LAVEN­DER CITRUS SOAP

Herbs & Superfoods - - Herbs For Natural Beauty -

Rich in Vi­ta­min C, lemon oil both detox­i­fies and re­ju­ve­nates the skin. It also has an­ti­sep­tic qualities that can help to soothe mi­nor sores and in­fec­tions.

Laven­der has an­ti­sep­tic qualities too, and is calm­ing on the skin.

You could also re­place the laven­der buds with rose petals, and swap out the laven­der oil for rose gera­nium oil. Or omit the orange rind and sweet orange es­sen­tial oil, and use just laven­der or rose petals.

In­gre­di­ents • 2 cups grated castile soap • ½ cup hot water • 6 vi­ta­min E cap­sules (op­tional, but it will help to pre­serve your soap) • 3 ta­ble­spoons finely grated orange rind • 1 ta­ble­spoon dried laven­der buds • 20 drops sweet orange es­sen­tial oil • 10 drops laven­der es­sen­tial oil

Melt the grated soap in the hot water. Cool slightly and add the re­main­ing in­gre­di­ents.

Al­low to cool fur­ther, then scoop out a small hand­ful of the soap and roll into a ball. As the soap cures, place a cou­ple of drops of sweet orange oil on your hands, rub your hands to­gether, then pol­ish the soap with your hands.

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