How To Make Homemade Soap With Olive Oil and Aloe Vera
Cosmetic products made from olive oil provide nutrition and softness to the skin as well as antioxidant, protective and soothing properties. They hydrate to avoid dryness but are not oily, so they are suitable for all skin types, and are great for babies. Most of these products can be naturally made and do not require toxic components during processing.
If you want to learn how to make homemade olive oil soap, OneHowTo brings you this simple recipe so you can enjoy a product made by you, which is cheap to produce and is completely natural.
To make this homemade olive oil soap you will need the following ingredients:
- 650 cc of water
- a litre of olive oil (not used)
- 134 grams of caustic soda
- aloe vera pulp
- aromatic herbs
First, put the water in a pan and bring to the boil and add the herbs which you can choose according to your preferences. While the infusion is being made use a knife to extract the aloe vera pulp from its leaves and put it in a bowl or dish.
With the infusion ready remove the aromatic herbs you added, filter the solution by pouring it into a plastic container and place this in a ventilated area. Add the caustic soda to the infusion, use a wooden spoon to stir and dissolve it in the solution.
While you are waiting for the mixture to cool crush the aloe pulp with the mixer. Place the olive oil in a pan to heat lightly, though remember that it should not be heated in excess as you will have to come into contact with it. Finally, keeps moving with plastic container with the infusion mix and then pour in the oil.
Then beat the mixture with a whisk to dissolve all ingredients and the soap thickens. This action can take time and you must have patience. When the mix thickens to a point you can see the whisking lines it will be time to add the remaining ingredient, i.e. the aloe vera pulp. Pour the mix into moulds to mould to harden and wait one or two days for the soap to set.
After this time carefully remove each soap from the mould, always using gloves as the caustic soda will still be reacting and the soap will not be completely set, and place soaps on a towel next to each other. Then covers all the bars with a towel and leave to set in a cool dry place for a couple of weeks. Then you can use your own homemade olive oil soap.
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