glycerin soapMany organic cleansing products can be found in most beauty isles because more consumers prefer their skin has a natural glow versus dry, red skin from chemical based soaps. Homemade organic products, especially beauty soaps are gaining in popularity because of harmful and dangerous chemicals that are used today in many commercial products.

Glycerin soaps are only some of the body soaps today, that contain glycerin, an oil or fat component. Because glycerin soaps have become so popular they can be found just about anywhere.

It is fairly simple to make your own homemade glycerin soap. When you know the main ingredients and the step by step methods to making the glycerin soap, you are certainly on a sure way of creating the best homemade glycerin soap.

To begin with you will need to purchase the main ingredients for your homemade glycerin soap. You can find the bases for glycerin soaps at most craft and hobby stores and they usually come in opaque or transparent. You can also get the other ingredients from these stores as well.

The other ingredients you’ll need are 1oz. of castor oil, 1 oz. of shea butter, 2 oz. of ground oatmeal, 1 teaspoon beeswax, and your choice of 7 to 10 drops of lavender or sweet orange essential oil or fragrance, and then one to two drops of purple or orange food coloring whichever you prefer.

The first step to making your glycerin soap is to melt the base of glycerin soap. This can be done in a microwave or in a double boiler. Then pour the melted glycerin in a mixing bowl and add each of the other ingredients. Castor oil helps with the soaps lathering and the shea butter is for the soaps moisturizing quality.

Beeswax hardens the soap a little bit while the oatmeal acts as an exfoliating agent. The food coloring and scented oils add to the overall appeal of the soap. You want to go heavy on the the coloring or scent.

After the soap has been stirred well, carefully pour it into the molds and let dry. Glycerin soaps made using this simple method usually dry and mold completely overnight. Yet, there are some conditions such as to much humidity where the drying time takes longer.

To store your homemade glycerin soap, use a plastic wrap and keep in a sealed container so its moisture isn’t lost.

There you have the homemade glycerin soap ingredients and its easy-making process – the organic and healthy way.


 

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