Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dragon Blood Soap

Dragons blood Soap  is delicious blend of herbs and spices that spicy sweet and warm.  
Note no Dragons were harmed in the making of the soap
Dragon's blood is a bright red resin that is obtained from different species of a number of distinct plant genera: Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang and Pterocarpus. The red resin was used in ancient times as varnish, medicine, incense, and dye. today its used in soaps, candles and magickal uses 

Things You'll Need
Double boiler
24 oz Avocado oil
8 oz Coconut Oil 
6.4 oz Olive Oil  or Grapeseed oil or Sweet Apricot oil )
6.4 oz Shea Butter 
2 oz sandalwood Essential oil  or 
warm amber, tibetan white-musk, frankincense, myrrh, Vanilla,  Green Apple Essential oil  

6 oz  Glycerin soap base
4 oz Dragons Blood Resin 
Vitamin  E Gel Capsule 
Flower Petals ( optional )



1.Glycerin soap base comes in a scored block form. Cut along the scores to separate blocks from the base. You will need two to three blocks. Place these in the double boiler and heat over medium-low heat until the glycerin melts. Do not allow it to boil.Don't let the soap base boil, as that will ruin it. Stir it until it is well melted.

2. Stir in  shea cocoa butter. Add Dragons blood Resin to the double boiler until it reaches the desired color. Continue stirring until the mixture is completely smooth add  Avocado oil Coconut Oil, Olive Oil  Stir it till it is nice and smooth. Remove from heat.
3.Now you can add your essential/aromatic oil and any other things -herbs, flower petals, etc.- that you desire. You will have to determine how much of the oils you want. Start with a drop or two. You can always add more.  5 drops of each herb  is more than enough  

4.Remove the double boiler from the heat source. Add a few drops of aromatic oil. Essential oils can be used, but make sure they are safe for use on the skin. This information is usually available on the label. There are also aromatic oils made specifically for use in soap making. Mix in any herbs or inclusions you will be using.
put your Vitamin E capsule in this will help preserve the soap and be good for your skin.  

5.Pour the soap into your mold. You can use decorative soap molds or you can make your own bar mold. Do this by lining a deep square pan with wax paper. Pour your soap in. Allow the soap to cool for 2 to 3 hours or until hard to the touch. Push it from the molds or cut into bar shapes and remove

you can find Decorative Soap moulds online or in Craft Stores 
   the ingredients you can find in craft stores and online shops

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