Thursday, December 28, 2006
French Milled Rose Cinnamon Molded Soap
This evening my friend, Bonnie, and I enjoyed making French Milled Rose Cinnamon Molded Soap together. My hands still smell fragrant and feel soft from the oils used in the soap. Here's the recipe we used:
1 cup grated soap (mild, non-scented, like Ivory)
1/4 cup rose water
1/4 cup coconut oil
Place the above ingredients in a large glass measuring cup. Place this in a kettle of boiling water. Melt and stir the soap until it becomes like marshmallow cream with a small amount of stringiness or rope-like. This takes 10 - 15 minutes with constant stirring. When this stage is reached, remove from heat. Add:
1/4 tsp. powdered cinnamon
Red or pink candle dye melted in 1 Tbsp. almond oil
10 drops rose oil
5 drops cinnamon oil
Stir well and place soap mixture on waxed paper. Then, drop by tablespoons or scoops onto another sheet of axed paper. Allow to harden, gently molding and forming to smooth surface over time.
Fragrant; gently soapy. Place in a crystal bowl or pretty basket on a rose-embroidered hanky. Enjoy!
Posted by La Tea Dah at 11:50 PM