Now that we know anti-bacterial products are more harmful than helpful, it’s time to go back to basics and figure out what is actually beneficial when reaching for a cleansing product. If you want to take it a step further, you can easily make your own soap with the following materials:
Mineral water, lye, extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, aloe vera juice, and mint essential oil, as well as any materials you’ll need to protect yourself and hold the makings of the soap, such as safety goggles, gloves, thermometer, and pan. You can also substitute out the mint essential oil for others like lavender, orange blossom, or patchouli.
Most of these materials you can find at a local craft store, but you can also buy in bulk online if you’re planning on using this recipe to make gifts for your family and friends for the holidays. Not only does this soap smell good, it has several properties that will make it a favorite around your home. It a myriad of pains, skin conditions, and bruises, it’s anti-inflammatory, and anti-infective. So not only will you smell good after using this mint-infused soap, you’ll feel good too. You can find the recipe for this aloe vera soap at Mother Earth News.