Now that we’ve looked at the foods that can help you heal and prevent sunburn, it’s time to roll our sleeves up and cook up some homemade soap! Not only are many of the store-bought versions filled with suspicious ingredients, most of them either contain animal fats, or are tested on animals, too.
Making your own homemade soap is not as intimidating as it sounds, and the soothing natural effect on your skin is absolutely unparalleled!
Here are the 5 easy healing soap recipes to try today!
Easy Antiseptic Soap
For those cuts and wounds and for a general protection against the harmful bacteria and viruses that we all tend to catch up after a day at work and lots of travelling, an antiseptic soap works best. Here’s how to create the best antiseptic soap made of natural ingredients in a jiffy.
You will need:
2 tbsp tea tree oil (tea tree oil is a wonderful natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent)
Combine both- the soap base and the tea tree oil and heat until the mixture turns into a clear liquid. Now pour in moulds and allow it to set for a while.
Pregnancy Ginger Soap
The nine-month long pregnancy calls for occasional spells of nausea and uneasiness- that’s where this amazing ginger soap comes in. Perfect for an expecting mother, this soap is easy to make. What’s more, you can also use this ginger soap to instantly relieve stress and get refreshed. Here’s how to make it-
Combine together the soap mix and ginger flakes in a bowl, heat until the mixture becomes uniform, pour into moulds and allow it to set!
De-stressing Rosemary Lavender Soap
Rosemary and lavender are two wonderful essential oils that have been in use since ages to naturally curb stress and anxiety. Adding a few drops of these essential oils in your bath, or making your own rosemary lavender soap could be a good way to relax after a hard day at work. Here’s how you go-
Start by mixing together all the ingredients in a microwave safe container, microwave it for a minute or two, until the soap mixture is clear and uniform without any lumps. Now pour this mixture into soap moulds, and allow them to refrigerate for a while.
Gentle Plantain Soap
Looking for some basic moisturization for your sensitive skin accompanied by gentle cleansing in your soap? Try whipping up the simple gentle plantain soap in your kitchen- it’s ready within 30 minutes and won’t irritate your skin unlike other harsh chemical soaps you usually pick up from stores.
Blend together the plantain leaves along with glycerin in a food processor, and strain the mixture. Now add this to the water and soap base, heat in a microwave till the soap mixture melts, and pour into moulds, allowing it to set undisturbed for a while.
Skin Softening Aloe Vera Soap
Does your skin feel dull and dry? Try your hand at the do-it-yourself skin softening aloe vera soap which nourishes and moisturizes the skin, and leaves it feeling healthy and youthful.
Mix together all the three ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, warm it in the microwave till the soap base is melted, remove and pour into moulds. Allow it to set for a while, de-mould, and you’re done!
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