Walnut whip hand soap recipe

Soap the whipped up and non tox way

One of my big gripes with soap or hand wash is the drying effect it has on my hands.

Enter > soap the whipped up way!

This recipe calls for silk peptides, which are a rich source of proteins that repair skin cells.

Walnut oil like walnuts themselves, are a wonderful source of essential fatty acids. In this case omega-6 fats, which are great for healing eczema and psoriasis, sunburn, scalds and rashes; and they'll slow down the skin-aging process too. What's not to love?!

This recipe cleans and disinfects while also nourishing skin cells and repairing little blemishes.

What you'll need

Makes about 1 cup

Shelf life: 4 months

40g beeswax

2tbsp liquid Castile soap

90g shea butter

1/2 tsp silk peptides

2 tsp kaolin clay

1tbsp walnut oil

10 drops carrot seed essential oil

25 drops orange leaf (petitgrain) essential oil

How to make

Make a double boiler by placing a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Allow the water to lap at the bowl, but not to flow over the edges of the pan.

Add the beeswax to the bowl and heat gently until the wax has completely melted, then add the liquid soap and keep heating and stirring until the soap warms up and the wax remelts.

Once everything has melted, remove the bowl from the pan and use a hand-held electric whisk to bring everything together. It doesn't have to be completely smooth at this point, just fully combine.

Add the shea butter 1tbsp at a time, whisking between each addition until eventually you get a lovely, fluffy mixture, like clouds of cream.

Add the peptides, clay, walnut oil and both essential oil, then whip again to combine.

Transfer to a clean glass jar or empty pump bottle and use as needed.

Enjoy the recipe beauties x

*The five-second version of a whipped soap is simply to combine 1tsp each of bicarbonate soda (baking soda) and shea butter and lather under warm water.

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