Huckleberry Soap – Day 2


Yesterday I made a Huckleberry soap. Today I will be using the same recipe but with an increased percentage of the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. The soap smells so wonderful I want to go find a berry patch and spend the day grazing. 🙂 Just be careful using this soap in bear country. You might lose it and before you know it, the bear will ask for a bath tub! Follow my advice and never give a bear a bar of your Huckleberry Soap. Come join me in the kitchen for some beary scrumptious fun! 😳 We had better get into the kitchen before I get anymore punny! 

This soap has a more significant yellow color to it than the soap we made yesterday did. I think I prefer the soap with the 1.5% Huckleberry Fragrance Oil usage rate because it smelled strongly but was most cost effective in using the fragrance oil. I did not notice a significant difference between the two soaps in their strength of the odor.

 

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.4 ounces Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
11 grams Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
2.5% Huckleberry Fragrance Oil

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil and mix well. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Cut the soap. Allow the soap to cure. Longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

My starting oil temperature was 140° F. My starting Lye Solution temperature was 180° F. It took me using the immersion blender 76 seconds to reach light trace. I gently stirred in the fragrance oil and poured the soap into the mold. I let the soap sit for 24 hours before removing from the mold and cutting the soap.

Taylor

Finished Soap

Heated Oils

Adding Lye Solution

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap to Light Trace

Adding Fragrance Oil

Mixing in Fragrance Oil

Pouring Soap into Mold

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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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