Herbal Soap Recipes Infographic

Herbal soaps have a variety of benefits. For example, they have many healing properties, they are gentler on your skin, and they do not contain unnecessary synthetic ingredients found in store-bought soaps. Give the herbal soap recipes below a try. Making your own herbal products is fun, and it’s easier than you think! You may find that you never want to buy your soap commercially again!Herbal Soap Recipes Image

Antiseptic Soap Recipes

Kill bacteria and wash wounds with antiseptic soap. This will reduce the risk of sickness or wound infections.

Plantain Soap – According to motherearthliving.com, plantain soap offers a juice that helps heal wounds, increases blood flow, and fights bacteria and inflammation. Motherearthliving.com provides the following herbal soap recipe for plantain soap:

  • A handful of fresh plantain leaves (2 tablespoons of plantain oil may be substituted)
  • ¼ cup liquid glycerin
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2 cups glycerin soap base

Blend the leaves with the liquid glycerin and water. Strain. Combine the mixture or the oil with the soap base. Stir until blended, pour into soap molds, and cool.

Tea Tree Soap – The essential oil found in the tea tree acts as a strong antiseptic. It is gentle on the skin but works powerfully to fight bacteria and viruses. This herbal soap recipe is credited to motherearthliving.com:

  • 2 cups glycerin soap base
  • 2 tablespoons tea tree oil

Combine the melted soap base and tea tree oil. Stir until blended, pour into molds, and cool.

Rosemary Lavender Soap – Motherearthnews.com provides the following herbal soap recipe:

  • 3 cups glycerin soap base
  • ¼ cup infusion of lavender flowers and rosemary leaves
  •  1 ½ teaspoon lavender oil
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary oil
  • 1 teaspoon pulverized dried rosemary

Mix the soap base, infusion, oils, and dried rosemary together. Immediately pour into molds and cool.

Skin Softening Soap

Aloe Vera and Nettle Leaf Soap – Soften, soothe, and protect your skin with this softening herbal soap recipe from motherearthliving.com:

  • 1 cup glycerin soap base
  • 1/8 cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons crushed dried nettle leaf

Combine the ingredients, mix together, pour into molds, and cool.

 

Sources:”

How to Make Homemade Soaps with Herbs” from motherearthliving.com

“Make Your Own Homemade Soaps” from motherearthnews.com

Photo courtesy of dusky, freedigitalphotos.net

 

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