How to Make Soap More Moisturizing

Making your own soap is a lot of fun - you get to choose your own base, fragrance, and Enhancers to make it look, feel, and smell sooo good! 



But sometimes when you make your own soap, it doesn’t always have everything it needs to hydrate your skin properly and ends up drying your skin instead. You know this is the case when you try using your soap and notice a scaly white sheen; this means your skin isn’t properly absorbing your soap so hydration isn’t happening the way it should.

If this is the case for you, don’t worry! It’s happened to us, too, so we’re here to share some insight that’ll get your soap where you want it.

CHECK OUT OUR TOP 3 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SOAP’S MOISTURIZING ABILITIES:


TIP #1: CAREFULLY CHOOSE YOUR OILS
You want to make sure you use oils that penetrate your skin, not just sit on top of it. Some of the most deeply penetrating oils that we use to make sure our soaps fully moisturize skin are Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, and Argan Oil. 



TIP #2: USE INGREDIENTS THAT ADD SKIN NOURISHING PROPERTIES
There are some nutraceutical products that are our go-to skin nourishing ingredients as they provide a variety of skin benefits on top of hydration. We love adding Vitamin E, Rosehip Oil, and Aloe Vera to give our soap a boost in its ability to prevent inflammation, reduce dark spots and scars, and provide anti-aging properties.


TIP #3: ADD NUTRIENT-RICH INGREDIENTS + EXFOLIANTS
Adding nutrient-rich ingredients and exfoliants helps moisture penetrate the skin. In our handcrafted soaps, we love using ingredients like Spirulina Powder, Watermelon Powder, Turmeric Powder, Honey Powder, Walnut Husks, and Calendula Petals to increase moisture absorption and provide additional skin benefits like brightening and reducing irritations.



If you’re looking for the perfect soap recipe and don’t know where to start, you can reach for a pre-formulated, lab tested Melt + Pour base with special skin nourishing properties. Our exclusive Coco Mango Butter and Shea Goats Milk Melt + Pour bases are excellent for the boost of moisture you’re looking for. These bases naturally nourish the skin with hydrating ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, and Goats Milk. You can even add natural colorants and dried botanicals to amplify their benefits and make them look fun and enticing.

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Now that you know how to make your soap more moisturizing, we’re so excited to see what you create. Be sure to share your sudsy magic with us by posting a photo on Instagram and tagging us @woodenwick - it’s sure to inspire other Makers creating lovely soaps like you!


Happy Making!