DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

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Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.

Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe

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DIY Handmade Heart Shaped Silk and Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with my new cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap recipe! It’s just one of the many amazing bath & beauty recipes featured in Wholesale Supplies Plus’ January 2014 issue of eHandmade magazine. Simply click here to download this issue in PDF format and skip forward to page 24 for the recipe.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Silk and Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe - Also makes a great body soap and shampoo bar! (Palm free recipe)

This new homemade soap recipe is palm free for those who are eco-conscious or find it difficult to source sustainable palm oil. It’s creamy lather leaves your face feeling moisturized, not tight and dry, and is formulated from moisture binding silk amino acids, rich jojoba, argan & sweet almond oils, shea butter and gentle rose kaolin clay that’s perfect for all skin types. But don’t just limit this lush handmade soap to your face. Try it as a body soap and even as a shampoo bar!

Looking for more homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Get started by purchasing the Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold needed for my Silk & Rose Clay Homemade Facial Soap Recipe. Then be sure to also check out my other homemade bath and body recipes that utilize this same mold to get those creative juices flowing: Natural Patchouli & Rose Complexion Bar, Handmade Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, Handmade Heart Shaped Handmilled Soap, Homemade 4th of July Red White & Blue Soap, Handmilled Lavender & Dead Sea Salt Milk Soap, and Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars.

You can find more homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest! And for DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.

Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe

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Homemade Gift Idea for Her - DIY Patchouli Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

These heart shaped soaps were inspired by a recent melt & pour soap recipe at Soap Queen blog that included both Rose Kaolin Clay and Activated Charcoal for natural color and detoxifying properties. I switched the recipe up a bit and used a six cavity heart shaped mold silicone mold for my melt and pour complexion soap recipe. I also scented mine with a rosewood blend and patchouli essential oils instead of the much more expensive rose absolute and sandalwood essential oil.

The resulting homemade soaps are perfect for giving your face that bit of extra love to help keep it clean and clear regardless of your skin type. Or you can gift these to a sweetheart or loved one. They also make a lovely homemade gift for Valentine’s Day if you’re one to plan ahead.

Homemade Gift Idea - DIY Patchouli & Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

Natural Patchouli & Rose Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

22 oz. natural white melt & pour shea butter soap base
2 Tablespoons activated charcoal powder
1 teaspoon rose kaolin clay
1 ml patchouli essential oil
1 ml rosewood essential oil blend

Tools & Supplies:

Quart sized Pyrex Measuring Cup
stick/immerson hand blender
digital kitchen scale
Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan
Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes
cutting board (optional)
professional plastic food wrap film
alcohol in spray bottle
measuring spoons

Instructions:

To create this homemade complexion soap recipe you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out 12 oz. of the melt & pour soap base. Cut into cubes and place in the Pyrex measuring cup. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments.

Measure out 2 Tablespoons of activated charcoal powder and using the stick blender, mix into the soap base into fully incorporated.

Now measure out the patchouli essential oil with a pipette and stir into the base. Place the mold on a cutting board for easy transport, then evenly pour the melted base into all six of the heart shaped mold. Spritz with alcohol.

Set the mold aside and allow it to set up. Clean out the measuring cup for the next layer.

Once the first layer of soap has set you can prepare your second layer. Measure out 10 oz. of the soap base, cut into cubes and melt.

Measure out the rose kaolin clay and add to the soap base. Use the stick blender to fully incorporate the clay into the base.

Then use a transfer pipette to measure our the rosewood essential oil blend and stir into the base. Spritz the existing soap in your mold with alcohol, then pour the soap with the clay into the six cavity mold on top of the first layer.

Allow soaps to harden completely then remove from the molds and wrap tightly in plastic food film. I highly recommend using professional plastic food wrap film – it’s what I use – as it wraps tightly to prevent sweating and stays wrapped. Label if desired.

Handmade Heart Shaped Soap Recipes for Gifting

Other homemade bath and body recipes that utilize this mold include: Handmade Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, Handmade Heart Shaped Handmilled Soap, Homemade 4th of July Red White & Blue Soap, Handmilled Lavender & Dead Sea Salt Milk Soap, and Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars. You can also find more homemade soap recipes by visiting Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as by following my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest!

Want to learn how to make cold process soap – or lye soap – from scratch? Then be sure to check out my cold process soapmaking tutorial as well as the books The Soapmaker’s Companion, Soap Crafting, and Advanced Soap Making: Removing the Mystery.

Natural Handmade Sea Mud Soap Recipe

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Dead Sea Mud Soap Recipe for Oily Skin and Acne Prone Skin. This cold process dead sea mud soap recipe makes a great facial soap for oily or acne prone skin. Natural sea clay removes impurities and toxins while hazelnut oil acts as an astringent.Oily and acne prone skin can be a real drag. But fighting nature can sometimes be a constant battle. And many of the commercial products formulated to fight acne can sometimes do more harm than good. Ever had a zit cream get rid of your zit but leave your face feeling raw or even cause it to peel?

My solution was to create an all natural sea mud soap recipe made with astringent hazelnut oil and Sea Clay (also known as Sea Mud) to detoxify. There’s no added fragrance to this soap, however if you prefer a scented soap, simply add 1 – 2 oz. of your favorite fragrance oil. I recommend a fun Dirt scented fragrance or the unisex scent of Abalone & Sea. Or you can add 1/2 – 1 oz. of essential oil(s).

Dead Sea Mud Soap Recipe for Oily Skin and Acne Prone Skin. This cold process dead sea mud soap recipe makes a great facial soap for oily or acne prone skin. Natural sea clay removes impurities and toxins while hazelnut oil acts as an astringent.

Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. 102 degree melt point palm kernel flakes
9 oz. 76 degree point coconut oil
7.2 oz. hazelnut oil
1.8 oz. refined shea butter

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11 oz. distilled water

1.5 oz. sea clay

Instructions:

This sea mud soap recipe yields 10 – 12 very hard soap bars and will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds. If you need to re-size this sea mud soap recipe to make a smaller batch, superfat at 6% and use the sea clay at 3% of your recipe. (You must always run the new oil amounts back through a lye calc to properly calculate the amount of lye needed!)

To create this soap you will need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. If you’ve never made soap before I recommend starting with a more basic recipe as found within my soapmaking tutorial as well as the books Soap Crafting Anne-Marie Faiola and The Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller Cavitch.

Begin by lining your mold and taking all necessary safety precautions. Then measure out the distilled water into a large glass pyrex measuring cup or pitcher. Now, using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the lye then slowly pour into the distilled water in a well ventilated area. Stir until all the lye has dissolved then set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and shea butter and combine in a large non-aluminum pot. Heat on the stove over medium heat until all ingredients have melted. Then remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once your lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to between 100 and 110 degrees, you can start making soap. Begin by weighing out the sea clay then adding it into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until all of the dried mud is fully incorporated into the oils. Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils and mix until you reach trace.

Pour the soap into the mold, then cover and insulate for 24 hours. After this time you can unmold the soap and cut it into bars. {Learn how to make a soap cutting guide here.} Allow your homemade 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.

Looking for other diy beauty recipes suited to oily or combination skin? You can also try my Natural Lemon & Basil Soap, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap, and Natural Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes. Or try my easy Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe. For even more handmade soap recipes and bath and beauty ideas be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest as well for great new recipes you can add to your DIY arsenal every week!

Natural Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe with Chamomile Flowers

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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 natural 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.

DIY Yogurt Soap with Chamomile! This all natural homemade yogurt soap recipe is handcrafted using the cold process soapmaking method. Made from a combination of real Greek yogurt, lavender & chamomile flower powders, and moisturizing blend of butters, this yogurt soap is the perfect treat for dry skin!

Not only is this natural homemade yogurt soap is the perfect treat for dry, winter skin, but it’s also perfect as a facial soap year round! It’s light fragrance blend of natural essential oils makes it suited for those who tend to have allergies to synthetic or strong fragrances.

This natural homemade yogurt soap also makes great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Soo don’t be afraid of making too much of this must have nourishing homemade soap!

DIY Yogurt Soap with Chamomile! This all natural homemade yogurt soap recipe is handcrafted using the cold process soapmaking method. Made from a combination of real Greek yogurt, lavender & chamomile flower powders, and moisturizing blend of butters, this yogurt soap is the perfect treat for dry skin!

Natural Homemade Yogurt Soap Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

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. sustainable 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 natural homemade yogurt soap recipe you will need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions. This  homemade 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 homemade cold process soap recipes similar to my natural 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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