Grape Lime Rickey Soap 2


Yesterday I showed you how to make a Grape Lime Rickey. Now I’ll show you how to make a refreshing bar of soap to pair perfectly with the Grape Lime Rickey.

This soap will be a swirled soap and very easy to make. I will start mixing the larger batch that is lime scented first and then mix the smaller grape scented batch.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Distilled Water
Lye (sodium hydroxide)
Lime Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Mint Green Dry Color
Lavender Fields Dry Color
Liquid Glycerin
Equipment
Scale
2 Gallon Soap Bucket
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Soap Mold
Glass Beakers
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 12 minutes
Adding lye to water: 35 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 5 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 20 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 5 minutes
Pour into mold: 90 seconds
Swirling colored soap: 60 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:

Lime Batch:
20 oz wt Coconut Oil
20 oz wt Sweet Almond Oil
20 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
20 oz wt Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

30 fl oz Water
11.8 oz wt Lye (sodium hydroxide)

0.6 oz wt Lime Essential Oil
0.6 oz wt Lemongrass Essential Oil

2 Tablespoons Mint Green Dry Color Premixed in Liquid Glycerin

Grape Batch:
4 oz wt Coconut Oil
4 oz wt Sweet Almond Oil
4 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
4 oz wt Hydrogenated Soybean Oil

6 fl oz Water
2.36 oz wt Lye (sodium hydroxide)

0.28 oz wt Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil

1 Tablespoons Lavender Fields Dry Color Premixed in Liquid Glycerin

Weigh the Lime Essential Oil and Lemongrass Essential Oil into a small beaker and set aside. Weigh the Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil into another small beaker and set aside as well.

Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Repeat for the smaller, Grape-scented batch.

Combine the fixed oils and lye solution for the large batch. Stir until thin trace and then add the essential oils and Mint Green color. Blend to mix well and set aside and then begin mixing the small batch. When the small batch reaches thin trace, add the Juicy Grape Fragrance and Lavender Fields color. Mix until it is thicker, about the consistency of unwhipped whipping cream. Rinse your blender and go back to blending the larger green batch until it has reached the unwhipped whipping cream state as well. Pour the lime scented batch into the mold.

Once all the lime scented green soap is in the mold, I added the grape scented purple soap pouring in random areas. I then used a straw and not only swirled through the mold but also swirled up and down. The up and down action has the straw mixing across the top and dipping down to the bottom in a circular motion like whipping pancake batter with a balloon whisk in the kitchen.

The soap should appear somewhat colored on the top. Allow to rest. You can see this great picture of the soap going through gel phase. Try very hard not to move the soap while it is gel phase, you may lose all of your beautiful swirls.

The next morning 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:
After I cut this soap, I decided that I wanted a stronger purple color next time I make the soap. I would recommend using the just the dry Lavender Fields colorant and adding it when beginning to mix the lye solution and fixed oils together. I might also increase the purple soap batch size by a pound and decrease the green batch by the same amount to allow for more purple. I also might make a scent blend to use instead of scenting the two colors differently.

Immediately after cutting, this soap smells like a rotten lime. Don’t worry! After about 24 hours of cure time the soap will smell just like a grape lime rickey.

These Grape Lime Rickey soap samples have been sent to the Shipping Department to send out in orders.

I really want to hear your comments about this soap. I hope that anyone wanting a sample soap will request one.

Andee

Finished soap.

Fixed oils ready to be melted.

Melted fixed oils.

Adding the Sodium Hydroxide to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Adding the lye solution to the fixed oils.

Blending the lye solution and fixed oils together.

Raw soap after adding the Mint Green color.

Raw soap after adding Lavender Fields color.

Swirling the purple soap.

Cutting the soap.

Mold filled with green soap.

The soap in gel phase.

Finished soap.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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2 thoughts on “Grape Lime Rickey Soap

  • Barbara May

    I really like your recipes. Not overly expensive and uncomplicated. Since I’m not fan of grape in any form, except maybe jelly, I think I’d like to splurge and replace it with Clary Sage and a different shade of green to compliment the color of the lime.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes. I’m just getting started again in soaping, etc. after being away for several years.There have been some nice changes since I’ve been ‘away’.

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    • Tina

      Barbara,

      We try very hard to be solid in our techniques and skill builders. Scenting is so personal it is the one thing we always suggest you do to please yourself. I like the idea of lime and clary sage. Sounds lovely!

      Tina

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