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DIY Glycerin Soap

Today at Way To Zero Waste we bring you a super fun and totally customizable DIY for the care of our face. We bring you two proposals for glycerin-based soaps: one for oily and acne-prone skin, and one for mature and blemished skin. Let's get started!

Glycerin is a natural substance extracted from animal fats and vegetable oils. It is made up of oxygen, hydrogen and carbon, and has many uses, both in cosmetics and in food.

Within its use in the cosmetic world, one of the most common uses is soap. These soaps are made from the so-called glycerin base soap, a mixture of glycerin and other compounds that has a solid appearance, and is different from vegetable glycerin.

The neutral pH of glycerin

Glycerin-based soap has a neutral pH, similar to that of the skin, which is why it is suitable for all skin types without fear of reactions. Whether you have oily, dry or damaged skin, glycerin soap is perfect for your skin.

Moisture on the skin

Glycerin soap is moisturizing as it attracts moisture from the environment and keeps it on the skin. Therefore, it is especially recommended for dry skin and/or skin that may appear dermatitis and dryness.


- 200 gr of glycerin

- 7 gr of clay of your choice

- 8 gr of essential oil

- aroma of your choice *

- dried herbs


  • Cut the glycerin into small cubes.

  • Place it in a glass container and put it in a bain-marie.

  • Let the glycerin heat for 20 minutes until you obtain a liquid result. You can use a stirring stick to stir your mixture. It is important that it never boils.

  • Remove from the heat and add the clay of your choice.

  • Then add the rest of your ingredients: aroma, oils and herbs.

  • Mix well all the components until a homogeneous mixture is formed.

  • Pour your mixture into a mold and let it dry for half an hour until it becomes solid.

  • Take it out of the mold and it's ready to use!

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