Moisturize dry, flaky skin with the benefits of coconut oil by creating your own glycerin soap at home. Combine coconut oil with the power of shea butter for a rich experience enriched with vitamins A, E and F to help promote healthy, beautiful skin. Coconut oil can help manage psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, as well as defend against premature aging. Relieve stress in a lathering shower with shea butter-infused soap and moisturize your cares away with the Caribbean scent of coconut.
Things You'll Need
- Yucca root
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Plastic bottle
Bring 1/4 cup of distilled water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tbsp. of yucca root. Cover and allow to steep for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add 2 tbsp. of vegetable glycerin to the yucca root-infused water; pour into a bowl and set aside.
Pour in 1 1/4 cups of distilled water into a pan. Shave an entire bar of unscented castile soap into the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the castile soap is dissolved.
Pour the liquid soap into the set aside bowl. Fold three ounces of shea butter and one ounce of coconut oil into the bowl. Stir until well mixed. Let cool; pour into a clean or unused plastic bottle. The coconut glycerin soap has a shelf life of one year.
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