Citrus Basil Calendula Soap Recipe
This nourishing bar of soap contains shea oil and is superfatted with Calendula oil, making it exceptionally great for dry skin. It contains the essential oils of Litsea Cubeba and Basil, bringing a fresh and energizing scent to your shower experience.
Makes: 2 pounds of soap
Recommended soap making temperature: 120 degrees F
Time required: 1.5 h (from preparation to clean-up)
|110 grams||Sodium Hydroxide (lye)|
|225 grams||Soft or Distilled Water|
|250 grams||Palm Oil|
|250 grams||Coconut Oil|
|200 grams||Apricot Kernel Oil|
|60 grams||Shea Oil|
|20 ml||Litsea Cubeba and Basil Essential Oil Blend (We did 2/3 Litsea and 1/3 Basil)|
Calendula Oil for superfatting
|1/4 cup to 1/2 cup||Calendula Petals|
|1/8 teaspoon||Annatto Powder|
Basic Cold Process Soap Making Instructions
Prepare the work area:
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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.