Arabian Treasure DIY Herbal Soap: Moroccan Black Soap with 12 Herbs

DIY Herbal Soap. Feature image

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our DIY Herbal Soap enriched with 12 potent herbs, featuring the luxurious Moroccan Black Soap as base. While crafting a 12-herb recipe may seem daunting, each herb plays a unique role in enhancing skin health.

This combination stands as the ultimate in skincare, delivering a complete approach to achieve radiant and nourished skin. Dive into the art of herbal soap crafting, where simplicity meets the ultimate in skincare indulgence.

About the DIY Herbal Soap

This DIY Herbal Soap is reputed and beloved in the Arab Maghreb, the region in Northwest Africa that includes countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania.

In Arabic, it is called Saharan Tabrima. It normally includes more than the 12 herbs and flowers that we have added to the Moroccan black soap in this article.

Ingredients Needed

The following 12 ingredients are dried. Some are in powder form.

  • Chamomile
  • Rosemary
  • Licorice
  • Lavender
  • Sea weed
  • Beetroot
  • Turmeric
  • Rosebuds
  • Orange peel
  • Basil
  • Blue nila. Ensure to use the blue nila intended for skincare purposes.
  • Hibiscus
  • Moroccan black soap

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

DIY Herbal Soap. Moroccan black soap
Moroccan black soap

Tools Needed

  • Large bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Electric grinder (the type used for grinding coffee beans or spices)
  • 2 containers, one to store the combined powder and the other for the Moroccan black soap

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Herbal Soap

Spoon Measurement Terms

In some of our articles, and for non-liquid ingredients, we use the measurements ‘One Spoon,’ ‘Rounded Spoon,’ and ‘Heaped Spoon’, to measure the quantity of ingredients, rather than precise measurements in grams or ounces. This is because adding a little more or less of the ingredient does not affect the final product. Both tablespoons and teaspoons follow these guidelines. Here’s a brief explanation of these terms:

  • One Spoon: Fill the ingredient in a measuring spoon, leveling it with a straight edge.
  • Rounded Spoon: More than a level measurement, with the ingredient piled above the spoon’s edge in a rounded shape.
  • Heaped Spoon: The non-liquid ingredient is scooped as high as possible on a spoon.

The DIY Herbal Soap consists of a powder and Moroccan black soap.

Let’s prepare the powder.

1- Start by putting 1 heaped tablespoon of dried chamomile in a large bowl.

DIY Herbal Soap. Start by putting dried chamomile
Start by putting dried chamomile

2- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried rosemary.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add dried rosemary
Add dried rosemary

3- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried licorice.

4- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried lavender.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add dried lavender
Add dried lavender

5- Add a small quantity of dried sea weed.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add a small quantity of dried sea weed
Add a small quantity of dried sea weed

6- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried beetroot.

7- Add 2 sticks of dried turmeric.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add 2 sticks of dried turmeric
Add 2 sticks of dried turmeric

8- Add a few dried rosebuds, or 1 heaped tablespoon of dried rose petal powder.

9- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried orange peel.

10- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried basil.

11- Add 1 heaped tablespoon of dried hibiscus.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add dried hibiscus
Add dried hibiscus

12- Place the contents of the bowl in an electric coffee, spice or herb grinder, which grinds them into a powder.

DIY Herbal Soap. The contents of the bowl now in an electric grinder
The contents of the bowl now in an electric grinder
DIY Herbal Soap. The contents after grinding
The contents after grinding

13- Transfer the combined powder to a bowl.

14- Add 1/4 tablespoon of blue nila. The blue nila is added after grinding the other ingredients, because the nila is already a fine powder and doesn’t require grinding.

DIY Herbal Soap. Add blue nila
Add blue nila

15- Mix thoroughly all the ingredients using a tablespoon, and ensure that they are combined uniformly.

DIY Herbal Soap. Mix all the ingredients
Mix all the ingredients

16- The powder part of the DIY Herbal Soap is now done. Store the whole quantity of the combined powder in a container, and the Moroccan black soap separately in another container. When you are ready to use the DIY Herbal Soap, the powder is to be mixed with Moroccan black soap:

  • Thoroughly mix 2 tablespoons of the powder with 1 tablespoon of Moroccan black soap in a small bowl.
DIY Herbal Soap. When ready to use, mix 2 spoons of the powder with 1 spoon of the black soap
When ready to use, mix the powder with Moroccan black soap
DIY Herbal Soap. The soap is mixed for use
The soap is mixed for use

How to Use: DIY Herbal Soap

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use our DIY Herbal Soap with 12 enriching ingredients, and Moroccan black soap:

  1. Frequency:
    Use it once a month for optimal results.
  2. Prepare the Bath:
    Run hot water in the bath to create steam, opening up your pores.
  3. Application:
    Generously apply the herbal soap mixture onto your skin, covering your entire body.
  4. Set and Relax:
    Allow the herbal soap to sit on your skin for up to 30 minutes.
  5. Circular Motion:
    After 30 minutes, gently rub the herbal soap mixture in a circular motion.
  6. Loofah Wash:
    Use a loofah to wash away the herbal soap thoroughly.

Follow these steps to indulge in a monthly Arabian self-care ritual, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated like never before.


Using our DIY Herbal Soap with the combined power of Moroccan black soap and 12 carefully chosen herbs offers numerous benefits for your skin:

  1. Nourishment:
    The herbal infusion provides essential nutrients, promoting overall skin health.
  2. Cleansing:
    Moroccan black soap, enriched with herbs, deeply cleanses, removing impurities.
  3. Exfoliation:
    Gentle circular motions help exfoliate, revealing smoother and softer skin.
  4. Hydration:
    The herbal blend helps maintain skin moisture, preventing dryness.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory:
    Certain herbs contribute to reducing inflammation and soothing the skin.
  6. Radiance Boost:
    Regular use enhances skin tone, leaving you with a natural, radiant glow.
  7. Relaxation:
    The ritualistic application and aromatic herbs offer a calming and stress-relieving experience.

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