We are almost done with our Valentine’s for Him themed week. Don’t let Valentine’s get away from you this year! It is just around the corner!
Most men are one product type of guys. They like things quick and easy. In some ways, they present a challenge for us. They also inspire quick, multi-purpose and single use products. I wanted a firm bar that lathered well. I also wanted to add something that would keep his hair and skin healthy and soft.
I used Coconut Oil, Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil as the backbone for this recipe. These oil create nice firm bars with excellent and rich lather. I also added Shea Butter to my recipe. It softens, moisturizes and smooths to create luscious hair. This soap just might make you look for more excuses to run your fingers through his hair.
I used Almond Milk in this soap. I made fresh Almond Milk using the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker.
Collect needed items:
21 oz wt Coconut Oil
25 oz wt Palm Oil
32.75 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
5.25 oz wt Shea Butter, Refined16 fl oz Water
16 fl oz Almond Milk
12.25 oz wt lye (sodium hydroxide)1 fl oz Citrus & Basil Fragrance Oil
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Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 15 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 90 seconds
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 90 seconds
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
|Recipe in Percentages
16.24% Coconut Oil
19.34% Palm Oil
25.33% Palm Kernel Oil
4.06% Shea Butter, Refined12.37% Water
12.37% Almond Milk
9.47% Lye (sodium hydroxide).77% Citrus & Basil Fragrance Oil
Measure oils on your scale. Heat your oils until they are liquid. In a separate container, add the sodium hydroxide to the water. Stir well. Combine the oils and lye solution. Blend until you reach a light trace. Add the Almond Milk and the Citrus & Basil Fragrance Oil. Blend well. Pour the soap into molds. Allow the soap to sit until firm. Cut into bars and allow to cure. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.