This is the second batch of soap I ever made, and it’s become one of my favourites over time. The long curing time is definitely beneficial because I used unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada) as my hard oil (and as far as hard oils go, it’s not very hard). I also used avocado oil, so the bars are loaded with all kinds of rich, nutritious oils.

Shea Butter & Citrus Shampoo Bar

28% olive oil (pomace) (USA / Canada)
19% castor oil (USA / Canada)
14% unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada)
25% virgin coconut oil
14% avocado oil

Calculate to 5% superfat

Per 500g fats:

  • 30g 5-fold lemon essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp poppyseeds

Follow standard soap making procedure, stirring in the poppy seeds and essential oil at trace.