Rosemary Mint Soap

Lather up with this fun and calming homemade soap.
Yield: 1 servings


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  • 15 oz Olive Oil
  • 13 oz Palm Oil or Vegetable Shortening
  • 13 oz coconut oil
  • 2.6 oz castor oil
  • 6.2 oz Lye
  • 16 oz Distilled Water
  • .8 oz Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 0.8 oz Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 0.4 oz Sage Essential Oil
  • ~1/4 oz Spirulina powder
  • A handful of dried peppermint leaves


  1. Put on your goggles, gloves, and apron. Safety first!
  2. Measure out the body oils and combine them in a stainless steel pot.
  3. Measure out the lye and water in two separate containers.
  4. Measure out the essential oils and Spirulina powder and set aside.
  5. Add lye to water (NEVER the other way around!) in a large stainless steel bowl. The area should be well ventilated as the mixture will fume. Keep out of reach of all children and pets and do not ever touch this mixture directly.
  6. Put the oils on the stove on very low heat or in a double boiler until they melt together. Take the oils off the stove when the temperature reaches about 105 degrees F and set aside.
  7. Have a dance party while the lye mixture continues to cool!
  8. Once the lye mixture and the oil mixture are both within the 90-100 degree F range, add the lye to the oils (again, not the other way around).
  9. Stir slowly at first, then begin to pulse the mixer. Continue stirring slowly and pulsing the mixture for several minutes.
  10. Add the essential oils once you reach a light trace.
  11. Continue stirring until you get a definite trace. That’s how you know it has saponified and is safe to use!
  12. Separate the saponified mixture into two stainless steel bowls.
  13. Add spirulina powder to one bowl, and peppermint flakes to the other.
  14. Pour the dark mixture into the mold first, then pour the light mixture on top. Marble if desired.
  15. Let the soap cure in a warm place (wrapped in towels, or in a warm, ventilated oven) for 12-24 hours.
  16. Cut the soap into any desired shapes, and let cure for an additional few days until completely firm.
  17. Lather up!