Yarrow and Chamomile Cold Process Soap

This is day five in my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day. You can see day one here, day two here, day three here and four here.

Yarrow and Chamomile Cold Process Soap

These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends. They will all fit into a 10″ silicone loaf mold (affiliate link http://www.brambleberry.com/10-Silicone-Loaf-Mold–P5199.aspx?bb=5) from Bramble Berry. So let’s get started!

yarrow and chamomile soap

Featured Ingredients:

Chamomile Powder – Chamomile is second to lavender when it comes to herbs for natural skincare products. Chamomile has antiseptic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Yarrow Powder – Yarrow is antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. It is also astringent.


Chamomile and Yarrow Soap Recipe

Coconut oil – 10 oz.
Cocoa butter – 4 oz.
Olive oil – 10 oz.
Sunflower oil – 4 oz.
Avocado oil – 2 oz.
Castor oil – 2 oz.

Lye – 4.5 oz.
Water – 9 oz.

Chamomile Powder – 2 teaspoon
Yarrow Powder – 2 teaspoon

Essential Oil Blend:

Rosemary Essential Oil – 40 grams
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil – 5 grams
Geranium Essential Oil – 5 grams
Black Spruce Essential Oil – 10 grams

Basic Soapmaking Process:

New to soapmaking? Visit our basic tutorial here.

Step 1 – Wearing safety gear, weigh out the lye and water into two separate containers.

Step 2 – Pour the lye into the water while stirring. Place in a safe place and let cool while you prepare the oils.

Step 3 – Weigh out the hard oils/butters and melt.

Step 4 – Weigh the liquid oils into the melted oils/butters. This helps cool the oils down.

Step 5 – Add essential oils and additives to the melted oils. Stick-blend to get rid of clumps if any occur.

Step 6 – Once both the lye solution and oils have cooled to under 100° F, add the lye solution to the oils and mix to trace. Be sure to wear goggles and gloves!

Step 7 – Pour the soap into your mold.

Step 8 – Unmold, cut and cure your soap for at least four weeks.


Happy Soaping!

Amanda Gail


pssssst – Do you want more cold process soap recipes featuring natural additives and essential oil blends? Check out Lovin’ Soap Studio Cold Process Soap Recipe Book! This recipe book contains 50 recipes for cold process soap and 64 essential oil blends. You can get it as a PDF eBook here or a printed book here.

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About the Author:

I am a soapmaker, author and blogger! I started blogging in 2008, sharing soap recipes, design tutorials and publishing articles on various topics of soapmaking.


  1. Ana December 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Hi Amanda,

    Can I use chamomile tea bags instead of the powder? Can’t find it here.


    • Amanda Gail December 11, 2015 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Of course!

  2. Jen July 6, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I love that your recipes yield the same size batch but can you tell me how big of a mold I should use? I have a wooden adjustable mold from 3-4 lbs. thanks!

  3. Joe July 6, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Hello dear,it’s always been agreat pleasure learning alot about soap recieves i read daily on my mail.Thanks for the great work you doing.cheers

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