|Shaving soaps make wonderful gifts to any one who owns a razor. This soap can be scented with any fragrance or essential oil that suits the recipient. If they aren’t too fond of strong scents, leave it unscented and the Chamomile Herbal Tea will give the soap a perfectly faint scent of chamomile.
Collect needed items:
Measure the clay onto the small tea plate and set aside.
Weigh the Bay Rum Fragrance Oil 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 Bay Rum Fragrance Oil. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. I used the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer #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 would you scent your shaving soap with?
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