Making First Christmas Soap Batch – Angels Wings
This one has been a long time coming!
I'm hoping to do at least 2 or three Christmas soap batches over this week.
Tomorrow this is what's slated.
I've tweaked it from an emu soap recipe that has always turned out good for me.
I'm out of emu and it doesn't look like I'll be able to get more anytime soon, so I decided to play around with it a little.
ORIGINAL EMU SOAP RECIPE
5oz coconut oil
6oz olive oil
5.5 oz water
2.25 oz lye
REVISED EMU WITH ALOE OIL (INFUSED IN SUNFLOWER OIL)
2 oz cocoabutter
5 oz coconut oil
6 oz olive oil
2 oz shea butter
.5 oz aloe/sunflower oil
5.5 oz water
ESSENTIAL OIL SCENT BLEND
Here is the scent blend that I'm going to try.
I've called it Angels Wings because it has a delicate, light and pretty scent, just right for Christmas.
If you add 2 more parts fir needle, to equal 6, it becomes quite a bit more coniferous and traditionally Christmas. Both are nice depending on what you are looking for.
I love the white grapefruit, it really gives it a nice clean lift.
4 parts fir needle
2 parts white grapefruit
1 part frankincense
And I'm going to try sprucing it up with a bit of red and green mica. I'm not sure exactly how I will add it yet. I may stamp it and give it a light dusting after it's made.
I'll keep you posted how it turns out.
If anyone tries any variations of the recipe, we'd love to hear from you.