Soap is one cleaning product you can’t do without. It helps remove dirt and impurities that accumulate on the skin and can cause unpleasant odors.
You can find this product in any store, in different forms, sizes, shapes, and smells. However, many of them are manufactured with chemicals that can alter the skin’s natural pH and strip away 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 natural alternatives is to make your own homemade soap.
Homemade soap with carrot and honey combines the properties of these two ingredients to create an excellent face and body cleanser free of harsh chemicals.
Benefits of homemade soap with carrots and honey
The combination of carrot, honey, and other natural ingredients gives this soap powerful anti-aging and hydrating properties, ideal for dry or acne-ridden skin.
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
The active ingredient in this homemade soap is carrot, known for years for its multiple benefits for the skin.
Its main cosmetic uses are owed to its high content 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 skin tone and lightly bronzes the skin without needing to expose your skin to the sun’s harmful rays. However, it should not be used in excess because it can produce a yellow-orange color on the whitest parts of the skin.
Rich in water and vitamins, this vegetable also helps restore the skin’s natural pH which reducing excess fat and the appearance of acne.
And if that’s not enough, its vitamins, minerals and antioxidants accelerate the skin’s healing process and reduce the appearance of scars.
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How do you make this homemade carrot soap?
Homemade carrot soap is easy to make and the ingredients can be found at the supermarket at low prices.
The color of the soap will vary according to the quality of the 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
Before starting, put on rubber gloves, make sure you have space to work with the ingredients, and use wooden utensils.
- Step 1: Boil the carrots until soft, remove from heat and puree with a fork.
- Step 2: In a separate container, combine the pureed carrots and 200 ml of the cooking water.
- Step 3: Carefully add the sodium hydroxide while stirring with a wooden spoon. Let the mixture sit for several minutes.
- Step 4: Incorporate the coconut, olive, and almond oils along with the honey and carrot seed essential oil into the mixture.
- Step 5: Stir with a wooden spoon. You’ll notice the mixture will start to thicken.
- Step 6: Put the mixture into silicone molds and let harden for 2 days before using.
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The result will be a soap that’s free of chemicals, made with ingredients that are beneficial to the skin.
Use it to clean your face daily or use it to replace your body soap.
For better storage, avoiding leaving it in a humid area and place it in an airtight container or soap dish after use.