Try this citronella soap recipe for a great summer soap.  Citronella is a fantastic insect repellent now that warm weather is arriving and  crushed pennyroyal leaves smell very minty, creating a fresh soap for hot weather!  This soap is not recommended for small children, as citronella oil can cause skin irritation on sensitive skin.

Citronella Soap Recipe – (Melt and Pour)
From Pure and Natural Soaps

1 cup grated Castile soap
1/2 cup water
10 drops citronella essential oil
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 T. dried, crushed pennyroyal leaves

Mix the ingredients into the melted soap/water mixture. With an electric mixer, whip the soap until it has doubled in volume. Spoon the soap into the prepared molds, pushing it into the molds as best you can (the beating action cools the mix, so work quickly). If the mixture has cooled off and thickened so much you can’t put it into the molds, hand mold the soap into large balls.

By jessica neaves




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