Return to the Herbalism Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Making soap from Soapwort

Posted by ms_minnamouse 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 14, 06 at 3:30

I think the title of this post is pretty self explanatory. How does one do it? Is it really different than the harsh commercial chemicals?

Is there a better soap plant to use?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Making soap from Soapwort

Actually, you don't make soap from soapwort. Not bars of soap as we know them. When you swish the roots of soapwort around in water, it sort of foams up. Not as foamy as with normal soaps or detergents, and the foam settles quickly, but it's there. So really, you just use the water in which you've swished soapwort to wash yourself, your hair or your clothes. Simple as that. You actually don't have to rinse out afterwards, though you might prefer to. It's excellent for washing delicates like lingerie or baby clothes, gives your hair a good healthy shine, and is good for a range of skin conditions.

You can, of course, include the soapwort water in a recipe for soap bars if you choose to.

Take my word for it. If you plan to use soapwort water as your preferred washing medium, you'll need LOTS of soapwort. Luckily, soapwort being a groundcover which can get out of control, that shouldn't be too much of a problem after a while!

Here is a link that might be useful: soap plants

RE: Making soap from Soapwort

I wanted to use it exactly for my hair as a rinse. Good advice. Thanks!

RE: Making soap from Soapwort

you can also add different things in the hair rinse to give it a nicer smell, or different things to your hair. If you happen to be a blonde you can put chamomile in it, or lemon juice to lighten and give a nice shire3 to your hair. you can experiment with it. I like to add mint to mine it makes me smell nice. lavender would probably work too. but the more things you add you might need to rinse afterwards.
good luck.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Herbalism Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here