Making Your Own Soap Part 1
Add your favorite aromatherapy oils to your cleaning products to help you feel pure and fresh at the beginning of every day.
Homemade aromatherapy soap – Add your favorite oils, specific to your skin type, into a bar of soap to customise it exclusively to your needs :
- Your first step in making your own aromatherapy soap is to buy a tub of glycerin soap base from a specialist supplier, if you can’t find one, a bar of pure glycerin soap will do.
- Melt 250g of glycerin in a non-stick pot over a very low heat (around Gas Mark 3) until it is totally liquidised.
- Mix in 30-40 drops of your chosen essential oils, plus any herbs or flowers you desire, and then pour into a container to set (a small margarine tub is a good substitute if you can’t find a proper mould).
- After an hour, the soap should have set and is ready to use. You can cut it into smaller bars if you need to, and give some to friends as gifts.
Aromatherapy soaps often don’t produce as much of a lather as shop bought ones, but don’t let htis put you off. The foam may feel nice, but its effects in helping you to keep clean are actually minimal! By making your own soaps you know exactly what ingredients you are using on your skin.
Adding herbs and flowers to your soaps makes them ideal as beautiful gifts personalised for those you love.