Aloe Vera Soap – Organic homemade Soap Making Recipe: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners
9.6 ounces aloe water puree*
9.9 ounces water
6.7 ounces lye
2.5 ounces shea butter
10.5 ounces lard
13.4 ounces olive oil
14.9 ounces coconut oil
*Puree the aloe you have with some water and then add enough water to measure 9.6 ounces total
Step 1: Prepare the base
Combine the lye and water and leave to cool.
Mix the oils and butter and melt over medium heat.
Step 2: Blend
When both the mixtures reach the same temperature, blend them with a stick blender. Once you reach a light trace, mix in the aloe gel.
Step 3: Molding
Pour the soap into your molds and leave undisturbed for a day or two.
Step 4: Curing
Unmold, cut into bars and leave the soap to cure for 4 weeks.
As you could see, making your own soaps is a piece of cake. Once you make your first batch and go through this basic process of soap making once, you will make another one in a matter of minutes. The key thing you have learned is to add lye to distilled or herb-infused water. Then, you can add the oils of your choice, which add not only a number of fragrances to your soaps but also a variety of nutrients and healing benefits. The most difficult part of soap making comes after pouring your soap mixture into molds. That’s waiting for your soaps to cure so that you can either use them by yourself or give them as gifts to your loved ones.