Watermelon Soap

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:

Ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Avocado Butter
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Amethyst Pink Color
Liquid Glycerin
Blueberry Seeds
Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Guerrilla Soap Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 20 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 4 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 5 minutes
Pour into mold: 45 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
20 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
20 ounces Coconut Oil
20 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
15 ounces Avocado Butter
5 ounces Deodorized Cocoa Butter

11.76 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
20 to 30 ounces water

1 Tablespoon Amethyst Pink Color premixed in glycerin (See Notes for details)

1 Tablespoon Blueberry Seeds

1.2 ounces Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil

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.

Notes:
To create my premixed Amethyst Pink Color, I mixed 2 oz wt Amethyst Pink Dry Pigment with 16 oz wt Liquid Glycerin. This allowed the color to be even through out the soap with no speckled clumps of pigment. After all, I didn’t want to take a shower and have red stripes from the clumps!

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Andee

Watermelon soap. Yummy!
Weighed oils.
Mixing the lye solution.
Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.
Blending the lye solution and oils together.

Mixing to a light trace.

Adding the Kalahari Melon Fragrance Oil.
Adding the premixed color to the soap.
Measuring the Blueberry Seeds.
The soap is ready for the mold.

Filling the mold.
Measuring the premixed color.
Blending the color into the soap.
Starting to mix the Blueberry Seeds into the soap.
Prepared mold.

Filled mold.
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3 thoughts on “Watermelon Soap”

  1. WOW – that looks lovely. And just like Lynda, I can smell it too. Thanks!

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