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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Give me ALL the Thieves!

With all of the nasty flu, strep and RSV germs floating around lately, we've been doing all that we can to help our bodies keep themselves healthy. For us, that has looked like a lot of nutrient-rich whole foods, full nights of sleep, and ALL the Thieves and immune supporting oils that I can incorporate into our days! We've been rotating all of our supporting roller bottles throughout the day, especially before we leave the house and go to bed. I've been diffusing combinations that support our immune systems while they make our house smell great (without the nasty toxic chemicals found in candles).

I saw where my friend, Annie, made some Thieves soap and decided to try my hand at it. It is made from a goat milk soap base that is not drying and actually helps keep our skin softer. I have replaced my face wash with it as well. The only change that I've noticed in my skin is that it is much less dry than it has been using my previous wash.
The whole process of making the soap was super simple and took about 20 minutes from start to actually having the molds filled. I let it sit for a few hours before I removed the bars. 


Actual ingredient list:

-For the base, I used this Earth's Secret soap base because it is free of sulfates and additives. I ordered the 2lb package, but worked with 1lb batches when making my soap.

-Add ins of choice: I used oats, but you could use pink himalayan sea salt, chia seeds, dried lavender, etc.

-I used my Young Living Thieves and Lemon essential oils. My personal preference is for Young Living essential oils. Their Seed to Seal process provides unmatched quality and purity. Know what you're putting on your skin---it's your largest organ!

-Double boiler or a makeshift boiler


Directions: 

(I used only 1 lb of base at a time and made two batches.) 

Begin boiling water while you cut up your soap base. If you do not have a double boiler, put a glass or metal bowl over your boiling water. 

Add the cubed soap base to the boiler, let it melt. Stir as it melts. 


Once it is melted, remove from heat and stir your add-ins and essential oils into the melted soap base.  Use about 25 drops of essential oils.  (I used 15 drops of Thieves, 10 drops of Lemon.) 


Place soap molds onto a cookie sheet so you can move them if needed. Also, remember to label your molds if you are making multiple types of soap. Washi tape works great for this. 

I used a small metal ladle to scoop the soap/oats mixture into the molds. This worked really well and was less messy than pouring. 


Once I had the molds filled, I left them to harden for around three hours. 

I wrapped them in wax paper and labeled them up! You could also do wax bags. 


Some other examples of combinations are: 
Rosemary + Peppermint
Lavender + Peace & Calming
Cedarwood + Lavender
Peppermint + Eucalyptus

Other add-ins:
-Chia seeds
-Pink Himalayan sea salt


Now I have some awesome soap that was fairly inexpensive to make and will last us for a good bit! I am confident with the ingredients and happy to put them on my babies' skin! 

Have any questions about Young Living essential oils? Email me at savannamcmichael@gmail.com or find me on instagram @savannamcmichael
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