Need a morning boost? Try this beautiful soap made with coffee grounds, cinnamon, and the refreshing scent of peppermint essential oil. Use this as your morning cleanser and you’re bound to feel upbeat and wide-eyed. The cinnamon and coffee grounds act as natural exfoliants so that your skin feels happy and rejuvenated!
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, ground cinnamon, ground coffee beans, peppermint essential oil.
My first attempt at making any kind of lotion. It turned out very well if I do say so myself. If you like peppermint and chocolate you’ll love this scrumptious lotion. I, personally, have never cared much for the scent of peppermint, but it is mild enough and balanced out by the cocoa butter that I have been enjoying this lotion quite a lot. The cocoa butter is super moisturizing. Since it is a bar, application works best by rubbing it between the hands. However, I have used it all over just by running the bar along the skin.
Ingredients: cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut oil, peppermint oil.
*I have recently started using this on my face and I love it! The harsh winter weather was drying out my face and the store-bought face lotions I had on hand just weren’t cutting it. Since I have started using this on my face I haven’t had any problems with dryness. Cocoa butter works by forming a protective layer and helps skin retain it’s own moisture. What an improvement! I have also started applying it to my lips and am very pleased with their reduced dryness as well. Be aware not to use too much though, as it may leave your face greasy if applied in excess.
Do you have sensitive skin? This unscented soap is made of 100% olive oil and nothing else. It is very gentle on the skin while still leaving you squeaky clean. It may sound bland and unexciting, but it is a great soap that makes a nice lather. I started using it as my daily face wash and have noticed that my face stays much more moisturized, no more flaky skin, and breakouts have decreased significantly. I also grate this soap into flakes for use in my homemade laundry detergent. A perfect baby soap too!
Ingredients: olive oil
One of my favorite soaps. It has a nice lather and a very natural, subtle scent of oats and honey. Bits of oatmeal are dispersed throughout the soap for gentle exfoliation. Jojoba oil, beeswax, and honey all help with extra moisturizing.
Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, jojoba oil, buttermilk, beeswax, honey, ground oatmeal.
A delightful bar of soap, made with ylang ylang and ground nettle leaf. Ironically enough, as itchy as it sounds, ground nettle leaf makes for a deliciously soothing soap.
Ingredients: olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, ground nettle leaf, ylang ylang essential oil.
This was my very first batch of soap and features one of my favorite flowers and scents, Lavender. The flower buds dispersed throughout serve as a lovely and calming exfoliant. My whole bedroom smelled like Lavender as these bars sat out curing. It was wonderful!
Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, lavender flower buds, lavender essential oil.
I just ran out of my last stick of Chapstick, so it was time to make a replacement. Fortunately I already had all of the ingredients at hand so I was ready to go without any shopping and it was incredibly easy to make. Once again I make use of my favorite essential oil. Every time I apply some lip balm I smell the calming scent of lavender and a wave of relaxation washes over me.
Ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, lavender essential oil.
I made my first body scrub recently as a Christmas gift. The scent is very refreshing and your skin feels super smooth after just one use. Use it on your hands, feet, face, or take it in the shower with you and exfoliate the rest of your skin. There is soap in the mixture, so no need to wash afterwards. Just apply, scrub, rinse, and feel squeaky clean! A decadent way to wash your body and exfoliate your skin.
Ingredients: sugar, lime juice, lemon zest, Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap.