In our previous post, we taught how to make a DIY baby glowing cream and we thought to ourselves, it won’t be complete without also teaching how to make a DIY baby glowing soap. So, yea — we’re up for it now, as this content contains an in-depth guide to formulating a DIY baby glowing soap for your little one.
Now when it comes to anything relating to your baby’s skin, you should use caution. The baby’s skin is sensitive and delicate and therefore should be treated as such. Abrasive or harsh ingredients should be avoided at all cost.
Your little infant’s skin needs pampering and all the love in the world, therefore, you need to use only gentle, mild, and hydrating ingredients. Of course every parent wants the best for their kids and to that assurance, this article brings you the best way to make a DIY baby glowing soap to give your baby’s skin a flawless glow that it deserves.
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So, what ingredients and tools are needed for this DIY formulation?
- 1 Base Soap.
- 3 Tablespoons Almond oil.
- 3 Tablespoons Carrot oil.
- 3 Tablespoons Organic honey.
- 3 Tablespoons Turmeric powder.
- 3 Tablespoons Glycerin.
- 5 Tablepoons Aloe vera gel.
- 5 drops Tea tree essential oil.
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil.
Note: Do not use essential oils if this soap is for a baby under 3 months.
- A soap mold (to give it shape).
- A steel bowl (for mixing).
- A knife (to cut your soap).
- Sauce pan or cooking pot.
But before we dive straight to the point, let’s know the potentials of these ingredients on the baby’s skin.
Almond oil: In the DIY skincare world, almond oil is one of my favourites, this emollient is rich is fatty acids to nourish and hydrates the skin. It has been used for centuries to relieve dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Almond oil also helps glows the skin as it deeply nourishes the skin dermis and smoothens the top layer of the skin which sparks up a beautiful glow.
Carrot oil: If you’re looking for a natural oil to brighten dull skin and enhance skin radiance then you’ll never go wrong with carrot oil. Suitable for both sensitive and matured skin. Carrot oil glows and nourishes the skin, it evens the skin tone for a brighter-looking skin — all thanks to Beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E. This antioxidants also protects the skin from environmental aggressors and UV rays of the skin.
Organic Honey: A humectant which attracts moisture from the atmosphere and pull them into the skin to keep skin supple and intensively hydrated. A well hydrated skin is a happy skin, this will boost radiance and glow. Honey is also packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin.
Turmeric powder: For some people, turmeric is new to them while some have known about it, but nevertheless when it comes to this formulation turmeric comes in handy, why? This is because turmeric is rich in curcumin, an antioxidant that help heal wounds and reduces scars and all kinds inflammation such as eczema, rashes, pimples, etc.
Glycerin: Here is another fascinating humectant that pulls moisture from the atmosphere to give the skin its drink, keeps it intensively hydrated to the optimum level. Naturally, the baby’s skin is tender and soft and needs all the moisture it can get to remain that way.
Aloe vera gel: Another great humectant with powerful potentials. Aloe vera is perhaps one of the most widely used herbal remedies for topical skin conditions. This gel-like ingredient is extracted from aloe plant. It contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. Vitamins: It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline.
Aloe vera soothes, heals and hydrates the skin, its used to heal wounds such as burns, minor cuts, or small abrasions. It’s also used to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, inflammatory acne and dry skin.
Tea tree essential oil: Here is another medical oil which has been used for decades to treat different kinds of inflammation condition all thanks to its anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Tea tree essential oil calm redness, swelling, and inflammation, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.
Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil possesses numerous potentials. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion. But topical on your baby’s skin? Lavender oil will come in handy in addressing the issues of inflammation and improve skin radiance, not to mention it has a heavenly scent which will make a good natural fragrance for your DIY baby glowing soap.
Note: Essential oils are not to be used on babies under 3 months. They must be 4 months old and above. That being said, if your baby is under 3 months old, simply exclude tea tree and lavender essential oil and continue with other mentioned ingredients.
Step 1: Using your knife, cut the bar of soap base into chunks or pieces. This will make it more easier to melt down quicker using double boiler method.
Step 2: Pour the chunks of soap base into your steel bowl. Add water to the bowl to cover the soap base a little.
Step 3: Then melt or dissolve your soap base using double-boiler method. You can read how to dissolve skincare ingredients using double-boiler method.
Step 4: Keep an eye on the soap chunks and continue to check on them periodically to ensure they melt down evenly.
Step 5: Start stirring the soap base in a circular pattern to distribute the heat evenly and to ensure every chunks dissolves completely.
Step 6: When the soap base must have dissolved or melted down, bring down mixture from heat. Place mixture on a heat-safe surface (wooden-table). Allow mixture to settle for 1 minute.
Step 7: Then add other skincare ingredients in accordance to measurement stated above.
Step 8: Transfer mixture into a soap mold and allow it to harden. It will take atleast 24 hours to completely set. To quicken the hardening process you can put mixture into the freezer or refrigerator.
Congratulations your DIY baby glowing soap is set.
How To Use.
Bath your baby with the DIY glowing soap morning and night or as frequent and often. The soap contains 100% natural botanical ingredients and will erupt no complications or irritations to your baby’s skin.
Possible Questions & Answers.
Q: Can I use African black soap as a base soap instead?
A: African black soap is made with the combination of some abrasive ingredients which may be ideal for matured skin but harsh for sensitive skin (babies skin) and can result to peelings, dryness and redness. That being said, we don’t recommend using an African black soap for this formulation. You wouldn’t want to risk your baby’s skin and health right?. I’m pretty sure no parent will.
Shop for a mild soap base on the market for this formulation. You can visit any reputable organic beauty store Or as well shop online.