Saturday, February 7, 2015

Aloe Vera & Avocado Moisturizing Handmade Soap

Let's take a look at some of the benefits of the base ingredients, essential oils, and additives that we used to make Aloe Vera & Avocado Moisturizing Handmade Soap:  
Aloe Vera & Avocado Handmade Soap
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera is anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and soothing on 
  • cuts and burns; it also soothes and heals wounds, bruises, muscle or joint pain, acne, and skin blemishes.
  • Olive Oil: Olive Oil is useful for dehydrated, sore and inflamed skin and is also used as a remedy for arthritis when rubbed onto the affected parts.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut Oil is used for hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism
  • Palm Oil: Palm oil contains the hard to find tocotrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. It has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products.
  • Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is high in nutrients to soothe and nourish dry, damaged skin. It is also known to be anti-aging.
  • Castor Oil: Castor Oil has been used for gastrointestinal remedy, antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal), labor stimulants, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, and immune system and lymphatic stimulant
  • Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is an antioxidant, helps to control acne, and an excellent moisturizer and ideal for all skin types.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender oil helps with nervous conditions, and is useful for the digestive system, the respiratory tract and skin problems, it also helps with muscle aches and pains and arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary oil is effective for mental fatigue, circulation problems, pain relief for the muscular system, decongests the respiratory tract and is a skin and hair booster.
  • Petitgrain Bigarade (Bitter Orange leaf) Essential Oil: Petitgrain oil helps with nervous problems, soothes aches and pains, and helps clear and tone the skin.
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil: Cedarwood oil is used to calm and sooth nerves. It relieves skin and hair problems and is important in easing conditions of a respiratory nature. It also clears urinary infections.
  • Ylang-ylang Essential Oil: Ylang-ylang oil assists with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity.
Here is the recipe for Aloe Vera & Avocado Moisturizing Handmade Soap:

Base IngredientsGrams (g)Ounces (oz)Percentage (%)
Olive Oil2458.6435%
Coconut Oil1264.4418%
Palm Oil1404.9420%
Avocado Oil491.737%
Castor Oil351.235%
Cocoa butter561.988%
Shea butter491.737%
TOTAL (Oil)70024.69100%
Superfat 35ml of Jojoba oil
Lye (NaOH)100.973.56
Aloe Vera Gel233ml

Essential Oils: A total of 23ml (approximately 23 drops) mixed of the following:
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Ylang-ylang Essential Oil