I'm working away at my Aromatherapy Certification class and thought I'd share one of my home work exercises with you today - Making A Liquid Hand Soap.
I have my supplies out and ready! I had to deviate from the assignment ever so slightly by not choosing all my essential oils from the Esters chemical family. Bergamot and Geranium have a significant percentage of Esters in their chemical make up and are two essential oils I've been studying so I'll give you a little background on them today.
Some of Bergamot's therapeutic properties are:
- Central Nervous System Tonic
Some of Geranium's therapeutic properties are:
- Skin Healing
As I'm looking at my data sheet for Geranium I see where I came up with my recipe idea!
If you'd like to go to Aromatics International's data page for Geranium you'll see the recipe too.
Sorry I was starting to get off topic... I used Castile Soap and measured 2 ounces into my measuring cup.
Added in my essential oils and stirred to blend into the 2 ounces of soap.
- Geranium 6 drops
- Rose Absolute 3 drops
- Bergamot 8 drops
- Sweet Orange 3 drops
Poured my 2 ounce blend into my rinsed out foamer bottle while taking a picture.
I next topped off my foamer bottle with Distilled Water and gave it a good shake to mix everything. This soap will need to be shaken each time before using it because water and essential oils don't stay mixed. A small sacrifice to have a nice hand soap with therapeutic properties and scented just the way I like it!
Ready to go live in our bathroom.
An alternative to Castile Soaps are using an unscented liquid soap refill of your choice. My youngest son doesn't like the way Castile Soaps "feel" so I make the liquid foaming soap that stays in the bathroom that everyone shares using an unscented liquid soap I buy locally.
I hope you'll give making your own liquid soap a try, it's easy and fun and goes a long way if you use a foamer bottle!
Most of the products I used to make my liquid foaming soap today came from Aromatics International.
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