Originally featured in our August newsletter, this soothing soap is naturally pure white! Infused with calendula and lavender with additional chamomile extract, this creamy soap is super moisturizing and has a clean, sweet scent.
Olive oil infusion:
24oz Olive Oil
1oz Calendula Petals
1oz Lavender Grade 1
If you have never made soap from scratch before, please check out Anne-Marie’s video series to learn how to safely work with lye.
Step 1: Make your infusion! Measure out 24 oz of Olive Oil, and add 1oz of Calendula and 1 oz of Lavender buds. Heat on the stove on low heat for 4 hours, then strain. You’ll wind up with less than you started, approximately 18oz of infused olive oil.
Step 2: Measure out 2.4oz of Lye and 6oz of Aloe Vera Liquid to make your lye solution. Set aside to cool.
Step 3: Measure out your infused Olive Oil and heat gently in the microwave, about 30 seconds. Stir in the shea butter; directly heating the shea butter in the microwave causes it to crystalize!
Step 4: Add your lye/aloe solution to your melted oils. Notice that the lye/aloe solution is a little yellow.
Bring your soap to a thin trace,
and add your Chamomile Extract. Stir well!
Step 5: Pour into your mold and bang the mold on your work surface to get rid of any air bubbles. We’ve made soft peaks with our spatula, but you can get more texture by waiting until your soap is at a thicker trace.
Step 6: Because this mold is silicone and insulates on its own, leave this soap uninsulated. Wait at least 2 days before unmolding; it takes longer for soap to harden in this particular mold and this recipe is soft. Cut, cure for 4 – 6 weeks, and enjoy!