I created this soap for my class. This is soap that everyone I've given it too just loves. I hope you, your friends, customers, and family love it too. Enjoy!
You can use any basic soap recipe you'd like but this is what I use
50% Olive Oil
25% Palm Oil
25% Palm Kernel Oil Flakes
Fresh or canned Goat Milk (Meyenberg)
Sodium Hydroxide Lye
Peppermint Tea Leaves
Peppermint Eucalyptus Essential Oil Blend (50% peppermint EO, 40% Eucalyptus EO, 10% Tea Tree EO)
DIRECTIONS: Brew peppermint tea in distilled water ahead of time. Strain leaves if necessary. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
Run your recipe through http://www.soapcalc.net/
to get your lye and water measurements. Divide the water weight and measure only half the needed water in tea. Weigh out your lye. In a well ventilated area add lye to the chilled tea and stir until completely dissolved. You will need to let your lye solution completely cool before moving to the next step.
Weigh out your hard oils and completely melt in a microwave or double boiler. Weigh and add your liquid oils to the melted oils to help them cool down a little. Weigh out the other half of your water weight in goat milk. Add your goat milk to your oils then add your tea-lye solution. Stick blend to trace. Add your essential oil blend. The EO usage is 1/2 ounce per pound of oils. Stick blend to fully incorporate. Hand stir in your poppy seeds. I use half a tablespoon per pound or to your personal preference.
Pour into mold and immediately transfer to refrigerator. Refrigerate overnight. In a few day remove from mold and cut into bars. Allow soap to fully cure for 6 weeks before using.