Black soap is one of the most preferred soaps for caramel skin as it contains a lot of ingredients that help to nourish the skin, protect it from bacteria and microbes, fight against acne and fine lines, etc.
How to make black soap for caramel skin
For tips on how to make black soap for caramel skin, you can check all of the details below;
Equipment that you would need
- A stainless steel pot.
- A mixing bowl
- Stirring rods or wooden sticks
- Rubber spatula
- Kitchen scales
- Soap molds
- Glass jar
- Plastic gloves
When making black soap for caramel skin, you have to ensure that you bear the following precautions in mind;
- Do not use Aluminum pots for the mixing of the ingredients. The reason is that Aluminum usually reacts with the potash used in the process.
- If you have allergies to latex products, ensure that you do not include ingredients like potash, palm oil or coconut oil into your soap. You can use ingredients like castor oil and olive oil instead.
- For allergies to caffeine, cocoa, or chocolate, do not use potash made from cocoa pods.
- Stop using the soap the moment you notice rashes. You can also contact your dermatologist to know which of the ingredients your skin is reacting to.
- Cocoa beans
- Dry Plantain skins
- Distilled water
- Essential oils
- Fragrant additives
- Start by taking the cocoa beans out of the pods.
- Get your dried plantain skins ready and then, burn them with the cocoa beans from the step above. The burning usually produces ash that is used for the lye.
- Add the ashes to distilled water and mix.
- Set the mixture in a pot and then, set it on high heat. Leave the mixture to boil for about twenty minutes. You should however ensure that you stir often. That way, you get a mixture with a very regular consistency. You should also make sure that the mixture doesn’t boil to the point where bubbles begin to appear.
- When the mixture has a gummy or thick outlook, you can take it off the fire and allow it to cool down before you use it for the next step.
- Next, add the oils and butters to a deep stainless steel pot. Ensure that the fire is on low heat.
- Continue to heat and stir the mixture until it has a smooth and regular consistency.
- Add the potash base to the oil mix. Ensure that you do not use the entire potash base. You can store the one you don’t use in airtight bottles.
- You can add fragrant materials as well as colorants of your choice to the mixture.
- Set the mixture in soap molds with the aid of a rubber spatula. Then, leave it to cool for a day or two. While this is happening, the molds should be covered with foil.
- Cut the soap into your desired shape after they have set into firm solids.
- Set the soap on wire racks to allow for the curing process. You should also ensure that you regularly flip the soap bars to ensure that the process of curing occurs evenly across the bars.
One of the most important processes in the production of black soap is that of curing. Here, you allow the water to evaporate out of the soap. That way, you have a dry, hard and mild solid as your result.
Usually, the curing process goes on for about a month or more. Curing can be done on bookshelves, boxes, crates, etc.
The importance of curing is to ensure that the lye in the soap is entirely eradicated, as it can cause irritation of the skin tissues.
How to make glow oil for caramel skin
The beauty of caramel skin never fades when glow oils come into the picture. These oils are very good as they permeate easily through the skin better in comparison to creams and other topical applications.
They also help to keep the skin moisturized or hydrated. To get the best results from your glow oils, it is recommended that the starting oils are as pure as possible.
They should not contain any artificial fragrances, chemicals or any other kinds of additives.
For tips on how to make glow oil for caramel skin, follow the steps below.
- Grape seed oil
- Avocado oil
- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Lavender oil
- Dried buds of lavender
- Almond oil
- Argan oil
- Neem seed oil
- Concentrated Vitamin E oil
Note that you do not have to include the entire ten oils listed above. With a maximum of six oils, you are good to go.
- Immerse the glass dropper bottle in boiling water in order to get rid of microbes that can contaminate the final oil. Allow the dropper to dry with the passing breeze.
- Make the dropper bottle ¾ parts filled with any of the oils listed above. You can start with Argan oil for example. Afterwards, add the rest of the oils.
- Shake the bottle vigorously to ensure the proper mixing of the oils.
- Store the oil in a cool and dry place.