Category Archives: Soap

Moonlight Path Glitter Soap

I have always loved Moonlight Path. Long before I ever worked here at Majestic Mountain Sage, I remember going to Bath & Bodyworks to smell all of their products. One scent that always called to me was their Moonlight Path. I loved it. It is smooth, elegant and ladylike. It was also paired with one of my favorite colors – purple! I was so excited to find MMS carries their own version of Moonlight Path. The best part is that I can make anything I want to! Our Royal Purple Glitter is a perfect match for the Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil.Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
Royal Purple Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Royal Purple Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Royal Purple Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Moonlight Path Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Royal Purple Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Moonlight Path
Fragrance Oil and Royal Purple Glitter and mix 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!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Adding Glitter

Mixing Soap
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Wild Strawberry Glitter Soap

I love strawberries. I remember as a child riding down the sidewalk from our house to the next door neighbor. They had about a 3 foot slope down from their lawn down to the sidewalk. That slope, instead of being covered in grass, harbored strawberries. I remember heading over to graze with our dog. We would go back home with about 5 strawberries, stained clothes and fur. I remember presenting the few strawberries we brought back to my mother while the dog and I licked our chops. LOL. Those were the days.

Even now, I adore strawberries. I love to eat fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream. Yum. Forget the Angel Food-cake… pass those strawberries! When I had to select a fragrance to go with the bright Bellydance Pink Glitter, I knew it would be Wild Strawberry. Come join me a wild, yummy, sparkly and exotic soap!

If I had to make this soap again, I might halve the amount of glitter and add some Amethyst Pink color. I might even top it with some seeds. What would you do for this Wild Strawberry soap?

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Belly Dance Pink Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Belly Dance Pink Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Wild Strawberry Fragrance Oil and Belly Dance Pink Glitter and mix 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!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Glitter
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixing Soap

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Glitter Soap

I love poems, stories and song that refer to the land of milk and honey. I don’t know why. It just really talks to the romantic in me. Maybe to me the land of milk and honey means I can do as I wish all day long. Doesn’t that sound great? No bills, no work, no stress. Ahh. A world where if you want to make soap, make soap. If you want to garden, you can garden. If you want to dance, well dance. I wanted a soap that would portray all of that calm and cheerfulness.First, I knew I wanted to make a soap with our gold glitter. With the color of the glitter in mind I perused our catalog, highlight scents that seemed acceptable for the color. Finally, I came across our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey. I knew the search had come to an end. I didn’t have to look any farther. It was perfect!

I was rather surprised when I pulled out the finished soap. Instead of a bright gold color, the soap was a beautiful peach color. I fell in love. I was surprised at the color change. It didn’t have any shimmer though. I guess if I want shimmer, I will have to add the iridescent glitter. (I can’t believe to replicate this with a shimmer I will have to add over 1 tablespoon of glitter. Oh well, it will be worth it.) I took one sniff and immediately in my minds eye formed a field of golden bowing grain. The sun was setting, lighting the world in peaches, corals and tangerines. The smell of honey was thick on the air, comforting and safe. The grain whispered in the breeze and nearby a cow mooed. Wow! Can you see the world this soap transported me to? I want to stay! Come join me in the kitchen for a soap worthy of the land of milk and honey.

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
Light Gold Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.3 ounces Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Light Gold Glitter
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
9 grams Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
1 Tbl Light Gold Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Light Gold Glitter

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Fragrance Oil and Light Gold Glitter and mix 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!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Adding Glitter
Mixing in Glitter and Fragrance Oil

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Glitter Soap Collection

I can’t remember if I have told you this before, but I love glitter. Cough. Cough. Sorry, I have a frog in my throat due to all of the cottonwoods flying around. I mean, I LOVE glitter. I wear and play and craft with glitter whenever I get the chance. Giggle. It brings the cheerful, romantic girl out of me. When I was able to talk the research and development department into adding colored glitter to our catalog, I was ecstatic. I even went home to coo at my male orange cat, promising to coat him in gold glitter. His response was “Mhet!” I don’t think that interested him. Sigh.

I have now finally had a chance to make soap with all of the glitters we carry. I had a lot of fun. For the next two weeks, we get to make each of the soaps pictured here. GET YOUR KITCHEN READY FOR A GLITTER PARTY!

Taylor

Glitter Soap Collection
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Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs – Day 2

Can you believe it? It is FRIDAY! Are you ready to head into the kitchen to finish the Oreo Truffle Scrubs? I am. Oh, you may need to keep an eye on these scrubs just to make sure no one eats them. 😉 Let’s finish these truffle scrubs up and then we can sit down with a beverage of choice and admire our work.Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
White Melt and Pour Soap
Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday
Equipment
Microwave Safe Container
Fork
1/4 teaspoon
Ziplock Bag
Waxed Paper

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
100 grams White Melt and Pour Soap
1/4 teaspoon Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday
Recipe in Ounces
50.7 ounces White Melt and Pour Soap
1/4 teaspoon Brown Oxide, Premixed
Scrub Balls From yesterday

Heat soap gently until liquid. Dip scrubs into soap several times to coat. Place on waxed paper. Once all of the scrubs have been coated, color the soap brown. Mix in Ziplock bag. Snip a small hole in a corner and drizzle the brown soap over the truffles. Allow to cool. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs
Melted Soap
Measuring Premixed Brown Oxide
Mixing Color and Soap

Drizzling Brown Soap over Scrub
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs – Day 1

This week we have enjoyed delicious Oreo truffles, enjoyed a good laugh and now I wanted to share my refined recipe for the Chocolate Oreo Truffle Scrubs. These are very simple and elegant. These stunning scrubs will tempt all that gaze upon them. Come join me in the kitchen for exfoliating fun! 

Now before we dive into the recipe and instructions I will tell you what I forgot to add. I forgot to add the fragrance oil. Whoops! I had planned on using our Chocolate Mouse Fragrance Oil, but I forgot to pull it out as I prepared for the photo shoot. Oh well. They still look great. They will just be doubly scrumptious when the fragrance oil is added. 😉

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Vanilla Bean Specks
White Melt and Pour Soap
Fullers Earth Clay
Luffa
Equipment:
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Scale
Waxed Paper

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
30 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
12 grams Vanilla Bean Specks
100 grams White Melt and Pour Soap
45 grams Fullers Earth Clay
10 grams Luffa
Recipe in Ounces
1.06 ounces Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
.42 ounces Vanilla Bean Specks
3.53 ounces White Melt and Pour Soap
1.59 ounces Fullers Earth Clay
.35 ounces Luffa
Recipe in Percentages
15.2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
6% Vanilla Bean Specks
50.7% White Melt and Pour Soap
22.8% Fullers Earth Clay
5% Luffa

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently in short bursts until the soap is liquid. Stir well. Allow the mixture to cool until comfortable to touch. Mold the scrub into balls. I used a 1 tablespoon measure to scoop out the scrub. Allow to cool. Store in a safe place until tomorrow.

Taylor

Weighing Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Weighing Vanilla Bean Specks
Weighing Melt and Pour Soap
Weighing Clay and Luffa
Melted Mixture
Mixture cooler and stiffer

Scrub shaped into balls
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Triple Ginger Soap

 

 Yesterday I told you of my love for ginger. I decided I wanted to make a triple ginger soap. In my mind  you can never have to much ginger. In this soap I used our Ginger Fragrance Oil, ground ginger, and fresh ginger! Even if you are not part of the ginger fan club, this soap is fun and exotic!Whenever I go to Salt Lake City, I visit the London Market. I replenish my stocks of marzipan, parma-violets, elderflower soda, chocolates and preserves. Note: I am not from the United Kingdom, just a HUGE fan of exotic foods. However, no matter how much I have at home, I always get crystalized ginger, ginger preserves and spicy ginger beer sodas. I am definitely part of of the ginger fan club. 😉

I don’t know how many of you have been to a sushi restaurant but when I first went I was introduced to pickled ginger. Our Korean friends were explaining all of the sauces. Once I learned it was ginger, I picked up a a large slice, paired it with a california roll and chowed down. Our friends eyes became large as saucers and they scrambled to get me a drink. Knowing me, I am sure you can guess what I did next. You got it! I went back for another. Come join me for this spicy ginger soap!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Ginger Fragrance Oil
Ground Ginger
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.28 ounces Ginger Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Fresh Ginger
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
8 grams Ginger Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Fresh Ginger
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Ginger Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Ground Ginger
Q.S. Fresh Ginger

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Ginger Fragrance Oil, minced ginger and ground ginger and mix 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!

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils and Lye Solution
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Adding Ginger Fragrance Oil
Ground Ginger and Fresh Ginger
Pouring Soap into Mold

Soap in Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Ginger Grapefruit Soap

Have you ever had homemade ginger and grapefruit marmalade? Imagine it on toast: citrusy, spicy and sweet. This marmalade is so good you can’t get enough! I am already imagining it in yogurt, thumb print cookies and paired with Indian curries. Yummy. Sorry, I have to dry out my keyboard.I wanted to make a soap that would remind me of this delectable marmalade: tangy, bright and spicy.I love ginger. To me, ginger is comfort in both smell and taste. (Guaranteed, every time I travel you will find crystallized ginger or ginger chews in my bag.) I love ginger snaps, ginger beer, ginger biscotti and everything else ginger related.

I wanted to make a soap that smelled of the spicy ginger I so love. For me, our Ginger Fragrance Oil doesn’t quite cut it. Don’t get me wrong! It is a great scent but it is more floral than spicy. I wanted a spiciness of when you bit into fresh ginger and it makes your eyes water. Now I didn’t want it to be too spicy, just somewhat spicy. (It still had to be used on the skin.) I decided to use some Ground Ginger in this recipe. Come join me for this absolutely divine Ginger Grapefruit Soap!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Ground Ginger
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.28 Grapefruit Essential Oil
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
8 grams Grapefruit Essential Oil
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
Q.S. Lye
Q.S. Grapefruit Essential Oil
Q.S. Ground Ginger

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the Grapefruit Essential Oil and ground ginger and mix 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!

P.S. Did you know Ginger Essential Oil can accelerate trace?

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Mixing Oils and Lye Solution
Adding Ground Ginger
Adding Grapefruit Essential Oil
Pouring Soap into Mold

Soap in Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Kid’s Play-Do Soap

I don’t know about you but I love it when school starts. I love seeing the children scampering off of the bus heading for home with brightly color pictures in hand and ear to ear grins on their faces. I can just hear them bursting in the door, their back packs dangling crookedly from their shoulders as they tell you all about their day a mile a minute. What an image!

 

I can also imagine the mothers must enjoy the peace that occurs during the day while the children are at school. However, I think most people know at least one child who shows some anxiety to starting school each year. I remember I did! I wondered about how you could make school so exciting and friendly that kids wanted to go! I thought it would be nice to make a nice bright fun smelling soap that looked like it had been made with play-dough. I wanted something eye catching and exciting.

 

I decided to make this soap doing a column swirl. Have you seen any pictures of column swirls? I have seen some that are just geourgous! I just wanted to reach through my computer  screen and take them! That is saying something considering how many STACKS of bars of soap I have. (Please don’t ask me about the liquid soap, please don’t ask me about the liquid soap.) 😉  I filled a small bottle with water so it would not tip and put it in the center of my mold. I sure had a great time!

 

For those who are not familiar with column swirls, let me explain them to you. A column swirl is where an object (I used a small jar) is placed in the center of the mold. Then pour the different colors of soap over the column. Change up the colors as frequently or often as it appeals to you. Once all of the soap has been poured into the mold, remove the column. Using a spoon or straw, swirl the soap into any pattern desired. Allow the soap to sit for 24 hours and cut. Allow for curing time.

 

With this being a play-do soap a bright yellow, dark purple, strong blue, forest green and a bright red. I didn’t want this soap to blend into the background. Well… unless the background is playdo. Do you think I accomplished my goal? Come join me in the kitchen for some brightly colored, child like fun!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Amethyst Pink
Lavender Fields
Mint Green
Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Lip Balm Color
Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

6 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
5 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
6 ounces Water
2.2 ounces Lye
.2 ounces Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
6 grams Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Amethyst Pink25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Lavender Fields 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Mint Green

 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Ultramarine Blue

 

25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1% Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil
2 tsp Yellow Lip Balm Color

Weigh all of the oils in a single kit into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the lye to the water to for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved for each soap kit. Add the Juicy Grape Fragrance Oil and color and mix well. Pour different colors over a center object into a mold, swirl 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
Prepared Soap Kit
Mixing Blue Soap
Colored Soaps Ready to Pour
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Pouring Soap into Mold
Soap in Mold
Swirling Soap
Swirled Soap
Finished Soap Ready to Cut - Top

Finished Soap Ready to Cut - Bottom
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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Making Soap from Diane’s Cupboard

Today, we will start with Diane’s cupboard. She asked me for a moisturizing soap recipe as well as a lotion and lip balm that would use her ingredients in her cupboard. Here are the ingredients in her cupboard.

To begin, I decided that I would tackle the first request for a moisturizing soap. Since most of the oils in Diane’s cupboard are great oils with moisturizing properties, it was easy to formulate a soap to meet Diane’s request. Let’s head off to the blog kitchen and have fun!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Wheat Germ Oil
Aloe Extract
Lanolin
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold of your choice (I will be using a Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer #2915.)
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water for each batch: 20 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time for each batch: 2 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture for each batch: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution for each batch: 3 minutes
Pour into mold (total time): 90 seconds approximately 30 seconds for each batch
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces:
2 ounces Wheat Germ Oil
2 ounces Aloe Extract
1 ounce Lanolin
6 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
2.25 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 ounces Water
Recipe in grams:
56.7 grams Wheat Germ Oil
56.7 grams Aloe Extract
28.35 grams Lanolin
170.1 grams Coconut Oil
141.75 grams Olive Oil
63.8 grams Sodium Hydroxide
170 milliliters Water
Recipe in Percentages:
12.5% Wheat Germ Oil
12.5% Aloe Extract
6.25% Lanolin
37.5% Coconut Oil
31.25% Olive Oil
q.s. Sodium Hydroxide
q.s. Water

*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.

Weigh fixed oils on your scale. Warm the fixed oils on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well. Combine the scent blend in a beaker and set aside.

Combine the fixed oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. For me, this took almost 90 seconds to reach the thin trace. At this point, you can add any desired fragrances or botanicals to the soap. I poured the soap into the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer #2915. I allowed the soap to sit until was firm.

The next morning the soap was 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.

Notes:
This soap has a dense silky lather and a barely there lanolin scent when being used. After drying my hands, they felt smooth as if I had applied a lotion. The soap is quite firm, but not rock hard either.

I like this soap and I think if you added a clay to the recipe, this would make a fantastic shaving soap. I would recommend using herbal or earthy type scents to work with lanolin scent as I doubt floral, ozone, or food type scents would work as well.

Enjoy!

Cut bars of soap.

Weighing the oils.
Adding the lye solution.
Begining to mix the oils and lye solution together.
Mixing the raw soap.

Filling the mold with raw soap.
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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)