Learn how to make a lovely, invigorating, exfoliating, loofah soap easily with these step-by-step instructions. Your skin will feel smoother and fresher after you make, and use, your own loofah soap!
Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap
As you all know, I love homemade soaps! It is pretty easy to make your own homemade soap. You can get fancy with them, leave them plain and homespun, try making soaps that will help a particular skin ailment (dry skin, flaking skin, oily skin, etc). The possibilities are endless when you make and use your own soaps.
Many (most) people who make their own soap do so because they like to know exactly what is going in their soap, and onto their skin. The scent (or lack of) has a lot to do with it too. Unless you are making say, rose petal soap, the scents chosen should be more to please your sniffer or to create a certain mood than to follow any soap making recipe faithfully. Please note that if you are following a mood-setting recipe, you should use that combination.
Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Notes:
• This is the soap mold used in this tutorial. You can use any soap mold where the loofah will sit flat, however.
• Be sure to use soap colorant (soap dye) and not food coloring when making soaps.
• You can add more or less soap dye/colorant to make the colors deeper or pale.
• You can use any colorant color of your choice.
• You can add more essential oils for a stronger scent.
• Tip: I like to allow my soap to harden so I keep them unwrapped on a shelf in the linen closet. The closet smells pretty good too! The scent will dissipate this way, so add more essential oil if you plan to store your soap open on wire racks (shelving).
A few words about the essential oils being used:
• Ylang Ylang Essential Oil – This oil is fantastic for your skin! With anti-aging and antiseptic properties, it is purported to reduce skin irritations, balances oily skin, and may help with acne and eczema.
• Rose Essential Oil – This oil is known for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce acne and redness in the skin. It is a feel-good moisturizer.
• Tea Tree Essential Oil – This oil is used for its anti-microbial and astringent properties.
Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Materials:
• 1-2 pounds Clear Glycerin Soap
• 1-2 Loofah Sponges
• 3 TBSP Coconut Oil
• 1 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel
• 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
• 10 drops Rose Essential Oil
• 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
• Soap Coloring or Mica Powder
• Microwave Safe Bowl
• Cutting Board
• Soap Mold
• Spray bottle of Rubbing Alcohol
Homemade Exfoliating Loofah Soap Directions:
Step 1: Melt soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until completely melted.
Step 2: While the soap base is melting, cut your loofah into pieces to fit into your soap mold. Place cut pieces of the loofah to lay flat in the mold.
Steps 3-4: Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to bowl.
Step 5: Add 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
Steps 8-9: Add soap coloring. Mix until coloring is well incorporated. Add as much or as little as you like in the colors of your choice. Generally, the more color added, the deeper the color.
Step 10: Pour soap mixture into soap mold on top of the loofah pieces.
Step 11: Spray rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.
Step 12: Allow to harden overnight. Remove carefully and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. This loofah soap is fantastic for exfoliating, cleaning and moisturizing your skin!
- Soap Mold
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Cutting Board
- Melt soap base in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until completely melted.
- While the soap base is melting, cut your loofah into pieces to fit into your soap mold. Place cut pieces of the loofah to lay flat in the mold.
- Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel to bowl.
- Add 10 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.
- Add 10 drops Rose Essential Oil.
- Add 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil.
- Add soap coloring. Mix until coloring is well incorporated. Add as much or as little as you like in the colors of your choice. Generally, the more color added, the deeper the color.
- Pour soap mixture into soap mold on top of the loofah pieces.
- Spray rubbing alcohol to get rid of any air bubbles.
- Allow to harden overnight. Remove carefully and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. This loofah soap is fantastic for exfoliating, cleaning and moisturizing your skin!
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Please remember that none of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils or making soap so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils or soapmaking.
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