August 20, 2011

A series of Unscented Baby Soap

One of my friends's expecting a baby girl. We are so happy for her and I made a series of baby soap for her little princess.

Baby skin is extremely sensitive so I don't want to add any fragrance and synthetic colorants although they are skin-safe. The color of these baby soaps come from either unrefined oils or botanical infused oils. I made 5 batches of baby soap, one color for one batch, 100% natural!

Ingredients: Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil.

*** Avocado Baby Soap ***
The lovely green color is from unrefined avocado oil. It is one of my favorite carrier oils. Report said Avocado Oil a vitamin rich oil for those with sensitive skin and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It is also good for baby skin too.

*** Calendula Baby Soap ***
The golden yellow color comes from unrefined palm oil, it is also one of my favorite carrier oils. For this one, I used calendula infused olive oil. Calendula is amazing for its healing and soothing power to the skin. It has anti-inflammatory, really good for baby's diaper rash.

*** Goat Milk Baby Soap ***
I added goat milk instead of water in this batch, and the color turned a little bit beige than water based soap, which I found most of milk based soap have the same situation, the shade is getting darker from light beige to caramel, interesting! Goat’s Milk has been used for centuries as a natural emollient that helps to soothe, moisturize, re-hydrate and rejuvenate skin. It also contains vitamins and it has 3 times more beta-casein than cow's milk. Caseins are easily absorbed into the skin and allow for quick hydration of dry skin. Goat’s Milk also helps balance the skin's natural pH.

*** Chamomile Baby Soap ***
I love infused oils. For this batch, I used chamomile infused olive oil, which is a nourishing oil for both dry and irritated skin. Chamomile is beneficial for skin problems. It is very mild that can be used for young children and even babies.

*** Alkanet Baby Soap *** 
The lilac purple color is from a natural herb called Alkanet Root. It is a natural dye that people use for decades. Alkanet root infused oil is dark red to burgundy, but after mixng with lye water, the chemical reaction turn the red/burgundy to purple/indigo. I am having lots of fun playing alkanet infused oil. =) In traditional Chinese medicine, Alkanet is known for its power of anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant. Alkanet Ointment, the famous Chinese remedy, is good for soothing skin rashes and insect bites.

Enjoy these baby soaps, and the little one. =)



  1. The colors you achieved are just glorious, Anita! The soap looks completely edible, like little fruit tarts or candies we can get here that are all soft to the bite and come in different yoghurt flavors. Made by the same folks who make Gummi Bears :)

  2. Your soaps are georgeous, especially the colours - All from natural herbs, oils and milk. Great!

  3. I LOVE that avocado green! So fresh and soft!

  4. Thanks ladies for your warm comments! I hope my friend's baby girl loves it. =)

  5. Hi I spotted these soaps on your Etsy page and I just had to post a pic of them on my blog! I hope you don't mind! I linked to your Etsy page, and will add a link to your blog now I have discovered it!! You make such lovely creations!

  6. @Edie, thanks for featuring my soap on your blog! I am so happy that you like my soap. =)

  7. Dear Anita, your soaps are very beautiful!!! Is it possible to order this soaps (exactely the "baby soap" of this post)? Thank you :)

    1. Hi Michela, thanks for your interest in my soaps. :) I'v replied you via email. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me at anitaslalaland[!at]