Summer Cool Down
IntroductionI swear that my personal stash of soap is being raided my gnomes, fairies or something like that. I looked for soap and found that I was down to my last bar. With the opportunity to make a new batch, I wanted to have a cool freshing scent. This 5 pound batch is the result.
10 oz wt Mango Butter
20 oz wt Olive Oil
25 oz wt Palm Oil
25 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
10.88 oz wt Sodium Hydroxide (lye)
0.9 oz wt Chamomile Buds
1 fl oz Cool Citrus Basil Fragrance Oil
30 oz water
Stainless Steel Thermometer
InstructionsMake a strong chamomile tea by steeping the 0.9 oz of Chamomile Buds in 30 oz of hot water. Let steep for 30 minutes.
Strain chamomile buds from water and allow tea to cool. (I refrigerated my tea to cool it down.) I ended up with about 28 oz of chamomile tea.
Weigh all oils and melt in soap pot or bucket.
Add lye to cooled chamomile tea. Let lye solution cool.
Combine oils and lye solution. Mix until a light trace has been reached. (I used a stick blender to speed things up.) Add Cool Citrus Basil Fragrance Oil to soap and pour into prepared mold. (My temperatures for this batch were 110 F for the oils and 140 F for the lye solution.)