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Soap making Ingredients, all weighed out on a scale.

20 oz of Olive oil

2.5 oz Lye

7.5 oz Water

15 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

2 tbs Dried chamomile heads - crushed

1 tbs Zest of lemon - finely grated.

Equipment that you need.

Steel pan

Pyrex jug

Candy thermometer

2 wooden spoons

Stick blender

Eye protection and rubber gloves (health and safety !)

Greaseproof paper

Plastic cartons or silicone cake moulds.

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Soapmaking instructions for Lemon and Chamomile Soap.



1. Put water into jug, place jug in sink.

2.Open window, don eye-protection and rubber gloves.

3.Gently sprinkle lye into the water, mix gently,with wooden spoon, it will get very hot.

Take care not to splash it about.

4.Leave the jug in the sink.

5.Heat the oil in the steel pan, over a gentle heat until it reaches 110F, use the candy thermometer.

6.Test lye temperature when it is also 110F, gently add into the heated oil.

7.Mix lye and oil together using the stick blender.....carefully !

8.When the mixture resembles creamy custard and is at the point where a drizzle of the mix will lay briefly on top of the mixture, "trace" has been reached.

9.Add the essential oils, the dried chamomile and lemon zest into the mixture, give the mix one last gentle zizz with the stick blender to fully incorporate the final ingredients.

Thats It !

Now pour the mixture into your chosen mould.

Smooth down mix.

Cover with greaseproof paper.

Wrap blankets over the top and walk away for 2 days.

After 48 hours, take out of the moulds.

Place onto greaseproof paper and leave for 5 weeks to "cure".

After 5 weeks the soap is ready.

Enjoy your Chamomile and Lemon Essential Oil Soap !


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