Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Natural Handcrafted Soap --Essential Oils

Natural Handcrafted Soap --Essential Oils
For centuries, essential oils and/or using products containing them, such as soaps, have been used as natural “medicines” to provide many therapeutic and psychological benefits. Care is taken to avoid using the oils directly on the skin—because they are very concentrated, they can cause skin irritations. However, there are many ways to enjoy the benefits of these wonderful oils.
Caution: All essential oils are highly concentrated and can irritate the skin. With few exceptions, never take internally and use extreme caution or avoid using essential oils during pregnancy. Always dilute essential oils in carrier oil such as olive oil if using on the skin.

Tea Tree Oil – a natural antibacterial - tea tree oil is very special in that it has anti fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil soap combines shea butter, olive oil and coconut oil to not only gently cleanse away the dirt and germs, but to renew the softness of your skin and add to its suppleness. Among its many benefits, tea tree oil works as an acne treatment, a cleanser for cuts and scrapes, and a treatment or prevention for athlete's foot. Several drops on a cotton ball placed in the home, office or hotel room helps purify the air. This oil has a medicinal scent, but it is not overwhelming. It can be used in little dabs on cold sores and acne as well as athlete’s foot.
 Suggested Australian Tea Tree Soaps

Australian Tea Tree - Leaves
Tea Tree - Cocoa Butter

Patchouli Oil - unforgettable - even if you don't remember the day the Beatles landed in the U.S., flower power or Laugh-In, you'll love (or hate) the warm, musky, heady aroma of patchouli. Earthy, woody and aromatic, this oil is used in soap and lotions to treat everything from dry, cracked skin to acne, stress and frigidity (really, I am not making this up—think of Haight Ashbury and Free Love)! Patchouli is used often in aromatherapy. The dried leaves and stems are used in traditional Chinese medicine to normalize the flow and balance of the life force known as qi (or chi). This oil is said to bring emotions into harmony and create energy. Deeply relaxing, patchouli oil can be blended with jasmine, rose or ylang ylang to create intoxicating massage oil. Be sure to use with carrier oil, such as olive oil (one cup or more to a few drops total of essential oils).

Lemongrass - aka citronella - Lemongrass is a great, natural way to deter mosquitoes and lemongrass soap is a way to treat your skin to its many other benefits. Vermont Botanical Soaps (on eBay) sells a big, chunky, handcrafted bar infused with the finest lemongrass essential oil, olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and organically-grown fresh lemongrass leaves. This soap imparts antiseptic, anti fungal, and antimicrobial benefits and is beneficial in treating insect bites, athlete’s foot, acne, and skin rashes. Place a few drops on a cotton ball and place in the home, office or hotel room to protect against pathogens in recycled air. Lemongrass is a must for campers, and a drop or two will also work wonders in smelly sneakers and sports bags!
Rose Oil – the romantic - there are few aromas as evocative as the rose. Its intoxicating floral essence is used to brighten a mood or to cool and tone the skin. Rose can increase feelings of energy and enhance well-being (a dozen roses never fail to increase my well-being!) Rose oil relieves dryness, inflammation and itching. Rose is also an effective antiseptic, antibacterial and astringent. A very small amount can often be useful in treating headaches—think a drop or two on a cold forehead compress. Used in soaps, candles, sachets and lotions, its fragrance has universal appeal. This oil should not be used in pregnancy.

Lavender Oil – the universal - fresh and sweet, lavender has been used throughout history to relieve anxiety, headaches, stress, and allergies. This heavenly oil can also help heal cuts and soothe bug bites. Used in vaporizers, lavender can help ease colds, coughs and congestion. Lavender is relatively easy to grow in growing Zones 5 and up (I’ve tried growing it in Zone 4 without much luck), and it makes a wonderful addition to baked goods. Just dry, crush and sprinkle into cookie or cake batter. Be sure to use pesticide-free lavender when using in food. Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place in closets and drawers to repel insects and moths. For a nice, natural fragrance in the home, use an eyedropper to apply lavender oil to hot light bulbs—the heat will help the oil to infuse a room with it’s magical aroma. As an alternative to dryer sheets, a few drops on a damp washcloth thrown into the dryer will leave clothes nicely scented. I’ve also used a little under car seats—a nice alternative to traditional car deodorizers.
 Lavender Scent Soaps Lavender Rose Petals
Lavender - Geranium
Palm Wild Lavender Soap
Lavender - Jasmine Soap

More Essential oils Anoint Chakratherapy - Pure oils specially blended to raise vibrations and heal chakras. AquarianEssence - Essential oils, synergistic blends, accessories, and lotions. Aroma Thyme Aromatherapy - Pure essential oils, Scent of the Month Club, aromatherapy bath and body treatments, and candles. Aroma-Pure - Offers a wide selection of 100% pure essential oils, pure carrier oils, and other aromatherapy accessories. Aroma1 - Support specific health and emotional issues with essential oil remedies created to bring balance and harmony into your life. Formulated by a qualified holistic aromatherapist. AromaSense - Essential, massage and bath, carrier, and fragrance oils. Also offers diffusers. Aromaceuticals - Therapeutic essentials, hydrolats, carriers, herbs, and diffusers. Also offers aromatherapy classes and tutoring in Dallas. Aromaland Aromatherapy - A collection of all natural aromatherapy products, including over 100 pure essential oils and a wide range of educational material on aromatherapy Aromanet - Offer aromatherapy services and pure grade a essential oils in Canada. Aromatherapy Alive - British online retailer of essential oils, floral waters, carrier oils, candles and pot pourri. Aromatherapy Online - Australian, Sydney based aromatherapy offers pure essential oils and massage oils, specializing in Romance blends. Ashbury's Aromatherapy - Essential and carrier oils, bath and body care products, spa supplies, dead sea bath salts, lotions and massage oils, and misters. Also offers wholesale products for therapists and retailers. Aspen Earth - Pure oils and absolutes, and diffusers and bottles. Aura Cacia's Home Page - Aura Cacia is a leading manufacturer of aromatherapy products. Auroma - A Jouney in Aromatherapy - Offers aromatherapy products including essential oils, massage oils, aromatherapy recipes, bath therapeutic body products. Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC - Offers pure essential oils, synergy blends and massage oils. Includes a beginner's kit and tips on product use. Camden-Grey Essential Oils - Essential oils, vegetable and nut oils and many other products related to soapmaking or aromatherapy. Clematis Limited - New Zealand supplier of essential/aromatherapy oils and other products,including massage and body oils, carrier and infused oils, therapeutic blends, emu oil, hair lice remedy. DGN Aromatics - Purveyors of 100% pure essential oils and complementary therapy products. Products listed by emotional effect. Daphne's Natural Oils and Essences - Pure aromatherapy and therapeutic grade essential oils, carrier oils, massage oils, and handmade soaps, with custom blending available. Denise Brown Aromatherapy and Essential Oils - Denise Brown Essential Oils - aromatherapy. Trade prices, Free UK mainland delivery. Every item has 100% satisfaction guarantee. Direct Oils - Aromatherapy and home fragrance products including essential and carrier oils, incense sticks, mist sprays and oil burners. Dreaming Earth - Aromatherapy grade essential oils, massage and carrier oils, blends and aphrodisiacs, aromatherapy diffusers and vials plus information, questions and answers, recipes, and workshops. Retail, wholesale and bulk. E2o - The science of natural products. British based supplier of essential oils, blends and herbal products. Eden Botanicals - Crystallized essences, oils, and incense from amber. Effleurage Pure Essential Oils - 100% Pure Essential Oils and all natural, cold pressed Massage and Body Oils. Professional products for promoting soft, smooth and healthy skin. Elixirs of Life - Handmade essential oils and natural skin care products. Elizabeth Van Buren - Offers therapeutic grade blends, massage oils, and body care products. Enchanted Essences - Custom blends created specifically for each customer. Esencial Fragancias - Aromatherapy and Aromacology products made in Spain. Essential Aura - Organic essential oils, hydrosols and carrier oils direct from eco agricultural distiller producing in Costa Rica and Canada. Eureka Oils - Natural plant oils and massage blends. Fragrant Essence - Alberta site offers therapeutic grade essential oils, aromatherapy soaps, and information, including recipes and usage suggestions. Free gift with first purchase. God's Country Botanicals - Offering ready-to-use aromatherapy products made from the essential oils. Green Valley Aromath - Exporter of therapeutic grade essential oils, natural cosmetics, and aromatherapy products. Gritman Pure Essential Oils - Essential oils, absolutes, carrier oils, bottles, perfume bottles, and crystals Hall & James - Essential oils and fragrance oils supplied direct from the manufacturer. Also gifts, kits, carrier oils, books, tea lights. Hunter's Natural & Pure Aromatherapy - British aromatherapist Ian Hunter offers essential oils and blends for various purposes, as well as some notes on blending. US price list requires Microsoft Word to read. Into the Scented Garden - Aromatic salt and nasal wash. Includes usage instructions. Katybugs Healingsense - Naturally prepared products which offer health giving, body nourishing, and spirit enhancing elements. Laboratories Hytech - Pure and natural essential oils from French laboratories. Leyden House Limited - Pure essential oils and blends, products for aromatherapy, diffusion, natural healing, massage, scenting homes and offices. Life Blends - Site offers essential oils and blends, as well as custom blend creation based on your favorite oils and desired effect. Lotus Essential Oils - Certified and all purpose oils, synergy blends, and aroma waters from New Zealand. Maria's Delicious Scents - Yorkshire aromatherapist offers essential oil blends. Natural healing for many common ailments and conditions. Meadows Aromatherapy - Meadows: Aromatherapy supplier of pure essential oils, blends, and bodycare products. Located in Canterbury. Mediherb - Aromatherapy essential oils, over 200 oils all 100% pure. Nanda Essential Oils - Therapeutic grade oils, aroma lamps, skin care, books, and diffusers. Natural Sense Aromatherapy - Canadian Aromatherapy shop offers pure essential oils, aromatherapy supplies, bath oils, massage oils. Nature's Essence Aromatherapies Inc. - Canadian shop offers essential oils and aromatherapy products. Nature's Gift - Organic and wildcrafted oils, accessories and diffusers, and skin care products. Includes usage and safety instructions. Nature's Inventory - Wellness oils from ancient healing techniques for a variety of ailments. Includes articles, press and wholesale information. Nature's Spirit Aromatherapy - Nature's Spirit offers pure essential oils, therapeutic blends in various dilutions. No online ordering. New Directions Aromatics - Absolutes, carriers, and fragrance oils. Also offers bottles and jars. One Planet - Essential and fragrance oils, accessories, and books. Precious Aromatherapy - Site offers essential oils, blends, aromatherapy jewelry, bottles, and information. Rose Otto - Steam distilled Bulgarian rose oil. Includes product description and recommended uses. Saidel Inc. - Offers a range of 32 essential oils. We also sell aromatherapy gift sets, aroma lamps (burners), candles, synergy blends, and massage blends. Samara Botane - Hand blended herbal preparations and body care products. Also offers books and diffusers. Sanoflore - A natural cosmetic lab, specialised in essential oils, infusion and aromatic plants. Sensia - A wide selection of essential oils, several popular brands, incense, candles, massage, bath and aromatherapy products. Silky Scents - 100% Pure essential oils, blends, carrier oils, massage oils, EO sprays, bath salts, unscented products, candles, incense, oil warmers and related products. Summerbee Products - Produce and distribute a range of natural health products including essential and carrier oils and honey bee products. No online ordering. Sunrose Aromatics - A wholesaler and retailer of quality essential oils. Information about each essential oil listed. Sunspirit Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Supplies - Australian site, in business since 1975. The Essential Oil Company - Aromatherapy Grade wildcrafted and organic essential oils. Distillation equipment. Soap making supplies. fragrances and perfume oils for your incense, soaps, candles and potpouriis. The Essential Oil Company, Ltd. - UK suppliers of essential and carrier oils, candles, storage boxes, vaporizers and diffusers, and body care products. The Nambucca Tea Tree Oil Farm - Bio-dynamic Tea Tree Oil direct from the Tea Tree Oil Farm. Ye Ole Kitchen Witch - Custom made oils and specialty blends.

1 comment:

WendellCartwright said...

Want essential oil! It can give you extra energy in the morning. You can make an energizing body rinse for use in the shower by adding two to three drops of the oil.