Are you familiar with “essential oils” at all? Have you only heard of them but hadn’t actually used them or know what/how to use them? If you’re like us, we'd heard of natural oils but had no reason to use them…until now. We stumbled across a “recipe” that turned out to be what we now call AHHHH...ROMATHERAPY! The product and process incorporates fun into a productive, reusable project with repeat value that we absolutely love! Here are four reasons we find it to be an educational experience, and how we create it.
We stumbled into the realm of natural and organic products a few years ago, and have appreciated many benefits of going “au natural” and “green.” During our ventures into this newer, healthier realm, we stumbled into making many of our own natural products like shampoos, conditioners, bug repellent, lotions, soaps and body washes. Talk about FUN and AROMATIC! Essential oils (when used properly and sparingly) can not only make your dwelling smell fantastically great, but your hair and skin can be smooth and freshly scented all day!
Body wash is one of our favorite ways to use essential oils. Here are four reasons we enjoy mixing, measuring, and making our own sudsy body soap.
We would like to thank “Honeysuckle” over at YouTube for her wonderful recipe that we stumbled upon last year. She provided a great video and steps on how to make this great body wash, which we’ve included below. As she mentions, this body wash is great for cleansing, softening, and scenting the skin.
This body wash lathers wonderfully well with a soap pouf. If you’re not into strong fragrances, try using only a few drops of the essential oils, or choose a softer fragrance on your next batch. Whatever you do, try creating this body wash and tweaking it to your preference. It will be a great big ball of a grand experience you will share with your kids.
We hope you venture off to your local nutrition store and see what you can discover, together! Leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about essential oils and how you've used or included them in your home and/or school.
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