|Lately, I’ve been dreaming about watermelon and I’ve even found myself with a mouthful of pillow one morning. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized that it was NOT watermelon! Today, I’m going to show you how I made my recent batch of watermelon soap. I don’t know that it has cured my craving at all, but it is a fun soap!
Collect needed items:
Weigh your fragrance oil and set aside. Measure color and seeds and set aside as well.
Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Allow to cool to near 120 °F. Exact temperature is not critical. Allow the lye solution to cool as the oils are being melted. Measure oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. Bring temperature to near 120 °F. Once again, exact temperature is not critical.
Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Upon trace add the fragrance oil, color and seeds. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. I used the Guerrilla Mold from Dirk’s post earlier this week. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
Cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.
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