Lemongrass, Green Tea + Oatmeal Soap – Cold Process Recipe

March 12, 2009
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Lemongrass, Green Tea, & Oatmeal Soap

Ingredients:
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

Instructions:
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.

6 Comments

  • Shabby makeup

    July 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    How many pounds does this recipe make?

  • Kay

    November 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    This soap sounds divine! Thank you so much for the recipe.. looks easy enough! How many days exactly do you leave the soap to cure? What happens if you remove the mould too soon? Can you still use the soap??

  • Paula Rudder

    March 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Rebecca,
    Recipe sounds amazing! Your measurements are they volume ozs, or weight ozs/ Thanks for letting me know.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      It’s by weight.

  • Lisa

    March 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Is there anything I can substitute for the soybean oil? I can’t find any at my local stores.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

      You can sub any similar oil – olive or rice bran, even grapeseed oil – just be sure to run amounts back through a lye calc as this may change based on the SAP value of the oil you use to substitute.

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