- Nov 7, 2022
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- Fort Collins, Colorado
Hello! Its been a hot minute since I've created some soap, and I found this beautiful blend of essential oils and I just knew I had to turn it into a soap. Please review my recipe and let me know if you think there are any flaws, or there is anything I can do to make the process easier. Decided to add some Pine Tar to fit the theme of the bar, figured I'd move the range at which I'd start working with the lye and oils to a much lower temp than usual to keep the tar from seizing my soap.
- WATER: 269.34g
- LYE: 132.66g
- OLIVE OIL: 374g
- PALM OIL: 235g
- COCONUT OIL: 235g
- SHEA BUTTER: 94g
- PINE TAR: 50g
- CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL: 7g
- BALSAM FIR ESSENTIAL OIL: 11g
- CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL: 4g
- LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL: 11g
- YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL: 1.5g
- TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL: 3g
- DANDELION SALVE: 3 tbsp (optional)
- BALSAM FIR POWDER: 2 tbsp (optional)
- CHARCOAL: 1 tbsp (optional)
- KAOLIN CLAY: 1.4 tbsp
- Mix essential oils into a cup, add your kaolin clay, stir and set aside
- Fill a cup with your water.
- Slowly and carefully add lye to your water. Stir until the lye has fully dissolved and the liquid is clear. Set aside to cool.
- In a large pot, combine your oils and pine tar and set on stove on low heat. Turn off stove once oils have fully melted and have been stirred.
- Add Dandelion Salve, Charcoal, and Balsam Fir Powder to oils
- Using a Laser thermometer, consistently check the temperature of the oils and the lye-water. Once the oils and the lye-water have cooled to 90 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 stir with a rubber thing quickly until thin trace.
- 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.