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Lavender-Mint Soap Recipe

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David Fisher
Everyone loves lavender soap. Most people also like mint scented soaps. But sometimes you just can't decide on just one scent or additive - so here's a project that combines the benefits of two scents (lavender and mint) while keeping them separate. Basically we'll be making a standard batch of cold process soap, but splitting the batch in two - scenting and coloring one with one scent (lavender essential oil with purple oxide** and lavender buds) and one side with another (mint, green oxide and ground spearmint.) It's a lovely way to meld two scents and make a neat looking bar of soap.

For this lavender and mint soap project you'll need:

You can combine any two scent, additive and/or color combinations you like. For this batch, my recipe was:
  • 30% Lard
  • 30% Olive Oil
  • 25% Coconut Oil
  • 10% Sunflower Oil
  • 5% Castor Oil
  • Lye and Water as per my lye calculator
It's my basic Grocery Store Soap recipe.

To it, I added

** Actually, in making this recipe, I accidentally substituted manganese violet colorant for ultramarine violet - so instead of purple, I got brown - for the full story, read From Purple to Zen
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