How To Make Soap More Moisturizing

How To Make Soap More Moisturizing

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soap making secrets

Making your own homemade soap is a lot of fun. You get to choose your own soap 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 make your handmade soaps more moisturizing. We've got recommendations for high-quality soap ingredients, nutrient-rich powders, and creamy, nourishing soap bases.


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


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.


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 just getting started making soap

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 soap base with special skin nourishing properties. Our exclusive coco mango butter and shea goats milk melt & pour soap 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 goat's milk. You can even add natural colorants and dried botanicals to amplify their benefits and make them look fun and enticing.

Now that you know how to make your soap more moisturizing, we’re so excited to see what you create. Browse our full collection of soap making supplies here and get more recipes, tips, and soap making secrets here.

Share your sudsy magic with us by posting a photo on Instagram and tagging us @makesy - it’s sure to inspire other makers creating lovely soaps like you!

Happy making!

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