- Nov 7, 2022
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- Fort Collins, Colorado
Hello! Over the past month or so, I have been researching and creating my first-ever soap recipe. This bar's name is Sandalwood Scrub, and this bar includes a base of Olive, Palm, Coconut oil, and Shea butter. I add a bit of kaolin clay for a texture and a bit of salt to help with skin, help the hardness of the soap, and help it come out of my mold easier. I am also going to maybe try working with colorants here (Mica.) I'm pretty faithful that this will work well, but I must keep my expectations low as this is my first soap recipe. Might do it Tonight, I want to be 100% sure everything looks good to you guys before I do anything.
- Mix 1.4tsp of kaolin clay with 12g of olive oil until there are no clumps, and set aside.
- Mix your essential oils into a cup, and set aside.
- Fill a cup with 339g of water and add 1 tsp of sea salt. Stir until dissolved.
- Slowly and carefully add 124g of lye to your saltwater. Stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear and set aside to cool.
- In a large pot, combine 273g olive oil, 221g palm oil, 221g coconut oil, and 166g of shea butter and set on the stove on low heat. Turn off the stove once the oils have fully melted and have been stirred.
- Add your kaolin clay mixture into your oils, and stick blend well.
- Add 2 tsp of orange mica or less/none depending on preference.
- Using a Lazer thermometer, consistently check the temperature of the oils and the lye water. Once the oils and the lye water have cooled to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or below, and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other, add the oils and the lye water to a lye-safe bucket, and stick blend until thin trace.
- Add your mix of essential oils to your soap.
- Pour your heavenly mixture into a mold and let sit. Remove soap from the mold and cut soap 1-3 days after pouring it into the mold.