Soap with teas and oil infusions
This is what I made. It turned out to be one of my "everything but the kitchensink" recipes. The soaps are lovely, they retained the scent of the herbal tea in a very gentle way. The colour is a yellow tone.
This is a small recipe, only 313 g / 11 oz.
The figures are a bit strange because I just sloshed this that and the other thing on the scale and wrote it down. I use grams, the oz. come from the Soapcalc lye calculator. I suggest to always double check all recipes by running it through a lye calculator.
33.5% Coconut oil - 105 g / 3.7 oz
32% Almond oil - 100 g / 3.5 oz
12% Lard - 38 g / 1.34 oz
8% Sunflower oil - 25 g / 0.9 oz
4.8% Avocado - 15 g / 0.5 oz
2% Castor oil - 10 g / 0.35 oz
2% Jojoba wax - 10 g / 0.35 oz
2% Shea butter - 10 g / 0.35 oz
45 g / 1.6 oz of lye.
For the water I used 4 tea bags in 110 g / 3.7 oz of water and infused it until cold.
I also cut up 4 tea bags and poured sunflower oil over it. This I heated up gently over hot water and let it infuse for about an hour.
I have already made tea with the Sleepytime tea and the oil has been infusing at room temperature for a few weeks, so that one I need to make soon to see what difference there is. Then there are all the other teas that I haven't tried. I am determined to try a licorice tea and maybe Roobois and ...