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Patchouli Citrus Hand Soap

This is our latest creation in hand soaps. The base recipe has lanolin for its emollient properties, and castor oil for its moisturizing qualities and its contribution to a fluffy, long-lasting lather. It features patchouli and a blend of citrus essential oils for a fresh, clean scent.

For this soap, super fine pumice and orange peel powder provide scrubbing action for dirty hands. Here we are using the pumice at a rate of 1 teaspoon per pound of oils. You can increase this for more scrubbing power, or use a bit less. The pumice and orange peel powder are available from soap supply stores and online merchants such as Bramble Berry, Wholesale Supplies Plus and Majestic Mountain Sage.


Patchouli Citrus Hand Soap
(A Happy Acres original)

Olive Oil – 166.5 grams (37%)

Coconut Oil – 135 grams (30%)

Palm Oil – 112.5 grams (25%)

Lanolin liquid wax – 13.5 grams (3%)

Castor Oil – 22.5 grams (5%)

Distilled Water – 171 grams

Lye Р62.5 grams  (7% superfat)

The following ingredients are added at light trace:

1 tsp of powdered pumice

1/2 tsp orange peel powder

1 .5 tsp patchouli essential oil

1 tsp grapefruit essential oil

1 tsp lime essential oil

This recipe is for a 1 lb/450g batch (oil weight) of soap. We ran this recipe through a soap/lye calculator, and you should always run your recipes too before making them. This one at SoapCalc [1] is our favorite.

NOTE: This soap is superfatted/discounted at 7%