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DIY Henna Soap: A Natural Skincare Solution for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

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.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
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.

DIY Henna Soap is an all-natural, chemical-free beauty solution that can help transform your skin. By combining glycerine soap with henna powder, neem oil, and essential oils, you can create a powerful soap that nourishes and revitalizes your skin.

Whether you’re struggling with dryness, acne, or other skin issues, DIY Henna Soap can help restore your complexion to its natural beauty. So if you’re looking for a natural way to enhance your skincare routine, look no further than DIY Henna Soap. Keep reading to discover how to make your own batch at home today!

Ingredients Needed

  • Glycerine soap. Alternative: Melt and pour soap
  • Henna powder. This is natural and greenish in color
  • Neem oil. The neem oil has an unpleasant smell. This is why we adding the essential oil
  • Essential oil (we will use cedarwood essential oil here). We’re using an essential oil because neem oil has an unpleasant smell

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

DIY Henna Soap. Henna powder
Henna powder

Tools Needed

  • Medical alcohol 70%
  • Scale to measure quantities
  • Small bowl
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Teaspoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Soap mold

Note: Ensure that the utensils and soap mold are cleaned and disinfected: Just wash them with warm water and soap, dry them with tissue, then spray them with medical alcohol 70%.

Steps: DIY Henna Soap

1- Add 100 grams (3.53 oz.) of glycerine soap into a bowl.

DIY Henna Soap. Add glycerine soap
Add glycerine soap

2- Melt the contents of the bowl through a hot water bath (bain-marie).

A hot water bath is done by placing the bowl in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the bowl without causing it to burn. As the contents of the bowl melt, make sure to mix every now and then.

When the contents have fully melted, you can take the bowl out of the pot and continue to the next step.

DIY Henna Soap - After the hot water bath
After the hot water bath

3- Add 1 teaspoon (5 grams or 0.18 oz) of henna powder into the bowl.

DIY Henna Soap. Add henna powder
Add henna powder

4- Mix the ingredients well using a wooden spoon.

5- Add 1/2 a teaspoon (approximately 3 grams or 0.11 oz.) of neem oil and mix well.

DIY Henna Soap - Adding the neem oil
Add the neem oil

6- Wait for the mixture to cool slightly to allow the vapor to dissipate (1 minute should be enough). If we don’t do this, the essential oil that we will add in the next step might evaporate. In the meantime, keep stirring the mix.

7- Add 6 drops of your chosen essential oil and mix well.

DIY Henna Soap - Add the essential oil
Add the essential oil

8- Pour the soap mixture into the mold and spray the surface with medical alcohol 70%. We do this to avoid having any bubbles on the surface of the soap.

DIY Henna Soap. Pour the soap mix into the mold
Pour the soap mix into the mold

9- Wait for the soap to fully harden and take it out of the mold slowly.

10- Congratulate yourself for making your very own henna soap right at home!

DIY Henna Soap. Final product
DIY Henna Soap. Final product

How To Use: DIY Henna Soap

To use your DIY Henna Soap, begin by wetting your skin with warm water. Next, lather the soap in your hands or on a washcloth and gently massage it onto your skin in circular motions. Be sure to pay special attention to any problem areas or areas of dryness.

Rinse off the soap with warm water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. You may notice a slight greenish tint from the henna, but don’t worry – this is completely normal and won’t stain your skin.

For best results, use your DIY Henna Soap daily as part of your regular skincare routine. With its natural ingredients and gentle cleansing properties, your skin is sure to look and feel its best in no time!

Benefits: DIY Henna Soap

  1. Gentle cleansing: The natural glycerine soap used in this recipe helps to gently cleanse the skin without stripping away natural oils. This can be especially beneficial for those with sensitive or dry skin.
  2. Moisturizing: The combination of glycerine soap and neem oil in this recipe can help to moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
  3. Nourishing: Henna powder contains natural compounds that can help to nourish the skin, promoting a healthy, youthful glow.
  4. Natural ingredients: By using natural ingredients like henna powder and essential oils, you can avoid harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances often found in commercial skincare products. This can be especially important for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

For more articles on DIY natural handmade soaps, check these out:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY henna soap are demonstrated in this video.

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