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Natural soap making pluses

Natural soap making pluses!

Natural soap making is a rewarding and creative process that allows you to produce custom soaps tailored to your personal skin care needs. These soaps are made using natural ingredients, which are often gentler on the skin and free from harmful chemicals found in commercial products. Here’s an in-depth guide to making your own natural soap at home.

What is Natural Soap? Natural soap making

Natural soap is made from a combination of natural fats or oils, lye, and water. The chemical reaction between lye and fats/oils is called saponification, which produces soap and glycerin. Natural soaps can also include various additives like essential oils, botanicals, clays, and exfoliants to enhance their benefits and appeal.

What are the Benefits of Natural Soap making?

  1. **Gentle on the Skin**:

Free from harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colors.

  1. **Environmentally Friendly**:

Biodegradable and often made with sustainable ingredients.

  1. **Customizable**:

Can be tailored to suit different skin types and preferences.

  1. **Rich in Glycerin**:

Helps retain moisture in the skin, unlike many commercial soaps that remove glycerin.

Basic Ingredients for Natural Soap making

  1. **Base Oils**:

Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter are commonly used.

  1. **Lye**:

Sodium hydroxide (for solid soap) or potassium hydroxide (for liquid soap).

  1. **Water**:

Distilled water is preferred to avoid impurities.

  1. **Essential Oils**:

For fragrance and therapeutic properties.

  1. **Additives**:

Natural colorants, clays, herbs, exfoliants (e.g., oatmeal), and butters.

Tools and Equipment Needed

– Digital scale (for accurate measurements)

– Heat-resistant containers (for mixing lye and oils)

– Stainless steel or wooden spoon

– Thermometer (to monitor temperatures)

– Immersion blender (for mixing)

– Soap mold (silicone or wooden)

– Safety gear (gloves, goggles, long sleeves)

– Measuring cups and spoons

Safety Precautions

– Always wear protective gear when handling lye.

– Work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes.

– Carefully measure all ingredients to ensure the correct balance.

– Never add water to lye; always add lye to water to prevent dangerous splashing.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Natural Soap

  1. Gather Ingredients and Equipment**

– 200g (7 oz) olive oil

– 150g (5 oz) coconut oil

– 100g (3.5 oz) shea butter

– 100g (3.5 oz) sunflower oil

– 60g (2.1 oz) sodium hydroxide (lye)

– 150g (5 oz) distilled water

– 20-30 drops of essential oils (e.g., lavender, tea tree)

  1. Prepare Your Workspace**

– Cover your workspace with newspaper or a plastic sheet.

– Have your ingredients and tools organized and within reach.

  1. Mix the Lye Solution**

– Put on your protective gear.

– Weigh 150g of distilled water and pour it into a heat-resistant container.

– Slowly add 60g of sodium hydroxide (lye) to the water while stirring. Never add water to lye.

– The solution will heat up quickly. Stir until the lye is completely dissolved, then set aside to cool.

  1. Prepare the Oils

– Weigh the base oils (olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, sunflower oil) and combine them in a large container.

– Heat the oils gently until they are fully melted and combined. You can use a microwave or a double boiler.

– Let the oils cool to a similar temperature as the lye solution, ideally around 35-45°C (95-113°F).

  1. Combine Lye and Oils

– Slowly pour the lye solution into the oils while stirring continuously.

– Use an immersion blender to blend the mixture until it reaches “trace,” a thick, pudding-like consistency. This indicates that saponification is beginning.

Natural soap making

  1. Add Essential Oils and Additives

– Add your essential oils and any additional additives (e.g., herbs, clays, exfoliants) and stir thoroughly to combine.

  1. Pour into Mold

– Pour the soap mixture into your mold, using a spatula to ensure all the mixture is transferred.

– Tap the mold gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles.

  1. Insulate and Let Cure

– Cover the mold with a lid or plastic wrap, then insulate with a towel or blanket to maintain heat.

– Leave the soap in the mold for 24-48 hours to harden.

  1. Unmold and Cut the Soap

– After 24-48 hours, remove the soap from the mold.

– Cut the soap into bars using a knife or soap cutter.

  1. Cure the Soap

– Place the soap bars on a drying rack or a sheet of parchment paper in a cool, dry area.

– Let the soap cure for 4-6 weeks, turning occasionally to ensure even curing. This process allows excess water to evaporate and the soap to harden.

Advanced Tips and Variations natural soap making

– **Swirling Techniques**:

Create beautiful patterns by swirling different colored soap mixtures.

– **Layering**:

Pour layers of different colored soap for a striped effect.

– **Donkey Milk Soap**:

Substitute water with Donkey milk for a creamy, moisturizing soap.

– **Infused Oils**:

Use oils infused with herbs or botanicals for added benefits and fragrance.

Popular Additives for Natural Soap making

– **Exfoliants**:

Oatmeal, coffee grounds, poppy seeds.

– **Colors**:

Natural clays, cocoa powder, turmeric, spirulina.

– **Fragrances**:

Essential oils like lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and orange.

– **Moisturizers**:

Honey, aloe vera, shea butter, cocoa butter.


Making natural soap at home is a fulfilling activity that not only provides you with high-quality skincare products but also allows you to control the ingredients and tailor them to your specific needs. With practice, you can experiment with different oils, fragrances, and additives to create unique and personalized soaps.

If you have any more questions or need further assistance with soap making, feel free to ask!

Why El Greco cosmetics donkey milk Natural soap making?

Natural soap making pluses

Is all to ingredients.

It is our desire that you are informed what you’re getting when considering El Greco handmade Natural soap with donkey milk. Our products are made with natural organic ingredients so you don’t have to wonder about the integrity of the soap your body is absorbing.

This is important because what you apply to your skin invariably winds up in your blood!

Chemicals absorbed through the skin go straight to the blood-stream and are carried off to the rest of your body (liver).

They don’t get filtered and broken down in your stomach like your food does.

Did you know your skin is the largest organ of your body?

That makes it the main entrance for all kinds of things, harmful or not.

Therefore, you should know exactly what you are getting when it comes to skincare and why it matters so much!

The best way to be reassured when it comes to organic beauty products is to look for the natural organic ingredients on the label.

Even still, being organic is about more than just making sure the organic ingredients are truly organic.

Ingredients that remain must also meet strict criteria to ensure that they are not damaging our health or the environment.

We believe transparency is the only way for our customers to know they can put their confidence in El Greco handmade natural donkey milk soap.

Genuine organic products are clearly labelled so you can make an informed choice about the product you are buying.

Handmade natural soap. Natural soap making

Our handmade natural soap with donkey milk yield a rich, creamy, moisturizing lather that is high in vitamins, antioxidants and bioavailable nutrients. That nourish your skin from the outside in.

The cream that is present in donkey milk in our handmade Natural soap with donkey milk helps boost the moisturizing quality of donkey milk soaps.

Handmade natural soap with donkey milk will not dry your skin out. Like much other soap.

This is important because keeping skin naturally moisturized helps keep skin healthy.

Cream present in our handmade natural soap with donkey milk is not just a moisturizer, soothing dry and damaged skin. But possesses an anti-inflammatory effect.

Donkey milk is effective for treating acne primarily. Because it has anti-bacterial properties that delay the growth of microbial organisms that spur the spread of acne. Also helps in treating other skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Ass milk in our handmade natural soap with donkey milk has been used as a beauty treatment for thousands of years to hydrate skin, heal and soothe the skin and promote skin renewal.

This kind of milk in natural Donkey milk soap also delays visible signs of ageing like fine lines and appearance of wrinkles.

Our own experience. Natural soap making

We at El Greco Cosmetics based on our own experience recommend our donkey milk soaps for all skin types.

Use El Greco Cosmetics Donkey milk soap on your face and body with water. Work into lather for effective cleansing and for an aroma-therapeutic benefit.

You can rest assured that all our products are made with 100% natural ingredients. Free from parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals and synthetic colorants and fragrances.

So not only they look good and smell beautiful, but more importantly good for you!

Putting together the benefits of donkey milk and vegetable oils we made the perfect soap bar for your skin body and hair with all anti-ageing skin benefits.

For a cosmetic to be a genuine organic natural product, at least 95% of its ingredients must be natural. In addition, these ingredients must be extracted using natural methods and subjected to minimum processing.

Organic Natural Donkey milk Cosmetics avoid the use of synthetic chemicals, artificial preservatives, irradiation, genetically modified organisms, and animal testing. Most of their ingredients are produced through organic agriculture.

We handcraft our Natural organic donkey milk soaps using the slow cold process method. Which means no external heat is used so the goodness of the natural ingredients are preserved for you as much as possible.

Great for all skin types. Natural soap making

Great for all skin types, sensitive skin, dry skin, including people that have eczema or psoriasis.

They are Great for all skin types, sensitive skin, dry skin, including people that have eczema or psoriasis.

Each bar of our Natural Organic Donkey’s milk soap begins with Donkey milk as key ingredient.

A high percentage of nutrient rich organic extra virgin olive oil, for its well-known superior skin care properties. To which we add organic coconut oil for fluffy lather.

Sustainable organic palm oil to increase longevity. And organic castor oil for a dense creamy lather that conditions and moisturizes.

El Greco Cosmetics Natural Donkey milk soaps have a natural alluring aphrodisiac aroma. They get their colour and the aroma of the natural ingredients we add in. Such as lavender, oatmeal, curcuma, and honey. Other than that, they also reduce muscle stiffness, sprains & other physical aches.

We add the above mentioned natural ingredients to give the natural colours, the aroma and transfer the properties of these ingredients to the final products – the El Greco Cosmetics Natural Organic Donkey milk soaps

Improve skin elasticity, helping to reduce visibility of scars & stretch marks.

Leave your skin gently cleansed & lightly perfumed as you leave the bath.

Are used to reduce greasy skin, while soothing dry, sensitive & irritated skin.

Using El Greco Cosmetic’s Donkey milk Natural soap making.

Get relaxed and tension free by using El Greco Cosmetic’s Donkey milk soaps.

Are you ready to use El Greco Cosmetic’s Organic Donkey milk soaps for your skin, hair and all your body?

The only thing you need to do to get started is to visit our website and buy some straight from our web shop.

Using Natural Organic Donkey milk soap is a convenient way to treat your skin to all of its miraculous benefits.

Donkey milk soaps are handcrafted using fresh milk from the donkeys of our farm.

How can you use Donkey’s milk soap? … Lather soap onto hands or a washcloth and apply to your face and body.

For centuries the wonderful properties of natural organic donkey milk soap have been known, praised, experienced and enjoyed. Isn’t it about time you started enjoying these benefits too?

The best way to find out is to put it to the test! Purchase some bars of our handmade natural organic oatmeal donkey milk soaps.

Or Curcuma Natural organic donkey milk soaps.

else lavender Natural organic donkey milk soaps.

And Honey Natural organic donkey milk soaps.

Pure natural organic Donkey milk soaps. Which are all with coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil and castor oil, from our e-shop of our website and give them a try.

I can assure you, the experience will be well worth it. you will get all organic donkey milk soap with castor oil benefits.

We are sending our handmade natural donkey milk soaps free of post charge worldwide if your purchase is €50 or more.

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