Aloe vera soap is a wonderful thing, because it packs multiple benefits for your skin. It soothes irritation, delivers hydration, heals blemishes and keeps ageing at bay. Here's how you can make it at home. Below, all the tools and ingredients listed to whip up handmade, melt-&-pour aloe vera soap in just 5 simple steps. (You may also like this easy recipe for coffee soap.)
Nourishing Aloe + Olive Oil Soap
Tools & Ingredients
- 300g Goat Milk Soap Base
- 25-50 g aloe vera gel
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Microwaveable glass vessel
- Soap moulds
- Rubbing alcohol spray
How to Make It
Step 1Chop up the Soapy Twist Goat Milk Soap Base into small squares with a large knife.
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Step 2Next, microwave 300 grams of the freshly-cut cubes at 30 second intervals in a glass vessel, stirring after each interval till the aloe vera soap solution's melted. Alternatively, use a steel pan on very low heat, or use a double boiler (you can refer to step 1 of this article to find out how to set up a double boiler at home.) You don't want to overheat the aloe vera soap base, since that will burn it.
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Step 3Now, add these nourishing ingredients - 1 tbsp olive oil and 25-50 grams aloe vera to your aloe vera soap solution.
Step 4Pour your aloe vera soap mixture into soap moulds and let it set for a few hours. While it's setting, spray it with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubble formation.
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Step 5Your aloe vera soap is ready - pop it out of the moulds and store it in airtight containers.