Thursday, 13 October 2016

Essential Oils and DIY Liquid Castile Soap

I have tried a few 'recipes' using liquid castile soap over the last few years, but never seem to consistently use them due to the cost. Being rural, I have to order online and the postage is SO expensive for something that heavy.
But I was given a recipe for a gardener's hand scrub that I wanted to try, so the search was on again. Somewhere during the search, I thought surely I can make the soap itself or look for a substitute of some sort. And this is what I found.


One of those things that is so blooming obvious, you wonder why the lightbulb hadn't gone off ages ago!


We've all seen what happens to a bar of soap if you leave it in the bath, so it is just so obvious to stick a cake of castile soap in water until it dissolves!










As I am using this for gardener's scrub, I chose the tea tree soap. But I also purchased some fragrance free ones.


This is what it looks like after five days.




Still a few lumps though. I think you would need to use a stick blender or something similar to get it completely smooth, or heat it in a saucepan to completely melt it.



This is what I am planning to make first.






I am looking forward to making lots of recipes with my gorgeous new essential oils. DoTerra are just so wonderful to use and I am slowly building up my collection. 
My 12 year old son had a bad cold when I received my first oil order, which included a blend called Easy Air. I diffused this as well as applying topically on his chest and he was breathing easier within an hour. Great stuff!
Hubby also really enjoyed an Ice Blue massage after a hard day's work around the farm. I don't like the smell, but that is the camphor and wintergreen in it.






Love my nifty box too! Looking a tad empty at the moment, but I will be making a monthly order to fill it up. Also looking forward to doing some blending.


Update coming very soon with some 'recipes'!



12 comments:

  1. Great recipe idea! I am in the same boat as you with the castile soap and will be trying this out! :)

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    1. It worked! I am really happy. I also found an Australian made castile type bar soap to buy from now on.

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  2. A clever way of making liquid castile soap, I would never have thought of doing that. The recipe you are using looks great, I would love to know how it turns out.

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    1. It worked. I will do a post next week with more. I know, I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it before!

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  3. I love the recipe, looking forward to seeing how it all works out.

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    1. Doing a post next week about how it worked and what I am doing with it.

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  4. Love the recipe! Happy Thursday ♥

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  5. I'm coveting your doterra collection and the wooden box. I'll have to get in to them. My oils are a bit bric a brac at the moment.

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    1. doTerra are wonderful! Please do let me know if you want to know more - happy to share info. I have my eye on an even more gorgeous box, handmade from jarrah in WA. It makes me want to swoon! Maybe for Christmas - fingers crossed.

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  6. How neat. Makes me want to try this too!

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    1. It worked so I will post more about it next week.

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