DIY Skincare - Make Your Own, Organic / Natural

DIY Skincare: Make Your Own Liquid Soap for your Home & Gifts

Ok so I am cheating a little here to make this easier for you. If you buy an organic Liquid  soap base online (I buy mine on ebay for a couple of euro, it’s called castile soap) then you can add healthy oils and essential oils suitable for your skin type, mood and the season. Even though I make my own organic soap bars they tend to be more suitable for body use so I like to leave a liquid soap beside the skin in the kitchen and bathroom.

I’m very anti-antibacterial products – you can make your own antibacterial soap without harsh chemicals very easily. I also make up batches for family and friends. I enjoy finding unusual bottles and jars for this purpose – I’m all about the pretty :)

My favourite blend to add to liquid soap at the moment is quite calming and warming which is perfect for this time of year.

Ingredients

125ml Liquid Soap (organic preferably)

5 drops Clary Sage essential oil

10 drops Lavender essential oil

25 drops sandalwood essential oil

*You can add a few drops of Jojoba or sweet almond oil if you have particularly dry hands.

Lavender has antiseptic and skin calming qualities which makes it a great soap ingredient. It’s not the dominant scent in this blend since it’s in lesser quantities than the sandalwood. The Clary Sage adds a warm, winter citrus punch – it’s also a great mood lifter.

All you have to do is mix the oils into the soap and store it in a pump bottle. You could also get a little creative with the packaging.

 

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  • Erica (madameir)

    Oh I am very excited that you posted this. I use your soaps in the shower and bath but i was literally only pondering the other day about handwash! thanks!!x

  • http://cupcakescoffeeandkisses.blogspot.com Ellie

    I agree with Rebecca – I’d love to see how you make soaps :) xx

  • http://lovelygirliebits.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog Amy, it made my day! I’m delighted :)

  • robyn

    can we get an idea of your process? perhaps a DIY video? examples of jars/containers you put thing in?

  • http://lovelygirliebits.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Am gonna have to try this for sure!

  • rebecca

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE A VIDEO OF YOU MAKING YOUR BAR SOAPS HOW YOU DO IT AND WHAT YOU USE AND WHERE YOU GET IT PLLLZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

    Oooh thanks for this! love your diy posts :)

  • sharon

    I like the sound of this – I’ve never made anything like this before but I think I’m going to give it a try :-)

  • Anya

    Great idea for a house-warming gift. I feel inspired to try one! x

  • Keevel

    This is a brilliant post Amy. My mum has really sensitive skin and I was looking for something natural :)

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