Virgin Coconut Soap 4


I received a question in my email that I just had to answer. I was asked if the virgin coconut oil was used in soap, would the scent remain. I honestly had no idea. I hoped so. I love the smell of the virgin coconut oil. It is dreamy. It brings to mind the warm sun and sandy beaches and rolling waves. Mmm. How peaceful. Let’s head to the test kitchen to find if the fabulous scent sticks. Here we go! 

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Virgin Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Sunflower Oil 

Water
Lye

Equipment
Immersion Blender
Soap Spoon
Soap Bucket
Scale
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
6 oz Palm Oil
4 oz Sunflower Oil 

6 oz Water
2.35 oz Lye

Recipe in Grams
170 g Virgin Coconut Oil
170 g Palm Oil
113.4 g Sunflower Oil170 g Water
66.62 g Lye
Recipe in Percentages
24.6% Virgin Coconut Oil
24.6% Palm Oil
16.4% Sunflower Oil24.6% Water
9.8% Lye

Pour the lye into the water. Stir well. Avoid the fumes coming off from the container. Weigh the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Slowly pour the lye solution into the oils. Using an immersion blender, mix well. Once trace has been reached, pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap and allow the bars to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar.

Notes: After I cut the bars, I smelled them to see if I could detect any of the coconut notes from the virgin coconut oil. Alas, there is no scent. It seems the the Virgin Coconut Oil is best put to use in lip balms, body butters and lotions.

Taylor

Finished Soaps

Weighing Palm Oil

Weighing Virgin Coconut Oil

Weighing Water for Lye Solution

Melted Oils

Adding Lye Solution

Mixing Soap

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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