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MAKING ALOE AND NETTLE HERBAL SOAP

Soothing Synergy: Aloe and Nettle Herbal Soap for Nourished Skin

Embrace the power of nature’s bounty with an aloe and nettle herbal soap. This unique blend harnesses the individual benefits of these two time-tested plants to create a bar that nourishes, soothes, and revitalizes your skin.

ALOE VERA

Aloe vera, often hailed as the “plant of immortality,” is renowned for its calming and moisturizing properties. Its gel-like extract is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, offering deep hydration and promoting skin healing. This makes it ideal for those with sensitive skin, dryness, or irritation.

NETTLE

Nettle, despite its prickly reputation, is a treasure trove of skin-loving nutrients. Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like iron and silica, nettle boasts anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It helps regulate sebum production, making it beneficial for oily skin, while its detoxifying action cleanses and purifies pores.

Combined in a handcrafted soap, aloe and nettle create a synergistic effect that nourishes and protects your skin. Aloe’s soothing touch calms irritation, while nettle’s astringent properties gently cleanse and purify. The result is a soap that leaves your skin feeling soft, supple, and revitalized.

Beyond its luxurious lather, aloe and nettle herbal soap offers several advantages:

  • Suitable for all skin types: From dry and sensitive to oily and acne-prone, this soap caters to various skin concerns.
  • Natural and gentle: Free from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, it’s perfect for those seeking a natural alternative.
  • Sustainable choice: Opting for handcrafted, plant-based soap supports eco-friendly practices and reduces your environmental footprint.

Indulge in the soothing synergy of aloe and nettle herbal soap. Experience the difference that nature’s wisdom can make for your skin’s health and well-being.

In this article, we will see how making Aloe and Nettle Herbal soap:

ACNE-FIGHTING

START TO FINISH TIME:
1 to 2 hours,
24 hours insulation,
4 to 6 weeks to cure 

SCENT: GERANIUM AND LEMONGRASS

Nettle is high in vitamins and minerals. Its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties make it excellent for skin and hair. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory and is calming for your skin, making it great for acne. We chose to use lemongrass and geranium essential oils in this recipe because they are natural aromatherapy stress relievers.

SAFETY FIRST! Remember to wear your safety equipment and mix the lye water outside. Tell everyone you live with that where you’re working is off limits. Give yourself enough time to complete the recipe.

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen Scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glass Bowls
  • Large spoon
  • Large stainless steel pot
  • Small zip-topplastic bag
  • Mold
  • Thermometer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Stick Blender (or hand mixer)
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Blanket

INGREDIENTS

  • 270gr (9 ounces) Olive Oil
  • 120gr (4 ounces) Aloe Liquid 
  • 390gr (13 ounces) Tallow
  • 180gr (6 ounces) Coconut Oil
  • 90gr (3 ounces) Cocoa Butter
  • 90gr (3 ounces) Mango Butter
  • 140gr (4.7 ounces) Lye
  • 270gr (9 ounces) Water
  • 1,5gr (0.05 ounce) Geranium Essential Oil
  • 1,5gr (0.05 ounce) Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried nettle leaf

PREP AHEAD:

Combine the water and aloe liquid in a glass, plastic, or stainless steel container. And chill in your refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.

1. HEAT THE FATS/OILS:

In a large pot, combine the olive oil, tallow, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and mango butter. Heat over medium-low heat until they are melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°).
 

2. MIX THE LYE WATER:

Put on safety gear, including protective eyewear, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves. Outside, carefully add the lye crystals to the water and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool to 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°). If the oils and lye water cool at different rates, you can use a cold- or hot-water bath in the sink.
 

3. PREPARE THE MOLD:

While the oils and lye water cool, line the mold with parchment paper.
 

4. COMBINE AND BRING TO TRACE:

When both the oils and lye water are 100°F(38C°) to 110°F(45C°), carefully pour the lye water into the pot of oils. Use a stick blender (or hand mixer) to mix for 1 to 2 minutes and then let the mixture rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat mixing and resting until light trace.
 

5. MIX IN NATURAL ADDITIVES:

When the soap reaches light trace, add the geranium and lemongrass essential oils and the nettle essential oils and blend for 30 seconds.

6. MOLD THE SOAP:

Pour the soap mixture into the mold, cover with a lid or parchment paper and insulate with a blanket for 24 hours.
 

8. CUT AND CURE:

Remove the soap from the mold. If it seems too soft to remove, wait another 12 to 24 hours before removing. Cut the soap into 12  bars. Allow the bars to cure in a well-ventilated location for 4 to 6 weeks.
 
 

Sources / References

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Kelly Cable

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