Glycerin is considered to be a natural skin care product. Read on to know few recipes of glycerin soap to have a glowing, supple skin.

Glycerin Soap

The word glycerin can be traced back to the Greek diction “glykys”, which means sweet. Glycerin is a sweet-tasting, colorless, odorless, non-toxic, viscous liquid with varied properties. Until 1880s, the process of recovering glycerin from soap making was yet to be discovered and commercially produced glycerin mostly came from the candle-producing industry. It was only in the year 1889 that a viable method of separating glycerin from soap was discovered. One of the many properties of glycerin is its ability to pull moisture from the air which makes it a great humectant. Despite this unique property, did you know that commercial manufacturers of soap remove the glycerin from the bars even though it is a natural by-product of the soap-making process? Wonder why? They reserve it instead for the manufacture of more expensive products. So, the soaps that you find in your nearby store are nothing but synthetic detergent. For all those who raised their eyebrows at this revelation, fret not as we have listed few glycerin soap recipes, especially for you. Make your own glycerin soap with your preferred color and fragrance and keep your skin supple and moisturized.
Glycerin Soap Recipe
Recipe 1
  • 1 pound 9 ounces Distilled Water
  • 12 ounces Lye
  • 2 pound 8 ounces Palm Oil
  • 1 pound Coconut Oil
  • 1 pound 9 ounces Castor Oil
  • 1 pound 12 ounces Ethanol
  • 8 ounces Glycerin
  • 15 ounces Distilled Water with 1 pound 4 ounces Sugar dissolved into a solution
  • Measure and mix the lye and water. Heat it and allow it to cool until it reaches 57-62 degree Celsius.
  • Heat the palm, coconut and castor oil together and bring it down to the temperature of lye solution.
  • Mix the lye solution and oils and stir the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Now add ethanol and stir again for 5 minutes. This should form a clear solution.
  • Cover the soap pot with a plastic cover to reduce evaporation of alcohol during boiling.
  • Now set the soap pot into a larger pot filled with three inches of boiling water set on a mild heat.
  • Adjust the temperature of the stove and allow the solution to boil gently for the next two hours. This is the appropriate time required for it to saponify or neutralize.
  • After two hours, add glycerin and the sugar solution into the mixture.
  • Stir for about 3 minutes.
  • Now add dye or fragrance to it and pour it into moulds.
  • Leave them uncovered and allow the mixture to cool. 
Recipe 2
  • 2 cups Glycerin Soap Base
  • Blooming Jewelweed Flowers
  • ½ cup Water
  • 7 drops sweet Orange Oil
  • 2 drops Orange Coloring Agent
  • Melt glycerin base in double boiler or in a microwave.
  • Boil the jewelweed flowers in half cup of water.
  • Add the maceration to glycerin and stir until slightly cooled.
  • Add the sweet orange oil and coloring agent for fragrance and color.
  • Pour the mixture into moulds and let it cool.
Recipe 3
  • 2 cups Glycerin Soap Base
  • 1 tbsp powdered Chamomile
  • 1 tbsp Glycerin
  • 1 capsule Chlorophyll Concentrate
  • Melt the glycerin base in a double boiler setting it on low heat.
  • Add the glycerin to powdered chamomile and blend it well.
  • Add it to the melted glycerin and stir the resultant mixture well.
  • Now add the chlorophyll capsule to it and stir again. This gives the soap a natural color.
  • Pour the soap into small Tupperware styled containers and cool it until dry.
Recipe 4
  • 1 cup Glycerin Soap Base
  • 1 tbsp Calamine Powder or 2 tbsp Calamine Lotion
  • 1 tbsp Cosmetic Grade Clay
  • 2 tbsp liquid Glycerin
  • Melt the glycerin base in a double boiler on low heat.
  • Mix the calamine, clay and liquid glycerin until smooth. Add small amount of water if needed.
  • Now whisk the mixture with the melted glycerin and stir well.
  • Pour it into moulds and allow it to cool.

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