100% pure organic Tallow soap - Calendula orange EO
Tallow (organic) Calendula Soap
100% Organic tallow (The fat came from an organic farm here in the Marlborough Sounds and was rendered by us - we do render all our tallow ourselves).
I put a lot of care into the recipe - because normally 100% tallow soaps don't lather very well, I added some sugar and citric acid, which helps to get more lather and also decided to use the dual lye method. I used mainly the usual sodium hydroxide (NaOh - lye), but added a part of potassium hydroxide (KOH - lye) as well. This is usually used for liquid soaps, but has the advantage here of producing a bit more lather than a 100% NaOh soap usually would.
This soap is lightly fragranced with Orange EO and smells wonderful.
Please be aware that natural colours do fade after a while, so might not look as bright and crisp as on the photo.
The colour comes from the Calendula petals and the yellow clay. The calendula flowers were collected from my garden here in the Kenepuru Sound, dehydrated and milled into powder that I used in the soap.
The butterfly soaps weigh about 95/96g. The flowers about 70g.
Saponified fats: 100% Organic Tallow.
Water, Glycerine*, Calendula Petal Powder, Citric Acid, Sugar, Essential Oil, Yellow Clay
Essential Oil: Orange 5 fold
*Please note that I don't put any extra glycerine into the soap - this is just the glycerine that is created naturally during the soap making process.
According to NZ labelling rules the final ingredients of a product have to be listed.