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Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe from Frank

tea tree oil and lavender oil soap recipe

Discover How to Make This Soap at Home!

The other day, Frank of the Falling Leaf Soap Company sent in another great recipe for you to try out.  You can check out his very popular K-9 Doggie soap here.

This recipe is for a Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Soap that he developed!  Here is what he had to say:

 

 

 

 

I’ve found that although Olive & Palm Oil combination makes soap, when targeting specific concerns /relief and/or remedies, as sited here , to treat various skin disorders, I feel that adding some lighter oils like Apricot Kernel and Sweet Almond oil, not only give an increased conditioning value to the soap, it also aides in allowing the Olive oil penetrate the deeper into the dermis. and not just sit on top of the skin.
Another oil I add is Castor oil, not only because of it’s super conditioning and lathering properties, it also has a pretty decent capacity to act as a bio-pesticide by repelling insects, too much lavender and the bees will follow you.
I’ll  also use 15% coconut oil to regain some of the hardness and cleansing value given up by the castor oil and the lighter oils.
I add melted Shea butter at trace, which is always a nice addition to any bar, it has a middle range conditioning value and adds to the hardness of the bar.
I then add at trace Jojoba oil, which is actually a liquid wax that is very similar to sebum in its chemical composition. It contributes a nice stable lather, has remarkable absorption and moisturizing qualities and unlike some of the other luxury moisturizing oils, has a very long shelf life – 1-2 years! I also infuse the Jojoba oil with Alkanet Root, which when added to the soap will make it turn a yucky gray (so you’re not surprised!!!), Remember… .it will render a nice light natural shade of purple resembling the Lavender as the soap cures, the more you infuse or add the deeper the shade will be.  I use a few other oils as shown below in my blending sheet.

The ingredients of this soap can aid in the relief of various skin ailments.  Try it out!

 

Frank’s Lavender & Tea Tree Soap Recipe Ingredients

You can get most of the ingredients you need from Mountain Rose Herbs and Amazon.comAmazon even carries lye that you can use.

 

Total oil weight

8

Water as percent of oil weight

38 %

Super Fat/Discount

5 %

Lye Concentration

26.913 %

Water : Lye Ratio

2.716:1

Sat : Unsat Ratio

41 : 59

Iodine

71

INS

137

Fragrance Ratio

.6

Fragrance Weight

4.8 Oz

Ingredient

Pounds

Ounces

Grams

Water

3.04

48.64

1378.92

Lye – NaOH

1.119

17.911

507.767

#

Oil/Fat

%

Pounds

Ounces

Grams

1

Olive Oil

30

2.4

38.4

1088.621

2

Palm Kernel Oil Flakes, hydrogenated

16

1.28

20.48

580.598

3

Rice Bran Oil

16

1.28

20.48

580.598

4

Coconut Oil, 76 deg

15

1.2

19.2

544.31

5

Almond Oil, sweet

7

0.56

8.96

254.012

6

Apricot Kernal Oil

7

0.56

8.96

254.012

7

Shea Butter

5

0.4

6.4

181.437

8

Flax Oil, linseed

3

0.24

3.84

108.862

9

Jojoba Oil a Liquid Wax Ester

1

0.08

1.28

36.287

Totals

100

8

128

3628.736

Soap Bar Quality

Suggested Range

Your Recipe

Hardness

29 – 54

39

Cleansing

12 – 22

21

Conditioning

44 – 69

57

Bubbly

14 – 46

21

Creamy

16 – 48

18

Iodine

41 – 70

71

INS

136 – 165

137

Lauric

15

Myristic

6

Palmitic

12

Stearic

6

Ricinoleic

0

Oleic

42

Linoleic

12

Linolenic

2

Additives

Notes Eos- 60% Lav & 40% Tea Tree / Alkanet root infused in Jojoba@trace

 

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Total oil weight

8

Water as percent of oil weight

38 %

Super Fat/Discount

5 %

Lye Concentration

26.913 %

Water : Lye Ratio

2.716:1

Sat : Unsat Ratio

41 : 59

Iodine

71

INS

137

Fragrance Ratio

.6

Fragrance Weight

4.8 Oz

Ingredient

Pounds

Ounces

Grams

Water

3.04

48.64

1378.92

Lye – NaOH

1.119

17.911

507.767

#

Oil/Fat

%

Pounds

Ounces

Grams

1

Olive Oil

30

2.4

38.4

1088.621

2

Palm Kernel Oil Flakes, hydrogenated

16

1.28

20.48

580.598

3

Rice Bran Oil

16

1.28

20.48

580.598

4

Coconut Oil, 76 deg

15

1.2

19.2

544.31

5

Almond Oil, sweet

7

0.56

8.96

254.012

6

Apricot Kernal Oil

7

0.56

8.96

254.012

7

Shea Butter

5

0.4

6.4

181.437

8

Flax Oil, linseed

3

0.24

3.84

108.862

9

Jojoba Oil a Liquid Wax Ester

1

0.08

1.28

36.287

Totals

100

8

128

3628.736

Soap Bar Quality

Suggested Range

Your Recipe

Hardness

29 – 54

39

Cleansing

12 – 22

21

Conditioning

44 – 69

57

Bubbly

14 – 46

21

Creamy

16 – 48

18

Iodine

41 – 70

71

INS

136 – 165

137

Lauric

15

Myristic

6

Palmitic

12

Stearic

6

Ricinoleic

0

Oleic

42

Linoleic

12

Linolenic

2

Additives

Notes Eos- 60% Lav & 40% Tea Tree / Alkanet root infused in Jojoba@trace

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100

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

Hard

Cleansing

Conditioning

Bubbly

Creamy

Hard
(29-54)   39 %

Cleansing
(12-22)   21 %

Conditioning
(44-69)   56 %

Bubbly
(14-46)   21 %

Creamy
(16-48)   18 %

100

90

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

Lauric

Myristic

Palmitic

Stearic

Ricinoleic

Oleic

Linoleic

Linolenic

Lauric
15 %

Myristic
6 %

Palmitic
12 %

Stearic
6 %

Ricinoleic
0 %

Oleic
42 %

Linoleic
12 %

Linolenic
2 %

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