A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 297,131
Currently Running With Scissors:
378 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I have a small EO question  (Read 512 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« 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?
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 18548
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« 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.

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/13

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Manga Artist Lilly Cernak at Work
Meet Calligrapher Eleanor Aisha Holland
Calligrapher Eleanor Aisha Holland at Work
Meet Ebru Artist Bingul Sevimli
Ebru Demonstration by Bingul Sevimli
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed
Matchbox Mania!
Spotlight on: Woodburning

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.