There are so many projects you can create with essential oils and natural colorants. They work well in bath bombs, cold process soap, masks, and more. Find inspiration for your next natural project below.
Natural colorants are a great option for cold process soap. In the Natural Rainbow Cold Process Soap Tutorial, they’re used to create the classic color palette we all know and love. One of the colors used in the tutorial is annatto seed, which creates a bright orange hue. It’s also used in the 100% Coconut Oil Soap along with bergamot and litsea essential oil.
The Tea Tree Facial Soap is colored with activated charcoal, which creates a rich black shade. You can also use fruit and vegetable purees to color soap. The Lard and Loofah Cold Process Soap is made with carrot puree and poured into recycled yogurt containers to create a cute round shape.
The Natural Soap Kit for Beginners comes with three different color and scent combinations so you can choose your favorite. It also comes with ingredients, tools, and instructions to help you make soap from scratch. Then, pick up the refill kit to make more of your favorite or try a new option. See how to make the Relaxing Lavender option below.
Natural ingredients work in melt and pour soap as well. The Goat Milk Melt and Pour Bars are made with lemon peel powder and lemon essential oil for a fresh scent. Tea tree essential oil is another fresh scent you can add to your recipe. It’s used in the Pure Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap along with activated charcoal and White Melt and Pour Soap Base for maximum contrast. The Minty Clay Melt and Pour Bars also feature a contrasting color palette and poppy seeds to exfoliate the skin.
Biodegradable jojoba beads also exfoliate the skin. They’re used with activated charcoal in the Cleansing Scrub, which leaves your face feeling smooth and clean. Clays also leave the skin feeling fresh because they absorb oil. Various clays are used in the emulsified face masks, which can be tailored to your skin type. Learn which clay is right for your skin here.
In bath bombs, clay is added for color and firmness. The Lavender and Clay Mondo Bath Fizzies are made with pink and purple Brazilian clay. They’re scented with lavender 40/42 essential oil and topped with lavender buds.
If you need to hydrate your skin, the Frankincense Essential Oil Body Balm will get the job done. It’s made with moisturizing avocado oil and kokum butter. The Chamomile and Coconut Oil Body Balm is made with olive oil to fight dry winter skin. The Lavender Lotion Bars are made with argan oil, avocado butter, and white beeswax, and scented with lavender 40/42 essential oil.
Looking for more natural project inspiration? The #SoapShare tag on Instagram is full of beautiful products made with natural ingredients. See a few of our favorites below.
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Middle row, left to right: latherandcompany, pixiessoapshop, mimosacostarica
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