Hekate’s Pandemic Soap
Lemon & Lemon Myrtle: clarifies, increases awareness, cleanses through purification and longevity and is anti-stress.
Eucalyptus & Blue Eucalyptus: stimulates, reinvigorates, heals, balances, protects and relieves mental and emotional stress.
I wanted to make an Australiana style cleansing soap I could use, since we are in Stage 3 lockdown here in Victoria and I wanted to wash my hands with something magical with a shout out to the land I live on. I have always had a bottle of Australian Eucalyptus on hand but a mere few weeks before the pandemic really hit us, I was researching Australian natives and ended up buying a few bottles of different oils to experiment with. This in hindsight was a boon, as these essential oils are perfect during this time.
The green soap pictured is Lemon (Citrus Limonium) and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Radiate). I tried to mix some volcanic mud it it for the colour, however it sunk to the bottom as I placed the oils in before the mud and therefore did not blend right (lesson learned). So then I added a swirl of all natural green food die so I could tell the two soaps apart.
The blue soap pictured is Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia Citriodora) and Blue Mallee Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) and I used all natural blue food die. I liked the scent of this one the best as its stronger and more appealing.
I then charged them with purpose: to cleanse, protect, bring long life, strength and luck whilst also de-stressing.
This is the quick and easy method of soap making I used which I have blogged about previously if you want to make your own (just add 6-12 drops of each oil to a 1/2 kilo batch of soap):
(C) *T. Georgitsis 2020