Shampoo bar scented with patchouli and lavender
A simple, solid and long-smelling shampoo bar. Of course, you can use a different perfume or leave it out, but at least this one lasts.
- Water bath: low pan + heat source (cooker, hot plate or similar), in it:
- Beaker 100 ml
- Beaker 400 ml
- Spatulas, spoons for scooping and stirring
- Scales accurate to 0,1 grams
- Dropper plastic 1 ml (2x)
- Mould, e.g. a baking mould (use only for soap and cosmetics)
- 50 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)
- 5 grams Shea Butter
- 30 grams of tap water
- 7 drops EO Patchouli
- 7 drops EO Lavandin Abrialis (org)
Weigh the SCI in a 400 ml beaker and add the water. Heat the beaker in the water bath and stir until the SCI and water form a paste. Melt and stir the shea butter separately in the 100 ml beaker (also in the water bath) and add to the SCI paste. Stir firmly and keep stirring until everything is well mixed. Now also add the EO Patchouli and EO Lavandin Abrialis (org) with a pipette and stir well again. Put the whole mixture into the mould and press firmly so that all the corners are filled and there is no air left in it. Beware: hot!
When everything has cooled down, the shampoo bar is hard and, once removed from the mould, can be used immediately. If stored dry, it can usually be kept for up to a year, but throw it away at the slightest sign of decay.
Variants and additions
- You can use a different plant butter such as cocoa butter or mango butter, or a mixture of butters.
- If you use more butter, the cleansing effect decreases and the nourishing effect increases.
- Of course, you can use a different perfume, but this one has been tested and is long-lasting.