By: Greg Brian
How To Make Handmade Soaps With Honey To Aid Healing
We’re living in a time when buying antibacterial soap is a must-have in every household. Yet, a lot of people have discovered they can make their own soap when it sells out in markets or health food stores.
What others have learned is you can make these soaps with organic honeys to enhance healing capabilities. If you use raw honey, the natural antibacterial qualities present makes your handmade soaps a powerful mix to protect against bacteria and aging skin.
Here’s how to make your own homemade soaps with raw honey.
Milk & Honey Soap
Some people swear by this soap recipe, with the milk part of it coming from goat milk. Those who make it say it’s very gentle on the skin and smells great.
You may want to try this as a soap on newborns as something overly gentle and healing. After all, having the natural, anti-inflammatory healing properties of honey in this soap is a perfect way to safeguard your children’s skin from the start.
To create it, use one pound of goat milk as the base. Pour in two tablespoons of honey. Make sure this is raw honey to enjoy the wide variety of valuable healing elements.
Add in two Vitamin E capsules, though drain out the oil. Put in one tablespoon of body oil, or add a fragrant oil as an option.
Cut the base into any shape you want, then heat the mix in a microwave. Take out and pour the contents into a soap mold. Let the mix firm up for a few hours, then remove the soap from the mold containers.
Find an airtight container to store the soap pieces in to keep it fresh. It’s one of the purest soaps with honey you can make.
Create a Honey Soap with Beeswax
The combination of honey and beeswax offers double the protection to your skin. Beeswax has just as many healing amino acids as the honey itself that honeybees produce.
When you include beeswax in homemade soap, however, you need to use it sparingly. Only less than 2% is needed or the soap will turn into more wax than a lather.
You also need special care in how much honey you use when making soap. Heating it too much takes its healthful properties away. Plus, the soap could crumble if you use excessive honey.
To make this combination effective, prepare the lye water first with 64g of sodium hydroxide and 121g of distilled water. Then create your solid oils using coconut oil, palm oil, and about 7g of beeswax.
Your liquid oils will be olive oil, sunflower oil, and castor oil. Add one teaspoon of honey to the mix.
Some people also add one tablespoon of oatmeal as an option. Once made, you have a unique soap that gives you double protection from aging and bacteria thanks to the health benefits of honey and beeswax.
Honey Lemon Soap
A lot of people create homemade honey soaps as gifts, sometimes for parents or other loved ones. One great gift is a homemade honey lemon soap that not only feels nice, but smells good.
You can make this by first going to find some honey glycerin soap base. This is usually sold in most home good stores, including on Amazon (see references).
Take that honey glycerin soap base, put it into a pot, then into the microwave. Let the base melt for about 30 seconds, slowly adding in no more than 20 drops of lemon essential oil.
Pour the mixture into your soap molds and let it set for a couple of hours.
There you have it! This honey soap concoction lathers up well and adds an unforgettable scent on the skin that will likely appeal to most members of your family.