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Peppermint Cleansing Bars

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Peppermint Cleansing Bars are suitable for skin that is oily, combination or acne-prone. The ingredients combined have a gentle, healing effect on the skin and are astringent without causing irritation or flaking.



You will need:


300g grated castile soap

50ml witch hazel

50ml spring water

12 drops peppermint essential oil

20 drops lavender essential oil

cooking spray





Mix the witch hazel and spring water together. Melt the soap and witch hazel solution in a double boiler or bain marie, stirring continuously. The soap mixture should look thick and creamy. Remove from the heat and add the lavender and peppermint essential oils.


Spray four soap moulds with cooking spray. Spoon the soap mixture into the moulds, pressing down with the back of a spoon to eliminate any air bubbles. Use the back of the spoon or a knife to smooth over the tops. Leave overnight to harden then pop the soaps out of their moulds and place on a wire rack to firm up for two weeks. Makes 3-4 bars.




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