This soap is simply gorgeous.
Which makes it even prettier, right?
I mean, it basically resembles a fancy pastry that you would find in some delicious French bakery while on a European holiday. Or at least that’s what I think. 🙂
The process is so basic even the most novice soap maker will feel right at home mixing it up in their kitchen- which is amazing being as it makes such a statement as a finished product. The end result in no way looks like it was an easy project, so be ready to impress everyone 🙂
3 cups of grated Rebatch Soap Base
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
How beautiful are Calendula petals? The color is just perfect for a summer soap. They add a light, summery fragrance to the mix so there’s no need for additional scents.
Using a double boiler (or similar set-up like I did here), melt the grated soap over medium heat.
Add in the water at the beginning of the melting process. This will add the moisture back into the rebatched soap and help create a smooth, silky texture as it melts down.
Continue stirring over medium heat until you’ve reached the consistency of mashed potatoes.
Once you’ve reached the thick, smooth consistency it’s time to stir in your additives. I started with the Vitamin E Oil and blended it in with my wooden spoon.
Now fold in the Calendula petals.
Carefully remove the soap mixture from the heat source and scoop it into your soap mold. Here, I used a silicone rectangular mold for individual soaps.
Rather than partially filling the spaces for more bars, I used just four spaces and stacked the mixture heavily on top. I love the way they look from the side, all piled high with the rustic looking mixture.
So pretty you might have a hard time convincing people you made them yourself!
It can be our secret just how easy they were 🙂
Calendula Soap Recipe