Make your own natural hand soap for soft, smooth hands.
you will need:
A bar of soap (all natural and unscented)
Essential oils (optional)
How to make your soap:
First, grate the entire bar of soap with your cheese grater and put it in a pot.
Pour 8-10 cups of water over the grated soap.
Add 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
Heat the soap, coconut oil and water on medium heat until all the soap and coconut oil have dissolved.
Once everything is dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and let it cool.
If you want to add 10-20 drops of essential oils for fragrance you can do so now.
Now you let it sit and cool. I stirred about once an hour to keep my essential oils blended in.
After about 5 hours of cooling and pour the soap into the pump bottle. If the soap is thick, then stir it with a whisk and added another cup of water for a perfect consistency.
COCONUT OIL BATH MELTS
Moisturize your skin and hair while in the shower with these bath melts.
1 cup cocoa butter
4 tbsp coconut oil
10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
. Shave cocoa butter into small pieces and flakes.
Place the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a bowl over a double boiler. Stir occasionally until it’s completely melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in lavender essential oil. Pour into a silicone mold and let cool for 20 minutes. Put in fridge for a few hours to completely solidify. Remove from molds. Store in a cool, dry place.
To use: add to your bath water and let it melt as you relax. Be careful, as coconut oil can make your bathtub slippery. Shelf life: 3 months.
COCONUT OIL LOTION BARS
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
2/3 cup grated beeswax
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Few drops of Essential Oils
Use a double boiler to melt the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. Stir in-between, until the mixture is liquid and smooth. Turn off the heat and add in the vitamin e oil and essential oils. Quickly pour into whatever molds you are using. I highly recommend silicon muffin cups or molds. Leave in molds for at least 4 hours or overnight and carefully pop them out of molds.
To use, smooth the lotion bar on dry skin just like you would use a body lotion to moisturize and soften the skin. Keep the lotion bars in cool, dry place as coconut oil will melt in extreme temperate. Shelf life: 6 months.
COCONUT OIL BATH SALTS
Nourish, moisturize and hydrate the skin while in the shower with this amazing coconut oil bath salts recipe.
You will need:
Epsom Salt – 1 cup
Lavender Essential Oil – 10-15 drops
Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
Baking Soda – 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk – 1/4 cup
Food coloring ( optional)
To use, simply add desired amount to running bath water and stir to dissolve. Then relax in your bath for ten to twenty minutes to soak in the benefits. Try it once a week to help keep dry skin or body acne at bay.