What is Aloe Vera Soap Good For?
Many women, including myself, find the use of commercially made soaps irritating. As soon as I step out of the shower, my skin feels tight and dry like a cactus.
On top of that, many store-bought options are not made with natural soap ingredients. If you’re using one, check the label to see how many of these skincare ingredients to avoid it contains.
Making a natural soap recipe with aloe is a great alternative! More and more women are beginning to craft their own skincare products to leave the bad ingredients out and keep the good in for healthy skin.
And an aloe vera soap bar is one women of all skin types can benefit from. It is an incredible multipurpose natural soap ingredient.
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What are the benefits of aloe vera soap?
Unlike many commercial soap bars, aloe vera soap helps maintain the skin’s moisture while cleansing impurities and often alleviating dry, itchy skin.
Aloe vera soap’s benefits range from antibacterial agents for clear skin to antioxidants and minerals for youthful skin and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated or sunburned skin. According to The Herbal Academy, it is no wonder aloe vera is one of the most popular and widely used plants throughout the world.
Making DIY aloe vera soap is one of the best things you can do for your skin!
Rather you choose to grow aloe vera or buy organic aloe vera gel to make a natural aloe vera soap bar – it is sure to be an excellent moisturizer and soap you’ll love making again and again.
Choose a melt and pour soap base from our printable soap-making guides in the Simple Living Library to create your very own customized soap.
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Wanna Smell Fresh and Clean Without Synthetic Fragrances?
Bees aren’t the only creatures drawn to sweet fragrances; men and women alike are attracted to scent as well, whether it’s the deep aroma of brewed coffee that pulls you out of bed in the morning. Or the crisp, woodsy aroma of a fresh-cut Christmas tree that makes the holidays feel brighter – scent plays a role in your habits, routine, and traditions.
What better way to smell clean than with one of the most fragrant flowers in the world? Jasmine ranks in at the #2 spot for fragrance by gardeners, no matter the variety. But, with names like “queen of the night” and “poet’s jasmine,” how could you go wrong?
In fact, the jasmine flower has been used in Ayurvedic aromatherapy for thousands of years. Adding dried jasmine flowers to natural soap creates a rich pleasant floral aroma. I know your love it too!
How to Make Aloe Vera Soap with Fragrant Jasmine Flowers
Prepare each tart tin mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. Then using a soap knife, chop ½ a pound of aloe vera soap into 1-inch chunks.
Scoop into a large glass measuring cup and place it in the microwave. Melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.
Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave and add 10 drops of jasmine essential oil. Blend thoroughly using a non-stick heat resistant spatula.
Pour jasmine aloe vera soap into each prepared tart tin. Distribute 1 tablespoon of dried jasmine flowers between the 4 soaps by sprinkling on the top.
Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles in the soap as needed. Allow soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing from each mold.
- 1/2 pound aloe vera soap base
- 1 tablespoon dried jasmine flowers
- 10 drops jasmine essential oil
- 4 tart tin molds
- soap knife
- glass measuring cup
- heat resistant spatula
- Prepare each tart tin mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol.
- Then using a soap knife chop ½ a pound of an aloe vera soap base into 1-inch chunks.
- Scoop into a large glass measuring cup and place it in the microwave. Melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning.
- Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave and add 10 drops of jasmine essential oil. Blend thoroughly using a non-stick heat resistant spatula.
- Pour jasmine aloe vera soap into each prepared tart tin. Distribute 1 tablespoon of dried jasmine flowers between the 4 soaps by sprinkling on the top.
- Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles in the soap as needed.
- Allow soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing from each mold.
Are you ready to give this natural soap bar recipe a try? Pin this recipe now and tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share your DIY aloe vera soap with us.
4 Reasons To Scrub Up With Aloe Vera Soap
1. Combat Aging
Did you know aloe vera contains anti-aging properties? It is rich in vitamins E, C, and beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A). All of which helps to boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity!
And its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties can help take years off your face by lightening sun spots and blemishes.
When I began to tackle my adult hormonal acne years ago, I discovered aloe vera moisturizes but doesn’t leave a greasy film on your face. Unlike many soaps, it softens the skin without clogging pores. This is why I’ve used it in my aloe vera face wash for years.
Aloe is quite an effective natural soap ingredient for improving skin hydration for all skin types. Want to know your skin type? Take our quiz!
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3. Reduce Blemishes
In addition to moisturizing without clogging my pores, aloe vera has been very beneficial for reducing blemish outbreaks. Its gentle cleansing and antimicrobial properties help to prevent blemishes on so many levels!
For example, aloe veras’ is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties help cleanse pores and clear outbreaks faster. And as an astringent aloe vera can shrink pore size! What more could you want in a soap bar?
4. Soothe Sunburns
Aloe vera provides a protective layer to the skin as a natural humectant, helping retain moisture longer than other ingredients. And aloe’s cooling and anti-inflammatory benefits provide a quick boost of relief to sunburns, in addition to its high antioxidant and mineral content to help speed repair.
Essentially, aloe vera soap can benefit many skincare issues and all skin types due to its many extensive qualities. Are you ready to give this natural soap bar recipe a try? Pin this recipe now and tag #lifenreflection on Instagram to share your DIY aloe vera soap with us.