Handmade lavender soap with essential oils of carrot and cypress
For all human technological advances, washing hands with soap and water remains one of the most effective ways to get rid of germs and microbes – including bacteria, viruses and fungi.
We explained how soap works in a recent blog post:
A surfactant [such as soap] It consists of two-ended particles:
- One end is attracted to water.
- One limb is not attracted to water. This finish is attracted to other materials, such as dirt.
When a surfactant molecule is applied to a surface – such as the skin – one end of the molecule is attracted to the dirt [and germs]. But the end of the hydrophilic molecule hangs there, and doesn’t do anything … until the water comes!
Then the end of the hydrophilic molecule sticks to the water and is rinsed away.
Learn more about soaps and surfactants!
Carrot, cypress and lavender hands soap is made with a gentle liquid Castile soap and three essential oils. Following the recipe, I’ll explain how each essential oil reduces the microbial effect.
Hand soap with carrot, cypress and lavender
- 50ml PET Foam Soap Bottle
- 40 ml of liquid castile soap
- 12 drops of wild carrot essential oil (Dojos Caruta)
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 8 drops of cypress essential oil (Cupressus sempervirens)
When you pour Castile soap into a PET bottle, you will notice that it does not reach the top. This is because we want to leave some room in the bottle for the massive ceiling – creating the luxurious foam movement!
Making this hand soap is easy. Just pour the Castile soap into the bottle, then add the drops of essential oils.
Make sure the top of the foam pump is securely in place before gently shaking the mixture to distribute the oils through the hand soap.
Cypress essential oil
Cypress essential oil is rich in it A-Pinin, This contributes to its ability to limit the presence of a variety of bacteria, viruses, and even fungi.
Made of pine wood, smoke and resin, this oil provides a sense of emotional balance and security, even when the world feels upheaval. Cypress helps you take deep, calm breaths, and is a valuable addition to mixes during cold and flu season.
Lavender essential oil
Lavender is rich Linalool– One of the most widely studied components of essential oil, which has been proven in studies to have a wide range of antimicrobial effects.
Lavender’s soft and floral aroma, along with a variety of benefits, make it one of the most popular essential oils in the world. In addition to purifying and protecting the skin, its very soothing effects relax the nervous system, allowing your immune system to stay strong.
Wild carrot essential oil
Wild carrot oil is rich in pinene, which gives it synergy with cypress. It also contains about 39% Giranyl acetateEster helps reduce bacteria and fungi.
Wild carrot oil is distilled from the entire plant, also known as Queen Anne’s Lace, the ancestor of the edible carrot. It has a light woody and slightly spicy aroma. It is also used to calm muscle spasms. (Do not confuse this oil with carrot seed, as they are rich in sesquiterpene and are popular for skin care! You will know you have the right oil by looking at the content of giranyl acetate.)
Enjoy washing your hands with beautiful homemade hand soap!