Natural Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

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Patchouli and Fir Scented Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup! Don’t reserve this amazing homemade hand cream for hands alone though! Also try it on feet or anywhere skin needs a little extra love! It’s great for eczema too.

Natural Homemade Hand Cream Recipe with Patchouli and Fir Needle Essential Oils

Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.35 oz. safflower oil
.75 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
.1 oz. light agave syrup
15 drops fir needle essential oil
9 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid then melt either at reduced power in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Once melted, weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and stir in. Gently heat again if needed if shea butter and coconut oil don’t melt fully after stirring.

Now weigh out the safflower and evening primrose oils and agave syrup and stir into the cream mixture. Follow with the essential oils mixing well, then pour into a 2 oz. glass jar or tin of choice and allow to set up fully before use.

To use simply apply to skin as desired and massage in.

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Natural Homemade Patchouli Soap Recipe with Printable Cigar Band Labels

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This homemade patchouli soap recipe is perfect for the hippie in you! It contains a naturally exfoliating "granola crunch" and patchouli essential oil. Comes with free printable cigar band soap labels.I’ve been wanting to make a new patchouli soap recipe for a while. I had stopped making it some time back as the cost of patchouli essential oil had gotten so high. Now that it’s come back down, I decided to formulate a homemade patchouli soap recipe with a hippie theme. While the fragrance of patchouli essential oil is already the stereotypical hippie scent, I thought why not throw some granola in the mix as well?

I also made this patchouli soap recipe completely free of palm oil for those who are concerned about finding and/or using ethically sourced palm oil. What I ended up with is a soap I’ve named Patchouli Granola Crunch. It’s eco-conscious, filled with the goodness of rolled oats, and is scented with the rich, earthy fragrance of dark patchouli essential oil. It could just be the perfect soap for the modern hippie at heart!

Homemade Patchouli Granola Crunch Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Soap Ingredients (x2):

13 oz. olive oil
5.25 oz. hemp seed oil
7 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
4 oz. soybean oil
3 oz. grapeseed oil
2 oz. shea butter
2 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. beeswax

13 fl. oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)

1 oz. patchouli essential oil

This homemade patchouli soap recipe is perfect for the hippie in you! It contains a naturally exfoliating "granola crunch" and patchouli essential oil. Comes with free printable cigar band soap labels.

Granola Crunch Layer of Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon marshmallow root powder
1 Tablespoon colloidal oatmeal
3 Tablespoons traditional rolled oats
1 teaspoon walnut shell powder
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon coriander seeds
fresh ground whole peppercorns

Instructions:

To make this soap, you’ll need to make two batches of the above soap ingredients in two separate non-aluminum pots following my basic cold process soapmaking instructions. For each batch, measure out the distilled water into a glass or plastic pitcher. Weight out the lye for each then stir into the water and set aside to cool. Next weigh out the soapmaking oils, butters and beeswax for each pot and melt on the stove over medium heat. Remove once the ingredients are fully melted and allow to cool to about 100 degrees F.

In the meantime, prepare two loaf soap molds by lining them with parchment, wax paper or plastic. (You can use the dimensions of my own soap molds to build you own if you need them.)

Make your first pot of soap by pouring one container of the lye-water into one of the pots with your soapmaking oils. Mix with and immersion blender until you reach a light trace, then add the patchouli essential and all of the ingredients for the Granola Crunch. (You’ll want to pre-prepare these by measuring them out with teaspoon and Tablespoon measurements.) Mix thoroughly and at medium to heavy trace pour evenly into the bottom of BOTH lined soap molds. Then, using a pepper grinder, grind peppercorns to lightly cover the top of the soap you just poured into the molds.

Next prepare your second batch of soap adding the patchouli essential oil at trace. Mix thoroughly then pour this soap evenly into the two soap molds on top of the soap with the “granola” ingredients you already poured.

Cover and insulate for twenty four hours. After twenty four hours, you can unmold the soap and cut into bars. Allow to cure for 3-4 before use. Then package and label. This batch will yield approximately 20-22 4.5-5oz. soap bars depending on how they are cut.

This homemade patchouli soap recipe is perfect for the hippie in you! It contains a naturally exfoliating "granola crunch" and patchouli essential oil. Comes with free printable cigar band soap labels.For printable cigar band labels for this soap, click here to download the labels (pdf file) in both black and white and color. There is also a printable version of the recipe. Print on regular paper to tape around bare bars of soap. Or wrap in cling wrap or paper, then print the labels sheets onto sticker paper wrap around the wrapped soaps. These make lovely homemade gifts!

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