Remove unpleasant culinary aromas from your hands with Lemon Zest Hand Soap
I don’t know if I’ve mention this before but my husband is a wonder in the kitchen! He has a natural talent for the culinary arts, which I thank my lucky stars for everyday. Unfortunately, he has love for all things garlic. Don’t get me wrong I love garlic just as much as the next person. But, if it’s your job to be the sous-chef you will end up with hands that smell like garlic. It has a strong aroma just like onions and fish…
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Supplies to make Lemon Zest Hand Soap
- 1 pound goat milk soap base
- 16 drops lemon essential oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 square silicone soap mold
- ¼ teaspoon rubbing alcohol
Instructions for Lemon Zest Hand Soap
Zest two lemons and pat lemon zest dry or let stand until dry. Note, water can cause shorten the shelf life of soap. Clean the square silicone mold, dry and spritz with rubbing alcohol.
Chop up goat milk soap base using a soap knife into small chunks. Toss chopped soap into a medium glass bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and melt on 30 second intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning. Remove melted soap promptly from the microwave.
Add lemon essential oil to melt soap and whisk to combine. Add lemon zest and whisk thoroughly. Pour lemon zest hand soap into prepared silicone mold. Spritz with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles in soap.
Let soap cool in mold for 1 to 2 hours or until solid before removing from mold.
Yields: 4 bars of soap
P.S. If you make homemade salsa and pasta sauce too, then you know just how many garlic cloves and onions it takes. I recommend scrubbing up with my Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub first and then washing up with Lemon Zest Hand Soap. Are you new to essential oils? Get lemon essential oil and 10 more in a versatile starter kit and a copy of my book Aromatherapy – A Practical Guide for Home and Family for FREE with purchase!
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