Essential oils are plant concentrates that are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-septic, anti-bacteria and mood uplifting. They are very beneficial to our skin and our health in general. The commonest uses of essential oils are:
For aromatherapy: essential oils have tremendous effects on our moods and help to elevate moods and to combat anxiety, stress and depression. To benefit, add a few drops to oil burners, diffusers and even hot water to inhale its aroma.
For massages: By combining essential oils with carrier oils for different massages, they help relief stress, pain and aches.
For foot soak: Stressed out from the hustle and bustle of life, then soak your feet in warm water and add a few drops of essential oils and Dead Sea salt.
For herbal teas: Not all essential oils are edible but some like peppermint oil is. Peppermint oil relives aches, pain, stress, cold and flu symptoms so add a drop or 2 to hot or warm water and sip. By inhaling the aroma while drinking, you benefit both ways as it opens one’s nasal passage.
For face steaming: Remove dead cells by steaming your face over hot water by adding a few drops of lavender oil, orange oil or any essential oil of your choice and steaming for 15-20 minutes.
These days you can learn just about anything online and with increasing interests in African black soap, people want to make their own soaps at home with oils and herbs that they love. The beauty of making your own soap at home is the control you have over the ingredients like herbs, essential oils and even carrier oils. Which is why at Ene Naturals, we have African black soap base which you can use for your custom formulations.
Our African black soap base is very soft and clean. It’s soft, creamy texture makes it easy for you to work with. And you can use it to make shampoos or body wash.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE BLACK SOAP AT HOME
1. Even though black soap is made out of a mixture of plantain peels and cocoa buds ashes and organic butters and oil, it can be a little drying for people with dry skin or sensitive skin. So pick a carrier oil of your choice and add a little amount to the black soap base to increase its hydrating qualities. You can substitute carrier oils with butters like Shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter for dry skin.
2. Adding herbs to the black soap base will make your soap richer so buy organic herbs of your choice.
Adding essential oils is a must 😀 because besides essential oils being full of nature’s healing goodness, they provide natural fragrances for black soaps. Please do not use more than 2 percent of your total formulation as essential oils when used in excess amount have adverse effects.
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