Natural Body Soaps

Citrus and Calendula Soap

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Natural body soaps with the goodness of natural ingredients work excellently on all types of skin. The perfume, derived from the essential oils has therapeutic effect. If you like the scent of citrus, incorporate it in the citrus and calendula soap, which you can prepare easily at home. Read on to know all about the citrus and calendula soap made with natural ingredients that would suit any skin type.

What you Need

  • Transparent unscented soap
  • Essential Oil of grapefruit
  • Essential Oil of tangerine
  • Shea Butter
  • Yellow color (food coloring)
  • Dried Petal of Calendula
  • Heart shaped Soap Molds

How to Prepare & Apply

  • In a pan, melt the soap over low heat unless it forms a sticky liquid.
  • In another container, melt one tablespoon of shea butter.
  • When the butter melts completely, pour it in the melted soap and stir well. A portion of the butter will mix with the soap and another portion will float on the top to give it molded texture.
  • To this, add a few calendula petals, 12-18 drops of yellow food coloring and half teaspoon each of the essential oils.
  • Stir well and pour in soap molds. Set aside for a few days for the soaps to harden.
  • Use everyday during bath for best results.

Benefits of Citrus and Calendula Soap

Calendula has been used as a natural herbal product since 12th century and as an ingredient in the soap, it will help soothe the skin, remove blemishes and heal wounds. The butter will nourish the skin while the essential oil will form the oil base and provide therapeutic effects.

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