How To Make Rosemary Soap
Rosemary is a type of evergreen woody shrub which provides countless benefits for skin and health. A simple way to implement all its properties and apply them in our daily lives is through the use of rosemary soap. It is ideal to combat oily skin and those prone to having acne, thanks to its antiseptic and astringent properties. Its antioxidant properties combat skin ageing in a natural and healthy way. If you want to know how to make rosemary soap at home and take advantage of all its benefits, read this article and discover how in OneHowTo.
- 470 ml of oil
- 60 g of caustic soda
- 150 ml water
- Rosemary leaves
- Rosemary oil
To make rosemary homemade soap take a container and add some water. Then, gradually, add caustic soda and with a wooden spoon or a manual whisk stir the mixture well. Remember that soda is a very aggressive product that can burn your skin if this is not well protected, so use latex or nitrile gloves and mask over the mouth.
Now, pour the oil into the mixture and continue stirring. The oil can be olive or sunflower oil, you can even use residual kitchen oils if these have been previously filtered. For ingredients to be blended properly, use a food processor or blender at low speed for 10 minutes. Over time, increases to medium-high speed. Beat until well blended.
When you have the dough ready, add the essential rosemary oil. You can make the rosemary oil yourself following these simple steps or you can buy it ready made. Continue beating until well blended and integrated with the other ingredients. You can also make an infusion of rosemary leaves instead of using the oil. To make the infusion, pour hot water over rosemary leaves and steep for some minutes. You can live the infusion to brew as long as you want, the longer the leaves are in the water, the stronger the smell it will be.
Now, take a pan and cover it with precut rosemary leaves. Pour the mixture into the pan and keep it in a dark place which is free from humidity and with some ventilation. You should let the rosemary soap sit for one month until ready for use. If you have used a single mould and you want to make small soaps, after two days cut it into pieces of your preferred size and then put them back to complete the month of setting.
As you see, making homemade rosemary soap is very simple and the result is spectacular. If you like scented soaps we suggest you look at how to make soap with recycled oil.
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