|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:
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.
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]Virgin Coconut Soap,