Homemade Exfoliating Soap with Jojoba Beads.
It’s so fun to make homemade soaps! There are so many different shapes and colors you can make them in. And you can even give them exfoliating properties, too! This homemade exfoliating soap uses all natural ingredients to create an eco-friendly soap that will help you make your skin look beautiful! Here’s how I made my pretty All-Natural DIY Exfoliating Soap!
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Did you know that plastic microbeads used to be used in some exfoliating products? They’re now banned in the US because they add to plastic water pollution and are harmful to watery environments and the animals that live in them. And when fish eat the microbeads, humans who eat those fish wind up ingesting the beads too. That’s why this all-natural DIY exfoliating soap uses jojoba beads instead. They’re just as exfoliating, but are made from natural jojoba oil (which comes from the jojoba shrub) which is biodegradable. So you can scrub your skin to make it beautiful without harming the environment!
This soap has a light amount of scrubbing power. If you want to really scrub your skin clean, check out our many DIY sugar scrubs!
All-Natural DIY Exfoliating Soap
If you use the same mold as me, you’ll make approximately eight 3.75 ounce bars/pieces of soap.
1 pound clear suspension melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
1/2 pound goats milk melt and pour soap, cut into cubes
1.5 teaspoons lilac scented oil
Dark and light blue soap dye
Blue jojoba beads (there’s no set perfect amount of beads- start at one Tablespoon per soap measuring cup then add more if you like)
Mini bundt silicone mold
Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
3 measuring cups (two 3 cup size or larger, one 2 cup size or larger)
1. Divide 28-30 suspension soap cubes evenly between two measuring cups. Each cube is approximately .8 ounce, so use at least 3 cup size measuring cups. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the lilac scented oil to each of the measuring cups of soap cubes. Melt the soap in the microwave at 30 second intervals until soap is completely melted.
2. Add 15-17 cubes of the goats milk soap base into the remaining measuring cup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the lilac scented oil to the cup. Melt the soap in the microwave at 30 second intervals until the soap is completely melted.
3. Add 1 drop of the darker blue soap dye to one of the measuring cups with the suspension soap and 1 drop of the lighter blue to the other measuring cup of suspension soap and mix well. You don’t want to use too much color or you won’t be able to see your jojoba beads floating in the soaps. Add jojoba beads to the two suspension soap measuring cups and mix in gently. Don’t add any color or beads to the goats milk soap measuring cup- you want to leave that one white.
4. Spray your soap mold with the rubbing alcohol. This prevents bubbles from forming. Pour about 1.4 ounces of the darker soap mixture into each of your molds. Spray top of mixture with rubbing alcohol to prevent bubbles. Allow to harden completely.
5. Once hardened, spray top of darker blue soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. This helps the layers adhere to each other. Pour about an ounce of the white goat milk soap mixture on top. Spray your white soap layer with the rubbing alcohol. Allow to harden at least 30-45 minutes. You know you can pour the next layer if you blow on the soap and it doesn’t ripple.
6. Spray top of white soap mixture with rubbing alcohol. Pour the lighter blue soap mixture on top, filling each cavity to the top. Spray with the rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry overnight.
7. Gently pop soaps from the mold and store in an airtight container or a plastic zip top storage bag until ready to use. Then enjoy the light exfoliation of this all-natural DIY exfoliating soap!
Have you ever made an exfoliating soap before? What kind did you make?
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