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I made a batch of avocado soap last winter and loved it as facial soap ever since. It was a tiny batch with only 4 bars and I poured way too early. I decided to revamp it this year so I can use it for winter this year and hopefully my online shop will be ready by then.
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Avocado puree: water 1:1 as liquid to dissovle lye. Palm, rice bran, olive, avocado, sweet almond oil. Super slow to trace but I made sure it's light trace before I pour.
Used mostly eucalyptus eo and some mint eo for scent. Yellow and green clay for color. I think I put in too much yellow clay lol, would love it to be greener.
 

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I love it! Did your last batch retain the green color without going brown? My skin gets so dry in winter that I think I may want to try to make a batch with some avocado in it just to see how it compares to the other soaps i make for my winter use. Thank you for the inspiration!
 

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looks great
Thanks!
Very nice!
Thank you!
I love it! Did your last batch retain the green color without going brown? My skin gets so dry in winter that I think I may want to try to make a batch with some avocado in it just to see how it compares to the other soaps i make for my winter use. Thank you for the inspiration!
The green color of the soap came mostly from the clay, not the avocado. The avocado puree turned a green-ish yellow color when in contact with lye. Since my last batch was a very pale green even with green clay added so I doubt avocado alone can make a strong color but there is no browning for sure.
 

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Thanks!

Thank you!

The green color of the soap came mostly from the clay, not the avocado. The avocado puree turned a green-ish yellow color when in contact with lye. Since my last batch was a very pale green even with green clay added so I doubt avocado alone can make a strong color but there is no browning for sure.
I have different green colorants so I will add one of them to enhance it a bit. Good to know! thank you
 

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I made a batch of avocado soap last winter and loved it as facial soap ever since. It was a tiny batch with only 4 bars and I poured way too early. I decided to revamp it this year so I can use it for winter this year and hopefully my online shop will be ready by then.
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Avocado puree: water 1:1 as liquid to dissovle lye. Palm, rice bran, olive, avocado, sweet almond oil. Super slow to trace but I made sure it's light trace before I pour.
Used mostly eucalyptus eo and some mint eo for scent. Yellow and green clay for color. I think I put in too much yellow clay lol, would love it to be greener.
My mom LOVES this! Great job!
 

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I made a batch of avocado soap last winter and loved it as facial soap ever since. It was a tiny batch with only 4 bars and I poured way too early. I decided to revamp it this year so I can use it for winter this year and hopefully my online shop will be ready by then.
View attachment 48441
Avocado puree: water 1:1 as liquid to dissovle lye. Palm, rice bran, olive, avocado, sweet almond oil. Super slow to trace but I made sure it's light trace before I pour.
Used mostly eucalyptus eo and some mint eo for scent. Yellow and green clay for color. I think I put in too much yellow clay lol, would love it to be greener.
Hope you don't mind me asking, how much fresh avocado did you use?. Your soap & color is beautiful 💫👍🏼.
 

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My mom LOVES this! Great job!
Thanks!

Hope you don't mind me asking, how much fresh avocado did you use?. Your soap & color is beautiful 💫👍🏼.
Can't tell the exact amount but I only pureed one avocado for the whole batch. Avocado puree: water 1:1 as liquid to dissovle lye and my usual lye ration is 1:2, meaning the avocado amount equals to my lye amount.
 

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So, instead of 2:1, water to lye, you did 1:1 water to lye and added avocado directly to the lye water to replace the other half? Or did you add the avocado puree later?
 

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So, instead of 2:1, water to lye, you did 1:1 water to lye and added avocado directly to the lye water to replace the other half? Or did you add the avocado puree later?
I used a avocado to water ratio 1:1 to make the puree first, then used the frozen puree directly to dissolve my lye.
 
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