How to make Moroccan black Beldi soap
Beldi soap is usually used in the oriental steam bath Hammam, in one of the first stage of skin cleaning. After the pre-steam bath, Beldi is being applied to the skin for 5 minutes. Then soap is frothed by the special glove or brush with natural bristle. Beldi develops the pores, makes skin deep cleansing, helps treat oily and problem skin. In spite of fact that almost all soap manufacturers who use potassium hydroxide call their pasty soap as Beldi, the genuine Moroccan black soap Beldi is a soap made in olive oil with eucalyptus leaves.
- Olive oil – 10.58 oz (300 g.)
- Coconut oil – 2.12 oz (60 g.)
- Castor oil – 1.41 oz (40 g.)
- Water – 4.94 oz (140 g.)
- Potassium hydroxide – 2.57 oz (72.92 g.)
- SF 8% (enter the value of SF in a soap calculator at the moment of calculating recipe)
- Eucalyptus leaves – 3.53 oz (100 g.)
- Eucalyptus essential oil – 0.28 oz (8 g.)
- Weigh the oil and heat them by a water bath method. Make an alkaline solution and pour it carefully to the oils. For the detailed process with pictures of making original Beldi soap you may read an article “honey Beldi for hair“.
- Use a blender to bring the soap mass to a “trace”. Then add a grinded eucalyptus leaves sifted through a sieve to remove big pieces.
- Mix them well, and transfer it to a container with a tight seal. To make it ripe, wait for 1-1.5 months.
When the Beldi soap is already ripen, add the eucalyptus essential oil and thoroughly mix them all again.
The perfect case to use Beldi soap is while in a sauna bath, but It is quite effective even while taking a regular bath or shower. After using Beldi soap with eucalyptus, skin will be amazingly soft, smooth, agile, and can easily absorb cream and body lotion.
- Thanks to Beldi’s mild action on skin, it can be used not only for body cleaning, but also for face washing, but do not apply Beldi near your eyes.
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