Easy To Make Homemade Essential Oil Soaps
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When I worked in an office, I wore make up everyday. I used several skin and hair care products as well. When I would total the cost each month, it was surprising. I was spending close to $150 a month.
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Now that I work from home, I don’t spend nearly as much. But, my daughter on the other hand does. We decided to take the plunge and make some beauty products at home.
I have recently begun using essential oils and learned the many different uses for them. I can make my favorite soaps and scrubs with them. One of my favorite lines Nature’s Truth® Essential Oils.
You can find Nature’s Truth Essential Oils at several of your favorite retailers. They offer many scents including Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Frankincense, Cinnamon and Lemon Oil.
For my lime zest soap, I chose the Frankincense because it is a great way to start your day. With its uplifting, invigorating scent, I use the Frankincense in Homemade Essential Oil Soap in my morning shower.
It has sweet citrus notes, which I love, with rich, warm balsamic undertones. The scent is spiritually elevating and mentally refreshing, making it the perfect way to start my day!
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For my nighttime bath, I made the lemon zest soap with the Good Nite Nature’s Truth Essential Oil. The scent is calming, comforting, and relaxing after a long day. It is the perfect choice to have in my end of the day soak in the tub!
When making my Easy To Make Homemade Essential Oil Soaps there are a few precautions I take. When you are using essential oils, you never want to apply them directly on your skin. Be sure to you a carrier oil, like a Sweet Almond Base Oil.
The rule of thumb is to use 5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil to every 10 mL (1/3 oz.) of your base oil. For children under two, be sure to check and see what the ratio would be for them.
What you will need to make your Homemade Essential Oil Soap:
- 1 lb. Clear Glycerin Soap Block
- 1/8 cup Nature’s Truth Almond Base Oil
- 10-12 drops of your choice of essential oils
- Zest of 1-2 lemons and limes
- Yellow and green soap coloring (if desired)
- Soap Mold
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Microwave safe glass bowl
Step One: Cut your soap block into small cubes. Place into your bowl. Heat in microwave at 50% power for 40 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted completely and smooth.
Step Two: Add your Almond Base Oil into mixture. Stir until mixed in completely.
Step Three: Add your Essential Oil into mixture. Stir until mixed in completely.
Step Four: Add your soap coloring. Start with one drop and mix thoroughly. Continue to add one drop and stir until desired color is achieved.
Step Five: Add in your lemon zest until completely blended into your mixture.
Step Six: Pour your mixture evenly into your soap molds. Spray your rubbing alcohol onto the molds. This will get rid of any air bubbles, so you get a nice smooth bar.
Allow to cool completely and harden. You can do this at room temperature or place in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Gently pop your soap out of the molds.
Have you ever made your own essential oil soaps at home? I would love to hear about it!
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