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 13. Tender Lavender Soap
65 ml distilled water
30 grams caustic soda
210 ml olive oil
20-30 drops lavender essential oil
Step 1: Prepare the base mixtures
Place the caustic soda in a glass bowl. Pour in the distilled water. Allow the mixture to set until it cools.
Add the oil in a separate pot and heat over medium heat.
Step 2: Blend
Once the oil has reached the temperature of 40C, remove it from the heat and slowly add the caustic soda. Mix it with a hand blender.
When the mixture has become gel-like and thick, mix in the lavender essential oil.
Step 3: Molding
Pour the soap mixture into the molds. Cover the molds with a towel or blanket. This will keep the heat until the mixture turns into soap. Leave the soap to cool undisturbed. This will take about 12 to 24 hours.
Step 4: Unmold and leave to cure
Unmold and keep in a dry and fresh place until it matures. It will take between 20 to 60 days.