How to make honey Beldi for hair
Beldi soap is a unique pasty soap, and first came from Morocco. Beldi is usually used in Turkish steam bath Hamam, it’s a first stage of skin cleansing. During the pre-bath, skin is being covered with soap for 5 minutes. Then, the body is massaged using special gloves. Moroccan black soap Beldi is known worldwide. After using Beldi soap, the skin becomes smooth and elastic. Natural Beldi is made from olive oil, lye and grinded eucalyptus leaves. Nowadays, Beldi soap is an any pasty soap based on potassium hydroxide, regardless of its additives. By making some changes in genuine Beldi recipe, and adding the base oils that are helpful to the hair, you can get a magnificent honey Beldi for hair.
- Olive oil – 7.05 oz (200 g.)
- Castor oil – 2.11 oz (60 g.)
- Coconut oil – 2.11 oz (60 g.)
- Mustard oil – 1.4 oz (40 g.)
- Camelina oil – 1.4 oz (40 g.)
- Potassium hydroxide – 2.68 oz (76 g.)
- Water – 4.94 oz (140 g.)
- Honey – 0.7 oz (20 g.)
- Lemon essential oil – 0.28 oz (8 g.)
- SF 3% (input this value in soap calculator when calculating recipe)
We’ll use cold way for cooking honey Beldi – without boiling the soap mass. Weigh the necessary oils and warm up them by using water bath method.
Weigh the Alkali and pour it into water. Wait until the water turns clear.
Wait until the alkaline solution and oils have the same temperature. Pour the alkaline solution to the oil mixture.
Mix everything by means of blender until homogeneous condition.
Making soap based on potassium hydroxide is longer and more complicated than based on sodium hydroxide. Mix the soap base for 1-2 minutes using a blender. Then, leave it for 20-30 minutes. Blend will exfoliate, it’s normal. Continue mixing it until after the next turn, the heavy soap mass will not be seen and you’ll not be able to stir it.
However, this condition is temporary. This is a sign that the desired consistency of the Beldi will be reached soon.
After 30-40 minutes, the soap mass will again be soft and after the next stirring by blender will not exfoliate anymore.
Put the mixture to a water bath and boil it for 2-4 hours, or put it into a container with a tight-fitting lid and leave it for 4 weeks for ripening.
We have made honey Beldi by using a cold way; soap is not being boiled. Instead, we have waited a month until it is already ripe. When the Beldi is ready, add honey and lemon essential oil. Mix them well and let to brew for another week.
Honey Beldi is very fragrant. It can easily be spread through the hair and foams well. Fragile fine foam flawlessly cleanses the hair, leaving it flourishing and shiny.
Apply small amount of soap to wet hair. Massage it while applying soap, then leave for 3-5 minutes. Then, rinse your hair vigorously using warm running water.
- Honey Beldi has oils which are not leave film on your hair.
- You can strengthen hair shine by rinsing them with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice after washing.
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