Pure essential oils are a beautiful God-given natural gift. As those of us who have used and are acquainted with pure essential oils obtained from plant life, we know that they can naturally create a beautiful aroma to body creams and lotions, body soaps and so forth. Lavender pure essential oil is probably the most user friendly, and a favorite of everyone I seem to come in contact with when it concerns my body care products. The aroma appears to last for a long time within the product itself and I have discovered that it will keep your linen closet and cabinets smelling lovely. It is worth purchasing a chunk of Lavender soap just to freshen up your linen closet. I also especially like it because it is user friendly and I have found that it will not irritate my skin.
Along with the lovely natural Lavender essential oil aroma, this Chunk of Lavender Herbal Tea Soap includes luxury pure organic vegetable oils which include Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and Jojoba Oil to moisturize your skin as it cleanses. The first thing I noticed when I started making and using my own pure vegetable oil soaps as compared with “synthetic, chemical detergent” body soaps commercially manufactured is that my hands felt smooth and silky.
On the other hand, Citrus essential oils such as pure Lemon, Grapefruit, Sweet Orange and so forth, while having an antiseptic quality, tend to loose their aroma at a much faster rate; while at the same time, are not as skin friendly for some people, especially those with fairer skin, so only a few drops per ounce is used in any formula. Also, you need to take into consideration that much of the pure essential oil aroma is lost from the heat generated after the saponification process takes place.
As with any purchase of any body care product whether it contains pure essential oils or not, whether it be a body or face cream, or body soap, be sure to test your product out on a small body surface area before using on a larger body area, known as a “patch test,” to be sure an allergic reaction does not occur because just because a product is “all natural and or organic” does not mean that an allergic reaction cannot occur. As with each individual’s unique skin chemistry, each pure essential oils has its own natural chemical makeup unlike any other.