Sensitive skin is a problem for many. But, there are rarely any steps taken to solve the issue by one self. A little change in the cosmetic products that you use and the problem is more than solved. But we tend to go back to the same branded products again and again and the result – the same old skin with dryness and pimples.
Realizing the importance of homemade products, many people are switching to these which are made naturally. One product which has become popular is homemade natural soaps that come with no side effects. The following are the types of homemade soaps.
- Liquid soap
- Cold process soap
- Glycerin soap
- Transparent soap
- Rebatching soap
- Hot process soap
Glycerin soaps contain glycerin as the main constituent which is a component of fat or oil. They are translucent due to the alignment of the soap molecules in them. This is made by adding alcohol and sugar. It is better to make natural glycerin soaps at home rather than going for the glycerin soap available in stores as they might contain chemicals.
Benefits of glycerin soap
- Natural soap: When you make a homemade soap, you can be sure that it is 100 percent natural. No synthetic ingredients are used in its making. Unlike soap manufacturers, you can choose to avoid them as these are not good for the skin.
- Suitable for sensitive skin: Glycerin soaps are suited to anybody including people with sensitive skin. Chemical ingredients in the soap can irritate the skin. Since glycerin soaps are all natural, this problem is eliminated. They don’t cause skin problems and are good to use on skin having eczema or any other skin issue.
- Acts as a moisturizer: Glycerin is found to attract moisture as it is a good humectant. When you use the soap, moisture is locked in your skin for a longer time. This is beneficial because moisture keeps the skin hydrated. Using this soap regularly makes the skin softer and suppler. This is the foundation to build a healthier skin. In course of time, you may notice that there are lesser stretch marks and wrinkles on your skin.
Making handmade glycerin soap
- Glycerin: This is obtained as solid blocks which can be melted and used.
- Essential oils: You can choose a small bottle of any of the essential oils like lavender oil, rose oil or peppermint oil. A few drops are all it takes.
- Soap molds: Soap molds are available in any size and shape. Buy one which suits glycerin soap as the soap comes out once set.
- Rubbing alcohol: Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Use this to remove the bubbles from the soap before it sets.
Soap making process
- Make a double boiler to melt the glycerin. Take a large pot and fill half of it with water. Take a smaller pot and fit it inside the larger one. Place these pots over medium heat burner. Put the glycerin blocks in the smaller pot and let it melt. You can also melt it in the microwave if you wish.
- Add a few drops of the essential oil in the pot. Using a wooden spoon, stir the drops so that they blend with the glycerin. You may now remove it from the heat.
- Place the molds on a paper towel placed on a flat surface. Spray the rubbing alcohol on the inside of the molds.
- Pour the soap into the molds till the rim. It should not overflow as this damages the shape.
- Spray the alcohol on top of the soap while it is still liquid. This prevents the formation of bubbles on top.
- Let the soap cool for an hour or two. When they are hard, invert the soap molds to take them out.
CSDO offers various soap making courses in the most affordable prices. There are many short duration vocational courses for cosmetic making lessons. The methods used are easy to learn and very practical. If you are interested, you may contact us in the details given in our website. We have students from all over the country and we are happy to welcome more.