Herbs can be used for cooking, for medicinal or for aromatic purposes. I use them for all three.
Mind, body and spirit are one.
Herbal soaps created for the enhancement of not only ones beauty, but handcrafted
herbal soaps help cleanse the body, while invigorating your senses. Herbal soaps
whether homemade or purchased, provide increased cleansing power, soothe and
help protect the skin in a beautiful, natural way. Using pure essential oils in
soap blends, along with additional almond oil, for extra moisture is always the
Vegetable oils are very good for your skin, providing necessary moisture
while allowing your skin to breath.
Commercially made soaps usually contain animal products such as tallow or
lard, as well as many undesirable chemicals and synthetics. These can play havoc
with your skin, exacerbating existing conditions and causing others such as
clogged pores, dry skin, rashes and more. In most cases, the glycerin has also
Your skin readily absorbs what is put on it, good or bad. It is one of the
quickest ways for chemicals – or nutrients- to enter your body. Be mindful of
what you put on your skin, the largest organ of your body.
Herbal Soap Making Procedure
Here is a step-by-step procedure that you can follow to make your own herbal
Bring 1/4 cup of water to a boil then add about 2 tablespoons of finely
ground herbs of your choice. Let the mixture steep for about 15 minutes.
Pour in the steeped concoction into your double boiler then reheat.
Add in the soap (make sure it is cut into fine pieces or grated) and let it
melt. You may add in coloring or essential oils at this point to make your soap
Once fully melted, pour in the mixture into the soap mold and allow to harden
at room temperature. (It will be best to coat your soap mold first with
vegetable oil before pouring in the soap mixture.)
After a few hours, remove the soap from the mold then allow to harden for a
day or two before finally using.
Note though that coloring and essential oils can irritate sensitive skin.
Also, it will be best to use glass or plastic spoons and containers as metals
may react with herbal ingredients.
Making herbal soap is very simple. It only takes a few hours of your time. So
why not give your skin the natural treatment it deserves?