Updated: Feb 10
Have you ever thought about making a cold process salt soap? This was a project I really wanted to try but was super intimidated to do and you know what? It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be:) Isn't that always the case though? We work things up in our head and then they turn out way easier than we thought they would be.
Salt soaps are reported to have many benefits, they can help maintain healthy skin by working to control dryness, oiliness, acne and more and contrary to what you may think, salt soaps do not dry out the skin out. It is a natural humectant, so it helps draw moisture into your skin. Salt soaps also can provide exfoliation from a gentle, light exfoliation if you use fine grain salt to a more vigorous exfoliation if you use a more course grain.
For my salt soap, I based it off of a recipe by Brambleberry. Which you can find linked here. I did make a couple of substitutions to this recipe. I subbed out the Argan Oil for Sunflower Oil as well as I used Ylang Ylang essential oil at a 1% usage rate rather than the fragrance oil in the original recipe. I also did a mix of Pink Himalayan Salt and Epsom Salt for the salt portion. Also if you have not yet made cold process soap before this is not the recipe to start with:). I suggest starting with an additive free recipe(no salts or additional ingredients like honey or milks) for your first batch once you have learned the basics of lye safety.
My batter stayed fluid for much longer than I had anticipated based on everything I had heard about Salt soaps so I will definitely blend a little longer when I make my next batch.
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Epsom Salt - this one is great if buying in bulk. If you want a smaller quantity I suggest picking up at your local Target or Walmart as they tend to have the better prices on smaller quantity bags
Check out the video linked below to see how I made this soap!
Leave a comment down below if you have any questions or if you make this soap to let us know how it turned out!
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