01/16Here are a few homemade soaps you can try

Here are a few homemade soaps you can try

A good DIY project is always a fun creative outlet to experiment with new things. Making your very own homemade soap is not only easy, but it will also help you know what you are putting on your body. Best of all these soaps can keep you feeling clean and fresh without the harsh chemicals involved. You can enjoy these soaps for yourself or even share the DIY joy and give them out as gifts to friends and family. However, like any DIY project, soap making can be done in many ways using different techniques. Here are a quick beginners guide to making homemade soaps with simple recipes.

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02/16DIY tea soap

DIY tea soap

This soap can help soothe your skin and make you feel refreshed. You'll need Palm oil and palm kernel oil, Coconut, olive, castor, soybean, and sunflower oil, Cocoa butter, Lye, Green tea, Steeped green tea leaves, Eucalyptus and lemongrass essential oil. Combine them all, pour in a mould and let it set.

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03/16DIY cinnamon and cocoa soap

DIY cinnamon and cocoa soap

This one will smell so good you'll want to eat it. You'll need a Silicone mould, White and honey melt and pour base, Cinnamon cocoa fragrance oil, Vanilla colour stabilizer, Brown oxide colour block, Cocoa powder and Isopropyl alcohol. Mix well, pour into mould and let it set.

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04/16Soap bars made with Epsom salt

Soap bars made with Epsom salt

If you are looking for a soap that can help relieve sore muscle, make one with Epsom salt. To make this soap, you will need Epsom salt, soap colourant, essential oil, and spray alcohol. You will also need a soap mould, as well as a melt and pour base. What you have to do next is simple - combine, melt, pour, mold, and enjoy.

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05/16Soap bars made with aloe vera

Soap bars made with aloe vera

This DIY soap bar is easy to make and works well as a face wash as the ingredients are gentle. This cold process soap is made with aloe vera gel, water, tallow, and lye. You will also need oils like olive, coconut, sunflower, and castor. Use babassu oil instead of coconut oil if you have sensitive skin.

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06/16Bath bars made with liquid bubble bath

Bath bars made with liquid bubble bath

Enjoy your bath with your DIY bath bars made with a liquid bubble bath. Combine this ingredient with baking soda, cornstarch, arrowroot powder,cream of tartar, and coconut oil. Once you blend the mixture well, you can mould your baths bars into any shape you like. Get creative with this one.

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07/16DIY soap with lavender and oatmeal

DIY soap with lavender and oatmeal

If you have dry or itchy skin, this is the product for you. You will need dried lavender flowers and lavender essential oil, goat's milk, and oats. You can melt all these ingredients together in the microwave and then pour it into small containers or molds. This soap is especially healing for those with sensitive skin.

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08/16DIY soap with aloe vera

DIY soap with aloe vera

Aloe vera has many healing benefits for the body. From treating wounds to reducing acne, these ingredient can do a lot. Therefore, making a soap with it can be extremely beneficial. You can extract the gel from the plant if you have one at home or buy it from an organic store. Mix the aloe with coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, lye, and lard to make this soap. Picture Courtesy: Google Images

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09/16DIY soap with coconut oil

DIY soap with coconut oil

You only need four ingredients to make this nourishing homemade soap -coconut oil, water, lye, and an essential oil of your choice that will go well with the coconut. This soap will give your body a good clean up and it is super moisturising. You can make this DIY project with the “superfatting” process. You can also use this soap as a laundry detergent.

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10/16DIY soap with poppy seeds

DIY soap with poppy seeds

Instead of using dye to add a bit of colour to your soap, the mixture of essential oils in this soap will help to brighten it up. Meanwhile, the poppy seeds work to gently exfoliate your skin. To make this soap, combine coconut, canola, castor oil, poppy seeds and tallow. Add litsea cubeba and orange essential oil to the mix. Use it regularly to get the most out of it.

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