I just made a small test batch of Castile soap, which is just olive oil based. I infuse d the olive oil with juniper berries. Castile soap is a nice soap but not as bubbly as the other batches I’ve made. I want to see how the Juniper berry infusion worked.
Getting Supplies in order
Main Ingredient: Juniper Berry Infused Olive Oil
Straining Olive Oil
Measuring Olive Oil.
Then, warmed it up on the stove to ~115 degrees.
Measuring distilled water
Then added lye to distilled water, slowly (with window open, safety goggles, gloves, & apron)
Mixing oil and Lye when they both reach ~115 degrees
Into the silicone ice cube try to make small testing soap.
This mixture went to trace very quickly!
Covered the top with a bit of Freezer paper to stop Soda ash from forming.
2 days later:
They still need to cure for a few weeks, but the scent is awesome.