Six Pack Recipe For Making Soap
This is a great recipe for making soap that leaves a nutty and exotic aroma and also has antiseptic properties. The six pack soap will also prevent sweating and sleepiness.
Ingredients For the Six Pack Soap Recipe
- 4 fl oz (100ml) Mineral water
- 2 handfuls of Lavatera flowers and stems
- A handful of Chamomile flowers
- 4 1/2 fl oz (130ml) Olive oil
- 1 oz (25g) Palm oil
- 1 oz (25g) Coconut oil
- 1/2 oz (15g) Beeswax
- 1 oz (25g) Caustic soda
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) Bergamot essential oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon (8ml) Clary sage essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon (2ml) Lavender essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon (2ml) Patchouli essential oil
Making this Six Pack Soap Recipe
Before you begin making this homemade shampoo, take a moment to read the Cold Process. In this overview you will see photos and obtain a good feel for the basic soap making procedure.
The page importantly describes how to quicken the trace stage (thickening stage) using a stick blender.
- For two minutes, boil the water with the chamomile and lavatera flowers and stems. Once cooled, strain, reserve the infusion and the flowers. If necessary, add more water in order to make the volume up to 4 fl oz (100ml).
- Make sure the room you are making the soap in is well ventilated. Oil a plastic mould and then line it with greaseproof paper.
- In a large stainless steel pan, melt the olive, palm and coconut oils with the beeswax over a low heat.
- Put on protective eyewear, mask, apron and long rubber gloves. Pour the infusion into a plastic bucket. Slowly, add the caustic soda, using a plastic spatula to stir until dissolved.
- Use two jam thermometers, one for the caustic soda mix and one for the oil mix. Make sure you are wearing the protective clothing. When both mixtures equalise at 131 F (55 C) immediately pour the caustic soda mix into the oils, stir continuously for about 15 mins.
- Continue to stir until it has thickened enough, when a bit of the soap is drizzled over the top it leaves a line/ trace. Pour in the bergamot, clary sage, lavender and patchouli essential oils and sir thoroughly.
- Add a handful of the infused flowers and stir until they are spread out evenly.
- Pour the mixture into the mould that you prepared before. Leave it covered with cardboard, in a warm, dry place for 24 hrs in order for it to set. Line a wooden board with greaseproof paper, put some protective gloves on and turn the soap out onto the board.
- Use a carving knife to cut the soap into your desired shape. Put them into a tray lined with greaseproof paper and leave for four weeks in a warm dry place.
- You need to turn them occasionally.
- Do not use this soap before being exposed to the sun as the bergamot essential oil will make your skin more sensitive.