Fire Swirled Soap, Music Inspired Series


This song was actually picked after I made the soap! I had been wanting to do soap for Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis but after I made the orange, yellow and black soap, I felt the soap didn’t match the song. I went through my music collection and found Fire by Jimi Hendrix which matched the soap much better!

As this soap didn’t have a definite song, I just picked a fragrance that I felt matched the colors. Hinoki Wood was my fragrance of choice for the spicy, musky, and smoky scent as well as the mental imagery of gypsy campfires that it invokes. While my imagination can be creative with detail, I think this soap looks and smells great!

For this batch, I made a video for you to watch while I do the swirls! Should we go try making this soap?

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Olive Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Shea Butter
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Hinoki Wood Fragrance Oil
Saturn Yellow Color
Fire Orange Color
Black Onyx Color
Equipment
Scale
Soap Buckets
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold of your choice (I’m using a silicone mold.)
Immersion Blender
Drinking straw

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces:
8.25 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
6.875 ounces Olive Oil
5.5 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
1.375 ounces Shea Butter
2.97 ounces Sodium Hydroxide (6% superfat)
8 ounces Water
0.56 ounces Hinoki Wood Fragrance Oil (strong)
3/4 teaspoon Saturn Yellow Color
3/4 teaspoon Fire Orange Color
1/4 teaspoon Black Onyx Color
Recipe in grams:
234 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
195 grams Olive Oil
156 grams Palm Kernel Oil
39 grams Shea Butter
84.15 grams Sodium Hydroxide (6% superfat)
234 grams Water
16 grams Hinoki Wood Fragrance Oil (strong)
3/4 teaspoon Saturn Yellow Color
3/4 teaspoon Fire Orange Color
1/4 teaspoon Black Onyx Color
Recipe in Percentages
37.5% Soybean Oil
31.25% Olive Oil
25% Palm Kernel Oil
6.25% Shea Butter
q.s. Sodium Hydroxide
q.s. Water
q.s. Hinoki Wood Fragrance Oil
q.s. Saturn Yellow Color
q.s. Fire Orange Color
q.s. Black Onyx Color

*q.s. = Quantity Sufficient. This is an ingredient that needs to have the amount calculated to match the size of batch that you are making.

Making Soap:
Measure fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in a microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. At this point, I added the fragrance to the oils because I didn’t want to forget to add it.

Once the oils and lye solution temperatures have dropped to a lower temperature (my temperatures were around 120 degrees Fahrenheit), combine oils and lye solution. Mix until thin trace. Divide the soap into three parts. I learned a lesson from my previous soaps, so I weighed the soap as I was dividing it. I used 15.8 ounces or 450 grams of raw soap for my yellow color, 10.5 ounces or 300 grams of raw soap for my orange color and 5.25 ounces or 150 grams for my black color. Add one color to each batch of raw soap and mix well starting from lightest to darkest to not have to clean the blender between colors.

Alternate pouring the three colors of soap into the mold and use a drinking straw to create a swirling pattern. Allow to sit until soap is firm. The next morning cut into bars. Stack to allow good air circulation. Allow to cure for several days before using. Longer curing will result in a harder bar.

Soap Notes: This soap had a moderate scent that was significantly stronger after the soap was wet. The lather was a combination of creamy lather and big bubbles. I like the feeling the soap left on my skin after washing my hands.

Bars of soap after being cut.

Bars of soap after being cut.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Adding the lye solution to the melted oils.

Beginning to mix the oils and lye solution together.

Beginning to mix the oils and lye solution together.

Adding Saturn Yellow to the raw soap.

Adding Saturn Yellow to the raw soap.

Adding Fire Orange to the raw soap.

Adding Fire Orange to the raw soap.

Adding Black Onyx to the raw soap.

Adding Black Onyx to the raw soap.

Fire Orange colored raw soap.

Fire Orange colored raw soap.

Saturn Yellow colored raw soap.

Saturn Yellow colored raw soap.

The soap is ready to be unmolded.

The soap is ready to be unmolded.


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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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