Soap (Essential Oils)

Essential Oil Body Soap

I have always had sensitive skin, but when I learned how to create essential oil soaps in school it was miraculous! I didn’t get any side effects or irritation, they work great. After research and experimenting with many different recipes I found a favorite! It’s important to use a carrier oil with your mix.

Carrier oils are oils like Jojoba oil or castor oil with little or no scent that are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin during aromatherapy massage and other aromatherapy applications. Essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin (with an exception of a few); diluting these highly concentrated oils spreads the small amount of essential oil over a large skin area, helping to prevent skin irritation and other adverse reactions and lasts a lot longer.

My recipe:

  • 20 drops of frankincense
  • 20 drops of lemon
  • 10 drops of jasmine or lavender
  • jojoba oil
  • castor oil

You can switch it up with different oils but these are my favorite. I took a small 4 oz jar or you can get a small squeeze bottle. I first put the drops in then I fill the rest with jojoba oil and castor oil, like half and half. Not only do these carrier oils have benefits but I like the feel, castor oil is a little thicker and jojoba is a little thin so it makes a perfect mix. I use it as a body wash in the shower, you don’t need much, a little goes a long way. After applied I give a little rinse or you can just wipe with a wet towel. It is not going to come off completely and that is fine, some people I know don’t even rinse off after applying the oil, they just towel off and are ready to go! If applying to the face this also works as a natural SPF but has to be applied every hour otherwise you can and will burn. Some say don’t stay in the sun too long because of the lemon oil attracts the sun more but I never had a problem with it. But take caution especially if you burn/tan easily.

The reasons why I chose these:

  • Lemons are known to contain vitamin C, an important nutrient. However, lemons are also rich in phytochemicals, such as terpenes, tannins, polyphenols, and more. As a byproduct of the fruit, lemon essential oil comes away with these nutrients and beneficial compounds as well. This high vitamin content is great for boosting your body’s natural immunity. Lemon is also an effective antifungal essential oil for preventing or fighting against athlete’s foot and other skin conditions. Works as an antiseptic, astringent, detoxes, disinfectant and many more benefits.
  • Frankincense boosts immunity and prevents illness, fights cancer, astringent and bacteria and germ fighter, heals skin and helps prevent the signs of aging, improves memory, helps balance hormones and infertility, helps with digestion and sleep, decreases inflammation and pain, so you see this has many benefits, and this oil is actually mentioned in the Bible several times, if they used it back then you know it has to be good!
  • Jasmine has anitbacterial properties, smells so good, helps treats spasms, antidepressant, promotes would healing, improves lactation, treats symptoms from menopause and has many more benefits.
  •  Lavender also works as an antiseptic, antiinflammatory, helps heal wounds, minor burns, bug bits. Also helps with depression, anxiety, insomnia and many more.

 

 

 

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