A couple of months ago, I was at our local festival. We have a craft show, where vendors all around the state can sell their products!
I came across one booth that was selling essential oil soaps, body wash and other products.
Since I have been getting more & more interested in oils & learning what to do with them. I decided to pick up a few bars to see how they work for us.
These ones were aimed at eczema therapy. Since I have a toddler with severe eczema, this was the one to get.
I noticed right away that it did help in clearing up her eczema spots, but not fully clear up her rashes. But not only did it sorta soothed her rashes, it started helping other skin ailments.
My daughter is still nursing and she loves to dig her nails in my face while nursing. So I have scratches. Those soaps helped sooth those spots as well.
So looking at ingredients, got me thinking: I could do this! I could make my own soap!
So yesterday, that was my project!
Ingredients I used include
And basically what I did, was buy a pre-made soap base so I didn't have to try figuring out lye or with the teeny fingers around, take the chance of them getting into harmful chemicals. And it worked out very well.
I grated the bar of Cocoa butter and goats milk into a microwave bowl. Microwaved it until melted & smooth. Then added my essential oil mixture. I did about 20-25 drops of all, except the peppermint oil. If you know peppermint oil, you know it's very strong, so I only put in a few drops.
At this point, I had already got my molds ready. My toddler loves plucking flower petals off stems, so I actually had a few flower petals to add to the molds. You can also use Lavender petals or any herbs. My craft store also sells pre-made orange peel powder, which all would be lovely. I also saw you can add pink Himalayan sea salt. Whatever additives you want.. The possibilities are truly endless!
So after you have your molds all ready to go and your soap mixture smooth. All is left to do is fill your molds and place in freezer for about an hour!
After about an hour, I popped them out of the molds and did a couple other batches. No extra flowers in the 2nd batch and for the 3rd batch, I added Tumeric powder to give it the yellow color. Plus Tumeric is very good for your skin!
When they were all out of the molds, I did put them in a bowl and put them back in the freezer for another hour, then placed them on a side wrack to dry. They need to dry for a couple of days!
This is my end result. I can not wait to see how they work for us! And I definitely will be making more in the future :)
Any comments / questions? Feel free to comment below! 👇