How To Make Lather Soap With Spicy, Evergreen, and “Holiday” Essential Oils
Some people make special casseroles this time of year, or pies, or ciders and drinks that they save for special occasions.
I love to make special DIY aromatherapy recipes!
In this article, I will share how to make DIY Cedar Spice Foam Soap with Holiday Essential Oils.
What do I mean by “holiday essential oils”?
That’s right, you can create a festive atmosphere with many different essential oils. But some scents are more associated with the season than others.
… Essential oil of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
… Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
… Pinon Pine essential oil (Pinus edulis)
… Sweet orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
… Peppermint essential oil (Mentha × piperita)
… Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
… Clove essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum/Eugenia caryophyllata)
Not only do these essential oils have beautiful seasonal aromas, but they also support our health. They are great for reducing the presence of germs, while increasing immunity. Some great ways to use them are natural cleaning blends, air purifying diffuser blends, and foam soap recipes… like this one!
The aroma of this DIY foam soap could make you feel like you’re sipping hot apple cider with friends around a campfire in the woods!
Cedar and spice foam soap recipe
- Castile Soap 40 ml
- 7 drops of cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
- 4 drops of cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
- 4 drops of Douglas-fir essential oil (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Make your DIY cedar and spice foam soap in a 50 ml bottle of foam soap.
There is only 40ml of Castile soap in this foam soap recipe. This is because the top of the bottle (which creates the luxurious lather!) Takes up a bit of space.
This 50 ml foam soap is an excellent travel size. You can take it with you to use in place of harsh soaps in public restrooms, or to wash your hands when you’re on the go. (For example, take a bottle of water with you and wash your hands in the parking lot after going to the grocery store!)
Try an aloe vera foam soap recipe!
Follow the steps of this video recipe
to make a perfect foam soap, gentle on the hands.
Let’s talk about the essential oils of cedar and spices in this lather soap.
Cedarwood has a smooth, woody, earthy aroma that pairs beautifully with warm, spicy cardamom. Adding just 4 drops of Douglas Fir essential oil gives the whole blend a hint of that ‘Christmas tree’ scent that is a favorite with so many.
These three oils also boost the germ-reducing effects of your lather soap, while boosting immunity and even improving respiratory health. (Take a few puffs of these three oils the next time you start sniffing. They can clear your head quickly!)
If you like this lather soap recipe, you can make a larger amount to keep near your bathroom or kitchen sink.
Aromatics International has a 250ml (approx 8.5oz) bottle that looks great near the sink! For this bottle, I would use around 240ml of Castile soap and around 90 drops of essential oil in total…
- Castile soap 240 ml
- 42 drops of cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
- 24 drops of cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
- 24 drops of Douglas-fir essential oil (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Before I finish this article, I must tell you … while I have given you “precise” measurements for these DIY recipes, I usually don’t measure my ingredients when making lather soap.
Estimation works well, once you know how full your bottle should be. You don’t need to be precise when making lather soap, as it is not a therapeutic mixture that will be inhaled directly or will stay on your skin for a long time. You have the freedom to get creative – try adding a splash of aloe vera gel or peppermint hydrosol!
The first few times you make lather soap, following a recipe can help you figure it out.
Next time, you can adapt the DIY recipe to see what your hands like.