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Tami MacLeod:
Creamy Lavender Soap
 4 oz. olive oil
2.5 oz. coconut oil
1.5 oz. palm oil
1.12 oz. lye
2.5 oz. lavender infused water
1 oz. half-n-half
1/4 fl. oz. lavender essential oil
1/4 tsp. freesia fragrance oil

Add the half-n-half to the lye water after it has disolved. Make as normal. The lavender water should have the flowers removed before using. All ingredients are by weight unless otherwise noted.

Tami MacLeod:
Easy Crisco Soap
3 lbs. Crisco (1 can)
6 oz. lye
12 oz. water

Melt/heat the Crisco in a enamel pan and place on stove to melt and heat.

Place cold water in a glass bowl and slowly add lye while stirring with a wooden. Stir until water is clear if you can.

When the Crisco and lye are warm to the touch, pour lye into Crisco while stirring. Keep stirring until you get trace.

Trace is when it thickens to the point where you can drop some of the mix back in to itself and it leaves a trail. At this point use any herbs, scent, or coloring and stir and pour mold(s). This recipe fits nicely in an 8x8 inch container, but other containers, such as pringles cans or specialty soap molds work just fine, too.

Put molds in a warm, insulated place, let set 24 hours and then cut. Place on to rack and let cure for 2-3 weeks.

makes a nice hard soap that is great for your skin and it isn't oily either

willin:

    more fun with lye. . .

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lye9-2008may09,0,3103404.story

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080406/FRONTPAGE/804060413/1043/NEWS01

jcbanner:

--- Quote from: Moiramcleod on May 11, 2008, 01:24:32 PM ---Creamy Lavender Soap
 4 oz. olive oil
2.5 oz. coconut oil
1.5 oz. palm oil
1.12 oz. lye
2.5 oz. lavender infused water
1 oz. half-n-half
1/4 fl. oz. lavender essential oil
1/4 tsp. freesia fragrance oil

Add the half-n-half to the lye water after it has disolved. Make as normal. The lavender water should have the flowers removed before using. All ingredients are by weight unless otherwise noted.

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for those of us who don't know how to make soap, what is the process that these ingredients have to go through to make soap?  the lavender soap sounds like something that would make a great gift.

I've done reading in the past about making soap, but I don't think that boiling animal fats really apply here.

Tami MacLeod:

--- Quote from: willin on May 11, 2008, 04:36:07 PM ---
    more fun with lye. . .

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lye9-2008may09,0,3103404.story

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080406/FRONTPAGE/804060413/1043/NEWS01

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Is is no lye in the soap to hurt your skin, cause it all gets heated out Willin

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