Sassafras Soap recipe idea

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Neil

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Sassafras Soap recipe idea

I've collected a wonderful batch of sassafras roots and made some really nice tea. I want to make sassafras soap, looking for ingredient ideas.
The color of the Sassafras Tea is a really nice reddish brown. The Odor is very strong; I'm hoping it will come through the Sap process. Going to try it tomorrow.

I'm thinking something simple like;

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Soybean oil
Lard
Some SA for hardness
Castor oil at trace

What do yaw think?
 

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update:


Sassafras Root bark , nice color and wonderful aroma

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Batch in Mold, reliquefied and changed color but still retains some aroma, and color isnt to bad. My makeshift varifit mold. I'll post the cut bars tomorrow.

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Update:

An unexpected benifit occured durring the SAP process. The soap marblized with wonderful shades of brown. The soap did not however retain the aroma atleast not at this stage.

Cut bars:
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Singles, trimed and beveled, I could not have gotten this great color if I had tried.

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Same image cloned into a photo of my backyard:

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Neil, that is some awesome looking soap. Do another batch and see what coloring you get. You may be on to something.
 

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Your soap is beautiful. I bet even though you said the scent did not stay that it still smells wonderful. I bet it has a wonderful clean scent to it.
 

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That is a gorgeous bar of soap :D ! You may really be onto something indeed. I reminds me of piece of woodwork. You know the when the wood has all those interesting lines in it (caused by a fungus, I know, but turns out some really beautiful things - done right) I'm sure Paul knows what I'm talking about.

Anyway... Great looking soap.
 

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Lovely earthy soap Niel. Perhaps you can try infusing one of the oils with the sassafras before you add it to the soap. The smell may get stronger. There are a few ways to infuse oils, depends on how long you want to wait.
Since I have never made CP soap I don't know how this would change the process but , I thought I would just toss the idea out there. :oops:
 

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I Used the Tea instead of water. The Tea I made is really strong as a test
to see what would happen. On my second batch it was still strong than you would drink but much less than the first try.
 

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