How To Make Biodegradable Soap


In this video I show how to make biodegradable soap from plants which have a high content of saponins. In this case we were using horse chestnuts and yucca root.

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hi guys my name is Julie and today I wanted to make a video about wilderness hygiene I think that a lot of people think that they have to be dirty when they are camping but actually you can wash yourself every day you can take plain water and you're going to be fine but sometimes it's just nice to have some soap with you as well what's important when we are looking for soap one of the components that makes the soap so P is saponin and saponin makes the water foamy and therefore it helps you wash off the dirt a little bit better so essentially we are looking for plants which have a high content of saponin and here I have a small list of plants which have a high content of saponin there are a lot of other plants which have saponin but most of them don't have a high concentration of it and these plants have a very high concentration and that's what you are looking for when you want to make some soap okay here on this list I have the Western soap berry tree the soap bark tree both of them don't grow in my area then we have common soap roar'd and then we have yucca and I recently discovered that I have yucca plants in my garden so today I ripped one out and as you can see I went for the root here but it didn't take all the roots so that the plant can grow again and yeah that's one important plant which has a high content of saponin and last but not least we have horse chestnuts which have a high content of saponin as well ok to make our wilderness soap we first have to process the root and I'm just cutting off the root of the plant here okay we have our route here and you don't need to throw away the yucca plant because actually the leaves make a great cottage material and the flowering stem of the yucca plant makes an excellent material for the bow-drill so the yucca is really one of my favorite plants when it comes to survival but now let's process the root we are going to wash it and then we are going to cut it into small pieces to make it pliable for the soap okay here we have our nice bits of soap and I just take that and throw it into the water and this is going to make a very nice solution if you are using horse chestnuts it's the same way of process and you just cut them up and throw it into the water so as you can see the water gets all murky and that's a good sign because now this opponents are dissolving into the water and we can use the water as soap yeah the soap is working I can really feel that I have to soapy feeling on my hands you know and it's washing off third very well so I think that's really awesome and the good thing is that this is 100% biodegradable so you can just you know use it in every stream without having to worry about the environment well guys there's one more thing to say when it comes to storage for for example this yucca root here the best thing is really to process it right away cut it into small pieces then let it dry and after that you want to grind it into a fine powder and that powder you can take with you in a plastic bag and use it when you go hiking or camping yeah guys so this was my video about how to make soap from plant and you can use the soap not only to wash yourself but also to wash your clothes and your cutlery and your cookware so thank you guys for watching please also check out these videos here at the sides follow me on Facebook Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more stay tuned till next time

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Survival Lilly

Survival Lilly

Survival Lilly is a true passionate bushcraft girl! She likes spending a lot of time in nature practicing survival and bushcraft skills. Her YouTube channel is very interesting as she publishes new videos often and also test out survival and outdoor gear to find the best items you can have in your survival or camping rucksack, and the video quality and photography is always excellent.

You can find all her videos on her YouTube channel.

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