The best essential oils

Orange

A study found that women who sniffed it during labor (a.k.a. arguably the most nail-biting experience of a woman's life!) were less anxious.

Tea Tree

Well known for its cleansing and purifying benefits, tea tree essential oil is great for a variety of body and home care products.

Clary sage

Clary sage possesses myriad beneficial properties for the skin: It’s antibacterial, astringent, antiseptic, and can help improve circulation.

Creative handmade soap ideas

Exfoliate Your Skin With a Loofah Soap

Loofah soaps are extremely easy to make when you purchase a melt and pour soap base. All you need to do is melt the base and add any extras, cut the loofahs so they fit in the mold, then pour the soap on top of the loofah.

Eucalyptus Shower Melts

If you have a cold, you have got to try these eucalyptus shower melts! When you drop them in the shower, they’ll slowly release essential oils into the air to energize you and clear up your sinuses.

Tea Tree & Charcoal Facial Soap

Formulated for combination to oily skin types, this sleek and sexy black bar of soap contains the healing attributes of tea tree oil along with the detoxifying effects of activated charcoal.

Useful tips on how to make handmade soap

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