Friday, July 29, 2011

Dish soap succes! and "Breakfast for Your Skin"

That is today's adventures. I made my dish soap!! It smells so good in the house! I think for the first time ever (and do I mean EVER) I can't wait to do dishes and test it out. I did the recipe that I linked in a previous post and the essential oils I added were a few drops of Sandalwood and 1/2 teaspoon (could be more I didn't measure) of Rose.  I ended up using some Ivory soap because I haven't recieved my organic vegan soap yet and I needed to make the soap badly. I will update on the other soap when I make it.

I think I am really excited because I will be putting it into a wine bottle and I think it looks so beautiful having a wine bottle on my kitchen sink. I will post pics when it is all set up tomorrow. I also needed something to put the vinegar incase I have to wash anything particularly greasy and I didn't want to pull out the jug every time I needed it.

In enters old  Method handwash bottle. I cleaned up and out and VOILA!! Instant access to vinegar in just the right amount when I need it.

Now. For my other project. "Breakfast for Your Skin". This is an amazing body scrub. It is easy to make, you have the ingredients in your house and it makes your skin so deliciously soft and supple.

Exfoliates and is very moisturizing but doesn't leave a greasy feeling. Before you turn off your shower scoop a small handful of scrub into your hand. Rub gently onto your skin. Rinse.
3/4 cup Brown Sugar *I prefer organic*
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant) *I use Irish Oatmeal*
1/4 cup pure honey *I use a local honey for everything*
3/4 to 1 cup (or to total saturation) Oil of choice *I use olive oil or whatever I have in the house*
1/4 tsp essential or fragrance oil of choice (optional) Vanilla works nicely. Though this smells great on it's own. *I like using clove or cinnamon*

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil or fragrance oil. A six or eight ounce wide-mouthed jar works nicely. Spoon mixture in.

 I grind up the oatmeal in a food processor until it is not quite a fine powder but 1/2 and 1/2.
Then you add your brown sugar. *TIP* If your brown sugar is hard, heat it up in the microwave for 1 minute. Also, sugar never goes bad so don't toss it!!

I mix the brown sugar and oatmeal together in the processor. I put the mixture into a glass bowl. Then I add the honey and mix well. Then I add the oil. I make sure it is all saturated. Your oil will stay mostly on top and that is what you want. Just make sure the brown sugar and oatmeal is very well coated and mixed.

 Now for some extra scent and oomph I add in ground cloves and my essential or fragrance oils.
Then spoon into your glass containers. I got these lovelies at a baby shower and they work perfect. I believe you can find something similar at your local dollar store.

That's all for my little Gypsy Kitchen projects. Now you can clean your dishes and your body for under $4.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try this out. I suspect I will smell like a cookie once I'm done bathing!