I have had a couple of requests for this recipe here tis. The last couple of years I have used this but last summer found it made my clothes a little greasy. I was using too much of it as it was unperfumed and I worried about odour. Putting a scent in means only a light wipe with it…. it’s really effective, simple to make, costs effective and is very gentle. I have read that some people are allergic to cornflour in which case arrowroot can be used.
3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil
6 tablespoons of baking soda
6 tablespoons of cornflour
8 – 10 drops desired essential oil (or a little of your favourite perfume)
Melt the coconut oil in a pan, add the baking soda and cornflour and mix well to combine.
Add your desired scent and stir well. Poor into a small mold. This doesn’t have to be greased. Put in fridge to harden then run a little hot water around the mold to free. Don’t sit in a container of hot water because it melts quite easily.
This recipe makes about 2/3 cup (I have never measured it) One bar will last me over a month. Store wrapped in waxed paper or a tin in a cool dark place.