How to Make Seaweed Soap & Slimming Gel

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How to Make Seaweed Soap & Slimming Gel
Seaweed offers a plethora of benefits for skin. (seaweed image by Kevin McGrath from Fotolia.com)

Making your own beauty and spa products allows you the ability to decide on what kind of ingredients you put on your skin. Making soaps and serums with seaweed such as seaweed slimming gel proves to be an easy process that takes advantage of the benefits offered by seaweed. Bring the day-spa home with you with your homemade seaweed soaps, masques, slimming gels and more.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Melt & Pour goat milk soap base, 1 cup
  • Seaweed botanical extract, 1 Tbsp.
  • Coconut oil, 1/2 cup
  • Helichrysum hydrosol, 2 cups
  • Beeswax, 1 cup
  • Polysorbate 20, 1/4 cup
  • Aloe juice, 1/2 cup
  • Pyrex bowls, 2
  • Hand mixer
  • Jar with lid
  • Soap mould
  • Double boiler

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Instructions

    Seaweed Soap

  1. 1

    Break apart about a cup of melt and pour soap base into the top reservoir of a double boiler. Goat milk soap base is natural and softening but aloe bases, glycerine bases and other types work as well.

    How to Make Seaweed Soap & Slimming Gel
    Goat's milk soap produces a thick foamy lather. (soap bubles image by Pomidors from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Pour approximately 1/4 cup of coconut oil into the base.

  3. 3

    Turn the stove onto a medium heat and allow the oil and soap base to melt into a thin liquid.

  4. 4

    Stir in about 1/2 tbsp of seaweed botanical extract.

  5. 5

    Stir the mixture slowly for about 2 minutes before turning off the stove. Pour it into a soap mould and put it in the freezer for two hours.

    Seaweed Slimming Gel

  1. 1

    Add the beeswax, 1/8 cup coconut oil and polysorbate 20 to a Pyrex bowl.

  2. 2

    Microwave the bowl on high for 1 minute, or until the contents are melted into a clear liquid.

  3. 3

    Mix the aloe juice, which is like a gel on its own, and helichyrsum hydrosol in a separate bowl.

  4. 4

    Put the hand mixer into the bowl of hydrosol and aloe juice and mix on a medium speed.

  5. 5

    Drizzle the melted wax and oils into the bowl of aloe and hydrosol slowly. Beat the mixture continuously as a frothy foam forms. Add the seaweed extract to the mix and beat for an additional 5 minutes. Pour the contents into a jar and allow it to cool for five hours before using the gel on your fine lines, wrinkles and baggy eyes.

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