The Power of Turmeric and Ginger Root in Soap: A Closer Look



Have you ever thought of incorporating the healing power of turmeric and ginger root in your soap making process? If not, you are missing out on some amazing benefits! These two ingredients are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but they can also be used to naturally color and scent your soaps. Let’s look at it further.

Turmeric and Ginger Root in Soap

Turmeric and ginger root are two powerful ingredients that can be used in soap making for their wide range of benefits. Not only do they provide a bright, vibrant color to the soap, but they can also act as natural exfoliants and have anti-bacterial properties. Adding ginger root to soap mixtures can also create a pleasant ginger aroma that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. This natural ingredient can also help increase circulation, leaving your skin with a healthy, glowing complexion. With ginger root and turmeric in your soap, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of these ingredients in one essential daily product!

If you are interested in making larger batches like the one in this video, checkout our blog post on making soap in slab molds.

When used together in soap making, turmeric and ginger root create an amazing combination of benefits that leave skin feeling clean and refreshed. Turmeric contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals and reduce inflammation, while ginger root provides anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help soothe skin. Making homemade soaps with this combination is an easy way to enjoy the many ancient beautifying benefits of these two ingredients. Not only will your homemade soap smell great, but it will help to keep it hydrated and nourished for a healthier complexion.

Additionally, the antiseptic qualities of both turmeric and ginger root make them perfect for use in soaps targeted towards acne-prone skin or those with sensitive areas like around the eyes or on the face. Furthermore, ginger root also adds a host of skin benefits to the soap making process. Not only does ginger root have antiseptic qualities, but it is also known to help reduce redness and inflammation, making it perfect for use in soaps intended for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin.

Aromatic Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger Root

Not only are turmeric and ginger great ingredients for making soaps for their unique qualities, but they also provide wonderful aromas that add to the overall experience of using handmade soap! The combination of turmeric and ginger give homemade soap a unique, fragrant aroma that no artificial scent could ever match. This makes homemade soap not only great for your health but enjoyable to use as well!

Utilizing Different Parts of Turmeric and Ginger to Make Soap

Turmeric and ginger are both well-known for their beneficial properties when used in soap making. Not only do they provide a lovely golden color, but they also offer natural antibacterial and antifungal benefits. Crafting natural soap with ingredients like turmeric and ginger is a great way to make something both beautiful and beneficial. With natural soap, you can benefit from natural essential oils and natural exfoliants, as well as natural ingredients such as turmeric and ginger that can offer natural health benefits. Natural soap making is becoming more popular, as people are becoming increasingly conscious of the ingredients they put on their skin. Creating your own natural soap is an easy and rewarding process that can provide an effective alternative to store- bought soaps.

Measuring Turmeric for soap making

To get the most out of these ingredients, it’s important to understand how each part of the root can be used in soap making. The roots can be broken down into three distinct parts: the root itself, the flesh or pulp, and the oil-rich essential oils that are extracted from the root and stem. The root itself can be boiled down to create a natural soap base that is rich in natural vitamins and minerals. The flesh of the root can be used to add natural color and scent to the soap, while the essential oils extracted from the root and stem provide natural antibacterial and antifungal benefits. With these natural ingredients, soap makers have a wealth of options to create truly unique and beneficial bars of natural handmade soaps that are sure to nourish and protect your skin.

By utilizing all three parts, one can create a truly unique soap with natural ingredients that have incredible benefits for skin care. To make an even more luxurious soap experience, essential oils can be added for aromatherapy benefits as well as enhancing the natural properties of turmeric and ginger However, no matter what ingredients are used, making soap is an incredibly rewarding experience. The process of combining turmeric, ginger and other natural ingredients to make a unique soap is incredibly satisfying. With the added bonus of essential oils, you can create a luxurious soap that not only smells amazing but also offers incredible benefits to your skin care routine. Soap making can be a great creative outlet to explore and create something beautiful!

Possible Risks When Using Turmeric and Ginger in Your handmade Soap

When using turmeric and ginger in soap making, one of the most important considerations is to make sure that the ingredients are of high quality. The safest option is to source these ingredients from reputable suppliers that can guarantee product safety and purity. It can be easy to get impacted by the range of soap making ingredients available, but it is essential to remember that for soap making, using the best quality ingredients is paramount. As soap making is a craft that is based on chemical reactions, using the highest quality ingredients will result in soap with a higher lather and better cleansing density. In addition, soap made from high-quality ingredients will be more durable and last much longer. Therefore, when soap making it is important to remember the importance of sourcing the best ingredients and ensuring their safety and purity.

If you need help with formulating or understanding the soap making process, consider enrolling in our introductory soap making class or trying out tested recipes in the New Soap Makers Cookbook series.

Another potential risk when using turmeric and ginger in soap making is that both of these ingredients have the potential to cause skin irritation if used in too high of a concentration. It is therefore important for you to use smaller quantities of both ingredients and test the soaps on a small area before using them more widely Moreover, it is important to remember that when making big batches of soap with turmeric and ginger ingredients, the potential for skin irritation increases. As a soap maker, it is necessary to be aware of the concentration of these ingredients you are using and make sure that you don’t overdo it. Otherwise you can have soap that stains or is irritating to the skin. The key takeaway here is that these ingredients can cause big problems if used in too big of a concentration, so it’s important to always use caution when making big batches or small batches of soap.

Tips for Successfully Incorporating Turmeric and Ginger into Your Soap Recipe

When incorporating turmeric and ginger into your soap recipe, it’s important to keep in mind that these two ingredients are powerful spices that can easily overpower your end product. To prevent this, it’s best to start with small amounts of each, then slowly increase the amount until you find the perfect balance for your recipe. All natural soap makers should take extra care to ensure that the natural properties of the ingredients don’t detract from the overall feel and scent of their soap. The natural, earthy smell and color of turmeric and ginger can be a great addition to natural soaps when used in moderation. Consider adding a few drops of essential oil to add a layer of complexity to the final product. With patience and trial-and-error, you’ll be able to craft the perfect natural soap recipe using turmeric and ginger!

To further ensure you don’t overpower your soap with too much of either herb, a good rule of thumb is to use no more than 1 tablespoon of both turmeric and ginger per pound of base oils used in the soap recipe. This ratio will help ensure that it won’t overpower the soap while still providing their unique benefits and unique color to the end product Additionally, it’s good to keep the soap recipe simple and stick to natural ingredients.

Turmeric and Ginger soap in slab mold

Exploring the Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger Root in Soap Making

We have seen that turmeric and ginger root both offer many benefits for soap making. Turmeric helps soap retain its vibrant yellow color, while ginger root helps soap feel luxurious and gentle on the skin. Furthermore, soap made with these natural ingredients often offer aromatherapy for a truly unique soap making experience. With soap making so popular in recent years, it is important to be mindful of the natural ingredients that we use to make our soap. The use of turmeric and ginger root can help us create soap that is both aesthetically pleasing and nourishing for our skin.

For example, they both provide compounds that help create creamy and bubbly lather, as well as assist in adding a beautiful natural color to the soap Furthermore, soap making is an art form that requires finesse and skill. The ingredients associated with soap making are essential for creating a luxurious soap bar with a creamy and bubbly lather.

It is clear that turmeric and ginger root can have a variety of positive impacts on your soap-making process, from coloring and scenting to providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Overall, incorporating these two ingredients into your soaps can enhance the health benefits of the soap without compromising on quality or aesthetics. Therefore, it is worth giving them a try if you’re looking for something new to add to your soap-making process.



  1. Opal May TODAY

    Hi Zakia! What a great soap combo. The colors mixed together so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Oh and….Your hair is growing like weeds, looks very pretty.

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Heyyyyy Beautiful. I couldn’t find you on YouTube and now I know why…. Your name changed ❤️

  2. PanoramicView

    I’ve got lots of freshly extracted shea butter of the soft East African variety. I can supply large containers of it. Are you interested?

  3. Anita Lindsey

    Do you typically use a 1:5 water/lye ratio ? If so, does that make your soap dry faster and how long before it’s sellable .

    • Zakia Ringgold

      I use a 50/50 lye solution. My soap is typically ready to cut in 12 hours and ready to sell in about 2 weeks.

  4. Debbie Sturdevant

    Hi Zakia!:) Love your shop! Question: do you recommend deducting the same amount of liquid oil from your soap recipe you used for mixing up your powdered herbs?

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Normally I would say yes but in this particular video I’m using a very concentrated lye solution and low super fat to begin with so the small amount of oil used to blend the turmeric is negligible and I’m counting on it to add to the super fat

  5. Tanesha Richardson

    I miss you

    • Zakia Ringgold

      I miss you too I wish periscope were still around ❤️