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« on: July 15, 2012 11:32:47 AM »

Forgive me, have been busy working on my shampoo tute that I want to post for everyone to try, and also getting ready to make some bars for shipping for Christmas presents.  On some of them, when I first made them, I left out all EOs mainly because of the expense, and not sure what I would like to have them smell like. I also want to play with colors too.  The ones I'm sending out to everyone is my shaving soap, shampoo bar, coffee scrub bar, and a new one I wanna try is a bug bar.

I know the coffee scrub will naturally be dark, and scented with coffee.  I'm working on how much EO to put in my bug bar.  Shampoo bar might have tea tree and/or lavender in it and colored blue.  The shaving soap has me a little bugged.  I hated the nasty grey color it came out with when I made the first batch (still works, just don't like the color), so going to try to tint it red.  Was going to put EO in it as well, but looking over what I have,  would Peppermint or Eucalyptis be to strong or harmful for shaving soap? I don't know if the strong odors would affect people, or would it sting in any razor cuts (though since making my own shaving soap, don't have the problems of nicks anymore).  The people that are receiving these soaps are men and women of all ages and backgrounds, and in different parts of the US.

Can you give me any input into this, those that know more about EOs than I do?
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012 01:27:16 PM »

Hi there! I definitely wouldn't put anything potentially stinging like peppermint or eucalyptus in a shaving bar. Lavender or tea tree oil (or both) would be good for soothing (lavender) and antibacterial (tea tree) properties. Rosemary and peppermint are great in shampoo bars because of their astringent properties.
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