500 grams Distilled Water, hot
28.5 g BTMS-50
5 g Panthenol
28 g Nettle Extract
6 g Oat Extract
6 g Hemp Seed Oil
preservative of your choice
Disolve Panthenol into a few tablespoons of distilled water and set aside. Heat the remainder of the water in the microwave.
In a double boiler, melt the BTMS-50 and Hemp Seed Oil. Once clear and completely melted, whisk slowly into the heated distilled water.
Let the mixture cool for a few minutes and then add the remaining ingredients. (I used Optiphen-ND for my preservative at 1%)
pH test, you want to have your conditioner to have a pH of 5-6.
When slightly warm still, pour into containers, allow to cool with cap off for several hours or over night before sealing.
I made Shampoo Bars with Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Palm Oil, Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. I added Henna Powder, Citric Acid and Panthenol, Rosemary EO, Tea Tree EO and Peppermint EO.
I made the mistake of trying to cut them way, way to early so they are going to rest for a few days. I consistently make harder soaps that can be cut the next morning so I wasn’t even thinking about how soft this was going to be until the knife was already in the soap. The rest got almost a week of sitting before I cut them. I used a brand new mold with better insulation and got a bit of overheating in some of these bars, luckily these are just for family.
For shampoo bars most people forgo the use of fragrance oils and colorants. I decided to do the same. The addition of Rosemary, Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oils are more beneficial to hair than a fragrance oil could ever be.
Distilled water, BTMS-50, pantenol, argan oil, hydrolyzed oats, cucumber extract, nettle extract, rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid.
I ran out of hair conditioner while moving so I made this up quick.
I went heavy on the extracts and there is almost no oil in it because I co-wash. If you use this small amount of oil, melting the BTMS-50 in a double boiler can be a bit of a struggle, make sure the Distilled Water is also hot and whisk as you mix them, I recommend checking the instructions and temperature listings on the ingredient packages so you know when to add your extracts. I scented it with Pikake flower and tart apple as my last ingredients along with the preservative.
28.3 grams BTMS -50
5.66 grams Argan Oil
411 grams Distilled Water
5.66 grams Pantenol
28.3 grams Aloe Extract
28.3 grams Avocado Extract
28.3 grams Nettle Extract
28.3 grams Liquid Silk
5.66 grams Hydrolyzed Oats
5.66 milliliters Optiphen ND
My hobbies have grown so my project list needs categories now, here’s what I’ve got in the works, who knows what I will get to, I should have some free time in a few weeks.
Cold Process Soap Making
Idea: I made a lot of soap last year, I have isolated my favorites and will be recreating some variation of them. All of my soap sold or was given away last year so I only have the newer two that I made in November that were curing at the time I ran out.
- Charcoal soap split (Lavender/Rosemary Soap, Cedar/Bergamot)
- Breton Sea Salt Bar
- Coconut Milk split scent ( hawaiian jasmine, sandalwood)
- Beer Soap (new soap type)
- Shaving Cream (will run out soon)
- Laundry and Dish Soap ( will run out soon)
This is meant to be as a set for holiday presents but it didn’t happen. I will be infusing the black tea into the oils.
- Black Tea & Lavender
- Black Tea & Peppermint
- Black Tea & Bergamot
I might make these with Black Tea Infused Oil as well.
- Apple/Sage Conditioner
- Apple/Sage Lotion
I’m an extreme beginner, I still cant sew a straight line or understand some terms and instructions. The seam ripper is my best friend and I keep stabbing myself with pins and burning myself on the iron… but I have determination.
- Jean Quilt
- Tri-Fold Wallet
- Handmade Paper with Botanical Imbeds
- Hardcover hand made blank journal
- El Pollo Loco Chicken ( pineapple and lime glaze)
- Teriyaki Tofu ( I can’t get it right!! Eventually…)
- Corn Tortillas
I have several recipes I want to try so I worked out a change of recipe each season depending which ingredients fit the season best.
My summer conditioner was argan and nettle, I’m trading those for carrot, oat and avocado.
411 grams Distilled Water
28 grams BTMS-50
6 grams Panthenol
30 grams Oat Extract
28 grams Carrot Extract
28 grams Liquid Silk
6 grams Hydrolyzed Oats
6 grams Avocado Oil
1% Optiphen ND
In a double boiler heat the BTMS-50 and avocado oil until it is clear and mixed well.
In a microwave heat the distilled water past the melting point of your BTMS-50 but not to boiling point.
With a whisk add the Pantenol into the water until disolved, then add the BTMS-50 into the water and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes. While mixing add the remaining ingredients.
While still heated pour into bottles and set aside to cool for at least 8 hours before putting the cap on.
Got a few requests this week, here’s what I am up to this evening.
1 oz Jojoba Oil
1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
2 tablespoons Argan Oil
3-5 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
3-5 Sandalwood Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients together and then pour onto dropper bottles.
Coffee Scrub with Coconut Oil
1/2 cup fine ground coffee
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Mix well, (don’t forget to add the preservative of your choice) place in wide rimmed container or 4 oz canning jars. The coffee and pumpkin pie spices takes a few days to defuse into the coconut oil. When that happens a wonderful scent develops.
A problem I have with coffee scrub is it looks like the yummiest cake batter you have ever seen when you mix it.