Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Triple Chamomile-Infused Baby Soap

A chamomile-infused soap was one of the first soaps that I made, and it is still one of my favorite simple soaps to make! This soap is infused 3 ways with chamomile; using chamomile-infused olive oil, chamomile tea, and chamomile extract. For this recipe, I used 92% chamomile-infused olive oil and 8% castor oil for gentle bubbles. I used chamomile tea in place of water, and I added chamomile extract after the cook. To prepare my chamomile-infused oil, I poured 1 litre of olive oil + 50 grams of dried chamomile flowers into my crockpot and let it simmer on low for 2 hours (I infuse more olive oil than I will need, because some of the oil gets absorbed by the chamomile flowers). Then, I let the infusion cool and strain the olive oil really well through cheesecloth. I absolutely adore the process of infusing chamomile, the fragrance is so apple-y and calming; unfortunately the natural scent of chamomile does not last long in soap, so sometimes I add a small amount of chamomile fragrance to lightly scent it. Oh, and I recently treated myself to this new baby soap stamp from Brambleberry, how cute is it?!


  1. That stamp is adorable! My mom is across the room and saw this photo while I was reading, and squeeled over it haha.

  2. Awww, lol! Brambleberry has so many cute ones, I had a hard time deciding on only two!

  3. Your chamomile soap sounds wonderful, Cee Gee! I haven't tried infusing oils with herbs, but I am intrigued by the process. And your soap stamp is so cute!

  4. Thanks Jenny! Infusing the oil is actually super easy, and it adds really nice quality to the soap!

  5. Hi Cee Gee, many thanks for the email regarding infusing oils, it is very interesting, I shall be trying it at the weekend, your soaps are lovely :)

    1. You're most welcome Joanna, thank you and I'm happy to help! :)



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