Homemade Natural Rosemary Mint Cold Process Soap Recipe
Rosemary mint has long been one of my favorite scent blends. The combination of rosemary and peppermint essential oils boast both a pleasant and invigorating scent blend while also lending their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For this natural rosemary mint cold process soap recipe I combined these two natural essential oils with cocoa butter, illipe butter and sweet almond oils for their moisturizing properties while coconut oil and palm kernel flakes help to boost the lather.
Natural Rosemary Mint Cold Process Soap Recipe
1.25 oz. illipe nut butter
1.25 oz. cocoa butter
7.2 oz. soybean oil
10.8 oz. pomace olive oil
8 oz. refined coconut oil
2 oz. sweet almond oil
5.8 oz. rice bran oil
.5 oz. beeswax
1 oz. palm kernel flakes
13 fluid oz. distilled water
5.1 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
You’ll follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this rosemary mint cold process soap recipe. This batch will yield 10-12 bars depending on how they are cut and will fit inside one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds.
Begin by mixing your lye/water. Measure out the water into a pitcher or large glass Pyrex measuring cup, then weigh out the lye using a digital kitchen scale and slowly pour into the water mixing into the lye dissolves. Set aside to cool.
Weigh out the soapmaking oils into a large stainless steel pot. Heat over medium heat on the stove until all oils are melted then remove from heat.
Once the oils and lye/water have cooled to about 100°F, pour the lye/water into the oils and mix with a stick blender until you reach trace. Stir in the essential oils and mix well, then pour the soap into your prepared mold. Cover and insulate for 24 hours.
After the 24 hour insulation period you’re ready to unmold and cut your soap loaf into bars. Allow to cure 3-6 weeks before use.
If you’re interested in more recipes that use illipe butter be sure to also check out my homemade beer soap recipe, lavender & fir soap recipe, and my homemade gardener’s soap recipe. And for more natural handmade soap recipes as well as DIY bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’ as well as find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram!