This fresh and energizing soap is a great choice for a man’s gift for Valentine’s day. Ideally you monogram it, but even without personalization, it makes a fabulous gift.
The soap’s base is palm oil. This makes the soap bar hard and long lasting (and a bit more manly).
Almond oil’s rich concentration of oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids makes it used throughout the cosmetic industry for its penetrating, moisturizing and restructuring properties. In particular, almond oil is a wonderful emollient oil for soap making.
Use plastic containers as molds.
This recipe makes 4 large bars. If you trim the edges,the overall shape of the soap becomes more interesting.
2 cups grated pure vegetable soap
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup palm oil
After the soap has melted, add:
1/4 cup almond oil
10 drops sweet orange oil
5 drops cinnamon oil,
optional: 1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon.
Mix the fragrant oils and the extra oil into the melted soap
before pouring the liquid into your prepared molds.
A HAND MILLED soap recipe.