TOP 5 homemade soap fragrance combinations

Top 5 simple homemade fragrances with all the health benefits from those essential oils.

Goats milk and honey

Goats milk is designed to nourish the skin with its moisturising properties and the honey adds a sweet fragrance.

Lavender and vanilla

lavender is a calming scent however can be overpowering if used in too higher quantities. In soap if you have it in the garden this would be such a good natural fragrance to use.

Tea Tree and Poppy Seed

Tea tree is a natural medicine used to treat conditions such as acne. Therefore in soap this would be a great natural oil to use to apply directly to the skin as an anti-inflammatory With poppy seeds, medicinal oil can be extracted from them.

Argan oil and shea butter

Both of these natural extracts have moisturising properties and help the skin to glow.

Argan oil and honey

Again argan oil has natural moisturising and anti-ageing effects whilst the honey creates a sweet fragrance to balance the nutty smell og the argan oil.

Natural Soaps: Homemade

New Beginnings

I am going to start making my own homemade soaps to see what health benefits I can gain from the natrual extracts of the earth.


Starting by using the ‘melt and pour’ method I am going to try out a range of fragrences to see if I can make a sweet smelling natural soap that can be used for a variety of illness. Hopefully I will expose our natural medicines and be able to turn them into something usable for everyone.

The ‘Melt and pour’ method is a simple start but I am hoping to build on this and experiment with more complex fragrences.

TOP 5 Health Benefits of SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is a thick solid and creamy texture and containing around 60% fat is mostly used for its moisturising properties. It derives from the seeds of the fruit of the shea tree and could be likened to a super-food for the skin.


  1. Moisturising

High in vitamins A and E shea butter can be used as a natural treatment for eczema and other conditions causing irritation of the skin. It can reduce the itching symptoms by as much as 79% and may be an ideal natural treatment for those suffering with chronic allergies of the skin.

  1. Reduces inflammation

When using shea butter as a cream it is said to help manage arthritis and its painful symptoms by reducing inflammation in the joints.

  1. Anti-septic

Application of shea butter to the site of a bite or sting will not only reduce the inflammation but is said to have some antiseptic properties, helping further with the healing process and reducing the chances of infection.

  1. Improves hair condition.

Containing high amounts of natural oils shea butter can reduce the appearance of split ends and the dehydration affects the sun has on your hair.

  1. Relieving muscle pains

Applying shea butter directly to the site of injury or muscle pain may help to relieve the associated inflammation. Historically, in Africa it is said to have been mainly used for this purpose long before it hit the western culture.