Dudu Osun For Dry Skin: Four Moisturizers That Can Help
If you are a naturalista, then you are not unfamiliar with Dudu Osun black soap.
I mean with all the benefits it does to the skin and hair, the amazing and most beautiful thing about it is that it is affordable and easy to get. Just 250 Naira at your nearest mallam’s kiosk. Personally, for me Dudu Osun is my alternative soap, when my locally made black soap by ‘Ewa Glow Up’ finishes during that time of the month when a student is broke, Dudu Osun comes to the rescue.
For those who do not know, Dudu Osun is rich in Honey, Shea butter, Cam Wood (Osun), Lime Juice, Lemon Juice etc. Dudu Osun has a nice fragrance but for me, I think it’s a bit too strong. Anyways, Dudu Osun is rich in a lot of ingredients that helps the skin glow up and helps nurtures the hair.
The purpose of this post is to show you how you can apply Dudu Osun to dry skin. Like I mentioned earlier Dudu Osun is rich in honey and shea butter which are amazing moisturizers but, probably due to the other ingredients used in making the soap, it makes some people’s skin really dry.
Here are a list of moisturizers you can add to your soap to make it less harsh;
Honey, Glycerin, Coconut oil and Shea butter. The list is endless but for the sake of this post, I’ll be sticking to this four alone. Glycerin is a great moisturizer but just in case you can’t get it, honey is a great substitute (Original honey people please). There are no hard and fast rules to this but, here are two ways you can add this to your soap:
1. Cut your soap into small cubes, put it in a container and pour hot water inside it (cold water works too but it will take longer time to melt) after it has melted add your glycerin or honey and coconut oil, mix together and pour into a bottle and there you have it, your personal highly moisturized Dudu Osun shower gel. You can’t put shea butter using this method because it might be difficult to melt.
2. Cut your soap into small cubes, add shea butter, pour your honey or glycerin or both if you like, also add your coconut oil, cover the container, please make sure the container is microwave safe, pour water into your pot then, place the covered container inside the pot and boil. You can also simply boil water and then put the container inside the hot water. The result of this method would give you a creamy look unlike the first method where you have the liquid soap.
Like I said earlier, there are no hard and fast rules to melting your soap, you can do it in other ways not mentioned in this post, as long as you get the desired results. For people who react coconut oil on their skin, you can do away with it, glycerin, honey and shea butter should do the magic.
It’s a DIY you can try at home, it’s simple and all the ingredients are easy to find. If you have tried this before, share with us in the comment section your thoughts about it. Thank you for reading, you can also read this post on the benefits of grape seed oil.