ok..I asked a soaping friend of mine..seriously why didnt I ask her before I dont know..anywho,she gave me this recipe..now,if you try it let me know..(you'll probably get to it before me-I'm moving and all)
here it is..
3 oz. Castor oil
3 oz. Coconut oil
4.75 oz. olive oil
1.45 - 1.5 oz. lye
3 - 4 oz. water
2 tsp. EO
Directions: Rub bar on hair. Lather. Rinse well.
It will leave your hair squeaky clean..
I've been making a Rosemary Mint liquid shampoo for about 6 months now using a bit of baby shampoo as the surfactant. I'm intrigued by the thought of these shampoo bars, but am new to making bar soaps. To start small, I thought of trying this recipe & using the same herbal infusion in place of the water in this recipe & add rosemary & mint EOs added at trace.
I have read the tutorials on how to make the HP & CP soaps to get an idea of where to start, but I have no idea about judging the finished product to know what to expect. Do you have any suggestions for what size container to use as a mold for this recipe. I was thinking maybe a loaf pan.
This may be a dumb question, but does it matter what type olive oil is used? In other words, the plain dark olive oil, light, extra virgin. I know I have light in the house, but didn't know if it would work the same in soap as the regular olive oil.
TIA for any info as I learn to navigate the site & learn the art of making soap.