24/02/2019 tekijältä Gaarna 0

Sauna soap

The Finnish sauna brings to mind the scent of tar. What would be a more delightful sauna soap than the combination of nettle and tar with its treating properties and relaxing scents.

The tar comes out of the wood by heating and the tar burning has been known for thousands of years, and historians say its roots date back to ancient Egypt, where it protected ships and roofs.

If tar, liquor and sauna do not help, then the disease is deadly.

However, the health effects of the above three have been mainly external from the outset. An appropriately warmed sauna increases metabolism and relaxes muscles, alcohol and tar have had a more prominent position due to their bacterial killing effects, externally used.

The health effects of tar itself are low. However, the fragrance is wonderful and the traditional and reasonably used make it a delightful addition to the sauna soup. Sauna is an important part of Finnish life and there are both mental and physical troubles.

There is a lot of iron and vitamin C in the nettle, as well as vitamins A, B, E and K. Clay and salt give mild peeling and rich skin-rich minerals to the soap. The Himalayan Rose Salt contains up to 85 minerals needed for the body, and the rich green clay is rich in vitamins and minerals. The clay also gives the soap a degree of rougher composition and, together with the nettle, a nice natural color.

Nettle tar sauna soap instruction:
– 7.5dl of olive oil
– 90 g of lye
– 300 ml of water
– 50 g of Himalayan rose salt
– 30g of dried nettle
– 1/2 dl 100% tar
– 1 tablespoon of green clay

Add the nettle powder to the water and simmer until the water is green. Strain the nettle crush from the water completely with a sieve and leave the mixture to cool.

When the nettle water is about 37 degrees Celsius, add the liy in to the water.

Pay close attention to the order and remember that liquor is a corrosive substance. If it splashes on your skin, use vinegar to neutralize the effect. So remember the good protective equipment. When the lye begins to react with water, it is caused by the unpleasant vapor that does not heal. Soap making outdoors, or in a well-ventilated kitchen is desirable.

Stir until the lye is dissolved and the mixture is transparent. Heat the oil in another kettle to about 37 degrees. Pour the olive oil into the liy-water.  Continue mixing until the mixture is thick.

Add tar, clay and salt to the mixture. Take a moment to stir. Pour soap into molds and let solidify.

Undo the soap from the molds to dry after about 36 hours. If necessary, cut into soap and place in the appropriate pieces and place in a cardboard box. Close the cardboard box and store it in a dark and dry place for 4-6 weeks.

Soap is now ready. No more than a sauna to heat and enjoy <3

Ps. This soap is also a delightful gift or gift.