Today I am going to share with you my favorite antiseptic soap made from purely natural oils. Before I go further to the procedure of making this wonderful antiseptic soap, I will like to highlight briefly on the functions of each of these oils.
Pine oil is the oil obtained from pine tree. It is extracted by steam distillation. Pine oil before long has been used for the treatment of various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, fight fungal and viral infections and protect the body from germ infestation like deodorant and air purifying properties. It is also used to get rid of bacteria, fungi, pathogen and yeast in homes. Pine oil is one of the active ingredient in dettol antiseptic.
Shear butter oil
Shear butter oil is an ivory - coloured fat extracted from the nut of the African shear tree. Shear butter is highly moisturizing to the skin, has healing properties that helps to restore the skin natural state. It is used to treat a plethora of skin problem such as eczema, wrinkles, sunburn, insect bites, skin allergies, blemishes a few but to mention. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to protect the skin natural oils.
Neem oil is extracted from the seeds of neem tree ( popularly called dogoyaro in Nigeria). Neem oil possess antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which makes it soothing to the skin. This oils can also be used as insect repellents. Neem oil has vitamin E which help to restore skin natural state by mopping up free radicals from the skin.
Tea Tree oil
Tea tree is extracted from tea tree plant. It has been used before long for antiseptic purposes
Lets get going
400g Pine oil
200g shear butter oil
100g neem oil
2g tea tree oil
colour ( yellow)
Hardy essential oil
1.633 kg of water
700g of lye
Temperature of lye and oil would be 50 degree Celsius
- Dissolve the lye ( sodium hydroxide) in water, use your thermometer to check the temperature
- When the lye temperature is about 70 degree Celsius, combine all your oil and heat them with low heat to 50 degree Celsius. By this time, the lye temperature must have decreased to 50 degree Celsius.
- Drop the oil down and gradually turn your lye into the bucket containing the preheated oil and stir to blend until trace.
- Add colour and hardy fragrance to the mixture and stir continuously
- Before now, your mold should have been ready so, turn all the mixture into the various molds and cover with cardboard and also use a towel to cover everything to keep it warm.
- After 24 hours, remove the soap from the molds and cut them to size.
- Package them in a polythene bag and allow for three weeks to cure.
- Then it is ready for use.