
How to make homemade rosemary soap
We started this compendium of recipes to learn how to make easy homemade soaps with herbs with a trendy one: rosemary soap.
This plant contains camphor, flavonoids, caffeic, and rosmarinic acid, among other components, and has beneficial properties for the dermis, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties.
Also, you can add aloe vera, which is perfect for treating the skin because it is very moisturizing and regenerating, and olive oil, which is very nourishing, moisturizing and repairing.
If you want to know how to make homemade rosemary soap, take note:
- 50 g powdered Saponaria root
- One tablespoon rosemary leaves and flowers (fresh rather than dried)
- The gel of 2 or 3 aloe vera leaves
- 100 ml of olive oil
- 1 liter of water
Heat the water in a pot and when it starts to boil, remove it from the heat.
Add the herbs (Saponaria and rosemary), cover the pot, and let it rest for 30 minutes or 1 hour. You can also boil it for 15 minutes, instead of making an infusion, since this is the minimum time to extract the saponins that have a cleaning effect like soap.
Saponaria is the most common soap plant used to make handmade soaps, but other plants with saponins can be used.
Strain the infusion and pour it into a large bowl or container. Add the aloe vera or aloe vera gel and olive oil and stir well. If you have not bought the gel, you can take it out directly from the stalks or leaves if you have aloe at home.
When all the mixture is well integrated, pour it into a mould.
Let it harden in the fridge for as long as necessary, until it has the desired consistency, and then remove it and cut it as you like.
You can add, at the time of making the infusion, more medicinal herbs, such as lavender, lavender, thyme, mint, to your taste.
To give it more aroma and make it last longer, you can add a few drops of essential oils that you like, including rosemary itself.
How to make natural rue soap
For those who wonder how to make body soap from medicinal plants, rue may not be one of the best-known plants for making these products, but for those who have been using them for a long time, it is known and very much appreciated.
Rue is a plant that serves to lighten the skin, has anti-fungal, soothing, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition, vegetable oils, such as olive oil, are added for their properties, but also when we seek to make soap in a tablet and not liquid, because the Saponaria alone is rather liquid and, instead, with the oil is solidified.
- 50 g of ground or powdered Saponaria
- 1 liter of mineral water
- 200 ml of olive oil
- Two tablespoons of fresh or dried rue leaves and flowers
Boil the water in a saucepan or pot, add the two herbs as soon as it starts to boil, and after a minute on high heat, remove the saucepan from the heat and cover it.
Leave the saucepan well covered, and the infusion will rest for 30 to 45 minutes at most.
Instead of infusion, you can boil the Saponaria, as mentioned in the previous section, for at least 15 minutes.
Strain the liquid into a large container or bowl to remove the large leaves, but if you want the soap to contain pieces of leaves and flowers, leave some in the infusion.
Add the olive oil and mix well until it is integrated. If it takes a while, you can heat the mixture in the saucepan for a few minutes and over a low heat so that the ingredients are well integrated.
Let it cool down a bit, and when it is warm, pour the mixture into the pan, leaving it in the fridge for as many hours as possible so that when it has the right texture and consistency, you can remove it from the pan and cut it up well.
How to make soap with lavender flowers
If you were wondering how to make handmade soaps for weddings, to sell or as a gift, lavender is one of the most demanded, since its smell and color are usually very popular.
Among the properties of lavender for the skin, we highlight that it is exfoliating, antiseptic, healing, and moisturizing. Learn this recipe to make homemade lavender soap:
- 50 g of ground or powdered Saponaria root
- 1 tablespoon of lavender leaves and flowers
- 75 ml of olive oil
- 1 liter of water
Put the water in a saucepan with the high heat. When it breaks to boil, add the Saponaria and lavender leaves and flowers to make the homemade soap.
After 15 or 20 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and cover it so that it rests for ten more minutes. Strain the infusion, but do not remove all the lavender leaves and flowers.
Add the olive oil and stir well until everything is integrated and remember that, if necessary, you can heat the mixture a little more.
Let everything cool down when the mixture is as homogeneous as possible, better if you keep it in the fridge when it is warm or already a little cold, never hot.
After a few hours, as you see the consistency of the soap, you can remove it from the mould and cut it to your liking.
How to make homemade marigold soap
Finally, marigold is another of the best known among medicinal plants and herbs for making soap.
The reason is that among its properties are significant benefits for the skin since marigold is a great soother, regenerating and healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
This is the recipe that we propose to you to make handmade marigold soap. We will add aloe vera since it has similar properties.
Therefore it will be a more beneficial soap for the skins that need to be treated for these problems, such as irritation, eczema, or atopic skins.
- 50 g of powdered Saponaria root
- 1 tablespoon of marigold leaves and flowers.
- The gel of 2 or 3 leaves of aloe vera.
- 100 ml of olive oil.
- 1 liter of mineral water.
Heat the water in a saucepan over high heat so that when it reaches boiling point, remove it from the heat.
Add the herbs and cover the saucepan, let it rest for 30 to 60 minutes.
Strain the infusion and transfer it to a large bowl, then add the aloe vera gel and oil and stir well.
When all the mixture is well integrated, you can pour it into the mould. Let it harden in the fridge until you see that it has the consistency you are looking for. Unmold and cut the marigold soap into the shape you want.
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