Ayurveda comes to your rescue if you, too, are wondering how to cut off toxins from your cosmetics!
Most Ayurveda products can be made at home from natural ingredients.
- 110g Glycerin Soap
- 1 Tablespoon Wild Turmeric
- 2 tablespoons Sandalwood Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Licorice Root Powder
- Essential Oil Of Your Choice
- Dry Herbs Of Your Choice
With a simple glycerin soap base, you’ll make this soap.
To produce your desired amount of soap bars, start with as much glycerin as you need.
- Chop the glycerin into tiny chunks using a blunt knife. Alternatively, to grate the bar, you can use a cheese grater. Smaller pieces will melt faster.
- Place the chopped up pieces of glycerin in a microwave-safe dish. Heat it for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
- Using a spoon, mix the glycerin slowly and heat it again before it completely transforms into a liquid. If you want, you could use a double-boiler instead. When putting the container in and out of the microwave, be careful. It’ll be really hot.
- And add the other ingredients, too, sandalwood powder, licorice root powder, and wild turmeric. Stir gently and slowly.
- For each gram of glycerin, add about 2 to 5 drops of the essential oil. To mix the oils with the glycerin, stir gently and slowly.
- Pick fragrances that complement the herb types you intend to add. Add the lavender essential oils if you’re using dried lavender. When adding essential oils, don’t go overboard. The essential oils can cause skin irritation if you incorporate too much into your soap. There should never be more than 3% essential oils in your soap recipe.
- To ground your dried herbs into a powder, use a mortar and pestle, or use a small kitchen knife to mince the herbs into very small parts.
- Sprinkle the herbs into a bowl and mix them gently and slowly into the glycerin using a spoon.
- Prior to pouring the liquid glycerin on top, spread them out in a pleasant arrangement. This works particularly well if you start with a glycerin soap base that is clear. In handmade soaps, dried flower petals can look pretty. Try hibiscus, rose, chamomile, lavender, etc.
- To add natural fragrance and bright color to your soap, try using dried plants, such as eucalyptus leaves or dried citrus peels. It can lead to mold and bacteria from fresh plants, flowers, fruits, and leaves. To keep your soap safe, hygienic, and long-lasting, avoid using fresh plants. Lavender, rosemary, and thyme are the only plants you can try fresh, too.
- Allow the soap at room temperature to cool down and solidify.
- When the soap has hardened all the way through, leave it to sit.
- To make it cool faster, put the soap in the freezer for 30 minutes. Although this is not important, it may help speed the process up of cooling.
- For silicone molds, by turning the mold over and pushing them out, you can carefully pop out the bars.
- In a sheet of plastic wrap or an airtight bag, store your soap while it is not in use.
Please remember that, because the glycerin base is formulated to melt, exposure to excessive heat can cause your soap to have a limited & short shelf life.