Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How to make a homemade Lavender SOAP

Lavender is a medicinal herb with many medicinal properties, and which also has surprising a fragrance and color.
We explain step by step how to make a natural SOAP Lavender through two recipes at home, a more elaborate and more simple. This SOAP will bring us many benefits, will be able to use it in various ways, and is also an economic and highly original gift.

How to make a homemade Lavender SOAP

1- For which Lavender SOAP?

Explain some reasons why we recommend our own Lavender SOAP.
Because it is a plant with relaxing properties
Because it is antiseptic, astringent, antiviral and antibacterial, so it is highly recommended to improve the healing of cuts, dermatitis, eczema, acne, boils and burns
Because Lavender is widely used in cleaning products
Because its purple color gives it an original touch
Because it has a delicious scent
Because it is a very soft ground, also recommended for children and babies
Because we can also use SOAP to scent the closet, clothes, bed, etc.
Because it is a simple and original gift
The SOAP making

2- We first present the ingredients that we use:

210 ml of olive or sunflower oil
30 Gr. of caustic soda
65 ml of distilled water.
Lavender essential oil
Fresh or dried Lavender flowers
In addition, we will have to prepare following utensils:
A mold with the form we want. One option is to trim the base of a bottle or a brick. We must not use aluminum molds.
Protective goggles to manipulate the caustic soda
Hand mixer
Glass container
Wooden spoon to remove

How to make a homemade Lavender SOAP

3- Elaboration:

We prepare the mold and put, first of all, lavender flowers so when they appear at the top of the SOAP.
With care, and using protective goggles, we will put a glass container in the sink and be missed within the caustic soda and then distilled water, in order to avoid splashing. It produces a reaction that generates steam, leave it stand until it cools. Ideally we'll do it next to an open window to ventilate well as soon as possible.
We will put the oil in a saucepan, heat slow, and when it warms a bit, to about 40 degrees, we will turn the fire, mix carefully with caustic soda and beat it using a mixer arm avoiding at all times to sputter out. We beat until the mixture win thickness as a gel.
At this time, and without waiting to cool, add 20-30 drops of lavender essential oil and more Lavender flowers, and mix well.
We introduce this mixture into pan and add more Lavender flowers so that they also look on this side.
We cover it with a towel so that you keep the heat and carry out the saponizacion, and let it stand until cool, between 12 and 24 hours, watching not to move it or remove it.
Cold once we can already unmold it. Leave it in a cool and dry place that hardens and matures between one month and a half and two months.
If we are satisfied with the result, the next time we can do so in greater numbers, proportionally by multiplying its ingredients and using various molds or a plum-cake mold. If we use this mold, when the SOAP has already cooled down we will cut him into pieces using a knife, and for its maturation will keep them slightly apart, so that they dry out well.
We recommend handling caustic soda with caution, avoiding whenever there are children or pets around. We will always use protection, and even mask and gloves, glasses since it is a corrosive material. If at some point we should fall on the skin we can apply immediately a little vinegar.

4- A very simple alternative recipe:

If we do not want to complicate too we have a more user-friendly and also home option. We will buy a piece of color clear or clearly glycerin SOAP. We put it to the bath until it melts. We then add a few drops of lavender essential oil and lavender flowers. Still hot we put it in a mold with the shape that we want and leave to cool.
Try this easy and useful homemade recipe. Your comments will highly appreciated.


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