In this season in which we may have a little more time and also nature is in its splendor, we can take the opportunity to make a very natural and nourishing soap for the skin.
The Aloe see to be the protagonist of our creation and aromatizaremos with Romero. We started by cutting 4 stalks or large leaves of aloe (Aloe vera), which by the way, in addition to having a very good reputation for curing diseases and burns, is also very nutritious for the skin and stomach, as well as healing.
What else will we use?
Then they can cut or buy to flavor the soap, a little rosemary, a plant that is already known for its good attributes for hair and skin. Then we will make a liter of well concentrated rosemary infusion, to later add to the soap water that we are going to make. In addition to these two natural ingredients we will also use 6 liters of potato frying oil, well strained so that it does not have any impurities, 5 liters of water, 1 kilo of caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide), gloves, glasses or glasses of eye protection, an apron, a wooden stir stick or paddle, and a large plastic container.
The next step is to clean the aloe vera, the green of its leaf, to leave only the internal gel, and it is placed in the blender to be crushed.
To start making the soap, already having the ingredients checked on hand, you have to protect yourself with glasses, gloves and an apron. The caustic soda is uncovered and dissolved in the plastic container with a little water, stirring slowly until completely dissolved. Then the oil is added, it is mixed carefully and then the aloe vera is added, and it always begins to stir in the same direction and without stopping, until it sets.
Stir in the same direction and observe how little by little it takes consistency. This process is very important, and it should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without stopping the process of stirring the mixture. After this time, the mixture is placed in the molds.
Then it is allowed to cool and it is expected that it is completely set, when they are already hard or almost hard, after 7 days, they will be cut into small squares to be used on different occasions such as the bathroom, the shower, and even for washing clothes.
To cut them you can buy a mold with the figure of your choice or you can even make one in a traditional way with a round tin, for example those of tuna or sardines. The finishes will not be perfect but they will be very beautiful and of quality.
The residues that remain from the cuts with the molds, or from the manual cuts that you have made and that do not have the desired finish, you can reuse them for the washing machine, placing them in a cloth bag within the washing process, since these soaps artisan of aloe vera has properties to whiten clothes.