The last of the Special Blends
But back to this one. I had to do a pink soap for Christmas and used... Yes Rumex oil. I do love the stuff. But as all my Special Blends, this one had to have that one different ingredient and I found Lanolin. Lanolin is wonderful stuff. It is the oil that is on sheep's wool, so it couldn't be more local. We have more sheep than people here and I love them.
I know that some people are allergic to Lanolin, but for the rest of us, it's a wonderful moisturizer. So I used a bit in this soap. I haven't tried it. I can't believe that I admit that, but I have so many soaps to try. I was thinking that I should start to pick out my all time favorite soaps. I still remember the ones I particularly like and it would undoubtedly be interesting to see if there is a common denominator. I have a feeling about he recipes that I live, but I use so many different one that I should do this in a more scientific way. But back to the Rosewood Special Blend. Because it had to be rose something and I can't use pure rose oil, it's just too expensive so I thought Rosewood would be nice. The recipe was:
Olive oil 40% - 200g / 7 oz.
Coconut oil 30% - 150g / 5.3 oz.
Cocoa butter 15% - 75g / 2.6 oz.
Rapeseed oil 10% - 50g / 1.8 oz.
Lanolin 5% - 25g / 0.9 oz.