Make homemade body soap

ways to make homemade body soap

We have many types of liquid soaps in our home that perform the same function as cleaning. In some cases they contain nutrients, if it is for the skin or something stronger, if it is for clothes. But basically, soap has this function. many people wonder how to make homemade body soap to get rid of so many chemicals that are sold in supermarkets.

In this article we are going to teach you the main steps to learn how to make homemade body soap.

types of homemade soap

make homemade body soap

There are two main types of homemade soap that we can make, although within these types we can find different formulations to give you a variety of applications, whether you want to make soap for your body or to wash your face.

Liquid soap and bar soap are two types of soap that we can make at home, as long as you follow the steps that we indicate later. Homemade liquid soap is easy to make and allows you to have a soap that washes your body, like a body wash, or you can make a soap that allows you to wash delicate clothes. You choose, the only thing that differs is the way you make it, in terms of homemade soap and the ingredients you are going to use.

Liquid soap, when you make your own, has many benefits that you may not have seen before. You can save a lot of money because the soap spreads a lot over a long period of time. It is completely natural, you do not expose your skin to different chemical agents, but you take care of it naturally.

How to make homemade body soap

soap with recycled oil

As for soap, it will help you cleanse your body, but many soaps in particular are meant to be applied to the face, or are also formulated to make tablet laundry soaps.

Soap has the above benefits (conserves the environment, saves money), but we can add that it lasts longer. If you make your soap correctly, you will get a very clean body or clothes with minimal amount, and if you keep it well, you will see how it lasts for weeks or even months.

To start making our own homemade soap, we have to take into account different processes, different soap-making methods, different materials, and different goals. It's about making soap from scratch, from scratch, completely natural liquid soap. These are the necessary ingredients:

  • One liter of tap water
  • 25 grams of caustic soda available in pharmacies
  • 125 ml of almond oil, if you want to add scent. If you want a mild aroma, a mild olive oil is enough.
  • A teaspoon of salt

First we put on our gloves because caustic soda burns when handled. Choose a nice pitcher and pour water into it, pouring in the caustic little by little. Do not close, shake gently until everything is discarded.

It will start to heat up so keep it outside for a few hours where it starts to give off the heat. When cool, add the oil, salt and cover the jar. We shake it vigorously and place it where the sun does not hit it. It is time to rest, so for fifteen days we will let it rest and shake it vigorously only once a day.

After fifteen days we will add the essence that we want, which can be an extract or dry leaves if we want. Then when you add the fragrance, you can begin to enjoy the natural scent of this soap. This soap does not foam because it does not have chemicals, so don't worry about it.

How to make homemade body soap with leftover soap

body soap

An easy way to make use of household soaps that are running out and unusable. We only need soap shavings, but it has to be solid soap. In addition, we need these ingredients.

  • One liter of distilled water
  • You can find pure glycerin in drugstores and even herbalists
  • Dry or liquid fragrances, if the soaps are neutral and their fragrance is not very strong.

We just need to pour the soap residue into the tub along with distilled water. When everything is dissolved, remove from heat and add the glycerin. You have to be very patient at this point because you have to wait for it to dissolve completely.

When everything is dissolved we can add dried flowers without adding a strong-smelling soap and let them leave their aroma. For example, if it smells a lot like soap scum perfume, it's best not to throw it away, as the smell will mix and possibly be off-putting. If you want, you can add food coloring to make it a new and different color.

Finally, keep in mind that you must wait for it to cool down before transferring it to any soap dispenser. It can foam. It all depends on the bar of soap used to make it.

make lemon soap

If you want a soft citrus scent, be sure to try this soap recipe. It's super easy, it will leave your skin and clothes smelling great, and they sterilize very well thanks to the power of lemons.

  • Two liters of tap water
  • solid soap residue
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil, to give it a moisturizing sensation
  • Pure glycerin, 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon extract that you can buy at health food stores
  • Lemon essence to enhance the aroma.

First of all, we will take a large pot and pour a liter of water into it and start heating it. When it is hot, we will add the rest of the soap until it dissolves. When it dissolves, remove it from the heat and add pure glycerin. Stir until the glycerin dissolves.

Then, we begin to pour another liter of water little by little, and when it cools down a bit, we add the aromas and extracts. When everything is mixed, we add our desired almond, coconut or light olive oil. This soap is very simple, if you want to use it for clothes too, just skip a tablespoon of moisturizing oil at the end and let your clothes benefit from the lemon and without the grease.

I hope that with this information you can learn more about how to make homemade soap for the body and the different modalities that exist.

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  1.   NIEVES said

    Terrible explanations for the elaboration of soaps (I'm afraid it has been mistranslated)