Madder Root Powder Soap 2


I wanted to approach today’s blog with caution. Red is a difficult color to achieve for clothes and finding soap stable reds has been a nightmare. I didn’t really want to make any assumptions because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Finding a good red is hard and having been disappointed before, I didn’t want to be too hopeful. Let’s go see what color of soap we get from Madder Root Powder! 

Notes: I have to admit, I am pleased and thrilled about the color of the soap. It is not a bold scarlet but it does make a beautiful soft red/pink color. I really have to wonder how the color will change due to a lower or higher usage rate. I did not have any lather change color, or water or even stain a washcloth. I am so thrilled about that!

I did not notice any odors when using this botanical. The finished bar of soap smells like a regular unscented bar of soap. It does have that clean smell but nothing other than that.

I can’t wait to use this botanical with fragrance oils. I want to use berry or floral scents. Ooh, I can just imagine one with Rose Geranium. What scents would you use?

Ingredients
Palm Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Shea Butter, Regular
Lye
Water
Madder Root Powder
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Immersion Blender
Soap Bucket
Gloves
Soaping Goggles

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
170.1 grams Palm Kernel Oil
141.75 grams Coconut Oil
113.4 grams Olive Oil
28.35 grams Shea Butter, Regular
69.46 grams Lye
177 mL Water
1 tsp Madder Root Powder
Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Palm Kernel Oil
5 oz Coconut Oil
4 oz Olive Oil
1 oz Shea Butter, Regular
2.45 oz Lye
6 fl oz Water
1 tsp Madder Root Powder
Recipe in Percentages
38% Palm Kernel Oil
31% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6% Shea Butter, Regular
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Madder Root Powder

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. 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!

Taylor

Finished Soap

Finished Soap

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Madder Root Powder

Adding Madder Root Powder

Stirring in Madder Root Powder

Stirring in Madder Root Powder

Soap in Mold

Soap in 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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2 thoughts on “Madder Root Powder Soap

  • Janet Schreiner

    I am going to try Madder Root when I make my CP Dragons Blood soap….
    Now I can’t wait!
    Thank You,
    Janet

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  • Rene

    I am definitely going to learn how to make the spiced sticks!!! By the way, I love ordering from you guys!!!

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