True Natural Beauty comes from within...

True Natural Beauty comes from within...
Welcome, to my natural bath / beauty and clean eating blog, where nature is our pantry....take a few quiet moments to enjoy free recipes and tutorials using natural ingredients. Have questions about recipes or where to find these ingredients? Put your question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer .............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.





3 comments:

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

cat hayward said...

hi there i have the frankincense granules is that the same as the resin if it is do i still freeze it and then grind it up and how much do u use in the soap i make 7 pounds of soap at a time and not sure if it should be added into the lye water or like u posted above.Dont want to mess it upwhat trace is it added at never done this before and want to make sure im doing it correctly.Also if it does seem gummy what will that do any help with this would be greatly appreciated.My order on this stuff should be in next week.Thank You posting this.Cat Hayward catinthehat1956@hotmail.com

cat hayward said...

hi there i want to make this soap i will be getting next week so frankincese granules wondering if its the same as the resin thing if it is do u still freeze it also do u mix it in the lye water before u use it or do u put hot water with it and if u do how much water i make 7 pounds of soap at a time so i would like to know what the amount is please. When u go to use it in ur soap batter what trace do u put it in at i dont want to mess up my soap also sorry about all the questions does it change the color of ur soap batter and what color is it when ur soap is done after the 24 hours.Thank you so much for sharing this u can reach me at catinthehat1956@hotmail.com.Thank u for all the help its truly appreciated.Cat Hayward

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