How to make aloe vera soap at home
Aloe vera is an excellent plant for skin care because it helps regenerate skin tissues and always keep them healthy and hydrated. In this OneHowto article, we will focus on how to make aloe vera soap, which is ideal for treating irritated, chapped or blotchy skin as well as acne, psoriasis, etc. With this very simple method that you can do at home, don't hesitate to take advantage of the many benefits of this natural soap.
To make this homemade soap, besides aloe vera you will also need: olive oil, water, caustic soda (lye), and an essential oil if you want to give your soap a particular scent.
First, boil the water and then pour it into a plastic container.
Leave the water to cool to room temperature (about an hour) and then add the caustic soda. Adding lye to water releases fumes, do it is a good idea to do this in an open space or in a well-ventilated area. Wear gloves due to the corrosiveness of the lye.
You need to next cut open the aloe vera to take out the pulp using a knife and a spoon. Beat the aloe vera pulp and temper the olive oil in the microwave.
When the mixture has cooled it is time to gradually add some olive oil. Don't forget to keep stirring the mixture in the same direction until you feel it thicken.
Now add the aloe vera to the mixture and stir. When it is almost set, if you want to you can add in a little essential oil such as lavender, rose, etc.
Finally, when you get an even mixture, just pour it into a mould, which is broad and shallow. The next day, it will have turned into a more solid mass allowing you to cut the aloe vera soap into pieces. Then you must let the pieces sit for 15-30 days to give them enough time to harden before you can start using them.
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