Clay soap

Sapone all’argilla

Inspired by this post, today I tried my very first batch of clay soap. I had only olive oil and coconut butter on my hands (all my supplies are elsewhere at the moment) so those are the only oils used.

I added geranium and tea tree essential oils because of their skin-care properties, but I have to say that the combination of those fragrances is just amazing! I can’t stop smelling the bar!

Ispirata da questo post, oggi ho provato a preparare il sapone all’argilla. Al momento ho a disposizione solo olio di oliva e burro di cocco, visto che la maggior parte delle mie scorte sono a casa dei miei, per cui questi due sono gli unici grassi utilizzati. Ho preparato altre volte del sapone con solo oliva e cocco, oppure oliva-cocco-ricino, e se preparati con cura hanno riscosso lo stesso successo di altri saponi più ricchi.

Ho aggiunto olio essenziale di geranio e di tea tree, pensando questo sapone per una pelle del viso un po’ problematica (come la mia) ma al di là di queste proprietà sono rimasta affascinata dalla combinazione di queste due fragranze! Non riesco a smettere di annusare il sapone.

Ingredients:

  • 650 gr olive oil
  • 150 gr coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoon sifted green clay (sun dried)
  • 8 ml geranium essential oil
  • 3 ml tea tree essential oil

Lye discount: 6%

Properties:

  • Geranium oil can be used to help in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, stress and neuralgia. (source)
  • Tea tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body’s ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock. (source)
  • Green clay is usually suggested for oily skin due to its properties, but with a 6% superfatting can be used for a gently cleanse of every kind of skin.
  • L’olio essenziale di geranio è un toccasana per la pelle, soprattutto quella problematica.
  • L’olio essenziale di tea tree ha un’azione generale antibatterica e immuno-stimolante.
  • L’argilla verde di solito è usata per la sua azione astringente sulle pelli grasse, ma visto lo sconto soda del 6% questo sapone sicuramente sarà adatto ad ogni tipo di pelle.

I’ll add some pictures as soon as the soap is cut!

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2 Responses to Clay soap

  1. Andee says:

    This soap looks lovely! I’m glad our blog was inspiring to you. I look forward to seeing more of your soaps.

    Andee
    blog.thesage.com

    • insaponando says:

      Hi Andee, Thank you for your visit :)
      I’d love to try most of your soaps, you are so creative! And you are so kind providing a full recipe, with photos and precise amount of each ingredient!
      In the next few days I’m planning to give a try to the almond milk one and the lemon zest. I’ll post my results :)

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