Cucumber Loofah Soap DIY: An Easy Hand Milled Soap Recipe
If you love making homemade soaps, but don’t don’t to work with lye, then you must try this easy cucumber loofah soap DIY. An alternative to melt and pour soap making, making hand milled soaps involves grating traditional soap bars down into small pieces. The grated soap is then gently heated with a liquid, such as water or milk to create a custom soap bar with the desired scent and properties. Why not give it a try?
How to Make Hand Milled Soap
Hand milled soaps are created by rebatching unscented soaps over the stove or in the oven in order to add scent and color, or to salvage a botched cold process soap batch. This is done by mixing the grated soap with milk or water and heating it until it liquifies. Hand milling is great for beginning soap makers, as the process is simpler than making soap completely from scratch, and still allows the soap to be fully customized. It’s also great for all those soap slivers you have left that are just too small to use for anything. You can see step-by-step photos of how to make hand milled soap here.
In the meantime, here’s an easy hand milled soap recipe for a cucumber loofah soap DIY to get you started on your soap making journey. Scented with a seasonal cucumber fragrance oil, this cucumber loofah soap DIY naturally exfoliates and hydrates skin. So you get soft, beautiful looking skin with a healthy glow.
Cucumber Loofah Soap DIY
Instructions for Making DIY Loofah Soap:
Shred the soap in a food processor.
Then, add the liquid soap colorant to the soap. Stir well to distribute the color evenly, set aside.
Heat the milk in a double boiler over simmering water. Then stir in aloe vera gel and fragrance oil.
Next, add the grated soap to the double boiler with the milk, aloe and fragrance mixture.
Allow the soap to soften, stirring occasionally. This might take a while so be patient.
Once the soap is a creamy mass, add the loofah and stir well. to combine.
Finally, spoon the mixture into a mold of your choice. Then allow to harden, for about 6 hours.
More Hand Milled Soap Recipes
If you like my hand milled cucumber loofah soap DIY, then you may also want to try my other loofah soap recipe using a melt and pour soap base. This loofah soap recipe is another easy soap making project that the kids can help make. It also makes great homemade gifts. Or try one of these other hand milled soap recipes.
- Coffee, Bourbon & Vanilla Hand Milled Soap Recipe
- Anise & Charcoal Hand Milled Soap Recipe
- Seriously Sexy Men’s Hand Milled Soap Recipe
- Hand Milled Rosehip Facial Soap Recipe
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- Bug Away Hand Milled Soap Recipe