This is a recipe for an old school skin smoothing soap with elderflowers and lavender infusions. This recipe only takes thirty minutes to steep and we have a few substitution ideas if sunflower oil is not your thing. Like most recipes you will prepare the oil, do necessary measuring, and pour your final product into a mold. You can add cocoa butter to help harden the mixture. lavender essential oil can make a nice replacement for rosemary and bergamot oil.
- Taking all necessary precautions, stir lye into a homemade tea made from fresh or dried elderflowers.
- Five oils are used: refined cocoa butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and castor oil.
- Use a trace amount of essential oil of lavender and (if desired) bergamot and rosemary.
“If you don’t have bergamot and rosemary essential oil to create the suggested scent blend, try using 35 grams of lavender essential oil instead.”