How To Make Tea Tree Essential Oil Hand Soap

Tea tree oil is an ingredient in many topic formulations that are used to treat infections, and it’s marketed as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent in Australia, Europe and North America. You can also find tea tree in a variety of household and cosmetic products, like cleaning products, laundry detergent, shampoos, massage oils, and skin and nail creams. Tea tree essential oil also used as an antimicrobial that has been found to be particularly effective aid for acne, lice, dandruff, Candida, bacterial infections of the skin, athlete’s feet and even herpes.

Let’s see what are the key benefits of tea tree oil!

1. Fight Acne and Other Skin Conditions

2. Improve Dry Scalp

3. Soothe Skin Irritations

4. Fight Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Infections

5. May Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

6. Relieve Congestion and Respiratory Tract Infections

7. Help Treat Head Lice

8. Help Treat Scabies

9. Improve Bad Breath

 

How To Make Tea Tree Essential Oil Hand Soap

1. Use alcohol sterilizer to sterilize every tools before use

2. Prepare a cup of 60°C – 80°C water.

3. Mix HEC (Hydroxyethyl Cellulose) into the water and mix constantly.

4. Pour the  mixture into liquid soap base, add on 2-3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil and Green Apple Fragrance Oil then mix constantly.

5. Pour Tea Tree Essential Oil hand soap in a bottle.

6. Wait for 24 hours to let the hand soap thickness.

*1 litre Liquid Soap Base : 8 gram HEC

*Weight of HEC depends on individual needs for thickness

*Volume of liquid soap base depends on individual needs.

*Gently shake the bottle before each use.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Hydrosol

Aloe vera hydrosol is made by steam distilling the leaves of the aloe vera plant.

BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA HYDROSOL

Here are some of the benefits of aloe vera hydrosol:

  • Digestive: Aloe vera has been used since time immemorial to soothe all types of digestive ailments. It can soothe digestive ulcers, aid digestion, relieve heart burn and act as a gentle laxative.
  • Anti-acne: For those suffering with acne, aloe vera is one of the best remedies. Use aloe vera hydrosol in as a facial cleanser and toner to treat acne.
  • Soothes the skin: Many skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and others can be relieved with the use of aloe vera hydrosol. It can help relieve itching, inflammation, redness and rashes.
  • Detoxification : Accumulation of toxins in the body can lead to various dis-ease conditions including auto-immune disorders, weakened immune system, allergies and skin disorders. Aloe vera hydrosol can be used as a detoxifying agent, especially for the skin.
  • Digestive : The hydrosol of hydrosol is incredibly soothing to the digestive system. It also supports the liver in detoxification. Hydrosols are safe to be ingested and can be used internally.

 

 

Aloe Vera Hydrosol is an excellent ingredient to handmade bath soap, which it can improve skin health.

Let’s watch our recipe to learn how to make Aloe Vera Hydrosol Bath Soap!

How To Thicken Liquid Soap Base

When you DIY your homemade liquid soap, you can control the thickness by adding simple ingredients call HEC – Hydroxyethyl cellulose.  Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) is a natural gum derived from pine and spruce tree trunks. It is a non-ionic, water soluble thickening agent for water based cosmetic and personal care products. Hydroxyethyl Cellulose will also help enhance the foaming action of surfactants.

 

This allows you to use less surfactant, making your shampoos and cleansers more gentle and more effective. Our Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC) can be used to efficiently thicken shampoos, body washes and shower gels.It can thicken your liquid soap depends on how much HEC you add into the soap, the more you mix, the soap is thicker.

 

 

After learning what is HEC, now let’s try to do a thick soap base follow the recipe in ours video!

12 Reasons Why You Must Start Using Castile Soap Today

It used to be quite a challenge to get Castile soap, but today it is so popular that it is almost everywhere.

Why? It is a versatile helper to us, be it head-to-toe body care or household cleaning.

What Is Castile Soap?

Castile soap is an olive oil-based soap originating from Castile region of Spain. It is purely made from vegetable oils without any animal fats. Although olive oil is the traditional base ingredient, the biodegradable soap can be made with various vegetable oils or essential oils.

To save you from the hassles of finding one, here is a recommendation for you: Natural Coconut Oil & Castor Oil Liquid Soap Base. Made from 100% pure natural Virgin Coconut Oil and Castor Oil, it is free from any hazardous chemicals (such as SLS or parabens which can bring about caustic burn to the skin). It is essentially a base ingredient which can easily be used to make customised soap by adding the fragrance oil, essential oil, color or etc.

Now that we know what Castile soap, let’s read on to find out a dizzying number of different ways you can use Castile Soap.

 

1. Fruit & Veggie Rinse

With Castile soap, you can have the harmful pesticides or residues removed from fresh fruits and vegetables.  All you need to do is to add 1/4 teaspoon of castile soap to a large bowl with water. Soak your fruits or veges in the water and gently rub them before rinsing it with plain water.

2. All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

An all-purpose Castile cleaning spray makes various cleaning chores much easier. Just add 1/4 cup of castile soap to 1 litre of warm water, and stir to incorporate. Add essential oils for extra boost of cleaning power if you prefer so.

3. Brush Cleaner

Add a few drops of castile soap into a small bowl of warm water. Swish your brushes around in the soapy water. Rinse the brushes with plain water and put them in the cup for around 10 minutes. Rinse the brushes again and allow them to air dry.

4. Floor Cleaner

Getting no desirable result out of your attempts to restore shine to your floors? Here’s the much-needed mopping solution for you: add 1/2 cup of castile soap to a bucket of 11 litres of hot water. Dip your mop into the bucket, and mop your way to clean floors!

5. Makeup Remover

Why bother buying a makeup remover where you can come up with the solution totally free? It is as simple as mixing equal parts castile soap, witch hazel, and a carrier oil of equal portions. Gently dab some makeup remover solution with a cotton pad.

6. Laundry Wash

Good laundry wash routines helps keep dust mites away from your bedding, but it can be so much more effective with this special wash technique: add 1/3 cup of castile soap to your laundry (or you can reduce it if you are using high-efficiency washing machine) before wash.

 

7. Dish Soap

To make a natural liquid dish soap, fill your sink with 10 parts warm water and 1 part castile soap for you to wash your dishes.

 

8. Shaving “Cream”

Want to try some new “cream” for a clean shave? Lather up a bit of Castile soap and apply it to the area for shaving, be it face, underarms or even legs. Rest assured that the razor will glide across your skin smoothly without causing a nick!

 

9. Face or Body Wash

Castile soap possesses antibacterial properties that remove dirts, debris, viruses or acne-causing bacteria, giving you a flawless skin. To apply it on the face, just rub a few drops of soap and rinse it off; to use it as body wash, squirt a small amount of the soap into your hands and use washcloth and exfoliate your skin gently.

10. Foot Scrub

Your feet deserve some pampering after a long, busy day, don’t they? Here’s a quick DIY natural foot scrub you can make: mix 2 tablespoons of castile soap, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 4 drops of peppermint essential oil in a small bucket of hot water. Then scrub away dry skin and indulge yourself!

11. Sinus Decongestion

There might be no cure to sinus, but there is a better way to clear it for sure. Castile soap steam is the answer. Simply add 1 tablespoon of soap to a large bowl of hot water. Lean over the bowl, drape a towel over your head to trap the steam, breathe in the mist, and you will feel your airways again!

12. Teeth Cleaner

Since Castile soap can remove debris and dirt, it makes a perfect natural alternative to toothpaste, if you can handle the taste. Simply apply a drop of soap on your toothbrush before brushing your teeth.

What To Avoid When Using Castile Soap:

Keep in mind the following things when using castile soap:

  • Hard water (water that highly concentrated in dissolved minerals, especially calcium and magnesium) will react with castile soap and form a white film residue. Use soft water all the time.
  • Mixing vinegar or lemon juice with castile soap causes acid-base reaction (neutralisation reaction) that leads to the formation of white film residue. Soap will revert to its original oils.
  • Castile soap, if applied to color-treated hair, may cause some colours to fade away.

Takeaway

Itching to start your DIY experiment after realising so many benefits of using Castile soap? You can get either a large bottle of liquid Castile soap or purchase it in a bar form. Trust us, you are going to get addicted to this multipurpose gentle cleanser in no time once you start experiencing the true benefits!

Let’s watch a video on how we use Castile Soap to DIY Lavender Bath Soap.