In this post, we want to teach you how to make natural soaps using aloe vera and honey from scratch.
You will find all the explanations for you to formulate and make your own natural soap.
Natural soap is much better for the health and care of our skin than those usually sold in stores, since they are free of artificial chemicals and guarantee us a greater dermatological benefit, better hydration, greater nutrition thanks to its natural oils, a correct balance of our natural pH, softness and elasticity, and a wonderful antioxidant and tonic.
It is possible that you have already made them yourself at home, using used oils, with soda, with glycerin.
But if you have never tried it and would like to finally know how to have a natural homemade soap, take note of this article.
What Kind Of Soap Do You Want To Make?
There are infinite varieties of natural soaps, each one has specific properties. Let’s do a little review first:
Oatmeal slats: it is exfoliating and very suitable for delicate skins.
Snail slime soap: helps to balance the fatty acid in the skin, curing irritation and acne.
Orange or lemon-based soap: recommended for oily skin, moisturizes and refreshes.
Soaps with aloe vera: protects our skin, softens, moisturizes, regenerates and helps us eliminate acne.
Calendula soap: It is very beneficial for dry and delicate skin, great for children and babies.
Rosehip soap: it is a great type that deals with the scar, it repairs damaged skin.
Preparation Of Soap With Aloe Vera And Honey
We have chosen to show you how soap is made with aloe vera as well as honey because it is considered to be simpler and more useful for the care of our skin.
The combination of these two great elements of nature: aloe and honey are essential for dermatological regeneration, to keep it healthy and hydrated, bright also suitable for the whole family.
Aloe Vera And Honey Soap
We will teach you the most basic way to prepare it, resorting to glycerin is a simple method that will not bring us any problems and where we will have the assurance that it will come out the first time.
There is another more complex mode which you can take, for example, the used oil from home, but you must also supplement this employing caustic soda out there, a very hazardous element which could hurt you when you actually handle it.
Therefore, for this very fact, we are going to resort to the straightforward method to guarantee success and complete security
Pulpa of four branches of Aloe Vera.
Two 250 gram glycerin soap bars.
Four tablespoons of honey.
100 ml of olive oil.
The zest of a lemon.
Tools for processing
A nice bowl.
We take the bowl and put in it the two glycerin soap bars and then take them to the microwave. We wait for it to melt, enough with 3 or 4 minutes. We will check it.
Then we take the pulp of the Aloe Vera and put it in the bowl next to the four tablespoons of honey and the lemon zest.
Heat the olive oil a little. Warm, not burning because then it loses its properties.
It is the turn of the electric mixer: at the low power we are beating the mixture while we introduce little by little the warm oil.
We will see how all the elements are mixed until a homogenous mass of beautiful bright color and an excellent fragrance is left.
Now we take the dough to a previously prepared mold. This mold should be square and plastic because that will be the final form that our homemade soap takes.
Drop on it until there are a few centimeters left free, think that then you should remove it from there and you should be comfortable to do so.
Next, we will take our mold with the internal mixture to the refrigerator so that it sets correctly.
How long will we have it there? One day is recommended. Then we can cut it into smaller tablets for daily use.
We have actually used lemon as well as the olive oil just as the essential oils of our own very soap; however, someone could use what he wants and like: rose oils, orange, and lavender out there.
As a presentation, it is always nice to cut it into special shapes, for example, a heart, an oval shape, then wrap it in attractive papers and ribbons so that each detail creates a pleasant gift.
Its great scent and also its incomparable benefits for the skin are unquestionably a nice gift which everyone is going to appreciate.
Not Susceptible To Contamination
The proliferation of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts occur to a greater extent when there is water and is more likely in acidic/more neutral than basic media.
The soaps, after the saponification and the curing process, lose an important part of water and their pH value is close to 9 (basic).
Finally, homemade soaps are not very susceptible to contamination, and it is not essential to use antimicrobial preservatives in your preparation, one of the antioxidants mostly used in the making of these natural soaps is the vitamin E-tocopherol wich is very good for our skin.