Creamy Chai Soap 6


I love baking spices. You know the ones. Ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, etc. I have loved them since I was little. Now that I am older, you can always find crystalized ginger and cinnamon sticks, as well as a variety of the powders I listed above, in my cupboard. That is part of why I love Chai so much. If you or anyone you know is a big spice lover, come join me this week. You will love it. Let’s head to the kitchen! 

I had wanted to use Coconut Oil in this formulation but when I went rummaging through my cupboard for my Coconut Oil, I discovered a small crisis. I don’t have any Coconut Oil! Ack! How did that happen? Quick, call the fire brigade! (Just kidding.) However, until I remedy this crisis, I will just have to make soap with the oils I have on hand.Instead of using Coconut Oil, I decided to use Palm Oil. While it doesn’t create the big, bubbly lather that Coconut Oil does, it does create a nice dense, almost creamy lather. I love that really thick lather that just covers your hands.

I also used Hydrogenated Soybean Oil. It contributes hardness to the bar and assists with a dense, creamy lather. It also makes a smooth, hard white bar.

Another oil I used in this formulation was Olive Oil. I really enjoy using Olive Oil. Sometimes a pure Olive Oil soap can feel slimy to me but match it with other oils, I find it dreamy! It contributes dense lather and a conditioning sensation to the skin.

I wanted to use a luxury oil in this recipe. I decided on Shea Butter. Shea Butter is one of my favorite luxury oils for soap. I personally think it adds a creaminess and conditioning that is dreamy. Are you ready to make soap now? Let’s go!

Ingredients
Palm Oil
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Olive Oil
Shea Butter
Water
Lye
Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
170.1 grams Palm Oil
141.75 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
113.4 grams Olive Oil
28.35 grams Shea Butter, Regular
177 mL Water
69.46 grams Lye
8.5 grams Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Palm Oil
5 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
4 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Shea Butter
6 oz water
2.07 oz Lye
.3 oz Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
38% Palm Oil
31% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
25% Olive Oil
6% Shea Butter
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil

 

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water to form a lye solution. Allow the oils and the lye to cool to a lower temperature. We do not want to have the soap overheat and volcano. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Add the fragrance oil at this point. Stir 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!

Notes: This finished soap had a much denser lather than what I am used to. It was definitely a lot of fun though. This is a perfect soap for felting wool around. If you are curious, check out my post on Wool Wrapped Soap here! They are such fun projects to do!

Taylor

 

Finished Soap

Finished Soap

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Lye Solution to melted oils

Adding Lye Solution to melted oils

Mixing Oils and Lye Solution

Mixing Oils and Lye Solution

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Adding Cream Chai Fragrance Oil

Adding Cream Chai Fragrance Oil

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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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6 thoughts on “Creamy Chai Soap

  • Janet Schreiner

    I absolutely love this blog…I pick up such wonderful tips from all of you. Thank you so much and now I’m going to try this new recipe…
    Thank You,
    Janet Schreiner

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  • Leilani

    Yum. I have been wanting to make a Chai soap for along time, I love the smell of all those spices together!

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  • Catalina

    Great timing! I just bought chai fo to make soap with! I have been worrying about overheating the soap though, because I also want to add ground cloves. Guess I’ll just have to try it and see what happens.

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