How to make loofah soap
Loofah is used for centuries as a natural hypoallergenic material in the manufacture of sponges. The hard fibers of loofah are perfectly clean, massage and remove undesirable cells on the skin; it also improves blood circulation in the skin. Soap made of loofah is not just beneficial to the skin but is also unique and interesting to look at. Oftentimes loofah are used to make loofah citrus soap. Loofah drenched with a transparent soap base looks like a cut orange. If you add essential oils of orange, it will smell like a real orange fruit as well.
- Transparent soap base – 3.52 oz. (100 g.)
- Peach core oil – 1 tsp
- Essential oil of orange
- Natural dye
- Hot water
Cut a piece of loofah. Height of the piece must match your soap-mold.
Pour hot water to your loofah and see how the loofah instantly straighten.
Squeeze loofah to get rid of water and spread it out in your soap mold.
Melt transparent soap base using water bath method.
- After the soap base melts, add peach kernel oil, essential oil of orange and natural dye (i’ve used annatto extract in this recipe, it will give a bright orange color to your soap).
Place the colored soap base into the loofah soap mold.
Allow the soap to cool. Fastest way to cool the soap is to place it inside the refrigerator.
After the soap has hardened and cooled, take ready piece out of mold.
Orange soap with loofah is often used to reduce cellulite formation on the skin. Essential oil of orange has been proven to have anti-cellulite properties while loofah increases blood circulation along the surface of the skin and improves overall skin tone.
With these instructions, you can also make lemon soap loofah using lemon essential oil. Yellow dye is added to create lemon soap effect.
You can make different shapes and sizes of loofah soap and not just round citrus soaps, you can uses different soap molds as well as different flavors to make new and exciting soaps.
Loofah soap is great to prepare the skin for other skin care products like skin creams, lotions and other cosmetics.
- Loofah soap on the other hand is not recommended for people with sensitive skin. People with this type of skin should used pre-milled loofah soap.
- You can find 2 kinds of loofah on sale. First one is made out of old fruits and the second from young fruits, you better to choose young one, because it has less scratch features and more favourable for skin.
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