The best soap to use every day? The one made at home . The recipes are different, and among the many we offer two that are unbeatable for the results they offer. The first is to make a natural soap, without caustic soda , but with vegetable oil, from almonds to olives.
Let’s see the ingredients and the preparation:
- 250 ml of Marseille soap, preferably unscented
- 220 ml of distilled water
- 11 ml of vegetable oil (you can use any type of vegetable oil, olive oil, seed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil)
- 5-6 drops of essential oil
- Natural dyes or spices
- Shake the soap with a knife or a grater and melt it in a saucepan in a bain-marie, stirring well with a wooden spoon.
- When the soap has reached a good level of density, add the water a little at a time, stirring constantly, then the chosen vegetable oil, the drops of essential oil and the colouring substances.
- After adding all the ingredients, pour into the molds where it will remain at rest for 6 weeks, after which the homemade soap is ready.
A second recipe, instead, comes from the blogger Stefania Rossini and puts in field oranges , cinnamon and olive oil :
- A pair of oranges
- chopped cinnamon
- sodium hydroxide
- olive oil
- Get some orange zest flour and chopped cinnamon, made by drying untreated oranges. Then blend with a cinnamon stick broken into small pieces. In the second bowl put the water you used to wash the blender glass.
- After wearing a mask, gloves and protective glasses, place in a pot 600 gr of that broth of cinnamon and orange powder from the second bowl and 250 gr of caustic soda; stir well and let cool. Pour 2 kilos of olive oil into a second pot, put everything on the heat and bring the oil to a temperature of 45 °.
- Mix the water with the soda frequently to bring the temperature down quickly: when this has also reached 45 °, pour the oil into the pan with the broth and soda inside; with the help of an immersion blender blend very well (be careful to always keep it towards the bottom of the pan to avoid risky splashes).
- When the point of the ribbon arrives , you will notice it because on the surface a sort of gelatinous crust will form.
- Pour the orange and cinnamon flour . Stir again to mix and pour into the desired molds (excellent silicone ones to facilitate soap extraction after 3 days from production, but recycling containers such as yoghurt, fruit and vegetable trays, various spreadable cheeses are also great). Store in a cool, dry place and after about 3 days remove from the containers, if necessary cut into the desired shapes and place the shapes on gratings to season.
- After a minimum maturing period of 4 weeks, you will have obtained a natural, biodegradable, self-respecting, self-contained, zero-kilometer and low-cost soap.