Lavender and Orange Blossom, don't they just sound like a wonderful pair? Well, they are and they come together in this essential oil hand soap recipe.
Lavender is just such a nourishing and loving oil for skin. Its gentle and versatile nature make it perfect for kids and adults. It has soothing and cleansing properties that makes it shine in a hand soap recipe.
Orange Blossom, aka Neroli, has an enchanting aroma that smells amazing. The essential oil is very precious because it has a low yield, meaning it takes lots of blossoms to create a single drop.
This is the reason neroli oil is more costly than most essential oils. You may not have this oil in your collection but don't worry, we are not using this oil in our recipe.
Essential Oils for Hand Soap
In this recipe we are using Orange Blossom flower water. Flower water is also called floral water or hydrosol. Hydrosols are produced by distilling plant materials and contain all the essence of the plant.
While flower waters have similar properties to essential oils, they are much less concentrated and their aromas are more subtle and soft.
Orange blossom flower water is revitalizing and hydrating to skin. It has naturally astringent properties that make it refreshing.
We added a few drops of orange essential oil just to add an additional orange punch.
Lavender Orange Essential Oil Soap Recipe
- 1/2 tablespoon of Castile Soap
- 3-4 drops of Vitamin E Oil
- 6 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 2 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
- Orange Blossom Flower Water
- Mini Foaming Soap Bottle
Step 1: Using a funnel, add castile soap to foaming bottle
Step 2: Add vitamin E oil
Step 3: Add in essential oils
Step 4: Fill bottle with orange blossom flower water
Step 5: Be sure to leave space at top for foaming pump. Place top on and shake gently.
Your done! The foaming bottle lets out a luxurious foam soap that is not only wonderful to use, but also cost effective because it produces lots of soap from 1/2 tablespoon of castle soap.
Place the bottle by bathroom sink or take this mini foaming bottle with you when traveling.