Homemade Soap Recipe
"Seagrass" - Eucalyptus Oil
A fresh, bright and uplifting homemade soap recipe, Seagrass is a blend of herbal scents that include lemon, rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils.
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The swirling ocean like look is created by marbling white, blue and green soap that has been coloured with white mica, ultramarine blue and chromium green oxide.
If you would rather make this recipe Palm Free, simply switch out the palm oil for lard, tallow, shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter and re-run the recipe through a lye calculator to get the correct amount of sodium hydroxide (lye) needed.
Homemade Soap Recipe Ingredients
Castor Oil - 27 gr. | 0.95 oz. | 3%
Coconut Oil - 225 gr. | 7.94 oz. | 25%
Olive Oil - 333 gr. | 11.75 oz. | 37%
Palm Oil** - 270 gr. | 9.52 oz. | 30%
Apricot Kernel Oil - 45 gr. | 1.59 oz. | 5%
Distilled Water - 324 gr. | 11.45 oz.
Lye - 127.66 gr. | 4.5 oz.
Water/Coconut Milk as % of Oils = 36
Super Fat/Discount = 5%
Rosemary E/O - 1.5 tsp. (7.5 ml)
Lemon Eucalyptus E/O - 3/4 tsp. (3.75 ml)
Eucalyptus E/O - 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Litsea Cubeba E/O - 3/4 tsp. (3.75 ml)
Lemongrass E/O - 3/4 tsp. (3.75 ml)
Lavender E/O - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
White Mica - 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Ultramarine Blue - 1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)
Chromium Green Oxide - 1/8 tsp. (0.625 ml)
**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
You can make the base for this homemade soap recipe following the instructions for your preferred soap making method found on the "How to Make Soap" page.
- Bring your soap to a thin trace and add the scent blend and white mica. Mix in.
- Pour off a portion of the soap base into 2 containers. The amounts do not need to be even but should be around 1/4 of the full batch for each container.
- Add the ultramarine blue to the largest portion of soap...what's left in the pot....and stick blend very well. Oxides like to clump and it's a pain in the butt! I like to mix my oxides with a bit of white mica....using the back of a spoon to break up the clumps. For some reason the mica helps it mix much better with the soap base. You can also mix the oxide mica mix into a little bit of oil before adding it to the soap.
- Pour the blue base into your soap mould.
- Add the chromium green oxide to one of the containers you poured off previously and stick blend well. Pour the green soap over the blue in a grid like pattern. Try holding the container at different heights to the mould while pouring. This will distribute the green soap to varying depths in the blue soap.
- Now pour the remaining white soap base over the blue and green...use the same varying heights pouring method.
- To swirl, run your spatula or thermometer stick through the soap going from side to side (in an 'S" pattern) following the direction you will be cutting the soap. This will give the flowing seaweed like look.
- Finish up as per the soap making instructions for the method you are using.
Many more Homemade Soap Recipes can be found on the main recipes page.
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