Using a cosmetic soap during the winters can disrupt the pH balance of your skin. So, what’s the solution? A moisturising soap and body lotion? Yes, this works, but a chemical-free, homemade, organic soap could also help keep dry skin problems at bay.
These 3 DIY soaps will give you the soft and supple skin you have always dreamed of. You could laso make these sopa
Peppermint pine soap
The name itself sounds so wintery that you just can’t resist making this soap, right? Made with a unscented natural soap and essential oils, this soap will nourish your skin and leave you smelling like snow and forest. The antioxidants in peppermint oil will the heal cracks caused by dryness on your skin. Pine oil is detoxifying in nature and can help improve your blood circulation.
Chop up 2 pieces of an unscented natural soap and melt the pieces in a microwave for 20 seconds. Do not let it boil. Add 20 drops of evergreen pine essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and 2-3 drops of green colouring gel to the melted soap. Grease a baking tray and pour the mix into it. Let the soap form for 5-6 days. Cut the hardened soap into bars store in a cool, dry place.
A homemade rose soap will help reduce eczema and dry skin, giving you softer skin. The rose essential oil will not only give you a good fragrance but will also calm your senses.
Take any unscented natural soap and melt for 20 seconds in a microwave. Place some rose petals in the melted soap and add in 10-15 drops of rose oil, and mix well. Set the soap in any greased mould for 5-7 days and then use it.
Tea tree soap
Tea tree is commonly used in various skin care products to treat dark spots and dry skin. Using it in the cold weather will clear your blemishes and give you flawless complexion. The coconut oil in it is a natural moisturiser while the fatty acids in the sweet almond oil will retain the moisture in your skin, keeping it hydrated.
Take an oatmeal soap as base and cut it into pieces. Melt the soap for 20 seconds in a microwave. Now add in 4 tbsp. of olive oil and sweet almond oil each and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Pour the mix in a greased mould and leave it untouched for 5 days, after which it will be ready to use.