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Slice of Summer - by Camille Pratt of Wild Iris Botanicals Recipe


Cucumber soap


15 oz. canola oil
30 oz. Coconut oil
27 oz. Olive oil
21 oz. Palm oil
5 oz. Shea butter
13.75 oz. Lye
20 oz. Rain or distilled water
16 oz. pureed cucumber, (peels and all!)


Mix lye and water and cool to 90 degrees. Puree the cucumbers, will be about 2 or 3 large cukes. Heat the oils to 90 degrees. Mix lye solution and the oils, blend well, add the cucumber puree. Bring to light trace, add fragrance of your choice. Bring to heavy trace. Pour in molds. LEAVE IT ALONE. :-)

Notes: Even in very hard water it has lots of lather, very creamy, and is very soothing to the skin. Uncolored, it is very lovely pale ivory, slightly translucent. No GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) needed. If you choose to modify this recipe by subbing other oils or butters, it will not be remotely the same unbelievably wonderful soap.

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Please Note: Most of the recipes included in the Recipe Database have been generously submitted by our customers. We are not able to test each recipe, and we cannot guarantee the results that you may obtain. The recipes are meant to be used as a guideline and source of inspiration, so please experiment in small batches. For soap recipes that include lye, please be sure to check lye calculations prior to trying the recipes. If you find that a recipe has not been calculated properly, please let us know.


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