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How to Make Your Own All Natural Liquid Soap

written by: AngelaC•edited by: Lindsay Evans•updated: 6/29/2010

Once you discover how to make all natural liquid soap you will never want to buy commercial soap again. Natural soap is easy and fun to make at home, and contains no chemicals or ingredients that are damaging to your skin or the environment.

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    About Natural Soap

    Liquidsoap As we become more aware of how important it is to use pure and environmentally safe products, the decision to learn how to make all natural liquid soap is healthy and eco-friendly. Liquid soap is one of the skincare products we come into contact with most, using it several times throughout the day. A natural liquid soap is not harsh on the skin and does not contain sodium lauryl sulfates (a common skin irritant) or any detergents that are harmful to the environment. Natural soap contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids which pamper and nourish you, keeping your skin naturally moisturized, and looking young and healthy. Castile soap is a type of natural soap made exclusively from vegetable oils, such as olive, coconut and jojoba oil. The simple nature of this type of soap means overall it has less of an impact on our environment.

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    How to Make All Natural Liquid Soap

    Making your own soap means you able to control what type of soap you make. Natural soaps can be created to provide many benefits, including treating skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis, or you can add essential oils to make your favorite aromatherapy scents.

    The following liquid soap recipes do not include lye or require any special equipment or ingredients. These are simple recipes for the beginner soap-maker to learn how to make all natural liquid soap. The basis for these liquid soap recipes is all natural bar soap. Natural bar soap is a detergent free cleansing bar that is made from animal or vegetable oils.

    Basic

    • 2 cups grated natural bar soap
    • 1/2 to 1 gallon water
    • 2 tbs. glycerin

    Mix ingredients together in a large pot. Stir over low heat until the soap has completely dissolved. Pour into desired containers and cover.

    Honey

    • 1 6 oz. bar natural soap, grated
    • 1 tbs. honey
    • 1 tsp. glycerin
    • distilled water

    Boil 1 cup of water. Pour into blender and add soap. Whip it together. Pour in 1/2 cup room temperature water and blend it on the stir setting. Add in the honey and glycerin and stir again. Allow the mixture to cool for 15 minutes and then whip again. Add cool water until the soap measure between 5 and 6 cups. Whip again. Cool for 1 hour. Pour into desired containers and cover.

    Citrus Scented

    • 1 cup distilled water
    • 3 tbs. liquid castile soap
    • 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin
    • drops of lemon or orange essential oils
    • drops of tea tree oil (optional)

    Combine all ingredients in a blender or use a blender stick. Pour into desired containers and cover.

    Olive Oil

    • 5 cups distilled water
    • 1 bar natural Soap, grated
    • 5 tbs. olive oil

    Boil 1 cup water. Add in the olive oil and soap and blend until the soap is completely dissolved. Reheat the soap mixture and add 3 to 4 cups water. Stir well and let cool. Pour into desired containers and cover.

    Woodsy Scented

    • 1 bar castile soap, grated
    • 10 drops sandalwood oil
    • 1 drop eucalyptus oil
    • 1 drop lemon oil
    • water

    Boil 1 cup water. Pour into blender, add soap and blend well. Add the oils and stir well with a spoon. Add 4 to 5 cups of hot water and stir again. Let cool, pour into desired containers and cover.

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    Resources

    Green Living Tips: Castile Soap - http://www.greenlivingtips.com/articles/221/1/Castile-soap.html

    Natural Liquid Soap - http://www.naturalliquidsoap.net/

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