Quick and Easy Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Recipe for Soap
Making soap at home is not as difficult as it sounds, once you know the basics. This recipe for soap is simple for a first timer to make. As a bonus, the ingredients are basic and very affordable and also offer gentle cleansing and moisturization.
807g Olive Oil
71g Shea Butter
272 Aloe and Water Puree
191g Caustic Soda
Essential Oils (optional)
This soap can be made in a few very easy steps and first you should mix the water and caustic soda together first. TIP: Always add caustic soda to the water and never the other way around. Adding the water to the caustic soda could cause a big reaction and the lye could splash out of the container. Once the caustic soda has been mixed with the water, add the solution to the oil mixture. To make the oil mixture, heat the lard, olive oil, and Shea butter together until everything is melted down completely. Make the water and Aloe gel puree by adding water to aloe gel until it reaches the ideal weight of 272g. Add the puree and the essential oils before the soap starts to trace, and then let the mixture stand for 24 hours to allow it to set.
Beauty Benefits of Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Soap
There are two ingredients in this soap that offer really potent beauty and skin benefits. The first is Aloe Vera and the second is Olive oil. Aloe has been called a miracle plant, because of its soothing, healing and nourishing properties. The amino acids it contains along with minerals, enzymes and vitamins, make it the perfect ingredient for homemade soaps, creams and lotions.
You ‘ll be hard pressed to find a better moisturizer than olive oil. It’s something we all have in our kitchen cupboards and is just the thing to moisturize our skins as well. This ingredient sees to it that the soap won’t have a drying effect on your skin, so you’re moisturizing while you cleanse. It contains both vitamin E and A and these antioxidants will also help fight free-radical damage.
This simple and easy-to-make soap recipe has so many beauty benefits, and yet it’s easy enough for even a beginner to make. Once you’ve tried this you’ll see that it’s not only easy on your skin, but easy on your wallet too! TIP: Caustic soda can cause chemical burns so be sure to take extra care to avoid skin contact with it. Rinse off any implements you use that might have caustic soda residue on it with a vinegar and water solution to neutralize it before handling them.
More by this Author
Water marble nails is just one of the cool nail polish tricks I've discovered over the last few months. Read on for important tips and tricks to get a perfect result every time. This is the perfect water marble nail art...