Family Secret French Green Clay Soap
Featuring a winning blend of Cedarwood and Orange Essential Oils. We promise that you can get away with claiming this recipe is an old family secret!
2 ounces Aloe Butter
6 ounces Coconut Oil
15 ounces Olive Oil
10 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
3 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
12 ounces Water
5.18 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (If you check this against the Lye Calculator, we are leaving 7% excess fat.)
2 Tablespoons French Green Clay
I like to remove a little bit of the soap mixture and add the clay to this. This way I can mix the clay in really well. Once the clay is mixed and all the little clumps have been eliminated, I incorporate this portion back in with the rest of the soap. Since most clays tend to want to clump, I like to start the actual process of incorporating the clay at a very thin trace. =)
The end result is a rich, creamy and very hard bar that has a ton of lather. Even though this recipe does tend to have a higher percentage of lathering oils, it is NOT drying in the least. Give it a try!!
Makes 2.8 pounds of soap.