Avocado Mango Body Bar | Ticklepenny CornerCalendula flowers are lovely. They grow without effort, are very pretty and come in many shades of lemony and solar yellows, pinkish reds, fiery oranges and many shades between.

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Last summer, I had fun growing a couple of beds of various calendulas, all of which made me pleased. Many heads were dried to be used for steeping in oil and for soap batches like this one.

Ticklepenny Corner Calendula flowers | Ticklepenny Corner

Ticklepenny Corner Calendula flowers | Ticklepenny Corner
In addition to being attractive, when tossed into a batch of soap calendula petals make the most pleasing exfoliator. They are known to be the only petal that retains its colour throughout the soap making process which gives a finished bar extra excellence.

Avocado Mango Body Bar | Ticklepenny Corner

This one is a particularly luxurious piece of lather.

Ingredients:

Avodacdo oil – 20%
Olive oil – 20%
Coconut oil – 20%
Tallow – 20%
Palm oil – 10%
Castor oil – 5%
Mango seed butter – 5%

Superfat – 5%

1.5 tbsp (per lb of oils) 5 fold orange essential oil
1 tbsp (per lb of oils) patchouli essential oil
1.5 tbsp (per lb of oils) yellow clay [added at trace]

~6 tbsp dried calendula petals [added at trace]

Avocado Mango Body Bar | Ticklepenny Corner

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