Saturday, February 7, 2015

Comfrey 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 Comfrey Moisturizing Handmade Soap:              
Comfrey Handmade Soap
  • Comfrey Leaf & Powder: Comfrey helps to reduce swelling and bruising and pain associated with sprains and muscle injuries.
  • 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.
  • Camellia Seed Oil: Camellia seed oil has been used for aging and dry skin, sun damage and scar repair, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil: Frankincense oil helps to calm and soothe the whole body and mind. It eases all aches and pains, clears the lungs and acts as a skin tonic.

 Here is the recipe for Comfrey Moisturizing Handmade Soap:

Base IngredientsGrams (g)Ounces (oz)Percentage (%)
Blend comfrey leaves with Olive Oil2739.6339%
Coconut Oil1053.7015%
Palm Oil1545.4322%
Camellia Seed Oil632.229%
Cocoa butter561.988%
Shea butter491.737%
TOTAL (Oil)70024.69100%
Superfat A total of 35ml of Castor oil & Jojoba oil
Lye (NaOH)1003.53
Distilled Water233ml

Essential Oils: A total of 23ml (approximately 23 drops) mixed of the following:
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Ylang-ylang Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Comfrey Root Powder