Make Homemade Soap with Carrots for Beautiful Skin

· February 20, 2016
Thanks to the beta-carotene in carrots, this soap will leave your skin with a light bronzed tone without having to expose it to the sun's dangerous rays. Just be careful not to overdo it, or you'll end up with orange skin!

Soap is one cleaning product you can’t do without. It helps to remove dirt and impurities that accumulate on the skin and can cause unpleasant odors. Nowadays, soap is an essential stable in any bathroom, and homemade soap is becoming increasingly popular. Also, it’s safe to say that you can find this product in any store, in different, sizes, shapes, and smells. However, many of them are manufactured with chemicals that can alter the skin’s natural pH and strip away its natural oils causing various skin problems.

To avoid the risks of chemical soaps, there are a few natural alternatives that can clean the skin and provide it with nutrients to nourish and protect it. One of the best options is to make your own homemade soap. Here, we’ll share with you a recipe with carrot and honey, that combines the properties of these two ingredients to create an excellent face and body cleanser.

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Benefits of homemade soap with carrots and honey

First of all, the combination of carrot, honey, and other natural ingredients gives this soap powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties. This makes it ideal for dry or acne-ridden skin. This is true because it contains antioxidant properties that repair damaged cells and reduce the negative impact of free radicals, which are one of the number one causes of premature aging.


Carrots

The main ingredient: carrots

The key ingredient in this homemade soap are carrots, known for years for their multiple benefits for the skin. They are commonly used in cosmetics, due to their high levels of beta-carotene and antioxidants, which provide the skin with extra protection from the damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution.

Beta-Carotene is a compound that helps maintain a healthy skin tone and lightly bronzes the skin. It does so without needing to expose it to the sun’s harmful rays. However, it should not be consumed excessively because it can give the skin a yellow-orange tone.

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Also, by being rich in water and vitamins, this vegetable also helps restore the skin’s natural pH, which can help significantly with the appearance of acne. Likewise, its vitamins, minerals and antioxidants accelerate the skin’s healing process and reduce the appearance of scars.

How do you make this homemade carrot soap?

Soap made with honey

Homemade carrot soap is easy to make and the ingredients can be found at the supermarket at affordable prices. To make it, you don’t need to get any of the chemicals and complicated substances regular soaps have. However, please keep in mind that the color of the soap will vary according to the quality of the ingredients. The fact that you are using only natural products means no color additives will be added to the mixture, and thus your soap could vary in color from one to the other.

Ingredients

  • 300 ml coconut oil
  • 400 ml olive oil
  • 100 ml almond oil
  • 200 ml of water used for cooking carrots
  • 100 g pureed carrot
  • 110g sodium hydroxide
  • ½ tablespoon pure honey
  • 10 drops carrot seed essential oil

Directions

Before starting, put on rubber gloves, make sure you have space to work with the ingredients and use wooden utensils.

  1. First, boil the carrots until soft, remove from heat and puree with a fork.
  2. Then, in a separate container, combine the pureed carrots and 200 ml of the cooking water.
  3. Next, carefully add the sodium hydroxide while stirring with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for several minutes.
  4. After that, incorporate the coconut, olive, and almond oils along with the honey and carrot seed essential oil into the mixture.
  5. Then, stir with a wooden spoon. You’ll notice the mixture will start to thicken.
  6. Finally, pour the mixture into silicone molds and let it harden for 2 days before using.

The result will be a soap that’s free of chemicals, made with ingredients that are good for your skin. Now, you can use it to clean your face daily or use it to replace your body soap. Above all, however, take care of your soap to maximize its effectiveness. For better storage, avoiding leaving it in a humid area. Also, place it in an airtight container or soap dish after each use.