I just realized that I have all of these Ayurvedic powders that I hardly use. Not that I don’t use them at all, they are just not my priority in my skincare routine. They are mostly additions. Supplements. I decided to sort all the potential additions in my stash to my black soap mix. In no particular order, they are: Turmeric, Activated Charcoal, Camwood, Neem, Oatmeal and Hibiscus.
This time, I chose Camwood and Neem because I wanted a mix of the known and unknown to spice things up. I also wanted to see if I could stand Neem powder in soaps. The most interesting thing was that instead of my regular lemon juice which I usually use as a base, I used my fresh aloe vera gel. This was completely accidental. I had no idea it was going to turn out so yummy! The idea was to add a bit of aloe vera to the mix. Before I knew it, I was mixing it and it was turning out really nice so I added a bit more to get a creamy consistency. Did I say yum? Eventually, I did not need to use lemon juice so I just added my oil and left it to cure.
Anyways, this is what the recipe looked like
- 3 tsps of Natural Nigerian Raw Black Soap
- 1 tsp of Camwood
- 1 tsp of Neem
- 2 tsp of Herbal infused oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 2 tsp of aloe vera gel
As usual, you mix everything together and allow it to cure for as long as you want. I’m actually thinking of making a batch and leaving it to cure for about six months. You know, the longer you leave it, the more potent it becomes!
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