Simple Herb Soap
A 7-ounce bar of pure soap (glycerin, olive oil or other natural-based, non-fragrant soap)
1 tablespoon dried herb of choice
8 drops essential oil (the same as the chosen herb)
• Finely grate the soap bar into small shavings with a cheese grater.
• Melt slowly over a double boiler on the stove until the soap becomes completely liquid (keep careful watch and never allow to boil or burn).
• Let cool slightly and stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour liquid mix into molds or roll into balls and allow to harden.
Lavender: gentle and calming
Calendula: calming, adds a natural color
Rosemary: cleansing and antibacterial
Lemon verbena: healing and refreshing
Scented geranium: good for mature skin
For more information on growing and using herbs to nourish and nurture skin: