Hey guys! Since this is my first blog post for 2020. YAY! I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout 2019 and wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! May all your dreams and goals become a reality as we start a new decade. It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade which means starting fresh. And what better way to symbolize a clean slate than starting the year with making your own DIY soap.
Now, to be fair, I thought about many ideas to blog about over the holidays regarding low waste living. In the end I loved the coincidental symbolism of soap. Keep in mind that this is only the soap base recipe. On Friday I will be sharing a video on my Youtube channel where I will be going into more detail on how to turn the base into shampoo, face wash, hand wash and more.
Let’s get started!
What do you need?
- Glycerine. I found a little shop called The Soap Barn in Johannesburg and I buy directly from them. You can also buy glycerine at your local grocer. This specific glycerine from The Soap Bar is made from coconut oil and is 100% natural.
- Bicarbonate of Soda. This you can also buy in bulk from The Soap Bar or at your local grocery store in the cooking isle.
- Plain water from the tap.
- A Blender
Now that we have everything to make our 3 ingredient DIY soap let’s get to the method.
Put 75 ml (5 Tbs) of glycerine in the blender followed by 250 ml (one glass) of water and blend thoroughly to get rid of lumps and clumps. Once done the consistency is a very liquidly soap.
Now add 50 ml of Bicarbonate of Soda to the mix. Blend and watch the magic happen. Once done you will immediately see the difference in the consistency. The reason why I use Bicarbonate of Soda is because of its abrasive and great cleaning abilities. That makes it a perfect addition when making your own soap.
Now the final product should have a very thick consistency to it and can be used to make a gel-like face wash. Should you prefer a more liquid soap just add more water until you are happy with the consistency. What you are left with is a very luxurious creamy soap to use as shampoo.
And there you have it. A very basic way to make you own natural and inexpensive DIY soap at home. As I mentioned earlier in the post, on Friday I will be sharing a video on my Youtube channel where I will be going into more detail on how to turn the base soap into shampoo, face wash, hand wash and more. If you do use this method to make your own soap and washes, I would love to see the results.
Until next time. Happy Greenish living!