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After a long, exhausting day, it is amazing to relax with the scents of peppermint and eucalyptus under a warm shower. This is the best way to wash away the stress of the day and to rejuvenate and refresh your mind, body, and soul.
Peppermint and eucalyptus are essential herbs that make ideal bath products because they have certain soothing elements. Peppermint cools while eucalyptus heals. Eucalyptus is also anti-bacterial and an antiseptic. This combination can energize you while also washing away fatigue.
While you certainly can buy a peppermint and eucalyptus body bath in the store, it is more rewarding if you make it on your own. Plus, it isn’t too hard to do. Here is how you can make your own body bath to get rid of dry and flaky skin.
You should be able to easily find the ingredients you need online. Make sure to get good quality ingredients, especially the bar soap you use as your base. You will need the following to make your body bath.
- 4-5 ounces handmade bar soap
- 6-8 cups distilled water
- 2 tbsp dried eucalyptus leaves
- 2 tbsp dried peppermint leaves
- Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils
Step#1 : Begin with grating your handmade bar soap.
Step#2 : Next, boil water on the stovetop or in the microwave for around 10 minutes. Remove it from the heat and soak peppermint and eucalyptus leaves in it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, strain the liquid and trash the leaves. Keep the water aside.
Tip: If you want your liquid soap to be of thicker consistency, use six cups of water. The maximum amount of water that you can use in the recipe is eight cups.
Step#3 : Once again, bring the peppermint and eucalyptus water to boil, but this time at a reduced heat. Add the grated handmade bar soap into the water.
Step#4 : Gently stir the mixture so that grated soap gets mixed into the water without forming lumps or getting stick to the bottom of the utensil.
Step#5 : As the soap gets blended completely into the water, remove from heat while stirring it continuously. As it gets cooled, add ½ a teaspoon of each peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil.
Transfer the contents into the jar and store it in the refrigerator.
DIY homemade peppermint and eucalyptus body bath is ready to use!
The Final Word
Now you are ready to use your homemade body wash. It also makes an amazing gift for anyone who loves being pampered. So, do not be afraid to share with friends and family.
You can make a new batch whenever you need it now that you know the steps. It really is an easy way to make a product that is so luxurious for a fraction of what you would pay in the store.