Cleansing Sage and Aloe Clear Soap Bars Recipe
This clear soap bars recipe is as cleansing as it is invigorating, infused with sage and aloe for a clean pleasant scent. Encompassing whole dried sage leaves in the clear soap base, they’re a beautiful use of sage.
Experience a moment of mindfulness as you take in the sharp fresh aroma of sage and aloe that leaps out of this invigorating soap bar recipe. It encompasses everything I love about aloe and sage!
Here in Texas, desert sage is abundant. Its green silvery leaves grow tall and wide through the hot summer months. With the brush of my fingertips, the clean pleasant scent with a bold earthiness fills the air.
I love picking up fallen stems and branches or cutting a few to drape over the fireplace mantel or hanging a bundle in the entryway. Once the leaves are dry I save them for projects. After making these aromatherapy shower steamers with sage I came up with the idea to make soap. So, if you have massive bushes of sage where you live or grow sage in your garden, these soap bars are a beautiful way to use sage.
DIY soap doesn’t come any simpler than this and rarely is it more gorgeous than these cleansing sage and aloe clear soap bars!
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How can I make clear soap at home?
You can get your lye and put on safety goggles or you can use a google-free clear soap base! What is a clear soap base? A clear soap base is a melt and pour soap base that is designed to create clear soap bars. And it’s already gone through the saponification process of combining lye with other soap ingredients, so we don’t need any safety gear to handle it. Yep, no gloves, goggles, or anything else required!
Typical clear soap is glycerin soap. Is clear glycerin soap safe? Made with naturally occurring components of fats and oils, glycerin is a natural humectant that draws water to the skin and is suitable for all skin types.
I choose an aloe vera melt and pour soap base for its soothing, silky texture and bubbly lather. It’s made with real aloe vera and comes with its cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritation. And it’s an excellent soap base for recovering from the Texas sun.
And as you can see, it perfectly captures the earthy, soft dried sage leaves inside these clear soap bars.
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Can You Put Essential Oils in Soap?
Absolutely, you can put essential oils in soap! From my first simple kid-friendly essential oil soap recipe to my tantalizing blue tansy soap recipe – these sage and aloe clear soap bars are no different. The clean, clarifying, earthy scent of sage essential oil combined with sweetly calm aloe vera is a soap scent everyone can enjoy!
It’s a great way to start or end the day with positive vibes. In fact, some say sage soap can cleanse your aura. But, if you are wondering about which essential oils are best for soap making, I highly recommend grabbing our free printable list of essential oil blends for soap from the Oily Chic Library.
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Lather Up With A Cleansing Sage and Aloe Clear Soap Bars Recipe
This clear soap bars recipe suspends dried sage leaves in an infusion of cleansing sage essential oil and real aloe vera for a retreat from the desert sun.
Note: You will want to use whole dried sage leaves for this soap recipe. Fresh leaves could cause bacteria to grow and dried sage from the spice aisle won’t be nearly as beautiful.
Sage + Aloe Clear Soap Bar Ingredients:
8 to 12 dried sage leaves
5 ml of sage essential oil
How to Make Clear Soap Bars:
1. Prep Soap Mold –
Prepare the circle-shaped silicone mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol.
2. Add Sage Leaves-
Place one to two whole dried sage leaves into four sections of the soap mold.
3. Chop Soap Base –
4. Melt Soap Base –
Scoop the chopped aloe vera soap base into a large glass measuring cup with a spout. Then place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in two 45 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently.
5. Add Essential Oil –
Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add 5 ml of sage essential oil. Whisk the oil thoroughly into the soap using a metal whisk.
6. Pour Soap –
Next, carefully pour the mixture evenly between four sections of the soap mold, avoiding overflow. Move sage leaves with a toothpick if needed before the soap hardens. It will begin to harden quickly!
Soap Making Notes:
– If needed, spritz the soap tops with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in the soap after pouring.
– Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing.
I know you’ll find this clear soap bars recipe is as cleansing as it is invigorating, infused with sage and aloe for a clean pleasant scent. Encompassing whole dried sage leaves in the clear soap base, they’re a beautiful use of sage.
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- Essential Oil Plant Spray Recipe
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