Special Homemade Soap for Sensitive Skin

October 9, 2018
Because people who have sensitive skin or dermatitis may not be able to tolerate many of the chemicals in commercial soaps, it’s ideal to make one at home using natural ingredients.

Those with sensitive skin or dermatitis need cosmetic skincare products that are as natural as possible and free from aggressive substances.

When it comes to your face soap, you must something that’s comfortable and convenient for everyday use. You need to find one that doesn’t contain sulfates, alcohols, or synthetic perfumes.

Today’s article will show you how to prepare a simple homemade soap using natural ingredients that have soothing, balancing and moisturizing properties.

How to treat sensitive skin or dermatitis

Sensitive skin

You need to be very picky when it comes to cosmetic and skin care products that you apply to sensitive skin or skin with dermatitis, because it can react to a lot of ingredients.

While people generally seek products from the pharmacy if they suffer from these conditions, such products aren’t always natural. So, in a lot of cases, it’s best to opt for homemade solutions.

Dermatitis and sensitive skin should be treated with moisturizing ingredients that preserve your skin’s natural balance by naturally regulating the production of oils and maintaining its pH.

They should also include ingredients that have soothing properties.

Let’s review some of the natural ingredients that you’ll use to prepare your homemade soap.

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Glycerin is a plant-based compound that’s widely used in all types of cosmetic products.

Unlike sulfates, which tend to dry out the skin and alter its pH, glycerin is a cleanser that provides moisture and elasticity to your skin. In addition to that, it fights the process of cellular aging and helps soothe certain skin problems.

We recommend buying pure, solid glycerin or a bar of unscented glycerin soap.

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter for sensitive skin

Cocoa butter is an ingredient that’s very rich in oils and therefore very nutritious. It’s great to complement the cleansing action of glycerin and clay.

This product is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that prevent cellular aging and a loss of elasticity.

It also has the advantage of helping your homemade soap solidify.

White, red, or pink clay

These three clay powders are the best options for sensitive skin and dermatitis. This is because green and gray clay may have cleansing and purifying properties that are too strong.

Clay, a natural product that’s rich in minerals, helps regulate the production of oils without altering your skin’s pH. It also prevents all kinds of imperfections.

Almond oil

Almond oil for sensitive skin

Cold-pressed almond oil, aside from being an inexpensive ingredient, is also one of the most nutritious ones. It adds softness and hydration to your skin while calming irritation and inflammation.

It’s ideal for people who suffer from dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, itching, herpes, and even burns and scars.

Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils for all skin types thanks to its regulating and balancing properties. This’s why it’s found in a lot of cosmetic products.

It also has antiseptic and soothing properties, and can help boost the effects of other ingredients.

Finally, lavender improves the regeneration of your skin cells, preventing scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

Because it’s relaxing, it affects your nervous system in a positive way, helping to combat skin problems caused by nerves and stress.


Lavender for sensitive skin

To prepare this homemade soap for sensitive skin and dermatitis, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablet of glycerin (100 or 120 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter (50 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil (30 g)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of white, pink, or red clay powder (40 g)
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

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How do you make this soap for sensitive skin?

Follow these steps:

  • Put the glycerin and cocoa butter in a double boiler until they melt.
  • When they have a more or less liquid consistency, turn down the heat to warm and add the almond oil and powdered clay.
  • Mix well, remove from heat, and add the lavender essential oil.
  • Pour this mixture into a mold that you use for soap. You can use the base of a plastic bottle, a soap dish, etc.
  • Once this mixture has cooled, your soap will be ready!
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