Lavender Citrus Soap – Handmilled Soap Recipe
2 cups grated soap
1/2 cup water
6 vitamin E capsules
1 T. ground dried lemon verbena leaves
1 T. dried lavender buds
10 drops lavender oil
20 drops sweet orange oil
Melt soap with water over low heat, stirring occasionally. Once melted, remove from heat and mix well. Add vitamin E oil and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into molds and allow to harden.
Rather than pouring into molds, allow the soap has to cool and thicken slightly. Then scoop out a small handful of the soap and roll into a ball. As the soap cures, press the soap into a firmer and smoother shape. Cure for about one week.
Lavender buds will discolor the soap. Use calendula petals if you like the look of the buds to avoid this, or omit the lavender buds altogether. Shop for ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs.