|Earl Grey Soap otherwise known as Camo soap|
|My rendering setup|
|Top of the peppermint soap as you can see I got a little ash|
I made soap using
10 ounces beef tallow
6 ounces coconut oil 76*
4 ounces Rice Bran oil
4 ounces Grapeseed oil
9.1 ounces water
93.6 grams of sodium hydroxide (lye)
To the peppermint soap I added 1 TBS of peppermint essential oil. The peppermint soap is colored with about 1 ounce of comfrey infused oil. I should have used more comfrey oil. I was hoping for a nice green, but I only got a greenish yellow. I used a spoon to give the top of the soap a nice texture.
For the earl grey, I measured out 9 ounces of water and boiled 3 tea bags in it for a few minutes. After cooling the tea and remeasuring the liquid due to volume lost during boiling I used the tea to make my lye water. Be warned at first this will smell pretty awful, but the smell gets much better after a few days. After a week or two the soap will smell delightful. I did not add any other scents to the earl grey. I did add a little titanium dioxide and activated charcoal to about 1/3 each. Then I used squirt bottles to layer very thin layers ending with the titanium dioxide soap. After I finished layering I swirled the soap with a skewer in a figure eight pattern.