Tea Tree Oil Uses.
Tea Tree and Geranium Essential oil soap.
Homemade Soap Recipes.Soap making instructions.
Both Geranium essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil are renowned for their antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal qualities.
Geranium Essential oil is a well known anti-inflammatory used for soothing skin with conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, also it is good for skin affected by insect bites.
Tea Tree oil has been used for centuries in Australia ,its efficacy has been widely documented and it is now being used in many hospitals to reduce the effects of harmful bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. If you would like to read more about the research undertaken in this field with Tea Tree Oil, please follow this link to the Australian Tea Tree Industry Website - for more information on Tea Tree oil.
This soap is brilliant as a mainstay by the kitchen or bathroom sink, to combat effectively any unwanted nasties, it is a fabulous soap for children and adults alike, kind and gentle but with a powerful bacteria zapping punch ! It is also a great soap for acne sufferers, with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory attributes.
Tea Tree Oil Uses.
How to make Homemade Soap.
Soap making Ingredients, all weighed out on a scale.
20 oz of Olive oil
2.5 oz Lye
7.5 oz Water
8 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
17 drops Geranium Essential Oil
Equipment that you need.
2 wooden spoons
Eye protection and rubber gloves (health and safety !)
Plastic cartons or silicone cake moulds.
Soapmaking instructions for Geranium and Tea Tree Oil Soap.
1. Put water into jug, place jug in sink.
2.Open window, don eye-protection and rubber gloves.
3.Gently sprinkle lye into the water, mix gently,with wooden spoon, it will get very hot.
Take care not to splash it about.
4.Leave the jug in the sink.
5.Heat the oil in the steel pan, over a gentle heat until it reaches 110F, use the candy thermometer.
6.Test lye temperature when it is also 110F, gently add into the heated oil.
7.Mix lye and oil together using the stick blender.....carefully !
8.When the mixture resembles creamy custard and is at the point where a drizzle of the mix will lay briefly on top of the mixture, "trace" has been reached.
9.Add the Geranium and Tea Tree essential oils into the mixture, give the mix one last gentle zizz with the stick blender to fully incorporate the final ingredients.
Thats It !
Now pour the geranium and tea tree oil mixture into your chosen mold.
Smooth down mix.
Cover with greaseproof paper.
Wrap blankets over the top and walk away for 2 days.
After 48 hours, take out of the moulds.
Place onto greaseproof paper and leave for 5 weeks to "cure".
After 5 weeks the soap is ready.
Enjoy your Geranium and Tea Tree Oil handmade soap !
See the links below for more tea tree oil uses !
Go to the Make Soap page for more homemade soap recipes, see the link below to try some easy Olive Oil soap recipes.
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Tea Tree Oil Uses .
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