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Energizing Tangerine & Lemongrass Cold Process Soap Recipe

energysoapWake me up before you go-go!  The citrusy aroma of this bar will shake the cobwebs from your head in no time.  Fragranced with tangerine, spearmint and lemongrass, this bar cleanses mildly and is highly moisturizing – leaving skin soft all day!


(measurements in weight, not volume)

9.1 ounces Distilled Water
3.3 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)

1.2 ounces Avocado Butter – Ultra Refined
6 ounces Coconut Oil – 76 (Organic)
9.6 ounces Olive Oil – Grade A Refined – Organic
7.2 ounces Shea Butter – Ivory – Virgin

0.25 ounces Tangerine Essential Oil
0.25 ounces Lemongrass Essential Oil
0.25 ounces Spearmint Essential Oil

25-30 drops Gel Colourant – Orange


  1. In a large container, warm avocado butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter until fully liquefied.  Allow cooling to room temperature.
  2. In a separate pitcher, add lye to the water and gently stir until lye is fully dissolved and liquid is clear.
  3. Add the lye mixture to the oils and mix using a stick blender.
  4. At light trace, add essential oils and colourant and blend well.
  5. Pour into your soap mold and allow it to sit for 48 hours.
  6. Unmold and cut into bars.
  7. Allow curing on a rack for at least 4 weeks in a well-ventilated room.


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