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Nothing says summer more than a custom-made chia seed & aloe soap.
Ah, summer. The beach days, the sun, the thunderstorms that force us to cozy up inside. It's a season that has many perks. But with all that loveliness, our skin doesn't agree with our love of the season.
After all, it's put through the harsh rays of the sun, the saltiness of the ocean, the humid then dry weather, and much more. We can't blame it for wearing itself out time to time.
But there is a way to make your skin love the season. That way is with a DIY Chia Seed and Aloe Soap!
This easy-to-make soap is a one-stop-shop for a summer skin pick-me-up. Here's why:
The chia seeds help to exfoliate the skin in a subtle yet effective way. Rub away the dead skin that accumulates after a day on the beach, and reveal your tan in a non-dry way!
The aloe vera gel is the perfect match to soothe sun-exposed skin. Did you burn yourself going to town tanning? Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and can pack a nice punch of hydration back into the skin. The result is the appearance of soft, smooth skin.
Now, for the how-to! Ready. Set. Shine.
Chia Seed & Aloe Soap
First, cut the glycerin into cubes and melt in the microwave.
Let the soap cool slightly then add the aloe vera, water and dry ingredients.
Stir or whisk everything together.
Keep mixing for 1-3 minutes.
Then pour into your mold and let it cool and harden.