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Chamomile Lavender Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats

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Chamomile Lavender and Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats


Recently I had a special request from Nick for soap! 

Something with eucalyptus! 

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He was looking for something to wake him up in the mornings. 

But, I wasn’t looking to smell like vapor rub so I had to come up with something a little different. 

Chamomile Lavender and Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats!

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When I learned how to make cold process soap I couldn’t have imagined how much it would have changed my views on store bought soaps!

If you’re new to soap making I HIGHLY encourage purchasing Jan Berry’s Natural Soap Making EBook Collection.

I had been using my own homemade soap for a year, and one morning after getting in the shower I realized the bar hadn’t been replaced. 

So I sucked it up and used a body wash that was left over from who knows when.  

When I got out of the shower I noticed that I had completely broken out in hives and vowed never to use any soap but my own again!

Now that I’m pregnant my skin sensitivity is even worse so I wanted to make sure that this batch was soothing and nourishing as well!

The ground oats in the soap give a gentle exfoliation while soothing irritated skin. 

While the soap has Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to nourish and moisturize.

To give some balance to the scent I decided to use a mixture of chamomile lavender tea and lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. 

Most tea’s scent burns off during saponification but chamomile leaves a mild scent in the end.

Waiting for a finished product can be a little nerve racking when you experiment with new scents. 

They fill your house for the first day and I always worry that I took it too far!

After a day or two though, they mellowed out and I was SO excited to try my new cold process soap! 

I ALMOST couldn’t wait the 4 weeks to try it out! 

The end result was a refreshing and grounding scent! 

Not too girly, and definitely not like a vapor rub!  Perfect to start the day!

Making Chamomile Lavender and Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats

This batch makes an approximate 3 lb batch, perfect for these flower molds! 

And don’t forget to reference Jan Berry’s Natural Soap Making EBook Collection!

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1: Gather all of your materials! (Seriously, I hadn’t made soap in awhile and ended up running around the house because someone likes to “borrow” from my soap kitchen and things go missing!) Here’s a great list of supplies you’ll need when making soap.

Step 2: Measure out your chamomile lavender tea in a heat safe liquid measuring cup.

Step 3: Measure your lye in a container only used for this purpose.

Step 4: Sprinkle your lye into your liquid and then mix with a spatula, only used for making cold process soap.

Step 5: Set this mixture aside, and rinse your lye cup and spatula clean.

Step 6: Melt your Shea Butter in an aluminum or stainless steel pan.

Step 7: Add remaining oils and stir.

Step 8: Wait for the temperatures of the lye mixture and oil mixture to both reach between 90°F and 115°F with only 20°F temperature difference.

Step 9: Pour your lye mixture into the oil mixture and blend with an immersion blender in 30 sec intervals until you reach trace.

Step 10: Add essential oils and ground oats and mix in with your spatula. 

Step 11: Pour into your molds, give them a shake to get any air bubbles out, cover with plastic wrap and a towel.

Step 12: Wait 24-48 hours before removing.  It’s always super hard for me to wait that long but when I don’t, many of them come out damaged.

Step 13: Allow the soap to cure in a dry space for 4-6 weeks and you’re finally ready! Enjoy the rich lather and refreshing scents!

Chamomile Lavender Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats

Chamomile Lavender Eucalyptus Soap with Ground Oats

Yield: 3 lb

Ingredients

  • 4.42 oz Lye 
  • 11.06 oz Chamomile Lavender Tea 
  • 3.50 oz Castor Oil 
  • 5.00 oz Coconut Oil 
  • 23.00 oz Olive Oil 
  • 2.00 oz Unrefined Shea Butter 
  • 2 Tbsp finely ground oats
  • 1 tsp Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp Rosemary Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. 1. Gather all of your materials! (Seriously, I hadn't made soap in awhile and ended up running around the house because someone likes to "borrow" from my soap kitchen and things go missing!) Here's a great list of supplies you'll need when making soap.
  2. Measure out your chamomile lavender tea in a heat safe liquid measuring cup.
  3. Measure your lye in a container only used for this purpose.
  4. Sprinkle your lye into your liquid and then mix with a spatula, only used for making cold process soap.
  5. Set this mixture aside, and rinse your lye cup and spatula clean.
  6. Melt your Shea Butter in an aluminum or stainless steel pan.
  7. Add remaining oils and stir.
  8. Wait for the temperatures of the lye mixture and oil mixture to both reach between 90°F and 115°F with only 20°F temperature difference.
  9. Pour your lye mixture into the oil mixture and blend with an immersion blender in 30 sec intervals until you reach trace.
  10. Add essential oils and ground oats and mix in with your spatula. 
  11. Pour into your molds, give them a shake to get any air bubbles out, cover with plastic wrap and a towel.
  12. Wait 24-48 hours before removing.  It's always super hard for me to wait that long but when I don't, many of them come out damaged.
  13. Allow the soap to cure in a dry space for 4-6 weeks and you're finally ready! Enjoy the rich lather and refreshing scents!

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