Ecology

How To Make Lavender Soap With Recycled Oil

Currently there is a growing demand from people who, either for economic or ecological reasons, decide to stop buying personal hygiene products and start making them themselves. Not only does this save you some money, but it also becomes a fantastic creative endeavor and allows you to customize products such as soaps or lotions to your liking.

The problem is that many of these solutions go through the use of caustic soda, an element that can be harmful to both the environment and the skin. This element can be replaced by other natural products that bring excellent results and are respectful with the planet.

Lavender soap properties

Lavender is a great option as a homemade soap, since it is a plant with enormous medicinal properties, as well as a great fragrance and a beautiful color. If we make this soap we can use it for many different things, in addition, it can turn out to be a very original gift. Here’s why lavender soap with recycled oil is a great option:

  • Lavender is a plant capable of relaxing us, something ideal for a soap.
  • It has antiseptic capacity, at a viral and bacterial level, which is why it is recommended for the cure of cuts, dermatitis and burns.
  • It has a great aroma.
  • It is very soft, so it can be used on babies and children.
  • It has a very nice color.
  • It can be used, not only for personal cleaning, but also to scent the cabinets.

Homemade lavender soap with recycled oil is an excellent alternative for those who want to make their own soap, reuse products and, in turn, minimize environmental impact. As we have already mentioned, in this recipe we are not going to use caustic soda, instead we will use saponaria (or soap dish), a plant known for centuries for its ability to make foam and soap.

In addition to the recycled oil and soap, the ingredients needed to make this lavender soap are as follows:

Ingredients

  • 1 liter of water.
  • 200 milliliters of oil, preferably olive. The oil can be recycled, however, it cannot be burned oil.
  • 50 grams of ground saponaria.
  • 75 grams of lavender oil.

How Lavender Soap Is Made

  1. Bring the water to a boil and remove it from the heat once it has reached the boiling point.
  2. Add the ground saponaria and cover the pot, let it rest for 1 hour.
  3. Pass the liquid through a strainer and add the recycled oil and lavender oil.
  4. Stir that mixture and, once it is uniform, put it in a mold and leave it in the fridge until it solidifies.

If you do not have the time, the desire or you think it may be complicated, we leave you another simpler alternative to make homemade lavender soap. Of course, without using recycled oil and with a product that cannot be classified as ecological.

Many times we confuse the homemade with the ecological, however, although to a lesser extent than caustic soda, glycerin comes from animal and vegetable oils and fats, so that for its preparation there is an environmental impact although not the pollution caused by soda caustic.

Ingredients

  • 450 grams of neutral glycerin, either liquid or in tablets.
  • 20 drops of lavender oil.
  • A handful and a half of dried lavender flowers.

Preparation

  1. Heat the tablets or liquid glycerin in a water bath until it becomes thick.
  2. While you remove the already liquid glycerin, you can add the dried flowers and the essential oil of lavender.
  3. Once it is mixed and with a uniform texture, put it in a mold.
  4. Leave it in the open air and, once its temperature drops, put it in the fridge.
  5. Let the mold with the soap rest in the fridge until they get a hardened texture.

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