I have a good friend who knows a lot about essential oils and their therapeutic/healing properties.
She has helped me get started on essential oils and now, all of these years later, I am grateful for her help!
Let’s learn how to make some homemade body wash and hand soap using essential oils.
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She has taught me about them and last night I got some clove essential oil from her to make a natural teething remedy for my baby to complement the Baltic amber necklace.
Yes, she is getting a tooth already. Sigh, time is flying!
Totally edible, natural, and nontoxic. I am excited about making it!
My friend also let me borrow a book that gives all kinds of information about essential oils.
So informative! It is called Essential Oils Pocket Reference and you can find it here.
Keep reading to find out more about essential oils and the recipe to make body wash and hand soap at home.
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I am seriously thinking about requesting some more essential oils as birthday gifts from my husband.
I made homemade body wash for my children since I did some research and found out that many (most) baby washes contain either carcinogens or neurotoxins and I don’t want that near my littles.
I am sorry, but I didn’t save any of the research, except for these two articles (Article 1) and (Article 2), otherwise, I’d post it here for you to read. It isn’t hard to find all this information online, though.
I highly encourage you to educate yourself in this matter and make your own decisions.
Mainly, stay away from ingredients such as pthalates, triclosan, parabens, artificial fragrances, methylene glycol, 1,4 dioxane, aluminum, sodium benzoate, etc.
Maybe you aren’t 100% sure about using essential oils in the nursery, but if you put them in the soap that you use to wash your hands or the body, then you still win and get benefits!
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap Variety Gift Pack- 5oz, 6 PackDr. Bronner’s 4 Ounce Sampler- 5 Piece Gift Set. 5, 4 Ounce Castile Liquid Soaps in Almond, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender, and PeppermintEssential Oils Pocket Reference 8th Edition (2019)
To make the body wash like the one I have here at home, simply buy a bar of soap that is organic and that contains ingredients that you can recognize and understand.
Dr. Bronner’s organic soap bars come in different “flavors.”
You can get them in Peppermint, Hemp Rose, Lavender, Citrus, Tea Tree Oil, Mild Baby, Eucalyptus, and Almond.
I got Dr. Bronner’s organic lavender bar. Kirk’s Coconut oil castille soap is also a great choice.
Grate it completely and put it in a pot with about 4 cups of filtered water.
Turn heat to low/medium. Stir until it has melted completely.
Add another 4 cups of filtered water and pour into a large glass container.
Let it sit overnight to “gel” (8-12 hours minimum, better if it’s 24 hours).
*This can also be used as a hand soap and in-sink dish soap (haven’t tried it in the dishwasher yet).
In the morning, assess its consistency.
If it’s too thick, add more water, but don’t make it too runny.
Once it reaches the consistency you like, pour it into smaller containers (with or without pumps).
Add about 10 drops of your essential oil of choice (ask me how to order).
You only need a small amount for health benefits, but if you are also wanting to add them for the fragrance, then add more!
You can add any to help support any specific needs.
Since the base is neutral, you can pour it into different bottle and then add different oils in each.
For example, essential oils for toddler immunity, Young Living essential oils to boost immune system, Young lLiving essential oils for kids, and more.
Maybe you are looking at something to help fight infection, immune boosting oils, essential oil blends with antimicrobial properties or other health benefits.
I personally like to add Purification or Thieves to mine, but close to the holidays, I like to add some cinnamon and some Christmas Spirit.
This solution separates, so it will need to be shaken before every use, so I suggest using smaller bottles.
It will last you forever and ever!
Be careful when using near the eyes as this isn’t a tear-free solution.
My kids do just fine with it, though. We have never had a problem with it burning their eyes.
Reading up on what makes a solution tear-free and how much of a chemical change the ingredients need, I opted to use something that isn’t tear-free and be careful with it no going into their eyes.
So far, so good. I don’t use soap on them every single day. I use it only when they need it.
When they only need to get rinsed off, I add a few drops of coconut oil and jojoba oil in the bath water.
FYI, Aveeno is also made by Johnson&Johnson.
I cannot tell you how good (yet weird) it felt to pour our J&J baby washes down the toilet (literally)!
I also made whipped shea butter lotion for the family. It is absolute heaven!
I even used it on my hair as a mask and it left my hair soft and shiny. Love it!
I put on my littles and on myself. It is natural and safe. I love to make things for my family that are healthy for them.
I am a Young Living essential oils distributor.
You can order from www.youngliving.com and use my distributor number to order if you’d like (1498096).
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