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Recipes on how to make your own liquid hand soap and body wash

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIQUID SOAP & LIQUID BODYWASH

> Liquid Soap > Body Wash

Liquid Soap

The following recipe is made using the cold process method. You can also use the hot process method which uses Potassium Hydroxide as a base instead of Sodium Hydroxide. For full details on this method of making Liquid soap please read Catherine Failor's book titled Making Natural Liquid Soaps.
You will find this book listed on our web site under books. You may also find this book at your local library.

Liquid Soap  - makes approximately 500ml/16fl.oz.

Part 1
1 tbsp of your *favourite herb
1 tbsp Yucca root
100ml distilled water
Boil water and infuse herbs for 15-20 minutes. Strain herbs set liquid aside.
Add 2 tbsp Vegetable Glycerin to herbal infusion.

Part 2
100 gram bar Cranberry Lane’s "Plain Jane" shampoo bar (or use Cranberry Lane’s Shampoo refill kit to make bars from scratch) Note there is no curing time for bars that will be turned into liquid, they can be process when they are removed from the mould.
400 ml of water (You can use less water for a more concentrated soap)
Grate shampoo bar and add to water. Bring to boil, then on low until all pieces of shampoo bar have dissolved.

Part 3
Add liquid shampoo to strained herbal infusion. Add 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil.
Use and storage: Stored in a cool dry location shelf life of liquid soap is approximately 1 year.

*Herbs to try for liquid soap:
Nettle, Horsetail & Coltsfoot: All contain amino acids that are excellent for skin and hair
Peppermint or Spearmint: Stimulates dry skin and invigorates senses a great morning wake up.
Lavender: Balances oily skin, good for acne prone skin, relaxing essence
Marigold and Rose petals: Moisturizing for dry skin, relaxing essence
Chamomile: Calms irritated skin, and nerves
Patchouli: Wonderful earthy scent, good for dry skin and Eczema conditions

Liquid Soap & Bodywash

Using Cranberry Lane’s Natural Hand Made Liquid Soap to make a body wash is a breeze!
If you want to make your own liquid soap see our Liquid soap recipes. (above)
When adding essential oils to Liquid soap some will cause a thickening effect immediately, while
others (mainly citrus types) will cause a thinning of the soap.

Colouring and Scenting Suggestions:
Try adding 20-25 drops of your favourite essential oil per 250ml of liquid soap.
You can colour your liquid soap or body wash by using the following ingredients: (per 250ml of
product)
1/2 tsp of the Earth Colours (Yellow, Red, Brown, Green, Blue or Purple)
1/2 tsp Pink, Red, Green clay (you will need to dissolve the clay in 2 Tbsp of liquid soap to blend properly)
1/4 tsp Ratanjot powder (you will need to dissolve the powder in 2 Tbsp of liquid soap to blend
properly)

Germ Away Liquid Hand Soap

Instructions: makes 250ml/8fl.oz.

250ml Cranberry Lane’s liquid soap

Essential oils:
25 drops Home Free Essential oil blend
(Oregano, Clove, Lemon, Pine, Rosemary, Lavender and Orange)

Blend all ingredients together. Shake before use. For best result store finished product out of direct sunlight in a cool location. Shelf life up to one year.

Keep this handy in the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere hand cleaning is important.

 

Rich & Creamy Liquid Hand Soap

Instructions: makes 250ml/8fl.oz.

220ml Cranberry Lane’s liquid soap
30ml (2 tbsp) Body Blend oil or equivalent
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
1 tsp Rosemary extract
1/2 tsp Zinc Oxide powder
1 tsp of Earth Colour
25 drops Essential oil

Blend all ingredients except the Liquid soap.
Add blended ingredients to Liquid soap and mix well. Add essential oils.

For best result store finished product out of direct sunlight in a cool location.
Shake well before use. Shelf life up to 6 months.

 

Rosemary & Mint Body Wash

Instructions: makes 250ml/8fl.oz.

200ml Cranberry Lane’s liquid soap
25ml
Rosemary extract
1 Tbsp Spearmint or Peppermint Leaves
1/4 cup distilled water
1/2 tsp
Xanthan gum

Essential oils:
20 drops Rosemary Essential oil
15 drops Peppermint Essential oil
Bring distilled water to boil, pour over Mint leaves, allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain and keep liquid.
Add Xanthan gum and Rosemary extract to liquid Mint infusion and beat until smooth.
Add your essential oils and bottle for use.
Shake before use. For best result store finished product out of direct sunlight in a cool location.
Shelf life approximately 6 months.

 

Green Tea & Aloe Body Wash

Instructions: makes 250ml/8fl.oz.

175ml Cranberry Lane’s liquid soap
25ml Green Tea Extract
60ml Aloe vera gel
1/2 tsp
Xanthan gum

Essential oils:
5 drops Palmarosa
20 drops Rosewood
Blend all ingredients together except Liquid soap. Add blended ingredients to Liquid soap and add essential oils.

Shake before use. For best result store finished product out of direct sunlight in a cool location.
Shelf life approximately 6 months.

 

Shea & Aloe Body Wash

Instructions: makes 250ml/8fl.oz.

175ml Cranberry Lane’s liquid soap
50ml
Aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp of Shea butter
1/2 tsp
Xanthan gum

Essential oils:
25 drops of your favourite essential oils
Gently heat Shea butter and Aloe vera gel until Shea butter has completely melted. Remove from heat.
While beating Shea/Aloe mixture, slowly add Xanthan gum until mixture is smooth.
Combine liquid soap and above mixture together while stirring until well blended. Add essential oils and bottle for use.
Shake before use. For best result store finished product out of direct sunlight in a cool location
Shelf life approximately 6 months.

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