Gentle Oils

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Beverrlly, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    Hello!! I'm interested in creating a REALLY, REALLY gentle soap. Which oils/butters are considered the most gentle/moisturizing on skin? I'm going to market two different soaps from it--a bar marketed especially for sensitive skin, like babies and a luxury type bar with some different additives. Suggestions?
     
  2. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Olive oil as a castile soap and
    lard +lots of shea makes a wonderful gentle bar
     

  3. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    Now for my next question--are there any EOs that are more irritating that I should stay away from? I'd like to scent my baby bar with something very mild since I don't like the scent of "unscented" soap. I know Vicki uses Tea Tree but I don't think I'd want that for a baby.
     
  4. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    a good lavender
     
  5. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    Sweet Orange and Lavender
     
  6. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    How is lemon for skin?? I thought a lemon castille would be nice but not if it defeats my purposes!
     
  7. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    Lemon EO is good for oily skin.

    Notes on Lemon EO,

    Aromatic Properties: anxiety, balancing, calming, cheering, cooling, exhaustion, memory loss, refreshing, relaxing, stress, uplifting

    Home Uses: abscesses, acne, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, arthritis, asthma, astringent, athlete's foot, bleeding, blisters, boils, cellulite, cerebral palsy, chapped skin, chilblains, circulatory stimulant, cold sores, constipation, coughs, dandruff, detoxifying, diarrhea, digestive, disinfectant, diuretic, fainting, febrifuge, fever, gallstones, gout, hair loss, hangovers, hay fever, headaches, hiccups, hot flashes, insect bites, insomnia, jet lag, kidney stones, laryngitis, lice, mumps, muscular dystrophy, normal hair, normal skin, normalizes blood pressure, oily hair, oily skin, osteo-arthritis, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sedative, shock, sore throat, tendonitis, throat infections, thrush, toning, tonsillitis, varicose veins, warts, water purifier, water retention, whitlows, wrinkles

    Safety Precautions: This oil should be used in moderation as although it is nontoxic it may cause some skin irritation and sensitization

    Christy
     
  8. Beverrlly

    Beverrlly New Member

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    Hmm....maybe not lemon for babies but I'll def use the baby powder idea! Thanks.
     
  9. Sondra

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    I don't scent my baby soap at all except for lavender EO and just a bit. lots of people don't want scents in their baby stuff.
     
  10. kidsngarden

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    Lemon doesn't stick to well in CP anyway - unless you use something to hold it like patch like Vicki does.

    I prefer lemongrass EO if I want a lemony scent without using fragrance oils. But if you want an FO that is a great Lemon try Aroma havens Lemon Verbena -NUMMY!

    Bethany