soap scraps, slivered or grated
drops essential oil (optional)
1sliver saved soap chips, water and glycerin and put in a pan. Heat over low flame, stiring every so often until soap is all melted. the liquid will be gel like. allow to cool 3-8 hours.
2add honey and essential oil and beat with a hand mixer until it becomes smooth and creamy.
3Pour into empty soap containers or a refil soap bottle.
Makes 5-6 cups
4Essential oils are wonderful when making soaps.
A babys sleepy time blend:
Use a mild soap base or baby soap and 1 drop each of tangerine, petitgrain, ylang ylang, marjoram, vetiver, valerian and jasmine.
adult Aleepy time blend:
Combine lavender and valerian
bergamot is uplifting
Ginger, rosemary, lemon and peppermint oils stimulate and invigorate the senses
Cedarwood and patchouli oils promote a sense of balance and harmony.
Stress relief blend:
Lavender, Patchouli, Clove, Clary Sage and Vetiver essential oils.
Perfect blend stress relief:
Bergamot, Patchouli, Blood Orange, Ylang Ylang, and Grapefruit
CLARY SAGE ( Salvia sclarea ) Clary Sage can have a deeply soothing effect on nervous tension in both men and women. Clary Sage's stimulating, regenerative and revitalizing action makes it excellent for treating nervousness, weakness, fear and depression. Clary Sage promotes long lasting states of tranquility, warmth and aliveness. For some people Clary Sage has an especially hypnotic effect on the mind and emotions producing very tranquil and peaceful states.Clary Sage may be especially helpful for relieving stressful or tense physical and emotional states.
YLANG YLANG ( Cananga odorata ~ True Ylang Ylang ) - sensual overtones. This in the Malayan language means "flower of the flowers." A native flower of Madagascar and the Reunion Islands its fragrant pale yellow blossoms are used to grace a new marriage bed with a blessing of love and lasting happiness. It stimulates the Central Nervous Systems and is helpful for alleviating depression. Ylang Ylang is high in sesquiterpenes. Ylang Ylang III, the last fraction collected during the last hours of distillation, is slightly thicker, earthier and less sweet oil, and is composed almost entirely of sesquiterpenes. It has been known to stimulate the liver and endocrine glands. They give it its powerfully antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ylang Ylang is an excellent remedy known for soothing tachycardia and hypertension. One of the first essentials oils to consider when needing help for regulating and balancing the nervous system. Inhalation may help deepen your respiration for slower more rhythmic breathing. Helpful for panic!