- Nov 7, 2022
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- Fort Collins, Colorado
Hello all! After creating a few batches of CP soap off of recipes, and doing plenty of research and getting help on the ingredients used in this recipe of soap, I have put together my first recipe (rough.) There is Kaolin Clay that I was told should be added after achieving a light trace. I also was told I should reserve batch water for water used to be mixed with kaolin clay, so I did so. I took away 8g of batch water because the 8g of water would be put in with the kaolin clay upon light trace. Let me know what you think. If anything looks wrong, please let me know. I want to have the highest chance of success for my first custom batch. Thanks!
- 273g Olive Oil
- 227g Palm Oil
- 227g Coconut Oil (76 deg)
- 159g Shea Butter
- 123g Lye
- 337g Water
- 20g Bay Rum Essential Oil
- 5g Fir Needle Essential Oil
- 10g Orange Essential Oil
- 5g Cedarwood Essential Oil
- 8g Kaolin Clay
- 1tsp Sea Salt
- Mix 8g of Kaolin Clay with 8g of water, set aside.
- Mix your essential oils into a cup, set aside.
- Fill a cup with 329g of water and add 1 tsp of sea salt. Stir until dissolved.
- Slowly and carefully add 123g of lye to your saltwater. Stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool.
- In a large pot, combine your oils and set on stove on low heat. Turn off stove once oils have fully melted and have been stirred.
- 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 130 degrees Fahrenheit or below, and are ideally within 10 degrees of each other, add the lye-water and oils to a lye-safe bucket, and stick blend until thin trace.
- Add your Kaolin Clay into your soap.
- Add your mix of essential oils to your soap.
- Pour into a mold and let sit. Remove soap from mold and cut soap 1-3 days after pouring into mold.