Making your own essential oil soap is a bit of a messy job, but it’s well worth the trouble. Not only are you ensured of using the purest of ingredients on your skin, and of having the exact fragrance you want, but with all the permutations there are in terms of ingredients and shape, you can be sure of having a unique product for your efforts. Which essential oils you use to fragrance the soap is up to you, and you can have a lot of fun making blends. Here are three formulas you might like to try; they each contain enough essential oil for 9 ounces of grated soap:
- Grapefruit 4 drops
- Lime 2 drops
- Lemon 1 drop
- Basil 2 drops
- Lavender 2 drops
- Nutmeg 1 drop
- Bay 2 drops
- Lime 6 drops
- Clary-sage 2 drops
- Lavender 6 drops
- Geranium 2 drops
- Chamomile Roman 1 drop
- Rosemary 3 drops
Use as your base grated, one hundred percent pure soap. Excellent additions would be oatmeal, almond meal, avocado oil, olive oil, jojoba, or carrot oil. Bring to a boil an amount of water that is half the volume of the grated soap you intend to use.
Put this in a bowl over a pot of boiling water on the stove, or in a bain-marie if you have one, and add the grated soap. Stir until the soap is fully melted (it becomes quite sticky and sloppy). Take it off the heat and leave it until it is starting to set, then add your chosen essential oils. Mix again very well.
You can scoop out the soap and mold it by hand to the shape you want or put it into pre-prepared molds. You can use old soap boxes for the traditional shape of soap or any small carton or container of your choice, so long as they are well oiled or lined with greaseproof paper. Leave until well set and then turn out the soap.
If the soaps are intended as presents, wrap them in colored tissue paper before they go in the wrapping paper.
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Source: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY – Valerie Ann Worwood