I happened to still have the exact bar that I used to take the photo for this post so I weighed it. Next, heat water to boiling, then pour it over the washing soda and grated soap. Hi! 29 + 9 + 4 ounces = 42 ounces or 2.6 pounds I’m gearing up to get my first set of equipment and supplies. If you want to have bi-color soap, use two double boilers and separate the soap base in 2 different double boilers. I personally love soaps with clay, but I know another soap maker who dislikes the texture. I would like to start my business on organic Sanitary-cosmetic. The website thenerdyfarmwife.com, operating under Honey Bee Hill Creatives LLC, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Please log in again. My thought is that anything the soap batter gets on is probably fine (like the pan and stick blender), since after sitting for 24 hours, that soap batter usually isn’t caustic any more and can be washed off like the soap that it is. On the cold press lavender soap recipe, can you substitute meadowfoam oil for another oil of choice? Around 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of lavender should give you a hint of lavender scent by the time the bar is around 6 months old. Happy to help! With essential oils, the scent may start out strong, but they tend to fade faster over time than many fragrance oils. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAADF6209996265D2, http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?s=189f1ce539027a6e100c2fac2cdee8be&t=30949, http://soapdelinews.com/2013/06/how-to-make-a-soap-mold-for-cold-process-soap.html, http://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/2015/07/how-to-make-easy-cold-processed-lavender-soap/, https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/soap-making-101-making-cold-process-soap/, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAADF6209996265D2, 2 tsp purple clay (stir in hot lye solution). Hi Jennifer! Lye fumes can be very annoying too and if you make soap in an apartment, make sure you open the windows as the fumes can be irritating. Thanks. Thanks! If you’ve never made soap before, be sure to thoroughly research the process and precautions before proceeding. Thank you for all your lovely recipes. All-purpose cleaning: ¼ c. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. so to the above recipe (without meadowfoam oil)sounds great. To print this recipe, scroll down until you see a green button that says “Print Friendly”. I can make a best product to pamper my skin naturally by following your blog. Your soaps turned out gorgeous of course =), Thanks Anne-Marie! Hi Jan, thank you for the recipe. In 2016, I studied Aromatherapy and became certified by the School of Natural Health Sciences. Here is my recipe for one of the many body soaps I make. Hello! https://www.ouroilyhouse.com/homemade-soap-recipe-melt-and-pour Not only lavender smell divine but lavender essential oil has many known benefits in skin care on top of being a natural soothing and calming ingredient. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual";
That color might come through the soap making process and muddy up the final shade of the bar. Will there ever be a chance you will make this book into a paperback? 3 ounces castor oil (10%) Hi Anna! Take the essential oil and clay and stir it together with an extra 2 tablespoons of water. I have a question, so how much is a one bar of soap? Read Post: “Pretreating Laundry Stains with Dr. Bronner’s“ Windows: 1 Tbsp. }, Lavender Rose Balm Recipe {with calendula}. Organic-Beauty-Recipes.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Bramble Berry’s Hungarian Lavender essential oil smells divine in this soap! 8 % Meadowfoam All my recipes are unique and are tested on humans! I like to buy my lye from Amazon or locally from my Tractor Supply store. Lye is the ingredient needed for soap making that causes a chemical reaction called saponification. The saponification in the cold process takes longer, about 24 hours to complete. I have never seen those in the small area I live… I can find grape seed oil, or avocado oil, or castor, or safflower or canola. Hi Hina! How do you measure the quantities, by weight or volume? Peek at the soap every so often; if it starts developing a crack, uncover and move to a cooler location. It’s a lovely, old-fashioned bar that’s simply scented with lavender essential oil and naturally colored with purple Brazilian clay. I work in my kitchen sink, to contain any spills. Those are extra add-ins, so you can adjust the amounts as you’d like. :), Wow those ideas are amazing. I do however, have a new book for print coming out in Spring, 2016! Historically, the soaps were made from olive and laurel oils, but nowadays, castile stands for … This is because all we ever need to do is use a pre-made soap base, add your very own magic, and slather away! Required fields are marked *. Happy Soap Making! Benefits: Castile soap can be used to make tons of natural products, and hand soap is one of the most common recipes it’s used in. (double check my math though – it’s not my strong point!) :), Thank you for your quick response. I have an acne prone skin and I thought of this clay soap. Printed the Lavender recipe and fell in love with it. Coconut Oil 8.4 oz. Can not wait for your book. 8 ounces coconut oil (28%) Also, since you don’t have to deal with lye with the melt and pour method, you don’t really need to wear goggles. :). This is perfect for those who are busy and who want to make their own lavender soap fast. It soothes your mood, your skin, body, and soul! Is there any other oil besides Olive Oil that I can sub for the apricot kernel oil or the meadowfoam oil? Because I keep finding myself looking at your web site. Good luck with your project! Everything should be just the same except instead of adding the lavender essential oil, reserved oil and clay at trace, go ahead and put that oil back with the soap making oils. I’m still new-ish to soapmaking, your website has been incredibly helpful and inspirational. Hi Janeen, I’m happy that you like the site and thank you for the kind words! “Organic Beauty Recipes By Eve – The Complete Guide To DIY Natural Beauty”, check out my favorite shopping lists on Amazon, 2 cups of melt and pour soap base like this one. Hi JR! Thanks you for your wounderful recipies. Let this cool to around 90 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. I use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap because it is organic and easy to find. :). Jul 13, 2013 - In an effort to run a more safe and sustainable household, I am always on the hunt for natural homemade cleaning product recipes. amzn_assoc_region = "US";
This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for any medical treatment. :). Lye fumes can be very annoying too and if you make soap in an apartment, make sure you open the windows as the fumes can be irritating. (No spam ever, unsubscribe at any time. you can definitely use lavender hydrosol (flower water) instead of the distilled water! You can check locally for supplies, but a place like BrambleBerry.com will have everything you need in one stop! What about using lavender water (the water which is received by the process of producing lavender oil) instead of distilled water (in the cold process)? 1/4 cup ground lavender buds (for mixing into the soap) 1/4 cup lavender buds (for sprinkling on the top) 5 mL (100 drops) of lavender essential oil Lavender Soap Recipe: 2 round hand soaps Sodium Hydroxide Lye 6.9 oz. That was made using a cavity mold though. Oils, water and lye should be measured by weight. You might be able to connect with someone local on a soap making forum as well. 10 drops vanilla essential oil. Once you mix those ingredients, add the Castile soap and blend again. Using a whisk, blend well. You are a great inspiration. Is it still ok to add 2 teaspoons of bentonine clay blended with 1 1/2 to 2 tbsp water. wooden mold my husband made me. oxoxo, Jan I stayed with your original recipe and took the soap out of the mold tonight. For the purple color in lavender soap, I use. Dear Eve, Thank you very much for all the precise recipes. Windows: Add 1 tablespoon castile soap to a quart of water in a spray bottle—follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/half water. While it is recommended to use distilled, to be sure of consistent results, not everyone does. Do you add oils to the melt and pour to make it creamy? In the past, it has been made as a natural agent to improve the color of poor quality wines, but are now primarily used on skincare and cosmetics such as soaps and lip balms. I’m Eve, a DIY organic skincare recipe creator since 2010 that loves to make a big mess in the kitchen! Find the full recipe here on the nerdy wife blog. Spoon or wooden craft stick. Add ¼ tsp. Online and/or craft shops? Clay does have a dull, browner tinge at first and then as it goes through gel phase after pouring into the mold, will look very dark at times. You can infuse some oil with it for several days beforehand to get an even smoother look. (Also some essential oils are stronger and you need less of those.) It doesn’t mention adding any essential oils, but you can customize your own bottle with your own oils. Keep the soap in the mold for 1 to 2 days, or until it’s easy to remove, then slice it into bars when it’s firm enough not to stick to your cutting tool. before you make your first batch. amzn_assoc_asins = "B000EGC9SG,B001EDBEZM,B0083ID7CE,1624143849";
, If you enjoyed this handmade lavender soap recipe, be sure to sign up for my newsletter HERE to get my best herbal projects, soap ideas, and DIY body care recipes sent straight to your inbox, 2 to 3 times a month. Also I added lavender flower and I made a light tone of lavender and now the soap looks like have stains from the lavender petals. Cold process soap usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to cure, though I start testing bars out on myself around 3 weeks. Of all of the bars I give to family and friends, I get the most say their favorites are made with some type of clay. It was probably close to 4 ounces when freshly made. Palm Oil 1 oz. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her. Approximately how many pounds does this recipe make? I’ll be sure to share more details as they become available! All measurements for soap is done using a scale. I was hoping to make this as hot process soap is there anything different I should do? Also, I have a bit of a water discount with this recipe for cold process so it will set up faster in the mold, so if you make it hot process, you might want to increase the initial amount of water by maybe 1/2 an ounce. If you use more than 5 to 10% of almond oil in your soap recipe, it will tend to make your bar too soft. It combines the, Thankfully, there are natural ingredients that can be used as colorants instead of chemical dyes. Have you seen the video tutorials from SoapQueen.com? Feb 23, 2020 - Castile soaps are named after the Castile region in Spain, where the olive oil based soap originated. Hi Louise, I’m so happy that you’re going to try making soap! Thanks You! Hi Joni B, Thanks for the kind words! I have not heard of this oil before and do not have it on hand. Lemongrass Essential Oil .6 oz. Many thanks. Also make sure kids, pets, and other distractions don’t have access to your soap making area. You have to go by weight to make sure that everything is accurate, since measuring cups can be off depending on manufacturer and human error. Once the soap base is melted, add the alkanet root powder, mix well. Happy soap making! Shea Butter 2.9 oz. Definitely read over my Soap Making 101 post here: Stir in the purple clay, if using for color. Hi Michelle, I’m so glad that the site has been helpful! The soap is safe to touch 48 hours after making it but it needs the extra time to allow the excess moisture to evaporate out. it comes from a herb in the borage family with beautiful bright electric blue flowers. I will certainly have a look at the soapmakingforum. Hi Tracy! Over a year I’ve been making your calendula soap, everyone loves it and now is the time to try another recipe. :). See more ideas about soap recipes, homemade soap recipes, home made soap. It’s always a possibility though! 3 ounces avocado oil (10%) if so, would it worth adding another clay such as kaolin? It’s also a “soft oil” that doesn’t make your bar hard, so you can substitute it with another “soft” oil such as sunflower or avocado oil. (Let it go through gel phase, don’t try to cool it or anything, so the color develops nicely.) (Castor oil also boosts lather.). tea tree essential oil if desired. If you use a loaf mold and cut it in about 1 1/4″ slices, they should be around 4.5 ounces, when fully cured. How would I make your lavender reciped bigger? Using a combination of hand stirring and an immersion blender, also called a stick blender, stir the soap batter until it thickens and reaches a light trace. Alkanet root makes a nice purple too. Is there anything that can be substituted for the 15oz of olive oil in your lavender soap recipe? All recipes are made and used at your own risk. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";
That’s wonderful that you’ve made so many awesome things! (Just cut them thicker to get 4.5 oz.) This gorgeous Lavender and Mint soap recipe is one of my favorites right now. amzn_assoc_title = "Recommended Soap Supplies";
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