Chamomile tea is known for its soothing properties and its ability to reduce inflammation on the skin. Now combined with African Black Soap (ABS), you get a liquid black soap power packed with soothing and nourishing properties.
This recipe is based from our Basic Liquid Black Soap recipe. There are two ways you can create liquid black soap, the hot method or the cold method.
For each method you will need:
- ¼ cup African Black Soap
- 1-2 bags of chamomile tea (depends on strength of tea you prefer)
- ⅔ to 1 cup of water (depends on how thick you like your liquid black soap)
- Pot or mug
- Kettle (if using mug)
- Bowl with lid
- Bottle to store liquid soap
- [optional] 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil
- [optional] ½ tsp of your favorite nourishing oil
PREPARE YOUR TEA
Option 1) Heat up water in the kettle, add tea bag(s) to mug while waiting for water to get hot. Once water is hot enough for the kettle to sing, at the hot water to the mug and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
Option 2) Boil water in pot, once water is hot enough (boiling), remove from heat, add tea to the pot and let sit for 2-3 minutes .
THE HOT METHOD
To make chamomile liquid black soap using the hot method, first place your black soap in a bowl and crumble/mash as much as you can to break the soap into smaller pieces. Afterwards, pour hot tea on soap and cover with lid. Let sit for 2-6 hours for the soap to dissolve. Check occasionally (every 1-2 hours) to stir to ensure all the soap is dissolving.
Once dissolved, you could add your favorite essential oil for fragrance and your favorite nourishing oil to increase the moisturizing properties of the soap. If you’re skipping the oils all together, you can just pour your liquid black soap mixture into your bottle for later use.
THE COLD METHOD
In the cold method of liquid black soap making, allow the tea to cool first. In the bowl, crumble or mash your black soap to break into as many small pieces as possible, then pour the tea on the soap and cover with lid. Let sit for overnight, or 12-24 hours for the soap to dissolve. Check occasionally (every 4-6 hours) to stir to ensure all the soap has dissolved.
Once the soap has become liquid, you could add your favorite essential or nourishing oils, or skip that step and just pour the liquid black soap into your bottle of choice.
PROPER STORAGE OF HOMEMADE LIQUID BLACK SOAP
This is a natural recipe that does not include any preservative, so please take the caution to store your homemade mixture properly and safely. There are many recipes online that use Vitamin E or Lemons as preservatives, however they do not preserve anything, however they do decrease the “rancid” smell when natural products go bad. Check out “6 Tips for Preserving Homemade Natural Products” for more information.
Nonetheless, you can reduce the spoiling of your liquid african black soap by
- Using this product within 1-3 days
- Storing in the fridge (max 7 days)
- Using a bottle that has been cleaned properly
- Closing the bottle/lid after each use to
How do you make your liquid black soap? Let us know in the comments!