Herbal soap, a fairly common way to prepare a useful detergent with your own hands. And this is not casual. The emergence of the first soap has, the most that neither is, vegetable origin. It was subsequently invented alkaline soap with the addition of base oils and the additional use of herbs in the soap. The most interesting thing is that in the process of evolution, man found dozens of plant species with soapy properties. It was enough to pick a flower, to grind the spine, and lo and behold, in the hands of a cleansing foam soap for hands, for washing clothes and for dishes. Scientists have found that this is due to the saponin emulsion.

Fans of folk cosmetics are still used in soap and shampoos as the main component of soapstone (red soap stone), adonis (wild soap), gryzhnik naked (dog soap), licorice root and much more. In such soaps and shampoos, dried roots of plants ground into powder are used, with the addition of distilled water, essential oils, and infusions of other herbs, according to the type of your hair.

Also, herbal soap is made by adding medicinal plants to alkaline soap with your own hands and into a soap base.

Herbal soap

Use of herbs in soap

Add herbs for handmade soap when making soap from scratch in a cold and hot way, to store soap basis and when melting children’s soap with the addition of useful components.

In the herbal soap with their own hands, in different proportions and in different forms, bring dry herbs, plant leaves, flowers, tree roots and seeds with different properties of medicinal plants.

Herbs are added to the soap:

  • in the form of whole, well-dried flowers for decoration, a photo of such herbal soap is plenty on the Internet
  • in the form of ground seeds, bark and roots, as a scrub
  • in grass broths
  • in alcohol tinctures
  • for dyeing soap
  • in essential oils for aroma

All these supplements in different degrees have a positive effect on the healthy appearance of the skin of the face and body, as well as on the condition of the hair and scalp. About the benefits of essential oils and natural dyes for soap, you can read in separate sections of the site with their own hands.

The use of herbs in handmade soap

Herbs are added to handmade soap for shampoo soap, as well as for ordinary soap with a number of unique properties.

Useful properties of herbal soap

Herbs in home soaps, these are available ingredients that you can buy at the pharmacy, or prudently pick up and dry in the summer. Just do not forget that herbs for soap have useful properties only if they are collected away from city roads, noise and dust, somewhere in the woods or at granny in the village.

We tried to create a convenient crib from medicinal plants, we finally got tables of herbs for soap and shampoo with our own hands.

The champion is decoctions of chamomile, calendula flowers, linden, celandine, ginger root, hop cones and burdock root, which are suitable for almost all skin and hair types. They restore the subcutaneous lipid-fat balance, have wound-healing, nutritional and antiseptic properties and are readily available in our country. Other, no less simple medicinal plants and herbs have unique properties that we have combined in one table.

Table of the use of decoctions of herbs when creating soap for hair do it yourself

For hair
Firming herbs for hair growth Hop cones, bay leaf, horsetail, lime blossom, burdock root, lovage, parsley, wormwood, tarragon, rosemary, sage
Herbs that make hair shine Birch leaves, cornflower, lavender, chernobrivtsy, burdock root, lovage, parsley, fennel, hop cones, horsetail, sage
Anti-dandruff herbs Immortelle, oak bark, bay leaf, burdock root, lovage, train, tansy, plantain, wormwood, tarragon, thyme, rowan fruits, yarrow, hop cones, horsetail, celandine
Herbs for oily hair St. John’s wort, calendula flowers, coltsfoot, horsetail, lime blossom, rosemary, plantain, sage, chamomile, yarrow, burdock root, oak bark, hop cones
Herbs for dry hair Coltsfoot, thyme, oak bark
Herbs for normal hair Oak bark, coltsfoot, chamomile, calendula

Table of the use of decoctions of herbs when creating soap with their own hands

For face, hands and body


Herbs for dry skin Cornflower, heather, hibiscus, calendula, lavender, lime blossom, carrot seeds, chamomile, fennel, hops, dogrose
Herbs for sensitive skin Acacia, immortelle, calendula flowers, yarrow, lavender, lime blossom, fennel, burdock, carrot seeds, chamomile, mountain ash, hop, celandine
Herbs for normal skin Calendula flowers, thyme, lavender, lime blossom, burdock, lemon balm, peppermint, hops, chamomile, mountain ash, yarrow, fennel, celandine
Herbs for oily skin Ledumberry, sage, birch leaves, hop, oak bark, oregano, nettle, bay leaf, lovage, lemon balm, peppermint and lemon mint, thyme, rosemary, celandine, parsley, tansy, plantain, wormwood, tarragon, chamomile, horsetail, chernobrabtsy
Herbs for combination skin Hibiscus flowers, oak bark, oregano, horsetail, nettle, bay leaf, chernobrivtsy, lime blossom, burdock leaves, lemon balm, peppermint and lemon mint, parsley, thyme, tansy, plantain, string, wormwood, tarragon, rosemary, chamomile, rowan fruits , yarrow, hop, green tea, celandine, sage
Herbs for Fading, Aging Skin Cornflower, immortelle, hibiscus, ginger, calendula flowers, horsetail, lavender, hop, bay leaf, lime blossom, celandine, melissa, mint, plantain, sage, wormwood, tarragon, chamomile, rowan, yarrow, fennel, green tea, dogrose
Herbs for allergies and dermatitis Calendula, lavender, celandine, burdock, plantain, horsetail, chamomile, succession, yarrow, fennel, hops
Herbs in a bactericidal soap Leaves birch, heather, hibiscus, ginger root, marigold, nettle, lavender, bay leaf, chernobryvtsy, Melissa, peppermint and lemon, parsley, tansy, celandine, plantain, sage, tarragon, tarragon, rosemary, camomile, fruit rowan, hops , thyme, green tea, succession
Herbs in anti-cellulite soap Birch leaves, oak bark, celandine, oregano, ginger root, bay leaf, rosemary, fennel, green tea,
Herbs in the soap with a deodorizing effect Calendula, Oregano, Lavender, Thyme, Sage, Ginger Root

Tables of herbs for soap are compiled by us on the basis of the information collected in the Internet, if you have your knowledge on this subject, we will be grateful for your opinion, left in the comments below.

Herbal soap do it yourself

When adding herbs to soap, do not forget that only dried parts of plants are used. Using instead of water decoctions of herbs for soap, proceed from the calculation of 1 tbsp. spoon for 100-200 grams of purified water. When adding dried parts of plants as scrubbing elements, pre-perebit them with a rolling pin, or even with a mixer, so that the particles would turn out to be more delicate and gently cleansed the skin. Do not forget that herbal soap has not a long shelf life, so do not leave it to use for later, but enjoy all the benefits of herbal soap.