This soap is loaded with the healing properties of flower petal oils: essential, infused and fixed — perfect for extra sensitive and dry skins. It’s scented with a delicate, feminine blend of jasmine and rose.
The original recipe was from Snow Drift Farm (sadly no longer online), although I did quite a few modifications. I replaced palm oil with babassu oil, carnauba wax with shea butter, removed stereac acid and rebalanced the numbers a bit.
Evening Primrose oil contains a high concentration of a fatty acid called GLA, which (in conjunction with other nutrients in this oil) are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin. This makes this oil great for dry, flaky and chapped skin. It’s also soothing for sensitive and mature skin types, and effectively moisturises, reduces wrinkles, dryness, encourages regeneration of skin cells and keeps skin soft.
Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health. It helps quench dry, sun damaged skin and improve the appearance of burns, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. The high content of vitamin A and lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) can help to protect and repair skin from premature ageing caused by modern living and sun exposure.
Floral Soap Recipe
- 42% high oleic sunflower oil, infused with calendula, lavender and chamomile buds and petals
- 20% coconut oil, 76 degree
- 19% babassu oil
- 7% shea butter
- 7% rosehip oil
- 5% evening primrose oil
- 0.5 to 0.7 oz PPO (per pound of oils) blend of jasmine and rose essential oil
For a small 1 pound test batch at 5% supefat, absolute numbers would be:
- 6.7 oz infused high oleic sunflower oil
- 3.2 oz coconut oil, 76 degree
- 3.04 oz babassu oil
- 1.12 oz shea butter
- 1.12 oz rosehip oil
- 0.8 oz evening primrose oil
- 0.5 oz blend of jasmine and rose essential oil
- 6.08 oz distilled or demineralized water
- 2.3 oz lye (NaOH)
Follow standard soap making procedures. Add essential oils at trace, insulate, unmold after 24 to 48 hours and let cure for about 4 weeks before using.