Luxury Grapefruit & Kiwi Soap

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A creamy and fruity soap that really does leave your skin feeling luxuriously silky smooth with an exotically fruity scent.


 

Ingredients

Equal parts of:
Coconut Oil
Shea Butter
Goats Milk Soap Base

Grapefruit & Kiwi Essential Oil
Green Mica Colouring Powder

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Method

Put the Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Goats Milk Soap Base into a microwave proof dish and gently melt it.

Once it is melted add the Grapefruit and Kiwi Essential Oil- as much or as little as you want depending on how subtle a scent you want. I put in about 10 drops as I like my soaps to have a strong fragrance if they’re fruity- and mix.
Finally add your mica powder and colour it to your preference.

Once mixed in, pour into your mould and leave to set.

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Melt & Pour: Lemon and Poppy Seed Soap Bar

Poppy Seed


 

Smells great, looks great and leaves your skin feeling soft and sparkling new.


The Lemon and Poppy Seed Soap Bar- I personally can’t get enough of this one and use it all the time. I just love the smell and feeling of my skin after using this and I am excited to see what else I can do with this Lemon and poppy seed combo!

As with my previous post this is another Melt & Pour recipe however this time using white beeswax instead of the Goats Milk Soap Base – Just thought I’d mix things up a little- as beeswax has many beneficial properties that I felt complimented the other ingredients too well not to be included.

Ingredients

Lemon Rind:Containing vitamins, minerals and fibre, it brightens the skin, can whiten your nails, lightens age spots and softens dry skin.

Poppy Seeds: Fantastic agents against Eczema they boost anti-inflammatory  properties while moisturising and clearing the skin of dirt and grime to leave it radiant.

Shea Butter: Fantastic against blemishes and skin conditions, Shea Butter leaves the skin feeling moisturised, soft and smooth.

Coconut Oil: Acting as an exfoliant, Coconut Oil softens and smooths dry skin while helping to repair and protect it.

White Beeswax: A fantastic aid against allergies, beeswax contains non-allergenic properties that helps to protect and moisturise the skin. It also proves effective against stretch marks and dry skin conditions such as Eczema.

Goats Milk Soap Base: I think the most important point to using Goats Milk Soap Base is that it isn’t a chemical counterfeit. It delays the signs of ageing by working with the skin rather than against it. It also has anti inflammatory properties and can help treat acne.

Method

Melt equal measures of the beeswax, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter gently in the microwave along with double the measure of the above, of Goats Milk Soap Base. Make sure to melt gently in twenty second intervals and stir in between. Once melted together pour your mixture into your soap moulds.

Then mix as much (or as little) Lemon Rind and Poppy Seeds together before adding to your mould. Mix into the mixture and then leave it to cool completely in a cool place.

It usually only takes a few hours in a cool place to set however I usually leave it overnight just for good measure.

Once they have completely cooled and solidified enjoy the health benefits of your Lemon and Poppy Seed Soap Bar.

 

 

Melt & Pour: Epsom Salt Scrub Soap Bar

Moisturising Salt Scrub Soap bar


The Epsom Salt Scrub Soap Bar is an incredibly easy item- perfect for the Beauty DIY Novice like myself- to make and with so many health benefits it will make you wonder why you never tried making these before.


Perfect as a quick crafty project with the kids or as a gift in a home-made hamper this healthy alternative to shop bought produce not only leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated and new, but the health benefits from all the ingredients really do make this soap bar worth giving a go!

 

Ingredients:

Epsom Salt: Known for its relaxing properties Epsom Salt can cure skin problems, soothe pain and aching limbs and draw out toxins in the body.

Shea Butter: A fantastic moisturiser, Shea Butter can help cure numerous skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema and help treat skin allergies from insect bites, stings and sunburn. It can also help circulation which can reduce the look of ageing in the skin.

Coconut Oil: The Jack of All Trades in skin care, Coconut Oil can be used for many different things from skin care products to a healthier option to fry your food in.the healthy properties present in coconut Oil allow it to be a fantastic moisturiser and skin softener, it is claimed to help with some skin conditions and even makes a healthy alternative to the commercial make-up removers.

Goats Milk Soap Base: Goats Milk Soap is fantastic at reducing the signs of ageing in the skin and boasts anti- inflammatory properties which help sooth and calm dry / damaged skin.

 

Method:

Take equal measures of the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and the Goats Milk Soap Base, and melt gradually in the microwave. Once it has all melted and mixed in with one another pour into your moulds.

The amount of Epsom Salt you use is entirely up you depending on the result you want.  I filled my moulds between 1/4 and 1/2 full so that one side of the soap would be the scrub and the other the lotion but it is all based on personal preference.

Leave your soaps to set somewhere cool until they have hardened completely- I left mine overnight just to make sure.

Once they have fully set you are good to go.