HERBAL BATH SOAP
The herbal bath soap is a kind of soap that contains natural ingredients like the essential oils from aloe vera, patchouli, citronella, rose and sampaguita. Soap which contains rich vitamins from fruits like papaya, lemon and calamansi, are also herbal soaps.
The basic ingredients of the herbal soap are oil and lye solution. The only additives in this kind of soap are the following: coloring powder, essential oil, spring fragrance and lanolin.
Ingredients (1kg for 1 liter formula):
|Qty (ml)||%to total
|36 °Be lye solution||360||36|
|blue and yellow coloring|
|- sodium silicate||5||0.5|
|- spring fragrance||5||0.5|
|- patchouli extract||10||1|
|- aloe vera extract||15||1.5|
|- sodium benzoate||2||0.2|
- electric mixer
- bamboo sticks or chopsticks as stirrer
- soap molds or clean containers without holes
- a piece of string for slicing the soap into desired sizes
- Measure and weigh the ingredients as specified.
- To make 36° Be lye solution, mix well the 2 1/2 liters of water with 1 kg of caustic soda.
- Measure 360 ml lye solution and mix with 590 ml of the oil using an electric mixer. Blend the oil-lye mixture very well until creamy.
- While mixing continuously, prepare the coloring for the soap. In separate containers, dissolve a few drops of oil with a little of the blue and yellow coloring powder. Use separate sticks for stirring each color.
- Mix together the dissolved blue and yellow coloring powder in one container. Estimate the amount of each color to produce an olive green color. Set aside.
- Go back to the oil-lye mixture in the mixer and test its consistency by using a chopstick or bamboo stick.
- When the oil-lye mixture is already creamy, add the aloe vera essence, glycerine and spring fragrance. Next, add the remaining additives – CDEA, sodium silicate and sodium benzoate.
- While mixing continuously, add the prepared olive green color.
- When the olive green color is already even, remove the mixture from the mixer.
- Transfer the mixture to the molds. Distribute the soap mixture evenly
- Allow the soap to harden for 2-4 hours. When the soap hardens, slice it by using a piece of string. The number of soap base depend on the desired size, shape and weight.
- Store the soap in a clean place. It can be used after one week.
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PATCHOULI ALOE VERA HERBAL SHAMPOO
Shampoo is the best kind of soap for washing hair. Our hair needs delicate care so we should be careful that the shampoo we use does not contain harmful chemicals. Let us now learn how to make patchouli shampoo. Only a few ingredients are needed and we can prepare this at home.
Ingredients (1kg formula):
|Qty (grams)||%to total
|clean or distilled water||813||81.3|
|aloe vera extract||5||0.5|
- graduated cylinder
- rubber spatula
- mixing bowl
- electric mixer
- measuring cup
- stirring rod
- weighing scale
- plastic container
- Measure and weight the needed ingredients accurately to avoid having a thin solution, which makes the hair difficult to manage.
- Transfer the CDEA to a mixing bowl. Add the methyl paraben and the propyl paraben. These ingredients serve as anti-microbial preservatives.
- Mix the ingredients with a rubber spatula until dissolved.
- Add the SLES and table salt to the mixture. Mix well.
- When the mixture becomes thick and sticky, add the distilled water little by little while mixing continuously. (An electric mixer may be used to mix the ingredients evenly and to male work easier).
- Test the consistency of the mixture with a stirring rod. The mixture has the right consistency once the ingredients are dissolved and the mixture becomes thick as oil.
- Add the patchouli and aloe vera extract and lanolin to the mixture while mixing it continuously. The patchouli serves as the conditioner while the lanolin serves as the moisturizer. The aloe vera is known to help new hair grow.
- When the ingredients are already evenly mixed, transfer the mixture to a clean container. You can now use the shampoo when you take a bath.
Part 1 – Introduction, Qualities of Soap, Basic Ingredients and Steps
Part 2 – Making Natural Laundry Bar Soap and Powdered Detergent
Part 3 – Making All-Purpose Liquid Cleaner and Dishwashing Paste
Part 4 – Making Herbal Bath Soap and Aloe Vera Shampoo
Part 5 – Making Liquid Detergent and Liquid Laundry Soap
Part 6 – Making Facial Cleanser
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