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How To Make Layered Soap: Refreshing Eucalyptus Bars

How To Make Layered Soap: Refreshing Eucalyptus Bars

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How To Make Layered Soap? I’m not saying our Layered Eucalyptus Soap will do all of these things, but eucalyptus is known for helping Arthritis – potentially due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It can alleviate a blocked nose. It soothes wounds and burns. Some studies show that it even might help lower blood sugar.

How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap

Personally? I just love the smell. It is refreshing and the aromatherapy just makes me happy. In real life, too much for your system is toxic – so may I suggest that you do not eat this?

The Truth About Soap

When you step into the market to pick up a bar of soap, what is it you’re really buying? Phrases like beauty bar, deodorant bar, moisturizing bar, and the list go on and on, only telling you one thing: you are not buying soap. What you are purchasing is a petroleum-based detergent product.

Soap, by definition, is a cleansing agent made from the mixture of the sodium salts of various fatty acids or natural oils and fat. Because of FDA regulations, a cleaning product cannot be listed as soap unless it actually contains the fatty acids and natural oils combined with lye to produce soap.

So, what’s the difference you may ask? Let me tell you a story about my son. For two years he suffered from severe allergies, chronic sinus infections, and was all around miserable. The first step in dealing with his problems was to remove his adenoids that had become infected. After the surgery, his sinuses cleared up for all of two weeks. Then once again he succumbed to yet another sinus infection.

Unable to determine the reason for the sinus infections, he was put through allergy testing. After two sessions and more than 80 injections covering irritants from pet dander, mold, trees, dust (and the list goes on), they determined that he reacted to absolutely nothing. And so we were sent home with instructions to monitor his diet for the next month in the hopes of determining whether or not he suffered from a food allergy.

I had a better idea.

While allergy testing covers most airborne irritants, it does not cover the common chemicals we subject ourselves to every day. Since my daughter and I are both severely allergic to formaldehyde, a common preservative used in most hand creams, lotions, lip balms, and cosmetics, it occurred to me that he might suffer from a similar allergy. So, I stripped his bedding, pillows, clothing, curtains, and washed everything in a batch of homemade olive oil laundry soap.

The result: After two weeks his sinuses began to clear. Within a month all of the symptoms he routinely suffered, from migraine headaches to breathing difficulties, gradually faded away as though they had never existed.

Many people today realize that our homes are over-saturated with a host of chemicals, many of which carry moderate to severe side effects with prolonged exposure. What we fail to realize is how many of them are completely unnecessary.

Making your own soap is both a rewarding and simple process and one that can truly benefit your entire family. THAT, my friends, is why today we are talking about How To Make Layered Soap!

How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap

How To Make Layered Soap: Supplies you need:
¾ pound Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base (white)
1.5 pounds Clear Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base
2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
15 drops Eucalyptus Oil
Kiwi Soap Colorant
Soap Mold
Glass measuring cup or bowl
Stir stick

How To Make Layered Soap Directions:

  1. Cut both clear and white soap bases into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Melt ¾ pound of the Clear Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. If not completely melted, back in the microwave for 10-second intervals until melted.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  3. Put 1-2 drops of Kiwi Soap Colorant into melted soap. Stir well.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  4. Pour into soap mold.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  5. Sprinkled dried eucalyptus leaves over the top.
  6. Let set for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Melt ¾ pound of the white Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. If not completely melted, back in the microwave for 10-second intervals until melted.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  8. Mix ¾ tablespoon dried eucalyptus leaves into soap. Stir well.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  9. Pour into the soap mold.
  10. Let set for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Melt ¾ pound of the Clear Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Base in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. If not completely melted, back in the microwave for 10-second intervals until melted.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  12. Put 1-2 drops of Kiwi Soap Colorant into the melted soap. Stir well.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  13. Mix ¾ tablespoon dried eucalyptus leaves into soap. Stir well.
  14. Pour into the soap mold.
  15. Sprinkle remaining dried eucalyptus leaves over the top.
    How To Make Refreshing Layered Eucalyptus Soap
  16. (optional) Using your stir stick, mix the soap around a bit, making the top of the soap textured.
  17. Let set for 1-2 hours.
  18. Cut into 2 inch bars.
    Layered Eucalyptus Soap

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