Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 3. Soap Making: Essential Guide For Absolute Beginners. 20 Homemade Organic Recipes
Chapter 9. Energizing Mint Soap
19 ounces mint tea (cooled mint-infused water)
9 ounces lye
2 ounces mango butter
4 ounces castor oil
28 ounces olive oil
24 ounces coconut oil
4 ounces avocado oil
2 to 3 tablespoons peppermint essential oil
1 1/2 tablespoons French green clay, mixed with 3 tablespoons water
Step 1: Prepare the mint tea
Fill a jar with handfuls of fresh mint leaves and fill it with hot water. Keep the jar in the fridge and leave to steep for a while. Note that if the tea gets too dark in color, it will also affect the color of the soap.
Step 2: Make the tea/lye mixture
Add the lye to the tea, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool.
Step 3: Mix the oils
Combine the oils and butter in a stainless steel bowl and heat over medium heat.
Step 4: Blend
When the temperature of the mixtures gets to 90F, add the tea mixture to the oils and blend with a stick blender. When you reach a light trace, add the peppermint essential oil and green clay.
Step 5: Pour into molds
Fill the molds with this soap mixture and leave to harden.
Step 6: Cutting into bars
After a day or two, you can cut the soap into bars and leave them to cure for about 3 to 5 weeks.