Learn how to make soap and moisturizing lotion for acne

Aprende a hacer un jabón y una loción hidratante antiacné
People who suffer from acne tend to try all kinds of natural treatments to prevent it, and if the acne is severe can even perform medical treatments. But before taking that decision you should try to care for our skin from inside and out.
In this article, we explain how we can clean our skin naturally and the recipe to prepare a homemade SOAP and moisturizing lotion to help us prevent and treat acne. If we are consistent, in a short time we will be able to tell the difference.

What causes acne?

Although we treat our skin with natural products always must keep in mind that the acne can be caused by different reasons, which we should also try if you really want to remove it completely. Possible causes are as follows:
  • Diet rich in milk and cheeses, sausages, fatty, trans fats (margarine, industrial bakery, etc.) and refined foods.
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Intestinal irregularities, such as constipation or diarrhea

The SOAP making

We first present the ingredients that we use:
  • 210 ml of coconut oil
  • 30 Gr. of caustic soda
  • 65 ml of distilled water.
  • Palmarosa or tea tree essential oil


A mold with the form we want. One option is to trim the base of a bottle or a brick. We must not use aluminum molds.
  • Protective goggles to manipulate the caustic soda
  • Hand mixer
  • Casserole
  • Glass container
  • Wooden spoon to remove
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With care, and using protective goggles, we will put a glass container in the sink and be missed within the caustic soda and then distilled water, in order to avoid splashing. It produces a reaction that generates steam, leave it stand until it cools. Ideally we'll do it next to an open window to ventilate well as soon as possible.
We will put the oil in a saucepan, heat slow, and when it warms a bit, to about 40 degrees, we will turn the fire, mix carefully with caustic soda and batiremos it using a mixer arm avoiding at all times to sputter out. We batiremos until the mixture win thickness as a gel.
At this time, and without waiting to cool, add 20-30 drops of essential oil that you have chosen and mix well.
We introduce this mixture into the mold.
We cover it with a towel so that you keep the heat and carry out the saponizacion, and let it stand until cool, between 12 and 24 hours, watching not to move it or remove it.
Cold once we can already unmold it. Leave it in a cool and dry place that hardens and matures between one month and a half and two months.
We recommend handling the caustic very cautiously, avoiding whenever there are children or pets around. We will always use protection, and even mask and gloves, glasses since it is a corrosive material. If at some point we should fall on the skin we can apply immediately a little vinegar.

How do we use it?

With this SOAP us wash face daily, once to get up and once before going to bed. But as important as clean skin is the fact of hydrate. For skin with acne, we must avoid creams very fat or bad quality, to prevent that they infect the pores of the skin. That is why we offer a simple recipe's a moisturising gel.

Moisturizing gel

We can prepare our own homemade gel moisturizing and therapeutic with the following ingredients:
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Oil of coconut or jojoba oil: a little fatty oil
  • Tea tree essential oil: antiseptic and antifungal properties
  • Chamomile essential oil: anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Essential oil of palmarosa: is antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, healing and stimulating circulation.
Mix 30 ml of gel of aloe vera with 50 ml of coconut or jojoba oil and 5 drops of each essential oils. Mix by shaking. Apply it daily in the morning and lie down, after washing our face with the homemade SOAP.
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