Make a travel-sized moisturizing foaming soap!
This is a gentle, moisturizing foaming soap recipe that removes dirt and germs without the skin of your hands feeling dry and itchy.
And it’s in a travel size bottle, so you can use it in place of harsh soaps in public restrooms!
The natural liquid castile soap provides the cleansing process, and the jojoba oil spray moisturizes your skin. The essential oils in this moisturizing foaming soap help reduce the presence of germs even further, and have the added benefit of soothing your soul during a stressful day.
This recipe smells floral and sweet, with layers of fresh Atlas cedar!
Flower Forest Moisturizing Foaming Soap
- 20 ml Castile soap
- 10 ml jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 10 ml rose water (10 ml)Pelargonium spp)
- (18 drops of Atlas cedarwood oil)Cedrus Atlantica)
- 12 drops of geranium essential oil (Pelargonium tomb)
Make this moisturizing foaming soap in a 50ml bottle with a frothy pump.
Simply combine castile soap, jojoba, hydrosol, and essential oils in the bottle. (You’ll notice that the ingredients don’t fill the bottle completely. That’s because we want to leave room for the foam pump, which takes up some space in the bottle.)
You will want to shake it before each use, to make sure that the jojoba is completely mixed with the water and Castile soap.
Now let’s talk about the essential oils in this blend. . .
Cedar wood oil from Atlas
The Atlas cedar is distilled from the wood of the trees in the Atlas Mountains.
Author Salvatore Battaglia suggests it’s skincare, citing its “astringent and cleansing” qualities. Although it’s gentle enough to use on the face (when diluted safely), I also love using it as a moisturizing foaming soap.
Another aspect of Atlas cedar wood that Battaglia reminds him of is its ability to calm the nervous system. Its presence provides shelter and reassurance when you are not feeling confident.
Geranium essential oil
Distilled from the leaves of the flowering musk plants, this oil has a sweet floral scent. It is often replaced with rose, since it has such strong pink notes in its scent.
Contains geranium essential oil Geraniol, An ingredient that has been found to inhibit several types of microbes, including bacteria and fungi. Its component Citronellol It has similar properties.
Because geranium is a “heart note”, it is also useful for calming nervous feelings and anxiety.
If your hands need extra moisture between washes, Try this recipe of body oil with geranium oil. It’s perfect for hands!
Musk rose water
Pelargonium The prosecution.
I added water to this mixture to make it even skinnier!
The aqueous is the aqueous part of the distillate. When the geranium leaves are placed in a place with water, heat is applied. The process extracts the essential oil of the plant, but some of the plant’s aromatic components also leach out into the water. This is the water solution!
I love working with hydrosols. The water spray in this mixture adds an extra layer of sweet floral scent. Adding a water component reduces the shelf life of the product, so a 50ml foam container is ideal. Use within 3-4 weeks.
Put a bottle of moisturizing foaming soap in your bag, or keep a bottle in your office desk at work. It actually works great as a body wash too, so pack it when you’re on vacation!
Note: Rice Atlas (Cedrus Atlantica) In the endangered list. It is a good idea to ask your supplier how the oil was obtained and produced. Aromatics International gets you Cedrus Atlantica From a farm that uses sustainable practices, so the wood is not taken from the wild. (Just like sandalwood, there are plantations that grow Cedrus Atlantica With fully sustainable harvesting methods.) It’s exciting to see this kind of conservation and sustainability making a positive impact! We can also suggest a use Juniperus virginiana instead of Cedrus Atlantica.
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