Lemongrass, Green Tea + Oatmeal Soap – Cold Process Recipe
Lemongrass, Green Tea, & Oatmeal Soap
30 oz Olive Oil
7 oz Vegetable Shortening
9 oz Soybean oil17.5 oz Green tea (make using distilled water and allow to cool completely.)
6.2 oz lye
1 Cup ground oatmeal ( grind in blender)
10 Green tea with Lemon tea bags (remove loose tea from bags)
1 oz. Lemongrass essential oil
Melt shortening with other oils into a large stainless steel pot just to melting point. Remove from heat and allow to cool to about 95 degrees. In a separate container, very slowly add lye to 17.5 oz. of tea water while stirring continuously. Allow tea-lye water to cool before mixing into oils, then slowly stir in lye-tea water. Blend thoroughly with a stick blender until trace. At trace, add 1 oz. Lemongrass Essential oil, all ten Green Tea with Lemon tea bags, and 1 cup ground Oatmeal. Mix well and then pour into molds. Cover. Unmold after 24 to 48 hours. Allow to cure several weeks.
Never made soap? Check out my basic cold process soapmaking tutorial.
You can buy ingredients for this project from Mountain Rose Herbs.