Sweet grass and clary sage soap recipe

claryswgrassspsSweet Grass and Clary Sage Soap (Kathy Miller) from Miller Soap

24 ounces coconut oil
24 ounces canola oil (can use peanut, corn or sweet almond oil)
36 ounces soybean oil
24 ounces cold water
12 ounces lye crystals

Temperatures: 110-120 degrees

Added at light trace:
1 ounce Sweet Grass FO from Sweet Cakes
1 ounce Clary Sage Essential Oil

This needed a little bottom heat like the Cocanolive batch so I raised the temperatures here. After adding the fragrance and essential oils, I stirred a bit longer and then poured most of the soap. To the remainder, I added a few shavings of teal green candle color that had been melted with a little bit of coconut oil. This was mixed in quickly and the green soap poured on top of the uncolored. I had intended to swirl it, but the soap got too thick on me and try as I might, this was as much swirl as I could get! It’s actually kind of interesting the way it turned out. If you want to recreate this look, you just have to let the soap get to the soft pudding stage before adding the second color and it will refuse to drop down and swirl with the rest of the soap in the pan! This is a little heavier on Clary smell at this point than Sweet Grass. You could probably up the Sweet Grass by another half an ounce, or drop the Clary to 1/2 an ounce. They seem fairly strong and I wouldn’t add more than that for my nose…but you might like POWERFUL smelling soap or need it to last for a long time in storage.

[Ed. –  Instructions and notes are from the author, Kathy Miller.]

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