How to Make Herbal Soap

Herbal soaps are handmade from all natural, finest herbs, and essential oils, which gives us the confidence of not testing on animals as all products are wholesome pure ingredients, no artificial colors and fragrances. It simply means, all natural.

We are concerned about making herbal soap because we want to stay as close to the original botanical products as possible, as well as using organic ingredients as much as possible.  It is worth mentioning that, most of chemicals use in none herbal soap robs the skin of its natural oil. More so, your love for animals may be a major factor for herbal soap because most bar soaps are made from large animal fats.

Herbal soaps can be made easily without the need to pay high prices for scented and fancy soaps when you can make one by yourself, with the use of simple ingredients, and knowledge of Do It Yourself (D-I-Y).

Things to Consider Before Making Herbal Soap:

#1.  What type of Herbal soap would you like to use? The most common herbs available in stores for making soaps include; Lavender which is known for its fragrance, Mint for invigorating the skin, and Comfrey for its usefulness in soothing irritated skin. Whatever your choice is, before producing your herbal soap. Experiment your choice herbs on your skin.
#2.  Choosing your soap base should be based on the plainness of the bar, Glycerin soap are best choice in herbal soap making, though Ivory, or other unscented soap will do as well.

Required Ingredients:

#1.  Measuring cups
#2. Measuring spoons
#3.  Kitchen knife
#4.  Soap fragrance
#5.  Boilers (double will be preferred)
#6.  Glycerin soap or any unscented soap
#7.  Soap color
#8.  Soap moulds
#9.  Dried herbs of your choice
#10.               Vegetable oil

Steps in Making Herbal Soap:

#1.  Heat 1/3 cup of water to simmer
#2.  Crumble 3 to 4 table spoons of herbs into the simmered water.
#3.  Remove water from boiler, allow the herbs steep for 10 to 15 minutes
#4.  Put pan on fire with pieces of chopped bar soap (glycerin)
#5.  Allow soap to melt
#6.  Coat your soap mold with vegetable oil.
#7. Pour the mixed melted soap into the mould
#8.  Leave soap in room temperature till soap is hardened in the mould though not as hard/strong as the original bar you melted.
#9.  Remove soap from mould …. Congratulations! … you have your Herbal Soap!

Cost Saving Tips:

                Though soap moulds are quite affordable, you really don’t need to buy one. Since the soap will be for your personal use, you can use any heat resistant container of your choice as soap mould instead of investing in a customized one.

Warning and Caution:

Though herbal soap is in its purest form, but a few people are allergic to herbs or other ingredients. Hence, test your products on a small patch of your skin, preferably on your thigh to ensure its suitability and safety before using on your whole body.