20 August 2019

Calendula and Lavender Fluffy Whipped Soap Recipe for Dry Skin

This calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe is easy to make with melt and pour soap.  It has real calendula and lavender and natural essential oils.  

My skin is dry in the summer from the sun and swimming almost daily.  In the winter, it's dry because of the cold dry air.  Basically, my skin is dry all the time.

I use a moisturizer every day and use moisturizing soaps and body washes.  When my skin gets really dry, it's extremely itchy and annoying.

Two of my favorite herbs for dry or irritated skin are calendula and lavender.  They work well together to reduce itching and help the skin recover.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This DIY recipe doesn't use a base and uses melt and pour soap instead. It has lavender and calendula for dry skin. Use this homemade recipe for shaving cream or a foaming frosting style soap. This herbal soap is fun to use and cleanses your skin. This awesome fun tutorial is great for aults and kids. It also has ideas for cute packaging too. #fluffy #whipped #soap #diy

I used both the herbs to make the calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe.  This is a fun recipe, and it's great to use as a shaving soap.

It's also fun for kids.  It almost feels like a dry shaving cream.  It's fun to play with while washing hands, especially with kids who like a little extra sensory input.

Most fluffy whipped soap recipes use a base.  I haven't used the base, and I already have a closet full of supplies.

I wanted to make my own DIY whipped soap, so I came up with my own recipe for my mermaid whipped soap from melt and pour soap.

I used the same recipe and technique for this recipe, and I love how it turns out.

CALENDULA AND LAVENDER FLUFFY WHIPPED SOAP RECIPE


MELT AND POUR SOAP


I used white Crafty Bubbles melt and pour soap.  It's my preferred brand and has been for years.  You can get it from their catalog (email or call them to order).

Any white melt and pour soap base should also work.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This DIY recipe doesn't use a base and uses melt and pour soap instead. It has lavender and calendula for dry skin. Use this homemade recipe for shaving cream or a foaming frosting style soap. This herbal soap is fun to use and cleanses your skin. This awesome fun tutorial is great for aults and kids. It also has ideas for cute packaging too. #fluffy #whipped #soap #diy

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL


Sunflower seed oil is a great oil for this recipe because it's a dry oil.  It soaks into the skin quickly, so it won't leave you oily after using it.

It's great for irritated and dry skin.  It can help reduce redness and inflammation.  It's also high in vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids to moisturize and nourish your skin.

You can use a different carrier oil in this recipe.  Other good choices would be grapeseed oil or argan oil because they are lighter oils.

Learn more about more than 40 carrier oils and their benefits in my book, Carrier Oils.



ARROWROOT POWDER


One thing I changed with this recipe is adding a pinch of arrowroot powder.  Arrowroot powder helps make this fluffy whipped soap feel silkier and smoother.

It also absorbs oil, so it cuts down on the oily feeling from using the sunflower seed oil.

The arrowroot powder is optional.  I thought it make the soap silkier, but it's great without it, too.

Learn more about the beauty benefits of arrowroot powder here.  

DISTILLED WATER


Even though this recipe has a preservative, I still suggest that you use distilled water.  I have well water, so I won't use my tap water in my DIY beauty recipes.

Your water could have chlorine or minerals in it.  Distilled water has no minerals or chlorine.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This DIY recipe doesn't use a base and uses melt and pour soap instead. It has lavender and calendula for dry skin. Use this homemade recipe for shaving cream or a foaming frosting style soap. This herbal soap is fun to use and cleanses your skin. This awesome fun tutorial is great for aults and kids. It also has ideas for cute packaging too. #fluffy #whipped #soap #diy

LAVENDER


Lavender is wonderful for dry or irritated skin.  It's naturally antimicrobial, so it can kill germs on the skin.

It's also a natural anti-inflammatory.  If you have dry skin, it's probably inflammed too.  Lavender can promote skin healing while soothing the skin.

I used both lavender essential oil and the dried lavender buds in this fluffy whipped soap. 

CALENDULA


Calendula is my favorite herb for irritated skin.  It's a natural antiseptic, so it may help prevent a secondary infection from scratching.

It's been used as a wound healer for centuries.  It can help promote healing by boost collagen production in the skin.

It can help relieve dry skin, so it's a great herb to use for dry skin.  

PRESERVATIVE


Since this fluffy whipped soap recipe has such a high water content, you will need to add a preservative.  Without one, you'll risk growing creepy things like mold or bacterial in the soap.

I like using natural products, and I prefer not to use preservatives when I can.  However, this recipe must use a preservative, or you will be growing bad things in it in a few days.

I didn't put an amount for a preservative because that depends on the one that you use.  I typically phenonip or methylparaben.

To calculate how much preservative you need, add together the melt and pour, oil, arrowroot powder, water, and essential oil for 107 grams.  If you are omitting the arrowroot powder, then use 100 grams.

Soap Queen has a great article on using preservatives if you want to learn more about them.

INGREDIENTS




TOOLS AND SUPPLIES





DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Weigh the soap with a digital scale and put in a large bowl.  Weigh the water, oil, and preservative and put in another bowl.

STEP #2


Melt the soap in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.

STEP #3


Mix the melted soap with the hand mixer on high.  Slowly add the water and oil mixture as you whip the soap.  

Pour very slowly so the oil and water mixture gets incorporated into the soap.

This may start to foam up.  If it does, set it in the fridge for about 5 minutes to cool.  Whip until it turns into a fluffy whipped soap.


STEP #4


Add the lavender essential oil and whip until it resembles shaving cream.  This took about 4 minutes for me.  

STEP #5


Put about half of the fluffy whipped soap into two separate bowls.


STEP #6


Use a spice grinder to grind the calendula and lavender separately.  Add the ground herbs to each respective bowl.  Add soap colorant and fold the whipped soap to mix.

STEP #7


Spoon each color into a piping bag with a large tip.  I made two lines, one with each color.  Gently squeeze and the bag to remove the air.  The colors will mix in the center, but they will be mostly separated.


STEP #8


Pipe the fluffy whipped soap into the mason jar.  Top with dried herbs if desired.

How to make fluffy whipped soap. This DIY recipe doesn't use a base and uses melt and pour soap instead. It has lavender and calendula for dry skin. Use this homemade recipe for shaving cream or a foaming frosting style soap. This herbal soap is fun to use and cleanses your skin. This awesome fun tutorial is great for aults and kids. It also has ideas for cute packaging too. #fluffy #whipped #soap #diy

I hope you enjoy this calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe!  This is a great base recipe, and you can change the oils and herbs to fit your needs.  Let me know if you try it.


Calendula and Lavender Fluffy Whipped Soap Recipe

Yield: 8 ounces whipped soap
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $15
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe is easy to make with melt and pour soap. It has real calendula and lavender and natural essential oils.

materials:

steps:

  1. Weigh the soap with a digital scale and put in a large bowl. Weigh the water, oil, and preservative and put in another bowl.
  2. Melt the soap in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
  3. Mix the melted soap with the hand mixer on high. Slowly add the water and oil mixture as you whip the soap.
  4. Pour very slowly so the oil and water mixture gets incorporated into the soap.
  5. This may start to foam up. If it does, set it in the fridge for about 5 minutes to cool. Whip until it turns into a fluffy whipped soap.
  6. Add the lavender essential oil and whip until it resembles shaving cream. This took about 4 minutes for me.
  7. Put about half of the fluffy whipped soap into two separate bowls.
  8. Use a spice grinder to grind the calendula and lavender separately. Add the ground herbs to each respective bowl. Add soap colorant and fold the whipped soap to mix.
  9. Spoon each color into a piping bag with a large tip. I made two lines, one with each color. Gently squeeze and the bag to remove the air. The colors will mix in the center, but they will be mostly separated.
  10. Pipe the fluffy whipped soap into the mason jar. Top with dried herbs if desired.

NOTES:

Use the correct amount of preservative of your choice.
diy, soap, lavender, chamomile
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How to make fluffy whipped soap. This DIY recipe doesn't use a base and uses melt and pour soap instead. It has lavender and calendula for dry skin. Use this homemade recipe for shaving cream or a foaming frosting style soap. This herbal soap is fun to use and cleanses your skin. This awesome fun tutorial is great for aults and kids. It also has ideas for cute packaging too. #fluffy #whipped #soap #diy







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Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.