Handmade Tamarind & Aloe Vera Soap

Another new addition to my handmade soap collection is the tamarind & aloe vera bar. Besides it’s popularity in the (Asian) kitchen, tamarind fruit extract has also been shown to be very helpful in lightening those freckles on your face. So that is why I decided to make my first handmade facial soap with tamarind. I also added fresh aloe vera gel too. The aloe vera is soothing and moisturizing to the skin. And finally I finished it off with a little bit of food grade coconut milk powder too. Milk powder provides skin softening benefits.

The tamarind I used is in powder form, while the aloe vera is fresh aloe gel. I added all the powders and gel at trace, which is during the end of my mixing. This way it can still retain it’s useful skin benefits. And instead of water, I subsituted it with licorice tea.

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  1. Gina said

    I’m so fascinated with your soap, I’ve been reading it from the beginning, and never thought it would be this successful for you. I might have to try it next year when I have more time.

  2. cambree said

    Yes, I have been doing good so far. And the ideas for make new combinations of soap never stop. Now I am trying to find the perfect basic recipe. Wish me luck!

  3. Gina said

    Thanks again for sending me your handmade soaps. I’ve been using the Tamarind & Aloe Vera Gel handmade bar for 5 days now to wash my face, and I like it a lot. It feels different from my dove soap that I‘ve been using for 20 years, and I think it’s making my skin softer, but feels a bit tighter, I guess this is normal since I‘m not used to using something different and might be because of the cold weather as well, but thank goodness no rash since I‘ve sensitive skin. I can’t wait to use the other bars that you sent, and thanks again. 🙂

  4. cambree said

    Hi Gina,
    I’m glad you like it. Thanks for the review. Dove is a good soap, it’s the better of the other commercial soaps out there.

    Some skin care specialist would say to avoid bar soap as face wash. But DHC, a Japanese skincare line, has many facial bars made of olive oil. I have tried it and it’s been good to my face.

    Again as for using soap on your face, this could be a personal choice. My only concern would be if the soap strips your face too much of the “good oils” and you end up breaking out. So watch for those signs and stop using it.

    And of course you can always use it as a body bar instead!

  5. Gina said

    It’s not breaking out, and I think my facial skin is doing much better, not as tight as before. I’ll continue to use this because I really like how it makes my skin feel softer and smoother. I’ll keep you posted, and thanks again for your handmade soap. 🙂

  6. cambree said

    I’m glad it’s working for you. I think my favorite facial bar has been the “Rice Bran”. I find it to be much more moisturizing, especially with the extra Vitamin E from the rice bran.

  7. Hello there.
    I am jeffry from Malaysia. I would like to know if this Tammarind soap can solve the oily face problem. If possible how much the cost to send it to malaysia?


    • cambree said

      Hi Jeffry,
      Thanks for your interest. Tamarind does make a good face soap. Sorry I do not ship internationally. There are many Thai soap companies that also make Tamarind soap you may be able to find near you.

  8. interesting..do you need a skin care doctor

  9. Hi Cambree,
    Thanks for the reply. I really fascinated by your hand made soap. That is why i contacted you. If possible is there any chance that i might try your product.


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