Dec
2014
22

DIY: Make Your Own Organic Soap Bars

Posted By Better Living in The Organized Bath | 3 Comments


When you make your own soap bars you know exactly what goes in them and, more importantly, what’s going on your skin.

Making Organic Soap Bars

When you use commercially made soap bars you may not notice the film they leave on your skin because it’s practically invisible. This may be caused by the water that comes out of your tap – especially if it’s hard water – but most of the time your soap is the culprit.

If you’re looking to go green and help nourish your skin in the process, this recipe for organic rosemary and lavender soap is chemical-free, smells delicious and is good for you.

You’re able to substitute the rosemary and lavender for whatever herbs and spices you prefer such as cinnamon, aloe, chai, or coconut.

With such a personal touch, these bars put together in a LINEA Luxury Shower Basket would make a great birthday, Christmas, or even baby shower gift!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups of organic glycerin soap base
  • ¼ cup infusion of lavender flowers and rosemary leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of lavender oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of rosemary oil
  • 1 teaspoon of pulverized dried rosemary
  • Plastic wrap
  • Double boiler – you create your own with two pots as long as one fits into the other
  • Muffin tin, ice cube tray, or any mold that will create the preferred shape for your bars

You can purchase these items at your local grocery store, flower shop, pharmacy or apothecary.

The total prep, cook and set time for this recipe is 90 minutes. However, you only need to pay attention for the first 30. After the mixture is in the mold, you can set your timer and forget about it.

While you’re cooking you’ll get a taste of how amazing this homemade organic soap will smell.

Steps:

  1. Use the double boiler to melt the soap base until it liquefies
  2. While the soap base is liquefying, line your mold with plastic wrap
  3. Add the infusion, the oils and your pulverized rosemary leaves, and stir for an even distribution
  4. Pour the mixture into the mold
  5. Let your soap harden in the freezer for one hour

If after one hour the soap is hard to remove from the mold, let it sit in the freezer for another 30 minutes. Usually, you will be able to remove the soap without any problems after it’s been in the freezer for 60 minutes.

This organic soap is light on the skin and smells terrific!

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3 Responses to DIY: Make Your Own Organic Soap Bars

  • Mary Moore says:

    I did this, made my own soap as a cheap and thoughtful way to give Christmas gifts this year, and I was very pleased at how it turned out! It was my first time making soap and it went along right as I planned. I ordered a couple of those shower baskets online and did them up really nice, they looked awesome and I’m actually excited to give my gifts this year!

  • Charlene T says:

    I’ve been making soap using the herbs from my garden for a long time, but I never though about giving them as gifts. I never thought anyone would want them! Making a shower basket is a great idea, thanks for the hint!

  • Great info. Lucky me I came across your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I have saved as a favorite for later!

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