Herbed Yogurt Soap Recipe

17 oz. Coconut Oil
25 oz. Olive Oil
25 oz. Palm Oil
9 oz. Palm Kernel Oil
1 oz. Stearic Acid
13 oz. Lye
10 oz. Water

20 oz. Whole Milk Yogurt
9 oz. Shea Butter
4 oz. Castor Oil
4 oz. Avocado Oil
2 oz. Kukui Nut Oil
3 T Calendula Petals (optional)
3 T Chamomile Flowers (optional)
3 T Lavender Flowers (optional)
2 T Marshmallow Root (optional)

Mix the lye with the water and put it aside to cool. Melt the coconut, olive, palm, and palm kernel oil. In a microwave-safe bowl, nuke yogurt for about 1 minute or until it’s approximately 85°F. Mix lye and oils when both are 90°F (within 10°F). Have yogurt ready because oils will saponify quickly due to small amount of liquid. Add yogurt as soon as you have the lye and oils mixed together, but not tracing. In another microwave-safe bowl nuke avocado, castor, kukui, and shea butter with herbs (if you’re using them) until they are approximately 85°F and add at light trace. Mix to desired trace and pour into molds.

submitted by Kelly M.

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