Body Care

Hand wash

½ cup distilled water
½ cup castile soap
1 tbsp sweet almond oil (any oil)
15 drops tea tree
5-10 drops lavender

1. Add all the ingredients to an airtight glass container or pump bottle

Foaming hand soap

  • 8-ounce foaming soap dispenser
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 10-15 drops essential oil (lavender, wild orange, lemon, DoTerra on guard)

Add essential oil and castile soap to a foaming soap dispenser and top off with water. This makes an all-natural, gentle, foaming hand soap.

Body Wash

  • ½ cup rosewater
  • 1/3 cup witch hazel
  • 2tbsp liquid castile soap
  • 1-2 tbsp oil (almond or olive) – optional for moisturizing

1. Add all the ingredients to an airtight glass container or pump bottle

Shower gel

This recipe can easily be adjusted for the amount that you want to make. It will last up to six months at room temperature.

  • 1 cup castile soap
  • 1 cup pure aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • 15-30 drops essential oils (see oil blends below)

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir until well combined; use an immersion blender to make it easier to get the gel to incorporate with the liquid soap.
2. Transfer the mixture to an empty shower gel container or a mason jar.

Baby Wash

  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1 tbsp glycerin
  • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
  • 10-ounce foaming soap container

1. Add all the ingredients to the foaming soap container and top off with water.
2. Shake before each use to combine the ingredients.

Face Wash

  • ¼ cup castile soap liquid
  • 2 tbsp distilled water
  • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
  • Pump bottle

1. Add all the ingredients to an airtight glass container.

Face Wash for Sensitive skin

  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil (warmed, not melted) (Find coconut oil here)
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (We get ours from a local Amish community, but I like this brand too!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
2. Transfer to an airtight container for storage.
3. Massage a dime-size amount of the cleanser into the face and rinse off with warm water.

Face Wash for Oily Skin

  • 1/4 cup castile soap (this is the kind I use)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil (this is the kind I use)
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil

1. Pour the ingredients into a foaming soap container.
2. Shake well before each use.

Face Wash for Dry Skin

  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 drops myrrh essential oil (Get essential oils here.)
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood essential oil

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
2. Store in an airtight container.
3. Use a dime-size amount per face washing. Massage into the face and rinse off with warm water.

Face Wash for Acne prone skin

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (find it here)
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap (this is the kind I use)
  • 3 drops melaleuca essential oil (Get essential oils here.)
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drops lavender essential oil

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
2. Transfer to an airtight container for storage.
3. Dab a cotton ball or cotton cloth into the mixture and rub onto the face. Let it sit for 30 seconds and then rinse off.
4. Apple cider vinegar can dry out the skin, so use this one only when having a breakout.

Face Wash for anti aging skin

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (warmed, not melted) (Find coconut oil here)
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil (this is the kind I use)
  • 1/2 teaspoon castile soap (this is the kind I use)
  • 4 drops rose essential oil (Get essential oils here.)
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 2 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
2. Store in an airtight container.
3. Use a dime-size amount per face washing. Massage into the face and rinse off with warm water.

Bubble Bath

  • 1 cup castile soap
  • 1/2 cup vegetable glycerin
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, OPTIONAL
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil, OPTIONAL

1. Add all the ingredients to an airtight glass container.
2. Pour 1/4 cup into a warm bath under the stream of water.
3. Lasts 2 months

Milk Bath

  • 2 cups powdered whole milk
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salt (optional)

1. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl, except the essential oil. Stir to combine.
2. Drop-in essential oils and mix with dry ingredients. (see blends below)
3. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture into a warm bath. Soak and enjoy it!
4. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

OIL BLENDS

RELAX
Lavender + Roman Chamomile
+ Geranium

UPLIFT
Grapefruit + Wild Orange
+ Lemon

SOOTHING
Peppermint + Bergamont
+ Wintergreen

RESPIRATORY
Eucalyptus + Siberian Fir
+ Lime

CITRUS
5 drops lemon
5 drops grapefruit
5 drops lime

FLORAL
5 drops lavender
5 drops patchouli
5 drops chamomile

FRESH
5 drops lemon
5 drops rosemary
5 drops cypress

MINTY
5 drops spearmint (or peppermint)
5 drops eucalyptus
5 drops wintergreen

Customizing Melt and Pour Soap

The easiest way to make soap is the melt and pour method. And it’s really a great way for any beginner to start. There are a lot of natural melt and pour soap bases to choose from including glycerin, Castile, goat milk, shea, hemp, sulphate free and more! Of course, we would encourage you to make glycerin soap base yourself.

Essential oils, herbs, and other ingredients can be added to melt and pour soap bases for unique combinations and inspiring aromas. Plus, you can customize your melt and pour soap using silicone moulds to make fun shapes.

Herbal mint hand soap Body Soap Recipe (makes 4 bars)

  • ½ cup dried peppermint or spearmint leaf
  • 1 lb melt and pour soap
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops spearmint essential oil
  • glass Pyrex measuring cup
  • small saucepan or microwave
  • silicone moulds
  • Add soap to a glass Pyrex measuring cup, and place in a small saucepan of water on low heat or place in the microwave for one minute at a time until melted but not boiling. Try to avoid stirring too much as it can cause bubbles.
  • Once the soap is melted, remove from heat and allow to cool for a minute or two.
  • Crush dried mint and add to soap, stirring gently.
  • Add in essential oils and stir to combine.
  • Pour into a soap mould.
  • Allow it to completely hardened and then pop the soap out of the mould.

Body Soap Recipe (makes 4 bars)

  • 1 lb melt and pour soap base of your choice
  • 50 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Silicone soap mould
  • Cut the soap base into small chunks and place them into a double boiler.
  • Melt over medium heat stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  • Once it is completely melted; remove from heat.
  • Add in dried lavender, honey, and lavender essential oil. Mix together.
  • Pour into a soap mould.
  • Allow it to completely hardened and then pop the soap out of the mould.

Here are some oil blends to adapt this recipe.

CALMING RELAXING
Lavender
Roman Chamomile
Clary Sage

CITRUS BLISS
Wild Orange
Bergamot
Lemon

SENSITIVE SKIN
Lavender
Frankincense
Sandalwood

SOOTHING
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Siberian Fir

EARTHY
Sandalwood
Cedarwood
Bergamot

You can also add in other dry ingredients as follows: Dried flowers, oatmeal, coffee grinds, oatmeal, zest, dried chamomile, rose petals. Some are exfoliating.

Fizzing Bath Salts

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup coarse pink salt
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil
  • 30 drops essential oils
  • Natural colouring (optional)

1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
2. Slowly add in the fractionated coconut oil and essential oils stirring about halfway through.
3. If using colour, add 1-2 drops at a time and stir into the mixture.
4. Store in an airtight container or glass mason jar
5. Add 1/4 cup of the bath salts to a very warm bath.

Here are some alternative oil blends for bath salts.

CALMING
12 drops lavender
8 drops Roman Chamomile
6 drops vetiver
4 drops frankincense

UPLIFTING
12 drops wild orange
10 drops tangerine
8 drops lemon

SINUS RELIEF
15 drops eucalyptus
12 drops peppermint
2 drops lemon

MUSCLE DISCOMFORT
12 drops copaiba
8 drops frankincense
6 drops peppermint
4 drops wintergreen

Homemade deodorant

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons mango butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 5 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • Essential oils of choice, check out my favorite blends above
  • Deodorant container
  1. Melt coconut oil, mango butter, and beeswax in a double boiler. I make my own by placing a glass bowl over a pot of water.
  2. Remove from heat and add in vitamin E oil, arrowroot powder, and essential oils.
  3. Store in a glass mason jar with an airtight lid or pour it into an empty deodorant container.
  4. Once the mixture sets up and becomes solid it is ready to use. This will take about an hour in the refrigerator.

Spray Deodorant

  • 3 tablespoons of witch hazel
  • 2 teaspoons magnesium oil
  • 15 drops essential oils
  1. Using a funnel, add witch hazel and magnesium oil to a glass spray bottle.
  2. Add in essential oils of choice.
  3. Put on the bottle cap and shake well

Apply to underarms.

Here are some alternative oil blends for bath salts.

DEODORANT FOR MEN

FRESH
10 drops cypress
10 drops eucalyptus
10 drops peppermint

WOODSY
10 drops sandalwood
10 drops cedarwood
10 drops lemongrass

ODOR BUSTER
10 drops lemon
10 drops rosemary
10 drops citronella

DEODORANT FOR WOMEN

FLORAL
10 drops lavender
10 drops rose
10 drops jasmine

CITRUS
10 drops wild orange
10 drops bergamot
10 drops lemon

SENSITIVE SKIN
5 drops lavender
5 drops Roman chamomile
3 drops frankincense