Camellia & Green Tea Soap Recipe
This Asian indulgence soap recipe makes a silky moisturizing bar using green tea and camellia oil, which is derived from tea trees cultivated in W. Japan. Camellia oil has long been used for skin care, as it's rich in essential fatty acids, including Oleic, Linoleic and Palmitic.
|Camellia & Green Tea Soap Recipe|
Makes: 4 pounds of soap
Recommended soap making temperature: 120 degrees F
Time required: 1.5 (from preparation to clean-up)
|205 grams||Sodium Hydroxide (lye)|
|495 grams||Soft or Distilled Water|
|660 grams||Vegetable Shortening (Canola)|
|330 grams||Coconut Oil|
|330 grams||Palm Kernel Oil|
|55 to 90 grams (3% to 5% Super fatting)||Camellia Seed Oil
|2 tsp||Green Tea (Ground)|
|30 ml||Green Tea Oil Soluble Fragrance Oil|
Basic Cold Process Soap Making Instructions
Prepare the work area:
Check out our section on Using Soap Molds for more detailed information.
Mixing the key soap ingredients:
Making your soap:
Keys to success:
- If using fragrance oils, please note that some oils can “seize” soap, causing a premature setting up of the soap mixture.To avoid or minimize this problem when using a new and untested fragrance oil, try dropping your soap making temperature to 100 degrees F, and slowly add the fragrance oil to your soap mixture during the last half of the mixing process.