Tips For Making Beard, Hair, Face, And Yoni Soap
As a soap maker, you know soap making is a whole world in itself!
There are many different kinds of soap you can make that serve different purposes and depending on the purpose, the ingredients you need will vary.
Whether you’re working on formulating soap for hair, face, beards, or looking to make your way into women’s personal care with yoni soap, we have the tips you need to achieve MAJOR soap success!
formulating face soap
The first thing to keep in mind when making soap for the face is the face’s pH.
Facial skin is much more delicate than skin on your body, so you’ll want to reach for ingredients that are gentle, moisturizing, and form a moisture barrier on the skin’s surface.
You can even combine these oils with pore-refining ingredients like clays, charcoal, or sea mud, and skin-nourishing nutraceuticals like vitamin E or vitamin C, which offer additional cleansing benefits.
A good clarifying face wash can really make a difference in your skin’s appearance, and using these ingredients will help you achieve your dream recipe!
formulating hair soap
If you’re looking to make soap for hair or beards, the ingredients you choose can be a little less moisture retentive and more cleansing.
For hair soaps, you’ll want to make your base using surfactants. Surfactants are ingredients that allow you to blend otherwise incompatible ingredients (e.g. fat-soluble and water-soluble), and create a cleansing and foaming effect in your product.
Some go-to natural surfactants include coco glucoside, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sucrose vocoate, and caprylyl/capryl glucoside.
Whether you’re on a mission to make a super cleansing shampoo or beard cleanser (these make great gifts for scruffy men!), these ingredients will help you achieve ultra hair cleansing action.
formulating yoni soap
If you’re looking to break into the women’s personal care department and make what many refer to as “yoni” soap, you’ll want to create the most gentle formulation.
Dermatologists and gynecologists recommend using plain, fragrance-free, dye-free cleansers when formulating yoni soap - organic castile soap base is a great option!
For this kind of soap, it’s important to remember there is a delicate balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria, and that an imbalance can occur if the pH is not acidic enough.
Make sure to formulate your yoni soap with simple ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, or hemp seed oil, and avoid adding fragrance or ingredients such as lavender or botanicals as they can cause common allergies and irritations.
Making yoni soap is a great way to get involved in the clean beauty industry, and using these kinds of ingredients will definitely help you create the perfect elixir for important lady parts!
select clean, non-toxic ingredients
We hope these tips help you achieve your best soap formulas that you can use for yourself, add to your product line, or both!
With so many bases and oils to choose from, it’s important to select the cleanest, non-toxic ingredients, and our bath + body supplies are a great source for those.
Looking to create other body care products? Learn how to make your own all-natural deodorant cream (an everyday essential we absolutely love).