To make lemongrass soap is also one of the easiest and least expensive soap to make, even lesser expensive than lavender. Again, this is a one scent and one color bar. This bar was probably in the top 15 of the best selling bars. The scent is so fresh and clean you can’t resist using it to ‘bump’ up other scents, especially the citrus ones.
make lemongrass soap:
- Basic #2 Recipe: (other recipes here)
51.2 oz Olive oil or Olive/Canola oil blend
6.2 oz Coconut Oil
6.2 oz Palm Oil
8.6 oz lye crystals
for this scented bar, add:
- 3 T lemongrass essential oil
1/2 tsp yellow liquid colorant
- other: optional
- 1/4 cup of calendula petals, or dried bits of lemongrass leaves
- Use dried leaves and petals as fresh plant material may mold in the finished soap bar.
NOTE: you can cut this recipe in halves or quarters to make smaller batches. You don’t have to use any Canola Oil, but if you use all Canola Oil your soap will develop spots. A Canola and Olive oil blend will help cut the costs.
Below is an example of lemongrass bar with bits of lemongrass leaves in it, although the dried lemongrass bits got a little burned, it is still a very pretty bar:
Another lighter tinted bar, very pretty, and easy to make with one scent and one color:
I was the soapmaker and would make lemongrass soap in my store, but I was also the number cruncher. Everything was calculated, like the costs of buying bulk and what each ounce cost. I had a very expensive small bottle of rose essential oil and I calculated that it cost 6 cents per drop, lol. This lemongrass soap was the least expensive with scent and that was 41 cents per bar! That’s not counting all the time, effort, store rent, utilities, labeling, etc. If you are making this at home then that’s more profits in your pocket. The absolutely least expensive bar was the unscented, at about 30 cents per bar, but we also bought in bulk, and that seriously lowered costs.
About the essential oil:
Make lemongrass soap that has a light, fresh, citrus aroma with earthy undertones. Refreshing, rejuvenating, stimulating, and balancing, it is an inspiring oil.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:
- to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
- or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
- can act as a carminative and antispasmodic if experiencing digestive discomfort
- to help relieve headache
WebMD has a page on the pro’s and con’s of lemongrass essential oil – all good to know.
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