How to Make an Exfoliating Lavender Cleansing Bar
44 gr (1,6 oz) cocoa butter
40 gr (1,4 oz) shea butter
55 ml (1,8 fluid oz) almond oil
25 ml (0,8 fluid oz) castor oil
65 gr (2,1 oz) white clay
4,5 gr (0,15 oz) dried lavender
4 gr (0,14 oz) jojoba beads (optional)
lavender essential oil (optional)
Melt cocoa butter slowly over low heat, then add oils. Stir the mixture until everything is melted. The trick is to keep the temperature just high enough to melt the butter – and no more. Cocoa butter has the highest melting point, so it is the starting point. Remove from heat shortly before the butter is completely melted.
Add shea and stir until melted. (note this beaker is not on a heat source - it's just standing on a wooden board). If the shea won't quite melt, reheat the mixture but be VERY careful and go slow or the shea risks going 'grainy'.
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