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º|*ºSOAP RECIPES º*| º º

º|*ºSOAP RECIPES º*| º º

Gardener's Soap (in a terra cotta pot)

This is a great soap for washing up after gardening.
The corn meal particles have a nice scrubbing affect
to get the dirt off your hands, and it looks really
cute packaged in it's own little flowerpot!


little clay flower pot (2 or 3 inch diameter)
4 oz. glycerin soap ("melt and pour" glycerin
soap can be found at many craft stores-but you can use
a bar of glycerin soap grated up)
1 TBSP corn meal
1 TBSP dried calendula petals (not absolutely
necessary-but it looks nice!)a few drops of essential
oil- (I use lavender
and sweet orange)


Cut an eight-inch square of plastic wrap and line the
flower pot by pushing the center down into pot. Make
sure the plastic wrap comes up over the edges of the
pot. You may want to use a rubber band to secure it
there. Grate the glycerin soap and melt in the top pan
of a double boiler (or in a bowl over a pan of
simmering water) Don't stir too vigorously or it will
get too many air bubbles.

When the soap has melted remove it from the heat and
stir in the corn meal and calendula petals. Add the
essential oils by the drop as they are strong!
Pour the soap into the plastic-lined flower pot and
set it aside to harden. You can hurry this up by
putting it in the refrigerator. Once the soap has
hardened remove the plastic wrap and put the soap in
the flower pot. Wrap the entire thing in plastic and
tie with a ribbon. A silk flower tied into the ribbon
or hot-glued on top would be a nice touch!
It also looks nice if you insert a silk flower into
the soap before it hardens completely so it looks like
a plant growing in the pot! You could also paint the
pot...even mud-colored fingerprints would be
appropriate for this!

Melt and pour glycerin soap can also be melted in the
microwave in 30 second intervals on high. Make sure
you stir in between heatings.

Herbal Soaps Balls

1/4 cups Boiling water
1 tbs Pulverized herbs (Chamomile, Lavender, peppermint, rosemary,
sage, thyme, or a combination)
5 Drops related essential oil
2 cups Shredded Castille or Home-Made Soap
Plastic wrap

Pour boiling water over herbs. Add 5 to 6 drops oil. Steep 15
minutes. Reheat till bubbly and pour over soap. Mix well with hands and
let stand 15 minutes. Mix again and divide into 3 or 6 parts, rolling
each into a ball. Place on plastic wrap and dry for 3 days.

Almond-Rose Soap

2 tbsp. dried red rose petals
8 oz. pure soap flakes
2/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup rosewater
2 tbsp. ground almonds
9 drops geranium essential oil

Pound the petals with a mortar and pestle. In a bowl, mix the soap,
petals, and water and stir until smooth (if the soap starts to solidify,
place the bowl over near-boiling water). Stir in the rosewater and
ground almonds; leave to cool. Mix in the essential oil. Shape into 6
balls and flatten them slightly; allow the soap to harden between sheets
of wax paper. Keep unused soap in a cool, dark place until needed.

Orange Peel Oatmeal Soap

4 ounces Clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 TBSP Old Fashioned Oatmeal
1/4 tsp grated orange peal
1/4 tsp orange colorant
4-5 drops grapefruit seed extract
1/8 tsp sweet orange EO
2 drops vitamin E

Grind oatmeal with a coffee grinder into a very fine powder before
starting the soap. Add colorant, grapefruit seed extract and vitamin
E to hot soap, after some what cooled add fragrance and ground
oatmeal and orange peel. Stir to get the oatmeal disbursed evenly.
Just before the soap is to set up pour into your mold. If done
correctly the oatmeal will not float to the top but should float
within the soap. This soap is very nice using a peach gel colorant

Soap with a touch of Hawaii

4 ounces clear Melt and Pour Soap 1/4 tsp neon green gel colorant
1/4 tsp neon yellow gel colorant 1/4 eyedropper full orange fragrance
oil 1/4 eyedropper full mango papaya fragrance oil 1/4 eyedropper full
pineapple fragrance oil In one dish melt all of the soap in microwave,
remove and pour half into a second dish. Into the first dish of clear
soap add the green Colorant into the second dish add the yellow
colorant. Stir until cool to the touch, into the dish with the green
colorant add the mango papaya fragrance oil into the other dish add the
remaining two fragrance oils. Blend thoroughly, and pour both dishes of
soap simultaneously from opposite ends of the mold. The two colored
soaps should meet in the middle and create a swirl. The smell is out of
this world.

Hard Soap Bar

4 ounces clear Melt and Pour Soap
1 tsp Bee's Wax
1/3 tsp purely purple gel colorant
1/4 tsp lavender fragrance oil
2 drops sweet almond oil

Melt the soap in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted add bee's
wax and warm until melted. Add the gel colorant and oil stir until cool
to the touch, add the fragrance oil, pour into mold and let cool. If
placed in the freezer (15 minutes to a half hour), the bar will become
even harder and will last longer in the shower.

Here is the recipe for the Vanilla Bean Soap:

16 oz. wt. Olive oil
8 oz. wt. Coconut oil
4 oz. wt. Palm oil
2 oz. wt. Castor oil (reserved for trace)
4.515 oz. wt. Lye
12 oz. wt. Water
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sugar
2 oz. Special Edition Vanilla fragrance oil

Lotion Bars

1/2 Cup Bees Wax
1/4 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
1/4 Cup Cocoa Butter

Melt together in a double boiler after cooling add additional fragrance
if desired but the cocoa butter gives the lotion bar a great scent. Pour
into lotion bar containers and let harden.

Basic Lotion Bars

1 part Coconut Oil
1 part Bees Wax
1 part Cocoa Butter

Mix together in a double boiler; pour into mold or lotion bar
containers. Let cool and harden. Ready to use immediately.

Oatmeal Scrub

23 oz Olive Oil
24 oz Coconut Oil
36 oz Shortening
1 oz Shea butter
1 oz Cocoa butter
12 oz Lye
32 oz Goats Milk

At trace add 1 oz caster oil with3 tsp EO 8oz Oatmeal (I don't powder
them) =Scrub takes 3 weeks to cure.
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