Basil & Sage Spice Goat's Milk - Shave Bar

Basil & Sage is a vibrant fragrance for the natural herb lover. Some people swear by the medicinal properties in these rich earthy herbs. This makes oil rich cooking spices an attractive novelty in skin care. Here is a rich cream soft shave bar perfect for ladies legs or men's face.

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Basil & Sage Spice SoapShave Bar

Goat's Milk & Clay Shaving Bar

Basil & Sage with goat milk give you a rick creamy lather. Goats milk soap provides additional vitamins including A and B6 to your bar. This bar is crafted to be a rich lathering shave bar, but of course is still soap just the same and if you like the rich creamy texture you can use this in the shower as a body bar as well. This recipe will yield 3 pounds of soap, or a full bread mold with 11 4.5 oz. Bars.

  • 18.24 oz. of Water

  • 7 oz. of Lye

  • 12 oz. of palm oil

  • 4 oz. Of castor oil

  • 12 oz. of coconut oil

  • 2 oz. of cocoa butter

  • 1 ounce of sage & peppermint fragrance

  • 2 tbsp. of goat’s milk powder

  • 1 tsp. of dark green mica

  • 1 tsp. of teal mica

  • 1 tsp of titanium dioxide

  • 2 tbsp. of bentonite clay

  • 1 tbsp of dried basil leaves (or sage)

To begin this recipe mix your water and goat milk and set it in the freezer to bring it to a slushy frozen texture. Once your milk is partly frozen add your lye and set this aside. By freezing the milk, you will prevent the risk of burning the milk with the lye reaction. Create your soap batter with the normal cold process method. Prepare your three colors by blending your micas into .25 oz. of oil so that your powder is smooth and liquid. Add your fragrance to the batter, then split the batter into three parts. Add one of your three colorants to each part. Add the dried basil to the white batter. This is strictly for decoration and is optional. Add the bentonite clay into the green batter. This is naturally a green-ish and will blend well creating an earthy tone. Now, layer each of the three colors into your mold and repeat until all the batter is layered. Use a spoon to swirl and twist the batter to create a beautiful design. Set aside for 24 hours to set before cutting. Cure for 3 – 6 weeks.

Note: Lets take a look at what is different in this recipe. You may notice that we are using a whole whopping 30% castor oil. This will typically make a bar soft and prone to sweating, but the clay in the recipe will help keep it's integrity and the whole the milk will add a creamy texture to the lather. With this bar you can expect a heavy lather, and it will not last as long as several months like many hand made bars, but the cocoa butter will help with the hardening.