I am going to start a new “Do-It-Yourself” series on IMBB where I will be posting fun things you can create yourself at home, by using products/contents from your kitchen shelf. I am a big fan of D-I-Y stuff and keep experimenting a lot. So, I thought why not share it with you all here.
I love to use body scrubs and more often, I reach for exfoliating soaps to save me some time in the shower. Today, I will be showing you how you can make an exfoliating soap with ingredients easily available at home.
Here is what all you will need for it:
1. A clear soap – I use normal glycerine-based Pears soap. I haven’t used any other soap as yet, so not sure if they will work too or not.
2. Oats, some body scrub and coffee (optional).
3. Some rose petals.
4. Coconut oil/Olive oil.
5. Any essential oils of your choice.
6. A glass/plastic bowl which is microwave safe.
7. A spoon and a steel/plastic bowl.
Take your clear soap in a glass/plastic bowl and melt it. Use a double boiler to melt it or you can even microwave it. Just make sure, if you opt to use a microwave, that you should “not overheat” on high temperature. Heat for 10 seconds and then keep checking if it has started to melt. One soap bar does not take a lot of time to melt completely.
This is how it should be like after melting, like a clear liquid.
Step 2 :
Add the ingredients in it “quickly,” like the coffee, oats, body scrub, essential oils to the soap liquid. You can also add some oil to make it a more moisturising soap.
Give it a quick mix and make sure there are no lumps. Transfer it to a “greased with coconut oil” mould or plastic/steel bowl.
Set it in the refrigerator. Wait for 15 minutes.
“Demold” the soap and its done!!
Here is your handmade exfoliating soap:
Not looking cute 😛
Turn it! 😀
You can use this soap normally like your exfoliating soaps for body (not for your face though). You can go ahead and experiment with the base scrub you would like to use in the soap and mix oils to make it a rather moisturising one. I prepared another soap last week using sugar and just oats.
Here it is:
Hope you liked my first post in DIY series. Do try and let me know in case you have any doubts. You can also share your fun DIY recipes in this series 🙂
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