Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lemongrass Basil Cold Process Soap Recipe loaded with colloidal oatmeal!

The recipe:

Distilled Water - 11.50 oz
Lye 4.40 oz

Olive Oil Pomace - 11.10 oz
Coconut Oil - 7.90 oz
Shea Butter - Refined 4.80 oz
Palm Oil - 4.80 oz
Castor Oil - 3.15 oz

Colloidal Oatmeal - 3 Tbs
Green Oxide Powder - 1 tsp or to your preference - not too much!

Ground Coffee
Cocoa Powder

Basil Essential Oil - .50 oz
Lemongrass Essential Oil - .70 oz

I followed basic soap making instructions, then at VERY light trace I mixed in the essential oils and colloidal oatmeal, mixed very well with a plastic spatula to break up the oatmeal. Pour a small amount into a separate plastic bowl and add the green pigment powder. Mix well.  You will have to work quickly as the oatmeal accelerated the trace in this recipe. Pour the yellow base into the mold and sprinkle a even layer of the ground coffee and cocoa powder mixture. Pour the green soap mixture on top and smooth or create a texture with a knife.

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