Clyde’s Shaving Soap 2


Finished Soap

Finished Soap

Recently on the forum, Andee hosted a swap. It was called Ye Old Romance Swap. If you have never participated in a swap before, they are fun and addicting. Think of it like a Christmas gift from like-minded individuals. You get plenty of inspiration, feedback and the perfect place to strut your stuff. When Andee announced this swap, I just knew I had to be a part of it.

Weighed Oils

Weighed Oils

Andee can tell you that whenever something with historical inspiration comes up, I tend to immediately gravitate to the floral aromas, rose in particular. Think of my Valentine’s Day Lotion with Rose Hydrosol. So you can imagine her shock when I said I wanted to do some things inspired by Bonnie and Clyde from the 1930s. You never know what you might be inspired to do when given a theme! Come join me in creating a swirled shaving soap with a fragrance blend just for Bonnie and Clyde.

Melted Oils and Lye Solution

Melted Oils and Lye Solution

I like to blend my fragrance oils prior to making my soap for the sake of simplicity. I know I won’t forget anything and I don’t need to worry about rushing around like a headless chicken. This also allows me to make enough for all of the projects I may have planned such as soap, lotion and whatever else my heart desires.

Oils are still a little warm

Oils are still a little warm

For my soap formulation, I stuck to our simple 6-5-4-1 formula. I used Lanolin as my luxury oil. I added clay, color and fragrance and I swirled my soap! These are all additions we have not made during the Introduction to Soap-making. We stuck with only changing the oils and the basics of soap making. Wow! This soap has a lot more to it!

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Lanolin
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Water
Bentonite Clay
Black Onyx
Titanium Dioxide
Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
Jacob Fragrance Oil
Earth Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
Batch 1
255 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
213 grams Coconut Oil
170 grams Olive Oil
43 grams Lanolin
94 grams Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
237 mL Water
2 tsp Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Black Onyx
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide
10.21 grams Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
5.1 grams Jacob Fragrance Oil
1.13 grams Earth Fragrance Oil

Batch 2
255 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
213 grams Coconut Oil
170 grams Olive Oil
43 grams Lanolin
94 grams Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
237 mL Water
2 tsp Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Black Onyx
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide
10.21 grams Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
5.1 grams Jacob Fragrance Oil
1.13 grams Earth Fragrance Oil

Recipe in Ounces
Batch 1
9 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
7.5 oz Coconut Oil
6 oz Olive Oil
1.5 oz Lanolin
3.31 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
8 fl oz Water
2 tsp Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Black Onyx
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide
0.36 oz Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
0.18 oz Jacob Fragrance Oil
0.04 oz Earth Fragrance Oil

Batch 2
9 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
7.5 oz Coconut Oil
6 oz Olive Oil
1.5 oz Lanolin
3.31 oz Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
8 fl oz Water
2 tsp Bentonite Clay
1 tsp Black Onyx
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide
0.36 oz Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
0.18 oz Jacob Fragrance Oil
0.04 oz Earth Fragrance Oil

Recipe in Percentages
Batch 1
37.5% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
31.25% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6.25% Lanolin
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Bentonite Clay
Q.S. Black Onyx
Q.S. Titanium Dioxide
Q.S. Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Jacob Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Earth Fragrance Oil

Batch 2
37.5% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
31.25% Coconut Oil
25% Olive Oil
6.25% Lanolin
Q.S. Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Bentonite Clay
Q.S. Black Onyx
Q.S. Titanium Dioxide
Q.S. Bergamot & Tobacco Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Jacob Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Earth Fragrance Oil

 

Measuring Titanium Dioxide

Measuring Titanium Dioxide

Weigh the two selections of oils into two separate microwave safe containers. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to two containers of water to form two lye solutions. Allow the oils and the lye to cool to a lower temperature.

Mixing Titanium Dioxide

Mixing Titanium Dioxide

My temperatures for this soap were between 115°F and 120°F. 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 color at this point. My color was dispersed into glycerin first. Stir well.

Pour each color of soap into the mold. 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

Adding Black Color to Oils

Adding Black Color to Oils

Ready to Soap!

Ready to Soap!

Adding Titanium Dioxide

Adding Titanium Dioxide

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Adding Lye Solution to Oils

Adding Clay

Adding Clay

Adding Clay to Black Soap

Adding Clay to Black Soap

Ready to Mix

Ready to Mix

Mixing White Soap

Mixing White Soap

Mixed White Soap

Mixed White Soap

Mixed Black Soap

Mixed Black Soap

Pouring White Soap into Mold

Pouring White Soap into Mold

Adding Black Soap

Adding Black Soap

Adding White Soap

Adding White Soap

Adding Black Soap

Adding Black Soap

Soap in Mold

Soap in Mold

Soap Removed from Mold

Soap Removed from 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 “Clyde’s Shaving Soap

  • Rachael

    I tried this recipe,it was fun to make, however i found one small problem- and I didn’t realize until i was in the middle of mixing my soap. the instructions don’t say when to add the clay! I know it isn’t a critical ingredient, but I really wanted to try the soap with clay. I was mixing one color into one batch, and the second got really thick while i was mixing the color into the first, and I think the second batch must have gone past the point to add color, because the color didn’t mix in very well. At that point, i figured the clay probably would not mix in either so i left it out. what is the strategy to adding additives to soap while waiting for the right “stage” of tracing/mixing ? The lye solution and oil were both at 115 dergees F, but my oils were starting to solidify so i didn’t want to wait any longer before i mixed them.

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      Rachel,

      You can add your additives either prior to mixing or when you are at a light trace. Trace does not mean that it is thick like pudding. At that point, it is really too late to add anything and having it mix in evenly. For this particular batch, I added my colors and clay prior to mixing. I did this because Lanolin is a temp sensitive item. I wanted to minimize my time without needing to worry about the color.

      I hope this helps!

      Taylor

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