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Fenugreek and Argan Oil Soap

image(2) This time round we made some Fenugreek and Argan Oil soap using a Glycerine base. You can use opaque (white) Glycerine, the soap in the pictures was made using transparent (clear) Glycerine. If you’re using the opaque soap base you can still follow the instructions as they remain the same and the rest of the ingredients don’t change either.

Fenugreek has numerous health benefits, it is used to treat arthritis, asthma, sore throats, acid reflux, balancing cholesterol and much more. I’ve used it in soap as it cures skin problems by healing wounds, rashes and skin inflammation.

Argan Oil was added into the soap for its moisturising properties but also as it’s a natural anti-aging solution and helps with problem skin (good for eczema, acne and psoriasis).

Ingredients & equipment:

– 175 grams of Clear Glycerin (SLS, SLES & Paraben free glycerine can be bought here)

– 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Fenugreek Powder

– 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Argan Oil

– vaseline

– silicone mold tray (the mold is really up to you and how you want your soaps shaped but bare in mind that the whole soap content will have to fit into it so as not to be wasteful)

– knife

– microwaveable jug

Instructions image(1)

  1. Prepare the mold tray by lining it with Vaseline. This just helps to pop the soap out without damaging it.
  2. Cut the glycerine into small pieces roughly of the same size.
  3. Microwave the cut up soap for roughly 1-2 minutes, making sure to take the Glycerine out in 30 second intervals to stir and ensure it is being melted evenly.
  4. Once the Glycerine is melted put ½ a teaspoon of Organic Argan Oil into the melted soap and mix gently.
  5. Then carefully mix in ½ a teaspoon of Organic Fenugreek powder. Try not to mix roughly as that will lead to bubbles in the soap. Some clumps of Fungreek powder in the soap will give it a nice rustic look but be careful not to have too many.
  6. Now pour the mix into the prepared mold tray and leave to set in a cool dry place. Some bloggers have said that it takes up to 2 hours to set but with my soap I found that an hour is more than enough.

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