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Chamomile and Calendula Infused Bastille CP Soap for Beginners Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This gentle bastille soap is perfect for babies or anyone with very sensitive skin. The Olive Oil infused with Chamomile and Calendula is thought to add healing properties to skin.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies.
You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

Project Level: Advanced – Danger Chemicals
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Yield: 16 Guest Bars


  •  10.50 Ounce(s) Olive Oil - Extra Virgin
  •  3.85 Ounce(s) Distilled Water
  •  2.80 Ounce(s) Coconut Oil - 76º Melt
  •  1.90 Ounce(s) Sodium Hydroxide Flakes
  •  0.70 Ounce(s) Castor Oil
  •  0.10 Ounce(s) Calendula - Petals Only
  •  0.25 Ounce(s) Chamomile Flowers - Botanical
  •  2 Piece(s) Farmhouse Guest Silicone Mold 1619


  •  Microwave-Safe Glass Measuring Cup (32 oz.)
  •  Lye Safe Measuring Cup (to measure lye)
  •  Heat Safe Pitcher (to mix lye)
  •  Safety Equipment (Goggles, Mask, Gloves)
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Thermometer - Infrared, Dual Laser
  •  Muslin Drawstring Bags - Large 5 x 7
  •  Measuring Cup
  •  Glass Jar with Lid (16 oz.)
  •  Metal Pan and Stove Top (optional)
  •  Spatulas
  •  Stick Blender

INCI Ingredient Label: Olive Oil, Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydoxide, Castor Oil, Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers.

Recipe Directions

WARNING: This project and these instructions have been written for someone who has experience making soap and knows the potential dangers due to working with sodium hydroxide. It will not outline all safety methods of working with dangerous chemicals, it is simply a soap recipe for advanced soap makers.
  1. Infuse Calendula Petals and Chamomile Flowers in the Olive Oil by filling the drawstring bag with Botanicals and tying tightly. Fill the glass jar with Olive Oil and place the bag into the oil. You can allow it to sit infusing in a cool dark place for several days-weeks or heat infuse by placing the jar into a pan with water and keep on stove on low heat for several hours.  
  2. Remove muslin bag from oils and squeeze out any excess oil from bag. Weigh oil, the herbs may absorb some of the oil so if you are short add more Olive Oil to reach the full amount. 
  3. Pour the Lye into the Water. Carefully mix in a well-ventilated area and set aside to cool while you prepare your remaining oils.
  4. Add all the the Infused Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil to the glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave. Set aside.
  5. When both the lye mixture and the oils are 120°F or below, pour the lye mixture into the oils. Blend until you reach a thin trace. 
  6. Pour the soap batter into the mold cavities and tap the mold on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  7. Remove soap from mold after at least 24 hours, or longer, until soap is firm enough.
  8. Let soap cure 4-6 weeks. Package and label accordingly.
To Use: Lather with water onto skin. Rinse off. Avoid contact with eyes.

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"Rather than infuse the flowers in the oil, I would like to know if I can infuse the flowers in the distilled water? Thank you. "

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Posted By: Kimberly   |   May 15, 2017

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