In response to my grandmother’s gentle nudgings, I began experimenting with French and Spanish lavender oils. Lavender oil creates a soap that is stimulating and astringent. I often recommend it to people with acne or oily skin.
• 12 ounces lye
• 32 ounces water
• 24 ounces coconut oil
• 38 ounces vegetable shortening
• 24 ounces olive oil
• 4 ounces lavender oil
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