Lavender Yoghurt Soap

Yoghurt is not only delicious to eat, its also very nourishing to our skin.  Home made yoghurt soap can be an excellent exfoliant for the face and body because of its lactic acids and also helps to heal dry skin with its antibacterial and fat properties. Leave your skin glowing, refreshed and smelling delightful with this Lavender herb Soap Recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12oz Distilled Water
  • 7oz Lye
  • 23oz Olive Oil
  • 16oz Coconut Oil
  • 7oz Sunflower Oil
  • 4oz Castor Oil
  • 1oz Lemon Essential Oil
  • .5oz Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1.5mL Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • .5mL Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 7oz Plain Mountain High Yogurt

MHY TIP

If you don’t have a soap mold reuse cereal boxes, tuna cans, old ice treys or hey, even your old Mountain High tub! For sphere shaped molds plan to cut circular or half circle soap shapes.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line soap mold with freezer paper or coat thoroughly with mineral oil
  2. With gloves on and in a well vented space pour lye slowly into distilled water and stir until dissolved, set aside (out of reach of children)
  3. Combine and heat all oils on stove until liquid then set aside to let cool (keep oils at 105 – 110 degrees)
  4. When both the lye, water and oils have cooled pour oils into mixing bowl and combine with yoghurt
  5. Slowly add the lye water to the oil and yoghurt mixture and blend thoroughly with stick blender or by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Pour into mold and top with a sprig of lavender, marjoram or sunflower sprigs or whatever you have in your garden for a beautiful, personal touch
  7. Cover with plastic wrap
  8. Wrap your covered mold in old towel or sheet to keep in heat and speed up the saponification process and let set for 24 hours
  9. After being insulated for 24 hours check your soap. If it is still hot let cool for an additional 12 hours
  10. When soap is cooled remove from mold and cut into desired bar shape
  11. Let soap cure on baking rack for 4-5 weeks then wrap with any paper or fabric of your choosing
  12. Give them to friends and family as a gifts or simply enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

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