How to make solid shower gel
Common cosmetic care agents, not in traditionally liquid but in solid state are gaining more and more popularity. Solid shampoos or shower gels have lots of positive points which are – using safe surfactants in producing them, and economical expenditure while using, and convenience during transportation (it’s very convenient to take little pieces of cleaners with you when going to the gym, on a trip or on vacation etc.)
- White soap base on goat’s milk (Crystal Goats Milk) – 2.57 oz (73 g)
- Surfactants cocoa – 0.53 oz (15 g)
- Watersoluble shea butter – 0.35 oz (10 g)
- Cosmetic fragrance or essential oil – 0.70 oz (2 g)
The soap base is cut into little pieces and is put on water bath to melt.
We mix up surfactants cocoa, possessing very delicate peeling properties. Surfactants cocoa doesn’t give abundant foam itself, instead it softens hard water and decreases irritative impact on skin of the soap base.
As soon as the soap base becomes liquid, we take it away from the stove and add surfactants cocoa, mix everything well.
We add watersoluble shea butter, which will care the skin while washing.
Add the fragrance or essential oil (we have essential orange oil).
We pour the ready soap mass out in moulds. You may use both big moulds for soap and little portioned moulds for ice – such shower gel pieces, which don’t occupy much space, are very convenient to take with being on the road.
You may add cosmetic dye and get shower gel of hue desired. We added a little bit of achiote extract, which dyed the soap mass in orange.
We pour out the soap mass, having orange color and scent into citrus moulds.
In 30-40 minutes you may take out the ready pieces of solid shower gel.
Solid shower gel looks like common soap, the obvious difference is noticed only when washing. Shower gel doesn’t have abundant foam, its fine cream foam peels the skin softly but thoroughly, without causing feeling of dryness and tightness even for owners of the most sensitive skin.
- So to get abundant foam, using a solid shower gel you need to try to use a sponge-net.
- Such shower gel may be used for children’s bathing.
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