In this lockdown, rather than getting bored we can use our time by creating our own handmade soap as they’re quite fun and also healthier than the market soap base. For creating your own handmade soaps, we need to know types of soap base so in this blog we are going to see how many bases there are and how they are useful and different from others. We all know there are generally 4 different methods used to make a soap but the base for them are not the same.
To make different types of soaps there are different types of base required. For a body wash we require a different base and so like that for a shower gel or shampoo a different base is used. Having a good soap base is really important because if the soap base is good then the soap will turn out good. We have curated a small list of things you can find in the soaps and how you can add in some extra ones to try out new things while making homemade soaps.
There are few common types of soap base they are,
- Essential oils
- Distilled water
There are studies that prove that using melt and pour soap bases are really easy and friendly for beginners and kids as no one gets harmed. As we all know that a melt and pour soap has to go through a process called ‘Sanctification’ which is good for the skin so here we are going to see which base is really good for melt and pour soap.
Did you know that these natural products when added in a soap base are actually good for us? Well, don’t worry if you didn’t know because, we have curated a list for you to understand each and every base:
- Goat Milk Soap base – We all know how good goat milk soap is for our skin. It adds the extra moisturizer and keeps our skin soft because who doesn’t want soft skin. The good thing about this base is that all skin types can use it and it’s not harmful. Goat milk soap is known to be beneficial for dry skin. It also acts like a natural exfoliate. It acts like a gentle cleanser and does not strip our skin of all the natural oils.
- Shea butter soap base– We all know how good shea butter is for our skin. It’s used in most of the creams to keep our skin soft and glowing. Shea butter as a whole itself contains so many ingredients like linoleic, palmitic, steraic and oleic fatty acids. It’s an anti inflammatory and anti fungal soap base. Some studies have shown that it may help to promote cell regeneration. Shea butter is also very good for hydrating our skin and also it helps our skin glow and shine naturally.
- Aloe vera soap base– Aloe Vera is really good for skin and hair just like shea butter. It’s good for skin types that are prone to acne. So far, this soap base is the best amongst all the others available because it’s extracted from the plant itself. Aloe vera helps to lighten the skin and keeps it moisturised because of the ‘Gibberellins’. Also which are growth hormones for skin cells . The best way to use it in a soap base is to add the plum in the mixture. It helps to keep our skin supple and smooth.
- Honey– Honey and it’s products have been used since time immemorial. Honey has so many benefits and by adding it to our soap it’s all the way better because of the properties that honey carries. At times there are bacteria still left on our body and so because of using a honey based soap. We can prevent our skin from removing all the bacteria and keep us healthy. Honey contains anti microbial which means that the growth of certain bacteria on our skin can be prevented. By using a honey soap base our skin will look younger for a longer period.
- Cocoa butter – Cocoa butter soap is best for dry skins and it also helps with moisturizing the skin. As of now we have understood that if there is butter then it’s definitely going to be good for our skin. Cocoa butter on its own has its own benefits other than being good for skin. Any form of cocoa butter is great for us but if added in the soap base. It makes it much better as while taking a bath or washing our hands it doesn’t dry our skin out for obvious reasons.
Hope this helps you all with your homemade soaps. All the above 5 bases are going to be helpful for your skin and soap in some way or another.