Dandelion Shampoo Bar

Notes:

First infuse the olive oil with dandelions

Gather flowers from places that haven’t been sprayed with chemicals or used as a bathroom site for animals. Dandelions often have bugs or ants on them, so let the container sit outside for a few hours before bringing in. They are a pretty important food source for several little critters, including honeybees, in the spring, so leave 3 or 4 flowers for every one that you pick.

Since dandelions have a high water content, you should let the flowers dry for a few days before infusing in oil to avoid mold and potential spoilage. Spread the fresh dandelions out on a clean dishtowel or paper towels in a single layer to air dry for a few days. Some blossoms might turn to fluff while they dry, but they’re still fine to use.

When you’re ready to infuse the oil, fill a pint jar about halfway with dried dandelions, then fill the rest of the way up with olive oil.

For a faster infusion: Set the oil and dandelion filled jar down into a pan of gently warmed water. Let the jar stay in the heated water, with the burner set to low, for 2 to 3 hours then remove, cool and strain. Keep a close eye on the stove during this time to make sure the oil doesn’t overheat.

For the longer method: Cover the jar and set in a warm place for about four weeks before straining. A sunny windowsill works well.

  • Created: 2020-03-22
  • Last Updated: 2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Recipe Totals

Liquid Required 149 g
NaOH Weight 74.5 g
Oil Weight 500 g
Fragrance Oil Weight 15 g
Superfat after cook 25 g
Total Batch Weight 765.5 g765.50320741269
Lye Concentration 33.33%
Liquid : Lye Ratio 2 2 :1
Saturated : Unsaturated 3736.82:63 63.18

Recipe Properties

Property % Recommended
Bubbly Lather 33 14 - 46
Cleansing 20 12 - 22
Condition 59 44 - 69
Hardness 37 29 - 54
Longevity 17 25 - 50
Creamy Lather 29 16 - 48
Iodine 60 41 - 70
Ins 152 136 - 165

Fatty Acids %

Lauric 15
Myristic 6
Palmitic 11
Stearic 5
Ricinoleic 13
Oleic 39
Linoleic 8
Linolenic 0

Liquid and NaOH

Liquid Required 149 g
NaOH Weight 74.5 g

Recipe Oils, Fats and Waxes

Oil % Grams
Olive Oil 35 175
Coconut Oil, 76 deg 25 125
Castor Oil 14 70
Almond Oil, sweet 11 55
Cocoa Butter 10 50
Babassu Oil 5 25
Total 100 500500

Custom Additives

Add at trace
Silk Fibers 0.5 ml
Sodium Lactate 0.5 ml
Tumeric Powder 1 ml

Fragrances

essential oil orange, grapefruit, lemongrass

Additional Ingredients

Graph: Recipe Properties %

  • 80
  • 70
  • 60
  • 50
  • 40
  • 30
  • 20
  • 10
  • 0
  • Bubbly
  • Cleansing
  • Condition
  • Hardness
  • Longevity
  • Creamy
  • 46
    14
    32.85
  • 22
    12
    20.25
  • 69
    44
    59.01
  • 54
    29
    36.82
  • 50
    25
    16.57
  • 48
    16
    29.17

Graph: Fatty Acids %

  • 40
  • 30
  • 20
  • 10
  • 0
  • Lauric
  • Myristic
  • Palmitic
  • Stearic
  • Ricinoleic
  • Oleic
  • Linoleic
  • Linolenic
  • 14.5
  • 5.75
  • 11.27
  • 5.3
  • 12.6
  • 38.52
  • 7.54
  • 0.35

Ingredients

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