I don’t talk that often about spirulina powder or coconut oil because I assume many of you know the great benefits of these two super foods. I have been using spirulina for about a few years (way before it was popular), and I can’t get over the great things it does for my energy levels. Now I will let you know the taste is not to my liking! I would compare it to juicing the stalk of broccoli! If you’ve never juice the broccoli ends! I will save you the trouble and suggest you don’t! Spirulina powder has a very pungent taste and I don’t use it too often, so when I notice the expiration date on the bottle was about to expire. I had to hurry and make my spirulina powder soap. I can’t stand wasting any of this very expensive powder.
After a little research I learned that spirulina powder does wonders for the skin. It’s a great for skin detoxification and also promotes softer and supple skin. I’m going to half to link the article in my next spirulina DIY because the benefits are amazing!! I used the coconut oil for added moisture and essential oils for an all-natural lovely aroma. Because let’s face it spirulina powder doesn’t have a pleasant order.
The soap still had lots of suds even with me adding a ½ cup of water to the formula! Remember lumps are ok you don’t half to get all the soap to melt down. If you want to learn how to rebatch soap here is the full tutorial I did a few months ago! It’s a simple process with lots of tips!
Spirulina Powder Soap Recipe:
2 bars soap (I used Ivory)
3 tbsps. coconut oil
1-2 tbsps. spirulina powder
3-10 drops of lemongrass essential oils
½ cup water
Spirulina powder soap recipe directions: Cut soap into very fine pieces with a sharp knife. Mix spriulina powder and coconut oil in a medium bowl and set aside. Use a double boiler or a medium glass bowl over a pot to melt soap down; once soap is melted down add oil mixture, essential oils and combine until incorporated into melted soap. Place mixture into molds and let cure for 24 hours. Once cure they are ready to use!