How to make orange craft soap

If you like to make your own soaps and you also like citrus scents, we recommend that you make your own natural orange soap. In addition to having a citrus fragrance, between acidic and sweet, which permeates both the environment and the skin when used, this soap also provides all the properties of orange for the skin, such as hydration, keeps the skin healthy and young thanks to its antioxidants , reduces spots and wrinkles and much more. if we add other equally natural ingredients we will get more healthy properties.

Properties of orange soap for the skin

Like all citrus fruits, orange contains a large amount of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, which helps to care for and repair the skin. For this reason and because of its aroma, this is one of the most used citrus fruits in beauty and in the natural care of the dermis. Thus, these are the benefits and properties of orange soap for your skin :

  • Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants that we can find in food and plants. So this fruit is a great antioxidant, something vital for the entire body, not just the skin.
  • This fruit stimulates the natural production of collagen, which helps fight wrinkles by allowing the skin to be more flexible.
  • It has astringent and soothing properties, which is why it helps to close the pores, preventing dirt from accumulating in them, to tighten the skin and soothe it if it is irritated. So it is indicated for sensitive, oily skin, with blackheads and acne.
  • It is a good antiseptic and natural exfoliator, so it deeply cleanses the skin and is perfect for removing dead cells, maintaining a proper pH and softening the dermis.
  • It also lightens the skin thanks to citric acid, which serves to reduce blemishes on the skin.
  • It produces a refreshing and revitalizing sensation on the skin, while its aroma relaxes us.

Thus, by applying the orange to the skin and ingesting it, we will be able to fight free radicals, avoid premature aging, keeping the skin young and healthy for longer.

Although the ideal is that you use oranges that you grow in your own home, you can buy organic oranges , since the most commercial ones, although they are cheaper, are less beneficial for the body because they contain more artificial chemicals. In Green Ecology we tell you how to grow a potted orange tree so that you can have it in your own home.

The first organic recipe that we recommend is the one prepared with the essential oil of this fruit. This natural product contains the concentrated properties of this citrus fruit and is very easy to use to make handmade soaps . You will see that we add aloe vera, which hydrates, refreshes, soothes and regenerates the skin, and also olive oil, which deeply hydrates and nourishes the dermis.

Saponaria is used as a soap plant, that is, because it cleans, although it does not always foam. However, by itself it remains as a soapy liquid, so to make soap bars it is necessary to add vegetable oils, such as olive or sunflower.

To make artisan soap with orange essential oil you will need these ingredients and follow these instructions:

Ingredients

  • 50 g of saponaria root or other powdered soap plant
  • 30 drops of orange essential oil
  • Gel of 2 large aloe vera leaves (or 3 small ones)
  • 100 ml of olive acceptance
  • 1 liter of water

Of course, all the ingredients in these recipes must be organically produced if we want artisan soaps, in addition to being made at home, to be totally natural, take more care of our body and, at the same time, the planet.

Elaboration

  1. Bring the water to a boil and when it breaks the boil add the soap plant letting it boil for 15 or 30 minutes, while stirring.
  2. After time, turn off the heat and cover the pot or saucepan, in this way the saponaria will rest more.
  3. Strain the liquid into a large bowl and remove the possible remains if there are any, which should not be many since you have used powdered root.
  4. Add the olive oil, if it is reused after cooking it cannot be burned, so it is better that just enough has been used.
  5. Also add the aloe vera or aloe vera and stir all the mixture well, until they are well integrated.
  6. When it is integrated, pour it into the mold of your choice.
  7. When the mixture is warm in the mold, place it in the fridge until you see that it is hard enough to unmold it well and that you can cut it as you prefer.

Homemade orange and honey soap

Another of the best recipes for homemade body soap using this citrus is the one that includes honey. For it to be an organic recipe, it is very important that you buy organic honey , direct from beekeepers, or use other types of totally vegetable honeys, such as agave or palm honey. Honey hydrates, nourishes and regenerates the skin, it is even used to heal wounds, which is why it is a great contribution to handmade soaps.

Take note of this recipe for handmade orange and honey soap , in which we will also keep the olive oil:

Ingredients

  • 70 g of saponaria powder or other soap plant
  • Zest from the skin of 1 orange
  • 30 g of natural honey
  • 100 ml of olive acceptance
  • 1 liter of water

Preparation

  1. Bring the water to a boil, when it breaks the boil, let it boil for 1 minute and remove the pot from the heat.
  2. Immediately add the saponaria and the orange peel zest to make an infusion, covering it well and letting it rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Strain the infusion, only if you want the soap to be without pieces of orange peel, but if you want to leave it to give it a more traditional and natural touch, no problem.
  4. Add the honey and olive oil, mix well without stopping until everything is well integrated.
  5. Pour the mixture into the mold and let it warm. When it is at room temperature, put it in the fridge or refrigerator to harden.
  6. When you see it hard enough, you can unmold it and cut it.

How to make artisan cinnamon orange soap

The last recipe that we offer you to make your own handmade orange soap is the one that also contains cinnamon. This spice with astringent properties and activates circulation, which helps the skin to oxygenate and nourish better. Take note of these ingredients and steps:

Ingredients

  • 60 g of saponaria powder
  • Zest from the skin of 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 100 ml of olive acceptance
  • 1 liter of water

Steps for the elaboration

  1. Bring the water to a boil and add the saponaria as soon as the water reaches the boiling point.
  2. Let it boil for 15 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and strain the liquid.
  3. Add the cinnamon, orange zest, and olive oil. If you add in this step the zest will remain whole in the soap, if you don’t want it that way, add it in the previous step before straining, letting it infuse for 5 more minutes.
  4. Mix well so that everything is integrated and, when everything is homogeneous, pour it into the mold.
  5. When it reaches room temperature, store it in the fridge.
  6. When you see that it has hardened enough, it can take hours or even overnight, you can unmold and cut it, as in the image below.

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