True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath and beauty blog, where nature is our pantry....grab a cool drink and snatch a few quiet moments here..... Have questions about recipes? Need more detail? Just put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.............Anna

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Frankincense and Myrrh Soap: How to use Frankincense resin in your homemade soap

Frankincense and Myrrh, two ancient resins still used today that bring to mind the costly gifts given to the Christ child some 2,000 years ago.  
 I have long wanted to use these in a homemade soap recipe.


This particular soap I made has fragrance oil and essential oils in it.

You can use Frankincense resin, also known as tears, in your homemade soap.
Here's how:

1) freeze your Frankincense tears over night
2) grind them into a powder in a coffee bean grinder or other electric type grinder
3) you can now use this powder directly in your soap batter, or dissolve it in hot water 

Frankincense is used in wrinkle creams, lotions, emulsifying scrubs, and ointments as it rejuvenates the skin, perking up older skin, as an astringent for younger acne prone skin, and a calming, soothing effect overall.

FYI:  Frankincense will dissolve in water or alcohol.  Hot water dissolves it quicker.  A higher grade of Frankincense will still be a bit gummy in the center and opaque in color.





1 comment:

Doreen... said...

Dear Anna,
I'm very excited about your soap. You've made ​​yourself so much work. It has become so great. Unfortunately I am not yet done with your luggage. I'm working on. I think almost every day to you and your family.
Greetings
Doreen

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