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Single Oil Soap – Avocado Oil

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
I have been loving learning about all of the different properties oils contribute to a bar of soap. I decided that I wanted to try Avocado next. I must admit, I did get a bit of a surprise after is was in the mold! Come join me as we learn about Avocado Oil Soap!Needed Materials

Ingredients
Avocado Oil
Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Water
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender
Spoons
Mold

Recipe

Recipe in Grams
454 grams Avocado Oil
57 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
177 mL Water
Recipe in Ounces
16 oz Avocado Oil
2.01 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
6 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
100% Avocado Oil
Q.S. Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Q.S. Water

Weigh the Avocado Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat until warm. This took about 2 1/2 minutes for me. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until trace is achieved. Pour into a mold and allow to sit for 24 hours. Enjoy!

 

I didn’t have any accelerated trace or any other problems when mixing the soap. However, after 24 hours when I went to cut it, it was like sliding a knife through room temperature butter! I must say, it did startle me. I have never worked with a soap that has done that!

When I washed with a small sample of this soap, it felt really creamy but I didn’t get any lather. While I was using it though I did think it would make a nice scrub. I may have to try that. Would you make a scrub with Avocado Soap?

Taylor

Soap in jar

Avocado Oil

Mixing Lye Solution

Adding Lye Solution

Mixing Soap

Mixing Soap

Soap in mold

Attempting to cut the Avocado Oil Soap

Piping Soap into jars

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