Soap is something we all use, and we bet there’s a bar or two sitting in your shower right now. However, even though we all use it, not all of our skin’s react the same way to the ingredients found in commercial soaps.
Don’t be fooled by a nice scent or a creamy lather, as it’s usually the result of sulfates or artificial fragrance. Not only do these synthetic ingredients put your health at risk, if your skin is even slightly sensitive then you want to look the other way, trust us!
Fortunately, there is a natural way to make soap using healthy ingredients that won’t put your health at risk or aggravate your skin. In fact, your skin will feel like silk and simply glow with radiance!
Keep reading for our favorite DIY soap recipes for even the most sensitive skin.
Shea Butter Coconut Milk Soap with Calendula Flowers
Sounds fancy, but even though this soap is pretty luxurious, it’s super easy to make.
Creamy Coconut Milk is one ingredient you want to keep around if your skin is sensitive because it’s loaded with fatty acids that will fight inflammation in your skin. We should also mention that it feels positively decadent on the skin too!
Rich Shea Butter is a superstar ingredient for sensitive skin as it’s also rich in fatty acids along with vitamins A,B,C,D,E,F and K. Shea butter has been proven to treat everything from burns to stretch marks and is especially beneficial if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis.
Calendula Flowers don’t only add a gorgeous swirl of color to these bars, but their powerful anti- inflammatory properties will help to soothe inflamed and sore skin.
You sure can’t go wrong with soothing oatmeal when it comes to calming and protecting sensitive skin, thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Hydrating Honey adds wonderful moisture to the skin, which is very important when dealing with sensitive skin, as one of the main characteristics of sensitive skin is often skin that flakes and peels. Raw honey is also loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will fight bacteria in the skin and leave it glowing.
Goat’s milk will not only leave the skin silky soft, it’s loaded with fatty acids, and antioxidant vitamins like selenium and vItamin A to keep the skin at it’s healthiest best.
While there are some ingredients you may need to avoid if your skin is ultra sensitive, lavender sure isn’t one of them!
Lavender has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that offer excellent benefits when applied topically to the skin. Just one whiff of this fragrant flower is also sure to bring an instant sense of calm and peace to your frazzled mind.
Goat’s Milk provides skin lovin’ nutrients and a few drops of lemon essential oil is perfect for uplifting the spirits. This one is best to keep when you need a little pick-me-up!