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 16. Calendula Soap
1 teaspoon dried Calendula petals
4.23 ounces boiling water
2.25 ounces lye
0.67 ounces shea butter
2.75 ounces sunflower oil
2.9 ounces palm oil
5.78 ounces olive oil
3.9 ounces coconut oil
6 drops Vitamin E oil
Step 1: Infuse the flowers
Combine the calendula flowers with the boiling water in a jar. Seal the jar and leave to infuse until cooled at room temperature.
Step 2: Add the lye
Transfer the flowers and water to a stainless steel bowl. Add the lye and stir continuously. Set aside to cool.
Step 3: Mix the oils
Combine the oils and butter and melt over medium heat.
Step 4: Blend
Once the temperature of both mixtures is 90F, add the water and lye to the oils. Use a stick blender to combine.
Step 5: Molding
Once you reach trace, pour the soap mixture into your molds and leave to harden.
Step 6: Cut into bars
Unmold, cut into bars and leave to cure for 3 to 5 weeks.