The commercially available soaps often contain harmful chemical and preservatives that can harm our skin on long term usage. Opting for simple homemade yet beneficial herbal soaps can not only serve your purpose of providing an antimicrobial cleansing agent but can also offer many other beneficial effects. Below mentioned are 10 such easily makeable homemade herbal soaps that can provide several valuable results besides performing simple soap functions.
Here Are The 10 Amazing Homemade Herbal Soap Recipes:
Lavender and Rosemary Soap
Lavender and rosemary, through its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties are highly beneficial for the skin through its mild stimulating effect. It is highly effective in treating blemishes, wounds, or even dermatitis and more. Add 3 glycerin soap base in a heated container. After it melts, add 1/4th cup of rosemary leaves and lavender flowers infused in one cup of hot water. You can also add 1½ teaspoon of lavender oil and ½ teaspoon of rosemary oil to add more fragrance. Stir the mixture for ten minutes and mold in desired template to create homemade herbal Lavender and Rosemary Soap.
Aloe Vera and Nettle Leaf Soap
One cup of glycerin soap base is heated in a big tub until it gets liquefied. To it, 2 tbsp of dried and crushed nettle leaf and 1/8th cup of aloe vera gel is added and stirred for 15 minutes or so. After that, pour the contents in desired mold to get the homemade aloe vera and nettle leaf soap. The aloe vera gel contained in it soothes and enriches any skin type, whereas on the other side, the nettle leaf contents give the antimicrobial effects to the soap.
Herb and Coffee Soap
The basic hot manufacture process remaining the same it utilizes the soap base of glycerin with additions like coffee bean powders, a teaspoon of ginger paste and several pieces of clove and cinnamon. In addition other essential oils such as that of orange, lemon grass etc can be added to add to the list of beneficial components of the soap.
Ylang Ylang and ¬Frankincense Soap
Two cups of heated glycerin soap base is mixed with 1/8th cup of powdered frankincense and 1 teaspoon of ylang ylang essential oil, stirred well for 15 minutes and cooled in desired template. The fragrance of ylang ylang, also used in aromatherapy, acts to soothe your senses and relaxes your mind. In addition, its essential oil rejuvenates your skin to the core. Frankincense on the other hand, provides an astringent property to the soap and also acts as an antimicrobial agent.
Herb and Lye Soap
This soap is made up of Lye, essential oils of caster, coconut and canola that acts to moisturize as well as disinfect the skin. The herbs added to it can range from crisco, ginger, neem, turmeric and other essential oils such as that of eucalyptus that gives it a very soothing fragrance and also imparts strong antibacterial and antiseptic effects to the soap.
Tea Tree Antiseptic Soap
2 cups of heated glycerin soap base is mixed with 2 tbsp of tea tree oil and stirred for a while before it is cooled down in a mold to give it the desired shape. The tea tree essential oil extracted from the fresh leaves provide antimicrobial and antiseptic effects. Besides acting against a no. of disease conditions such as athlete’s foot etc, it also works amazingly well to fight against body odor and work as a excellent deodorant soap.
Similar to the other homemade soap procedures, the plantain soap can be made by adding a handful of fresh plantain leaves or 2 tbsp of plantain oil to heated and liquefied glycerin and finally molding it into desired shapes. The plantain weed extract is unparallel in its antibiotic and wound-healing abilities.
Herbs and Citrus Soap
After melting the glycerin soap base, add some finely diced mint leaves, diced fresh rosemary and some lemon zest to the mixture and continue stirring on heat. You can also add some basil to it to add up to its beneficial values. After almost 30 minutes of stirring, slowly pour in the heated mixture in a template and let it cool to get into the desired shape. Apart from imparting beneficial effects, the mint and lemon adds to the soothing fragrance and the herbs like tulsi, rosemary etc add antibiotic properties to the homemade soap.
Calendula and Marshmallow Soap
Similar to above Calendula flower and marshmallow root infusion is added to the molten glycerin soap base and molded in homemade soaps. The calendula soothes inflammation and cures different skin problems such as skin rashes and eczema etc. While on the other hand, marshmallow moisturizes the skin and also exhibits pain healing capabilities.
This soap is especially soothing in the heat of the summer season. This soap can be prepared simply by adding finely minced garden mint leaves to the molten glycerin and molding it in a desired template. The essential oil of the peppermint soothes the skin in the prickly heat and really rejuvenates the senses.
The above mentioned easily producible amazing homemade herbal soaps can easily challenge any other commercially available soap through its utility and superficial appeals.