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Home made Herbal Soap–Soothing and Refreshing

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Honey and Herb Soap—A soothing and refreshing soap. Select your herbs to use according to your needs. A list of herbs and their properties can be found in the “Herbal Hair Care Category of this blog. (Using an infusion of pot marigold leaves is especially healing in treating thread veins and varicose veins. Whereas, using either lavender or lovage essential oils in the soap, is cleansing and deodorizing).

10 T grated castile soap

½ tsp olive oil

2 tsp clear honey

2-3 drops essential oil, such as rosemary (stimulating)

  1. Put the grated castile soap in the top of a double boiler, or in a microwavable bowl in the microwave set on low power. Melt the soap. Then slowly stir in the olive oil, a drop or two at a time. Gently stir in the honey and essential oil. When combined, remove from the heat. Continue to stir until the mixture is well blended.
  2. Pour this mixture into molds such as wax paper cupcake papers or any small cookie or cake mold. Leave undisturbed to become hard, which may take up to two weeks.
  3. Unmold your soap, and wrap in wax paper to store.