homemade soap + essential oils

You know those moments where it dawns on you that you’re officially an adult or mom or … old? Like when you see high schoolers and they look like babies or when you get excited about things like a new vacuum, coffee pot… and soap. I’ve been experimenting with essential oils and making our own household products. I love all things natural and herbal. It’s so interesting how we are given all these plants, each with their own purpose, able to heal any ailment; from cannabis oil curing children’s seizures who are seizing up hundreds of times a week- how miraculous, to tea tree oil curing diaper rash and any fungus of the skin, aloe vera curing perioral dermatitis and frankincense curing cancer. I’m fascinated!

There’s so much to learn and play with. I’d love to hear how you use your oils too and I’ll be sharing once in a while what I’m doing over here.

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To make soap all you need are these foaming soap dispensers, Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, water and any essential oil you like. I use Eden’s Garden ‘cleaning’ in these bottles to wipe down surfaces in the house, floors, counters, everything. We don’t even have any other cleaners and it leaves everything so clean and smelling amazing, plus it’s non-toxic, double plus, it’s way cheaper to make it yourself. In our hand soap, I like to change the scent for the season, so for these winter months I’m using ‘fighting five’ (thieves), but my favorite blends are this, this and this.

To mix: for both the spray bottle and soap dispenser, I fill the bottle first with warm water almost to the top, then add a couple tablespoons of Castile soap and 10-20 drops of whichever essential oil you fancy. That’s it!

*Jazz hands*

 

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