TAKE YOUR TIME TO LEARN THIS NEW SKILL AND YOU WILL BEGIN TO ASK, “WHAT ELSE CAN I MAKE?”
You Will Need…
Melt & Pour Shea Butter
I source my Melt & Pour Shea Butter from Aussie Soap
Shea butter is an anti-ageing balm that also works as a natural anti-inflammatory for those times during menopause when your skin, muscles or joints need a little extra love. It is the essence of functional and multidimensional, offering up a virtual one fits all approach that works. Protect your skin and lose the stiffness-causing, wrinkle-making and achy muscle-creating effects of inflammation with Shea butter – original source from KARITEM.
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Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens
A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.
Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.
I source my moulds from Aussie Soaps
This I will leave up to you as you might like to consider different types of moulds – I prefer the round oblong shape because it fits nicely in my hands without the jiggered edges of a square soap.
THIS IS A NEW AGE OF AWAKENING – SKILLS LONG FORGOTTEN – COMING BACK INTO MEMORY.
Safety & Equipment
I always use gloves, hair net and protective glasses
- 1 Litre microwave safe jug
- Stirring stick or spoon
- Thermometer – very useful, but optional
- Mould for Six Soaps
- 700g Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base
- 10g (2 teaspoons) Liquid Shea Oil
- 10g (2 teaspoons) Sea Buckthorn Extract
- 5g (1 teaspoon) Sodium Lactate Plus
- 30 drops Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens
- 20 drops Clary Sage – Salvia sclarea
- Measure the additives into a ceramic or glass beaker (Shea Oil and Sea buckthorn)
- Using a microwave safe bowl – melt, the diced soap base in the microwave in short bursts of 30 to 40 seconds. CAUTION: SHORT BURSTS ALLOW YOU TO WATCH CAREFULLY
- Check, stir and repeat until the base has melted
- Pour the Essential Oils and additives into the melted soap base
- Stir gently, but thoroughly to ensure all liquid additives are combined well
- Carefully pour the soap into the mould and allow to set up
- Un-mould after a couple of hours and then wrap soap for gifts, or use immediately
Repeat to make a second batch of 3 bars.