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Anayennisi Aromatics - Aromatherapy Essential oils Guide
Lavender Tea Tree Oil soap.
How to make lavender and tea tree oil soap. Homemade soap recipes. Tea tree oil uses - antibacterial soap.
Both Lavender essential oil and Tea Tree essential oil are renowned for their antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal qualities, 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, soft and gentle but with a powerful bug zapping punch !
Lavender Tea Tree soap made with Olive Oil
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 Lavender Essential Oil
2 tbs of Dried Lavender - Crushed. (Optional)
Equipment that you need.
2 wooden spoons
Eye protection and rubber gloves (health and safety !)
Plastic cartons or silicone cake moulds.
Soapmaking instructions for Lavender 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 lavender and tea tree essential oils and the crushed lavender heads (if using) 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 lavender tea tree oil mixture into your chosen mould.
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 Lavender and Tea Tree Oil handmade soap !
Why not go to the Make Soap page for more homemade soap recipes, see the link below to try some easy Olive Oil soap recipes.
All of the recipes use only Olive Oil, Essential Oils and Herbs, there are many to choose from, if you would like know more about each respective herb or oil take a look at the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the page to find out more.
Go to Make Soap page. from the Lavender Tea Tree Oil Homemade Soap recipe page.
Go to the Uses for Tea Tree page - for antifungal treatments
Go to How to make Lavender soap page
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Go to the Lye Safety Precautions page
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