This Camellia Oil Soap has a floral citrus scent of rose geranium, lemon grass and sweet orange essential oils and a smooth conditioning lather.
Camellia oil is a highly absorbent, non-greasy oil that is high in vitamins E, A and B. It is a gentle oil that is suitable for those with sensitive skin and has many other wonderful properties making it a good choice for dry, mature skin.
If you want to make this recipe and don't have Camellia Oil, simply replace it with your favourite liquid carrier oil.
Likewise, you can easily make this recipe Palm Free, by switching out the palm oil for lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter.
Just remember to run the recipe through a lye calculator first to get the proper amount of lye needed.
Camellia Oil - 90 gr. | 3.18 oz. | 10%
Coconut Oil - 270 gr. | 9.524 oz. | 30%
Olive Oil - 270 gr. | 9.52 oz. | 30%
Palm Oil - 270 gr. | 9.52 oz. | 30%
Distilled Water - 326.1 gr. | 11.502 oz.
Lye - 125.9 gr. | 4.442 oz.
Water as % of Oils = 36.23
Super Fat/Discount = 8%
Rose Geranium E/O - 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Sweet Orange E/O - 3 tsp. (15 ml)
Lemongrass E/O - 1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)
Confectioners Sugar - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Orris Root Powder - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Crimson Mica - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
1. Make the camellia oil soap base following the instructions for your preferred soap making method on "The Process" page.
2. Once the soap reaches a thin trace add any optional ingredients except for the mica and essential oils.
3. Reserve approximately 1 1/2 cups of thinly traced soap to make the marble.
4. Add the mica to the larger portion of soap base and blend well with your stick blender. Then add the essential oils.
5. Pour the crimson coloured soap into your soap mould.
6. Slowly drizzle the reserved white soap over the crimson soap in a grid like pattern. Alternate pouring from high up above the soap mould and low down close to the soap mould. This will insure a more even distribution of the white soap throughout the crimson soap batter.
7. Using your spatula or other stirring device, gently swirl the two colours of soap around in the mould. Don't over do it or you'll blend the colours together.
8. Finish up as per the instructions for the method you are using.