Homemade Soap Recipe

Fresh! - Lavender, Eucalyptus & Rosemary

Fresh! is a homemade soap recipe scented with lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils and is perfect for adding some 'get up and go' to your morning routine.

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. If you buy a product through them, I receive a small commission which helps me provide the free information you find on this site. Thank you for your support!

A beautiful blue bar coloured with ultramarine blue, hydrated chromium green oxide and white mica. Plain white chunks of soap add visual appeal while making the blue base colour appear to have more 'punch'.

You can easily make this recipe Palm Free, by simply switching out the palm oil for lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter and re-running the recipe through a lye calculator to get the correct amount of sodium hydroxide (lye) needed.

Fresh! Soap Recipe

Homemade Soap Recipe Ingredients

Castor Oil  -  65 gr.  |  2.3 oz.  |  10%

Coconut Oil  -  162.5 gr.  |  5.7 oz.  |  25%

Olive Oil  -  195 gr.  |  6.9 oz.  |  30%

Palm Oil**  -  162.5 gr.  |  5.7 oz.  |  25%

Hemp seed Oil  -  65 gr.  |  2.3 oz.  |  10%

Distilled Water  -  234 gr.  |  8.3 oz.  

Lye  -  91.7 gr.  |  3.2 oz.  

Water as % of Oils = 36

Super Fat/Discount = 5%

Optional Additives

Rosemary E/O  -  1 tsp. (5 ml)

Eucalyptus E/O  -  1 tsp. (5 ml)

Lavender E/O  -  6 tsp. (30 ml)

White Mica  -  1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml)

Ultramarine Blue  -  1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)

Hydrated Chromium Green Oxide  -  1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)

Plain white soap chunks  -  350 gr. (12.3 oz.)

**If you cannot find ethically sourced palm oil or would prefer to not use palm oil at all, it can be substituted with lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, etc. Re-run the recipe through the lye calculator before making.

Homemade Soap Recipe Instructions

Take note that this recipe only uses 650 grams of base oils. With the addition of the soap chunks, the recipe will make the same amount of soap as my normal recipes. If you do not add the soap chunks, be sure to increase the amount of base oils to fit your mould.

  • Follow the directions for your preferred soap making method found on the How to Make Soap page and then follow the additional directions below.
  • Pre-mix the oxides and mica together with a small amount of olive oil and put aside.
  • When the soap has reached a thin trace, add the pre-mixed colourant.
  • Once the soap reaches a medium thick trace, add in the essential oils and keep mixing until a thicker trace is reached.
  • Add the white soap chunks, give it a good stir and pour the soap into your prepared soap mould.
  • Insulate the soap and it should be ready to remove from the mould in 24 to 48 hours.

Like This Page?

Facebook Comments