Make your own biodegradable, eco-friendly soap with locally available ingredients.
One of my goals this year is to go chemical free and create healthy products with natural ingredients that my family and I can use. I tried making a few soaps earlier this month. Once satisfied with the outcome, I shared the soaps with my friends who liked the fragrance and the effect it had on their skin. The soaps scented with rose-petals, turmeric and lemon zest were quite a hit.
Here’s how you can make them, too.
- Rose petals
- Rose water
- Turmeric powder
- Silicon molds
- Make a coarse paste with rose petals and rose water.
- Grate some lemon zest, more the zest, more the fragrance!
- Now begin by melting the glycerin using double boil method- which means: fill 1/4th of a vessel with water and boil it.
- Let this simmer and place a smaller small bowl into the vessel, making sure that the bottom of this bowl does not touch the water. It should be at least 2 to 3 inches above the water level. The idea is to heat the bowl with steam and not with water.
- Coat the silicon molds with vaseline.
- Divide the melted glycerin into two parts
- Add rose petal paste into melted glycerin. The colour changes to green.
- Add lemon zest and turmeric powder into melted glycerin and you have a red concoction. Both the colour changes that you see in step 6 and 7 are absolutely natural and the products are safe to use.
- Freeze this for 3 hours and the soap is ready to use.
Your soap is now ready to give you that natural glow and an amazing fresh fragrance!
Do you have any other soap-making ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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