Some mornings are just tougher than others. The alarm goes off, I sleepily reach over, hit the snooze button, and fall back into my pillow for another ten minutes. Then I repeat the process?.about four more times. Ugh?.
When it feels so good to be snuggled up in your warm comfy bed, getting out of it can sometimes be a challenge. And on those days when you could really use the extra sleep (maybe from that late-night movie you just couldn?t turn off, or that night the baby was up every. single. hour.), even a cool shower and a cup of coffee may not be enough to get you started for the day.
So for the next time you have one of those ?I just can?t get out of bed? mornings, here?s a little helper to make sure you start your day wide awake!
Rise and Shine Citrus Soap
Here?s what you?ll need?
16 oz. Melt and Pour Shea Butter Soap Base
1 tsp. Tangerine Essential Oil
1 tsp. Orange (5 fold) Essential Oil
? tsp. Spearmint Essential Oil
And here?s how you do it?
First, chop up the melt and pour soap base into small squares and place in a microwavable glass bowl. Melt the soap in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted.
Next, add to the melted soap base, 1 teaspoon each of Tangerine Essential Oil and Orange (5 fold) Essential Oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of Spearmint Essential Oil. Stir to blend oils into the soap.
Coloring your soap happens next! You can make this soap whatever color you?d like, but for a citrus-y scented soap I?ve decided to stick to a citrus-y color and use yellow. Add in 1/4 teaspoon of Matte Yellow Oxide and stir well to fully blend the color into the melted base. You can use more or less to achieve the intensity of color you?re looking for.
Finally, pour the melted soap mixture into your mold and allow your soap to cool and harden before removing for use.
Ta-Da! You now have a little pick-me-up for those mornings you?d rather roll over and go back to sleep (but can?t). Use during your next morning shower for an invigorating, uplifting start to your day!