Soap Recipe with Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil Soap

This apricot kernel soap recipe is made with carrot and orange infused olive oil.

Both apricot kernel oil and carrot root have moisturizing and conditioning properties that are great for dry and mature skin.

If you decide to use the same essential oils (Jasimine, Sweet Orange, Oakmoss, Patchouli & Clove) as I did to scent this bar, you won't be disappointed. It smells wonderful...I love it!

Base Ingredients Grams Ounces Percentage
Apricot Kernel Oil 90 gr. 3.175 oz. 10%
Coconut Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Infused Olive Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Palm Oil 270 gr. 9.524 oz. 30%
Distilled Water 326.07 gr. 11.502 oz.  
Lye 125.927 gr. 4.442 oz.  

Water as % of Oils = 36.23
Super Fat/Discount = 8%

Optional Additives Measurement
Grapefruit Seed Extract 1 1/2 tsp. (7.5 ml)
Jasmine E/O (10% in JoJoba) 2 tsp. (10 ml)
Sweet Orange E/O 2.5 tsp. (12.5 ml)
Oakmoss E/O 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Patchouli E/O 1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)
Clove E/O 1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)
Rosemary Extract 1/4 tsp. (1.25 ml)
Sw. Almond/Vit. E (80:20 blend) 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Confectioners Sugar 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Orris Root Powder 1 tsp. (5 ml)
Carrot Root Powder 2 Tbsp. (30 ml)
Grated Soap 200 grams

Step One
Infuse the olive oil. Put some* dehydrated orange zest and dehydrated grated carrot into a crock pot with the olive oil and heat on low for one hour. Turn off the crock pot and leave it overnight to cool and settle. In the morning strain the olive oil through a coffee filter.

*(I used 3 cups olive oil, zest of 2 oranges and 2 grated carrots. I dehydrate the carrot and orange first because I don't want any excess moisture in the oil.)

Step Two
To make this homemade soap, follow the instructions on The Process page. Add Grapefruit Seed Extract to the base oils and all other additives (including grated soap) at a thin trace. You will have to work quickly when incorporating the additives since the mix sets up quickly.

Many more Homemade Soap Recipes can be found on our main recipes page.

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