How to Make Carrot Soap
Carrot soap is often used for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties. In this article, we'll tell you how to make your own carrot soap.
You’re probably asking, “Why carrot soap?” Well, carrots have a number of properties that are really beneficial for your skin.
After finding out all the benefits of carrot soap for your skin and how easy it is to make, we’re sure you’ll want to get to work making some yourself.Not only that, but a homemade soap adds a cute little touch to the bathroom or some warmth to the home.
The Benefits of Carrots
Carrots are really healthy for your skin. Here are some of the benefits of eating carrots:
- Their high vitamin A content helps to protect the skin. Vitamin A is a natural antioxidant that attacks the free radicals which cause ageing.
- Vitamin C gives your skin a healthier glow.
- Carrots stimulate the production of collagen, an important component for the elasticity of the skin.
- Potassium helps keep your skin hydrated.
- Antioxidants help to treat skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, pimples, and any condition caused by a lack of vitamin A.
- Beta-carotene helps protect the skin from the sun’s rays.
The Benefits of Carrot Soap For Your Skin
By applying all of these nutritious properties topically, you can get all of the previously mentioned benefits for your skin. This way, they’ll be the most effective since the skin is able to absorb the nutrients through the epithelial cells.
Here are some other benefits of using carrot soap. It:
- Helps to improve eczema.
- Makes your skin smoother and softer.
- Is ideal for people with sensitive skin.
- Relieves nipples that are cracked due to lactating.
- Improves the healing of wounds.
A Recipe for Carrot Soap
- 2 carrots (60 g)
- 1 teaspoon of salt (5 g)
- 1 cup of caustic soda (112 g)
- 2 cups of olive oil (400 ml)
- 1/2 cup of castor oil (100 ml)
- 3 cups of coconut oil (300 ml)
- 25-30 drops of ylang ylang essential oil (5 g)
- Various silicon or wooden molds
Before you start, it’s important to make sure that you’re in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside. You should also make sure to wear gloves and glasses. Caustic soda is corrosive and can irritate your skin if it comes into contact with it. You should also use either plastic or wooden containers.
- Boil the carrots in plenty of water. Make sure to keep to water afterwards, as you’ll need it to make the soap.
- Mash the carrots until you get a paste.
- Put the carrot purée in a bowl with some salt and 190 ml of the water that you used to cook the carrots.
- Little by little, start adding the caustic soda, mixing well with a wooden spoon so that all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Once you’ve finished mixing, you’ll notice that the mixture is hot. This is because of the caustic soda. Leave the mixture to cool for 1 hour.
- Once the mixture has cooled, begin to add the oils.When doing it, make sure to mix well with a wooden spoon. Continue to move the mixture in a circular fashion until you notice a more dough-like consistency.
- Pour the mixture into wooden or silicone molds. If you use a wooden mold, we recommend that you line the mold with baking paper with the shiny side facing outwards. This way, it’ll be easier to get the soap out of the molds.
- Let the soap harden for 48 hours. Then, remove from the mold and cut into pieces.
- Place them on a rack in a ventilated area for 6 weeks. Yes, the wait is a long one, but it’s necessary for the soap to cure before you can use it.
Once the soap has cured, you can begin to use it. Enjoy!