Yogurt & Banana Soap Recipe with Organic Flax Seed Oil

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This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It’s made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin with real banana powder and yogurt. It's made using the cold process soapmaking method with the end product yielding a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

Banana powder, made from 100% banana, is rich in both potassium and vitamin A. It’s great for those suffering from dry skin and you can even use the leftover banana powder mixed with water or milk to create a rich, moisturizing facial mask. It’s used in place of real banana in this recipe along with skin soothing yogurt powder.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe also contains organic flax seed oil. As flax seed oil tends to have a shorter shelf life, a 5% usage rate is recommended for cold process soap. Flax seed oil is an emollient that is high in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B and minerals.

It contains the alpha-linoleic acids believed to contribute to younger looking skin. Suitable for even sensitive skin, this soothing carrier oil is found in skin care products and cosmetics that claim to help improve skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

If you’re interested in making banana soap from ripe bananas rather than a powder, you can find my oatmeal banana soap recipe made with ripe bananas here. In addition I also have two yogurt soap recipes made using fresh yogurt. I have a homemade yogurt soap recipe with chamomile here and a simple 3-oil yogurt & avocado soap recipe here.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

Yogurt & Banana Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.6 oz. refined coconut oil
1.6 oz. castor oil
4.8 oz. babassu oil
3.2 oz. cocoa butter
17.6 oz. olive oil
1.6 oz. refined shea butter
1.6 oz. organic flax seed oil

9.75 oz. distilled water
4.25 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

1 oz. sodium lactate (60% solution)
.4 oz. yogurt powder
.6 oz. banana powder
1.9 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Soap Notes:

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

I’ve included a screenshot from SoapCalc (above) to make resizing my yogurt & banana soap recipe easier. It also gives you an idea of the overall soap bar quality. (SoapCalc is great tool for anyone wanting to create their own custom soap recipes from scratch. You can learn how to create your own custom soap recipes using a lye calculator here.)

Because my yogurt & banana soap recipe is palm free, I did a steeper water discount than normal and included sodium lactate in the soap recipe to get a harder bar.

I used a coconut milk fragrance oil to scent my yogurt & banana soaps. You can use any fragrance oil of your choosing however, or simply omit it altogether.

I used two Crafter’s Choice basic round soap molds for this recipe. My yogurt & banana soap recipe yields about nine soap bars weighing around 5 oz. each.

Instructions:

You should be familiar with making cold process soap before trying this soap recipe. If you’ve never made cold process soap before – or any kind of soap in which you’re working with lye – I strongly recommend you start with a beginner soap recipe so you get a feel for the process and know you can create a successful soap. Otherwise, you’ll follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions to create this soap. You should adhere to all basic safety precautions when working with lye.

Begin by measuring out the amount of water called for in the recipe into a heat safe container. Next, use a digital scale to weigh out the lye.

Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area. Stir the lye until it has dissolved, then set the lye-water aside.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking fats – these are all of the carrier oils and butters called for in my yogurt & banana soap recipe.

Heat until melted then set aside.

Allow the lye-water and the melted soapmaking oils to cool to around 95°F. Once they’ve reached this temperature, you’re ready to make soap.

Weigh out the sodium lactate and stir it into the cooled lye-water.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

Then weigh out the yogurt and banana powders along with the fragrance oil, if desired. Add these ingredients to the melted oils and mix to combine with a stick/hand blender.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the melted oils.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

Mix with a stick blender until you reach trace then evenly pour the yogurt & banana soap batter into the molds’ cavities. Cover if desired with plastic film or parchment paper and set aside in a safe location.

Remove the soap from your molds the next day or the day after depending on the hardness of the soap. If your soap doesn’t gel then you may need to wait an extra day or two before unmolding to get your yogurt & banana soaps to release cleanly from the molds.

This yogurt & banana soap recipe with organic flax seed oil is formulated especially for dry skin. It's made using real banana powder, yogurt powder and organic flax seed oil. Crafted using the cold process soapmaking method, my yogurt & banana soap recipe yields a high conditioning / low cleansing soap bar.

Allow your yogurt & banana soap bars to cure 4-6 weeks. Once your soaps have cured, they are ready for use. Simply wrap and label as desired for personal use or gifting. You can also bevel the edges with a potato peeler if desired.

If you’re planning to sell your yogurt & banana soaps, be sure to label them according to FDA guidelines. Not sure how to label your creations? I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

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Natural Yogurt & Avocado Homemade Soap Recipe

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This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe is made using a ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt to help give soap an extra luxurious feeling!Don’t have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

Don't have a lot of money to invest in soapmaking ingredients but still want your homemade soaps to feel expensive? Adding ripe fruit and/or yogurt to your homemade soap recipes will give your homemade soaps a luxurious, silky feel as well as extra skin conditioning properties! This natural yogurt and avocado homemade soap recipe does just that and is made using a small, ripe avocado and real Greek yogurt!

Yogurt & Avocado Homemade Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

19.8 oz. palm oil
9 oz. rice bran oil
7.2 oz. 76°F melt point refined coconut oil

7.3 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

3. oz. avocado puree from a small ripe avocado
2 oz. plain organic Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon spirulina powder, optional for natural green color

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils=33% then discounted by amount of avocado (8.3% of oil weight) and yogurt (5.5% of oil weight) added.

Superfat=8%

If a fragrance is desired you can add up to 1.1 oz. of essential oil for a natural scent or up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite fragrance oil.

If you don’t wish to use palm oil, you can substitute the palm oil for lard, but you’ll want to run the recipe back through a lye calculator.

This natural yogurt & avocado homemade soap recipe will fit inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

Instructions:

To make this yogurt & avocado homemade soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside. Then weigh out Greek yogurt and the avocado. Puree the avocado. Set both of these ingredients aside.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make this avocado homemade soap recipe.

Begin by adding the Greek yogurt and pureed avocado to the melted oils along with a Tablespoon of spirulina powder. Mix with a stick blender until the additional ingredients are evenly distributed.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the essential oil oil or fragrance oil if you are scenting your soap and mix again to fully incorporate the fragrance. Bring the soap to a medium to full trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared soap mold and lightly cover. Check part of the way through to make sure the soap isn’t getting too hot and cracking on top. If this happens, simply uncover for the rest of the saponification process. Set aside for 24 hours.

After 24 hours your can unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut it into bars. Allow bars to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

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Natural Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe

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DIY Natural Homemade Yogurt Cold Process Soap Recipe Made with Real Yogurt - Great as a Facial Soap or Body Bar for Sensitive Skin

Looking for a gentle, skin conditioning face and body soap? Then try my all natural homemade yogurt soap recipe. Made using the cold process soapmaking method, this homemade yogurt soap recipe is made from a combination of real Greek yogurt, lavender and chamomile flower powders, and a blend of butters and oils renowned for their moisturizing properties. It’s the perfect treat for winter skin that needs a little extra love. Plus, it’s light fragrance blend of natural essential oils makes it suited for those who tend to have allergies to synthetic or strong fragrances! These also make great holiday gifts or stocking stuffers so don’t be afraid of making too much of this must have soap!

DIY Beauty Recipe - Natural Handmade Yogurt and Chamomile Soap Recipe

Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe with Chamomile

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. argan oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
1.8 oz. cocoa butter
1.8 oz. safflower oil
7.2 oz. 76 degree melt point (refined) coconut oil
10.8 oz. palm oil
10.8 oz. olive oil (pomace is fine)

4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
10 fluid ounces distilled water

3 oz. natural plain Greek yogurt
.33 oz. (10 ml) Eden’s Garden Relaxation Synergy Blend Essential Oil
.2 oz. lavender flower powder
.2 oz. chamomile flower powder
chamomile flowers, to suit

Instructions:

To create this homemade yogurt soap recipe you will need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. This soap recipe yields a 3 lb. batch – or 10-12 bars – and will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds.

Start by lining your mold. Set aside. Then measure out the distilled water in a large pyrex measuring cup or pitcher. Set to the side, then weigh out the lye using a digital kitchen scale and slowly pour into the distilled water.  Stir until the lye is completely dissolved, then set aside to cool in a well ventilated area.

Next weigh out shea butter, cocoa butter, argan oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Heat on the stove top over  medium heat until all of the oils have melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool to about 110-115 degrees.

While the oils and lye-water are cooling, prepare your other ingredients by weighing out the yogurt – I used plain Chobani Greek yogurt – and flower powders.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the yogurt, flower powders and the bottle of the Relaxation Synergy essential oil blend to the soapmaking oils and use a stick blender to mix thoroughly. (If you don’t want to use the synergy blend, you can sub for 1/3 – 1 oz. of lavender or half that amount of chamomile essential oil. Use more for a stronger fragrance or less for a lighter scent.) Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix with the stick blender until you reach trace.

Once trace is achieved, pour the soap into your mold, top with chamomile flowers (optional), then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Once the soap has completed the saponification process, you can unmold the soap and cut it into bars. {Learn how to make a soap cutting guide here.} Allow soaps to cure for 3-6 weeks, then wrap as desired with professional plastic food wrap film, Kraft paper, or even fabric, and label. If you’re making these to sell, you’ll need to include the weight of each bar of soap on your label.

For more natural homemade cold process soap recipes similar to my homemade yogurt soap recipe, be sure to try my Natural Lemon & Basil Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe, Natural Coffee Kitchen Soap Recipe, Natural Patchouli Granola Crunch Soap Recipe, Natural Peppermint Foot Soap Recipe, Natural Summer Festival Soap Recipe, Natural Unscented Goat Milk Soap Recipe, Natural Unscented Banana Soap Recipe, Natural Lanolin Shaving Soap Recipe, and my Natural Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe.

You can also find more of my handmade soap recipes and bath & beauty recipes on my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest!


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