Natural homemade products are always fun to make. To make it even more interesting apart from using natural ingredients, how about making hemp soap instead of the usual beauty soap that you have. Hemp soaps are 100% natural and contain lots of vitamins and minerals that take good care of your skin.
Why Choose To Make Hemp Soap?
Hemp soap is one of the best natural homemade soap out there that can thoroughly clean and nourish your body. It is made up of hemp seed oil from the seeds of the hemp plant meaning it can thoroughly lavish your skin with its natural substances. The hemp seed oil found in this type of soap is rich in vitamin E and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that are great for making your skin soft and supple.
There are countless other medical benefits you get from making and using hemp soaps. Hempseed oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and pain in the skin. It also contains natural substances that slow down the normal aging of the skin. It promotes moisture making your skin looking smooth to touch and supple to feel. It is commonly used by people with sensitive skin or for those who have skin allergies and psoriasis.
The hemp plant has been used since ancient times to promote health and wellness. It is filled with a myriad of naturally-occurring substances that feed your skin and body with nutrients to make it look and feel healthy. This super plant has one of the highest plant-based protein content and is made of good quality fiber together with a list of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Other forms of beauty soap would not dare try to emulate the nutritional value of hemp soaps as it is a regulated substance in most countries.
One of the best benefits you get from making and using hemp soap is that it is all-natural. You won’t be using any form of harsh chemicals to create such a wonderful beauty product. This means that you can save money and still treat your skin the way it should be.
How To Make Hemp Soap
There are different ways to make your hemp soap. The most common and easiest way is to purchase an odorless soap and melt it down then infuse it with hemp seed oil and mold it into a new one. However, this would mean that the hemp extracts will not be as effective as it is not fully integrated within the soap itself.
It is always better to make hemp soap from scratch as you also get to understand how homemade soaps are made and how fun they can be as a side project. To start, you will need to gather the following equipment.
3. Measuring jug.
7. Wooden spoon.
Note that this equipment is for your safety. Some of the ingredients needed to make soap can be very harmful and can cause long term damage to your body. You must protect yourself from any accidents and reduce the risk of causing any injury as you make the soap. Make sure that all the substances used in this procedure should be labeled properly and stored safely away from children. Most of the equipment used in this procedure must also be used solely for this process.
Now that you have gathered all the equipment, make sure to gather the following ingredients to make the hemp soap.
1. Hempseed oil.
2. Shea butter.
4. Lye beads, caustic soda.
5. Coconut oil.
6. Virgin olive oil.
7. Vitamin E extract.
8. Fragrance and essential oils – optional.
To start, make sure that you are well protected by putting your gloves and goggles. Use the measuring jug and fill it up with cold water. Slowly add the lye into the mixture and make sure that it is well dissolved. As you slowly mix the lye into the water, you will notice that this will create heat. You can set the mixture aside in a cool place.
Gather your shea butter, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil into the saucepan and melt them together. In another saucepan, add the olive oil and vitamin E extract together. Once both mixtures are thoroughly dissolved and mixed, add them in a single saucepan and continuously stir. Check the temperature using your thermometer and if it has reached 100 C, you can turn off the heat.
Slowly add the lye mixture into the oil. Keep on stirring gently to thoroughly mix the solutions. Once it is mixed, slowly increase the speed of your mixture until the solution thickens. Carefully observe the mixture as it slowly becomes translucent and later on become opaque. This is the time where the oils and the water solution are thoroughly mixed together and cannot be separated.
To know that you have successfully whisked the solution, you can take a sample and let it drip back into the saucepan. If it somehow leaves a trace then the mixture is a success. If it does not, continue with mixing until you reach that point.
This is the time when you can add the fragrance and other essential oils into your mix and then mix it for a good while. Pour the mixture into the mold and let it cool down. Set it aside from a few days and make sure to check on them from time to time. It is best to leave them for a couple of weeks so the lye in the mixture is removed by that time.
The benefits of using hemp soap have always been a topic for debate knowing that it comes from the hemp plant. However, the medicinal properties of using soap outweigh all the cons. Making a homemade hemp soap is a great way to pass the time or even bring it as a gift to your neighbors. This homemade beauty product should be a great way to nourish your skin and help you achieve that beautiful wonderful looking skin that you have always wanted. Why not share it with your friends, family, and neighbor.