Easy DIY Turmeric Cleanser and Soap Bar Recipe

52 Materials
15 Minutes

Hi everyone. Today, I’m going to show you how to make two DIY beauty products using turmeric.

First, we’ll make a turmeric brightening soap, then a DIY turmeric cleanser. Both of these recipes are really simple, so let’s get started.

Disclaimer: When applied to the skin, turmeric can sometimes cause temporary staining, so please proceed with caution! You may wish to use slightly less turmeric than the recipe recommends.

Tools and materials:

  • Bar of goat’s milk soap
  • Knife 
  • Chopping board
  • Saucepan
  • Water
  • Glass bowl
  • Turmeric powder
  • Cylinder cardboard box
  • 2-3 organic oranges
  • Tray
  • Blender
  • Glass jar
  • 6 tbsp gram flour 
  • Honey, yogurt, or aloe vera (optional)
Cutting goat's milk soap

DIY turmeric soap

1. Cut up a bar of goat’s milk soap 

To make your turmeric brightening soap, start by cutting up a bar of goat’s milk soap into small, uniform tubes. 

Melting soap

2. Melt the soap

Then, pour water into a saucepan and place a glass bowl over the top to create a double boiler.

Add the soap to the glass bowl and melt it over low heat, stirring gently. 

Adding turmeric

3. Add turmeric powder

Once the soap is melted, add 1 tsp of turmeric powder and stir.

Creating soap mold

4. Create a DIY soap mold

Next, take a cylinder cardboard box (such as a Pringle carton) and carefully cut the bottom off with a serrated knife.

This will be your soap mold.

Pouring soap mixture into mold

5. Pour the mixture into the soap mold

Peeling away soap mold

Then, allow the soap to fully cool and harden. You can then peel away the mold.

Completed DIY turmeric soap bars

Now your DIY turmeric soap is complete!

Turmeric cleanser

Peeling oranges

1. Create orange peel powder

To make your turmeric cleanser, begin by taking 2-3 organic oranges and washing them thoroughly.

Then, carefully peel the outer skin of the oranges. 

Allowing orange peel to dry out

Spread the peels out on a tray, and leave them to dry out in the sun for 3-5 days. 

Blending orange peels

Once the peels are completely dry and crisp, blend them to create a fine orange peel powder.

You can store your orange powder in a dry, airtight glass container. 

Combing the dry ingredients

2. Combine the dry ingredients

In a bowl, mix 6 tbsp of gram flour (also known as besan) 2 tbsp of your homemade orange peel powder, and 1 tbsp of turmeric powder.

This is your DIY turmeric cleanser. You can store it in a dry, airtight glass container.

Completed DIY turmeric cleanser

3. How to use DIY turmeric cleanser

To use, take 2-3 tbsp of your DIY turmeric cleanser and add water to create a paste. If you suffer from dry skin, you can also add a teaspoon of honey, yogurt, or aloe vera. 

Apply the paste to damp skin. Lightly massage the paste into the skin in circular motions, then rinse and pat the skin dry.

DIY turmeric cleanser and brightening soap

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial. Which product was your favorite? Let me know in the comments down below.

For more turmeric DIY recipes, check out my post on How to Make a Brightening Turmeric Eye Mask & Face Mask.

Suggested materials:
  • Bar of goat’s milk soap
  • Bar of goat’s milk soap
  • Knife
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