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Wellness Guardian Skin Soothing & Immune Boosting Soap

Wellness Guardian Skin Soothing & Immune Boosting Soap

There are certain times of the year when it can seem impossible to avoid the coughs and colds that get passed around as we all stay cooped up inside together. A skin-soothing and immune-boosting soap can help to protect us from pesky seasonal illnesses while also keeping our skin soft and happy during times of dry, chilly weather and increased hand washing. In this recipe, a large percentage of olive oil is combined with coconut, palm, shea, and oat oils for a gentle formula that is great for dry and sensitive skin. Colloidal oatmeal and yogurt come together to soothe and soften our skin when it becomes dehydrated and irritated. The added fats from yogurt also help the base oils to create a dense, creamy lather. Lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils help to calm the skin while working to combat germs and give a boost to the immune system to protect our overall health and wellness. 


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Weigh and combine the essential oils, then set them aside. 
  2. Weigh the Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Oil, and Oat Oil and combine them in a large bowl. Place the bowl on top of a large pot about ⅓ full of water. Bring the water to a boil. Heat the oils until fully melted and blended, stirring occasionally. 
  3. While the oils are melting, weigh out the lye and water in two separate bowls. Slowly add the lye to the water while gently stirring until the lye is fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. 
  4. After the oils are melted, add the colloidal oatmeal and blend until fully combined with no clumps.
  5. Let the oils and lye mixture both cool to 80-90 degrees, ensuring that they are within 10 degrees of each other.  
  6. Place the immersion blender into the oils, tapping it on the bottom of the bowl to release any air bubbles.  
  7. Slowly and gently pour the lye water into the oil mixture. Pouring down the side of the bowl or down the shaft of the immersion blender can reduce the chance of splashing. 
  8. Pulse the blender a few times, watching as the oils and lye start to combine. Switch between short pulses and stirring with the blender until the mixture comes together to a light trace.  
  9. Add the yogurt and blend to combine, reaching a light to medium trace.
  10. Working quickly, stir (do not blend) in the essential oil blend. 
  11. Once the soap reaches about a medium trace, pour it into the mold, scraping the bowl to ensure no soap is left behind. Tap the mold on the table or counter to release any trapped air bubbles.  
  12. Sprinkle the rolled oats on top of the soap loaf and very lightly press with a spoon to encourage adhesion. 
  13. Place the mold in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to overnight to help avoid overheating. Remove from the refrigerator and allow the soap to sit in the mold for 48-72 hours at room temperature. Unmold the soap, cut it into bars, and allow it to cure for 4-6 weeks. 

Wellness Guardian Skin Soothing & Immune Boosting Soap

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