- June 25, 2008 at 6:06 pm #258815LissKeymaster
Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the Australian
tea. The oil works against bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and viruses that attack
2 cup glycerin soap base
2 Tbsp. Tea tree oil
To Make This Antibacterial Natural Soap: Melt glycerin base in double
boiler. Blend in tea tree oil and pour into mold.
Tea tree oil also makes a nice deodorant soap which is effective in cleaning
out minor cuts and treating athlete’s foot. Glycerin is a gentle skin
moisturizer soap that is available in clear and opaque. This soap base can
be found at health food stores, some drug stores, craft stores or major
department stores. Glycerin makes soap making less intimidating because
glycerin soap recipes don’t require lye and fats. The trick to making this
antibacterial natural soap is to keep the heat as low as possible. High
heating temperatures heat will produce a mushy or beaded appearance. To keep
the glycerin from attracting moisture from the air, tightly wrap the
glycerin soaps in plastic after making.
Sticky labels, round labels and heavyweight card stock can be used for
labeling your antibacterial natural soap. Boxes and baskets are nice
containers for soap, especially when you fill the boxes with other
materials. You can fill the box or basket halfway with herbs, dried flowers
or potpourri that matches the scent of your soap. Gift basket fillings,
other toiletries, washcloths or sponges also make great fillers in the
basket with your soap. Once you have added the filler and soap, wrap the box
or basket in cellophane. Coffee mugs also great “baskets.” Add a filler to
the cup and place a bar of soap in the center and wrap with cellophane or
tulle. Small brown paper bags, cello type bags, wood crates and soap dishes
are other containers you can use to package your soaps and salts.
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