Figs and leaves soap is one of my all-time favorite soaps! Every fall, we have lots of figs around here and I love to make different kinds of stuff with them. Plus, the vineyard is full of beautiful grape leaves that can be really useful after the harvest season is over.
Figs are excellent for treating many skin problems, and they will give you a beautiful glowing skin. I try to incorporate figs in my cooking recipes whenever possible! This tasty fruit can help you get rid of ulcers and acne, as well.
DIY Figs and Leaves Soap Recipe
- 27 ounces’ coconut oil
- 38 ounces’ olive oil
- 17 ounces’ palm kernel oil
- 20 ounces’ fresh figs
- 12 ounces’ lye
- 1-ounce aloe Vera pulp
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- A few fresh whole grape leaves (optional)
To get the fig mixture, place the eatable part of the figs in a blender or a food processor and mix them until smooth. Then place the mixture into a bowl, and add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a large wooden spoon until you get a creamy, brown texture. In the end, put in molds and leave in a dry and cool place to stay for 24 hours.
This recipe is sized to fit my wooden molds; their dimensions are 11.5 inches by 16 inches by 2 inches.
Note: You may add the leaves in the end when the mixture is already in the molds – just cover the mold and the leave will stick to the mixture.
How to use
You can use it for hands, and all over naked bodies. For optimal longevity, keep your figs and leaves soap in a well-drained soap dish between uses.
- Figs give a sweet scent and contain seeds which exfoliate the skin.
- The cookie-fall -fragrance hints at the sensual depths of this soap.
- Aloe Vera pulp t is incredibly soothing for the skin. This plant is also the perfect remedy for hair loss.
This is a fruity, exfoliating scrubby soap with a wonderful scent that will warm your soul and refresh your skin during autumn days.
Figs are exceptionally nutritious and great for your body, and their scrubby seeds exfoliate and actually clean your skin. Perfectly suited for sensitive and irritated skin, another beneficial ingredient – organic aloe Vera is gentle and calming and gentle. Soothing, scrubby, and nutritious – what are you waiting for?
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