Stephanie’s French Green Clay Soap
|Clay soaps are wonderful and have been described as having a silky feel. This soap is no exception with LOTS of silky lather. Don’t pass up this recipe just because it has a high percentage of high lathering oils. This isn’t a drying soap and it just might give you a new addiction!
After looking at this recipe for several weeks, I finally decided to track down my jar of French Green Clay so I could make this soap. This recipe is fantastic and definitely worth tracking down some clay. Now I’m asking myself, “Why did I wait?”
Collect needed items:
Measure the clay onto the small tea plate and set aside.
Weigh the essential oils into a small beaker and set aside.
Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well.
Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Once the soap has reached thin trace, remove a small portion and add the clay to the removed soap and mix until any clumps of clay have been eliminated. Pour this clay portion of soap back into the bucket of soap and mix well. Add the essential oils. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. I used the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizers #2915. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.
What kind of soap would you make with clay?
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