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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. ūüėČ

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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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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. ūüėČ

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.) ūüėȬ†¬†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)

Parsley in Cold Process Soap

Since Andee did that segment of kitchen spices in cold process soap, whenever I make something (anything for that matter), I wonder about using it in soap. Ack! She has corrupted me! Will I ever be able to cook in peace again? [Seriously, I keep wondering about sesame seeds, nori (sheets of seaweed), almond paste, yeast, mushrooms, wheat germ and even tapioca! What am I going to do? ūüė• ] ¬†Come with me to the kitchen so we can test parsley in cold process soap.

In testing parsley in cold process soap my hope is that the parsley will remain green instead of turning brown like the peppermint leaves do in cold process soap. Cross your fingers and let us see if this works! Normally, we don’t recommend using botanicals in as large of pieces as I did today. Most people don’t find like to find big leafy particles between their toes after they have had a bath. Sometimes though, those big leafy particles have a place compared to finely ground powders. Tina says “If you want a soap that looks like you cleaned out the lawn mower into your soap, go for it.” LOL. When I am making soaps for herbalists, gardeners or even the occasional cook, I like to play off of what they do and include it in their soaps.

Not all people like to have large botanicals in their soap. If I wanted to make a soap with parsley for someone who really does not like leafy particles I would probably grind it up really really fine and swirl it into the soap. Then there would be a lovely green swirl in the soap. How would you add a botanical and avoid Tina’s dreaded lawn mower effect?

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Dried Parsley
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
1 tsp Dried Parsley
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
1 tsp Dried Parsley
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Dried Parsley

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 dried parsley 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
Lye Solution
Heated Oils
Mixing Lye Solution and Oil
Mixing Soap
Adding Parsley

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

Making Soap from Sharee’s Cupboard

For the ‚ÄúWhat is in your cupboard? Challenge.‚ÄĚ, Sharee asked me to help her with a new soap making recipe since she is a new soapmaker. She wanted help with a recipe that work well and not have any issues. Let’s check out her cupboard.

  • Papaya Coconut Fragrance
  • Oatmeal, Milk, Honey Fragrance
  • Vanilla Fragrance
  • Energy Fragrance
  • Sandalwood Fragrance
  • Lavender Fragrance
  • Lilac Fragrance
  • White Tea and Ginger Fragrance
  • Relaxing Fragrance
  • Plumeria Fragrance
  • Island Coconut Fragrance
  • Almond Fragrance
  • Yuzu Fragrance

As Sharee has just a few ingredients, I put together a simple recipe that is similar to ones that we use when teaching classes. Have fun with this great recipe!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Sunflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Oatmeal, Milk, Honey Fragrance Oil
Oat Flour (Finely Ground Oatmeal)
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:
1 ounce Castor Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
5 ounces Coconut Oil
3 ounces Sunflower Oil
2 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
2.29 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 ounces Water
0.25 ounces Oatmeal, Milk, Honey Fragrance Oil
2 teaspoons Oat Flour (Finely Ground Oatmeal)
Recipe in grams:
28.35 grams Castor Oil
141.75 grams Olive Oil
141.75 grams Coconut Oil
85.05 grams Sunflower Oil
56.7 grams Sweet Almond Oil
64.93 grams Sodium Hydroxide
170 milliliters Water
7.09 grams Oatmeal, Milk, Honey Fragrance Oil
2 teaspoons Oat Flour (Finely Ground Oatmeal)
Recipe in Percentages:
6.25% Castor Oil
31.25% Olive Oil
31.25% Coconut Oil
18.75% Sunflower Oil
12.5% Sweet Almond Oil
q.s. Sodium Hydroxide
q.s. Water
1.5% Oatmeal, Milk, Honey Fragrance Oil
q.s. Oat Flour (Finely Ground Oatmeal)

*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. After the soap reached this point I added the fragrance and oat flour and mixed well. Once the fragrance was completely mixed into the raw 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.

Enjoy!

Cut bars of soap.

Weighing the fixed oils.
Melted fixed oils.
Adding the lye solution to the oils.
Adding the fragrance and oat flour.
Pouring the raw soap into the mold.
Soap resting in the mold.
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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Tea Tree Soap Bar

We all have had a blemish at least once in our lives. (Some of us wish we had them less.) However, it is a fact of life that we all get them. I wanted to make a soap that was refreshing and useful in cleansing the skin. I used Tea Tree in this soap. Come join me for a fresh and cleansing soap with a little blemish buster to boot. :-)I used clay in this soap because because clay lends a silky sensation when using a soap. Blemished skin is often irritated and sore. I wanted a soap that was smooth and gentle on the skin. No need to make something awful any worse!

I also used Emu Oil in this soap. I was so impressed when I used Emu Oil in a lotion, I just had to use it in a soap. I think it lends a softer silkier sensation to the skin. Try some Emu Oil in your soap! See what you think. I highly doubt you will be disappointed with the results.

When making this soap, I had a couple of “oh duh” moments. First of all, I forgot that excessive heat accelerates trace in a batch of soap. Second, I forgot Rosemary Extract accelerates trace in a batch of soap. For many of you who are soap makers, I am sure you can foresee a problem here. When I first mixed the soap, it accelerated trace so quickly it separated. Argh! This is so aggravating! You can bet I won’t forget this next time!

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Cocoa Butter
Cranberry Seed Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Emu Oil
Rosemary Extract
French Green Clay
Water
Lye
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
7 oz Cocoa Butter
3 oz Cranberry Seed Oil
15 oz  Palm Kernel Oil
5 oz Rice Bran Oil
12 oz Emu Oil
1 oz Rosemary Extract
1 Tbl French Green Clay
16 oz Water
5.85 oz Lye
.6 oz Tea Tree Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
198 grams Cocoa Butter
85 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
425 grams Palm Kernel Oil
141 grams Rice Bran Oil
340 grams Emu Oil
28 grams Rosemary Extract
1 Tbl French Green Clay
453 grams Water
166 grams Lye
17 grams Tea Tree Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
Cocoa Butter
Cranberry Seed Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Emu Oil
Rosemary Extract
French Green Clay
Water
Lye
1.5% Tea Tree Essential Oil

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 clay and essential oil and mix well. Pour into a molds 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
Weighing Emu Oil
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Lye
Mixing Lye Solution
Heated Oils
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Heated Oils in Bucket
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap
Adding Clay
Adding Essential Oil
Separated Soap in Mold
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap
Scooping Soap into Mold
Soap in Mold

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

Tropical Rose Soap 2

The other day I made the Tropical Rose Soap which I had to force through saponification because my temperatures were too hot. I was so in love in the color, smell and feel of this soap I decided to make another soap without the cosmetic problems my first batch had. Come join me this delightful soap! 

This time when I made this soap, I let my temperatures cool until they were at about 130¬į F. Probably still a little on the warm side but I didn’t have any troubles! Yea! I am afraid I am just a little too impatient. Sigh. Maybe I need to put some meditation music on while I am in the blog kitchen. Ugh! Patience is really hard! Did you know I can make cookies, brownies, cakes, soaps, lotion and creams all from scratch but my omelets are ALWAYS under done? It isn’t like omelets take any longer. In fact they take less time. I was really pleased with how smooth the soap was when I poured it into the molds. It reminded me of when you make ice cream and pour it into the ice cream maker. A few weeks ago I made a Hibiscus flavored ice cream that looked just like this soap. It was super yummy!

These beautiful bars are now up to par with the pure luxuries of this soap. Mnn. I think I either want to use an outdoor shower or go visit one of our local springs. What a great way to relax and feel super sexy!

P.S. Did you know that soap (not detergent) is biodegradable? How cool is that! You can even take your soap camping. Yippee!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients:
Coconut Oil
Palm Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Shea Butter, Refined
Water
Lye
Rose Fragrance Oil
Amethyst Pink Color
Equipment:
Scale
1 Gallon Soap Bucket
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Soap Mold
Glass Beakers
Immersion Blender
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Recipe:

Recipes in Ounces
21 oz Coconut Oil
25 oz Palm Oil
32.75 oz Palm Kernel Oil
5.25  oz Shea Butter, Refined
32 oz Water
12.25 oz Lye
1 fl oz Rose Fragrance Oil
.15 cc scoop Amethyst Pink Color
Recipes in Grams
595 grams Coconut Oil
708 grams Palm Oil
928 grams Palm Kernel Oil
148 grams Shea Butter, Refined
907 grams Water
347 grams Lye
30 mL Rose Fragrance Oil
.15 cc scoop Amethyst Pink Color
Recipes in Percentages
19% Coconut Oil
23% Palm Oil
30% Palm Kernel Oil
5% Shea Butter, Refined
29% Water
11% Lye
1.5% Rose Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Amethyst Pink Color

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 Rose Fragrance Oil and  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
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Mixing Lye Solution
Melted Oils
Adding Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Adding Color
Mixing in Color
Mixing in Color
Adding Fragrance Oil
Stirring in Fragrance Oil

Soap in Molds
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Grandpa’s Fishing Soap

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been able to ask my grandpa for stories about the fishing trips he used to go on with his buddies. Most of these stories bring a smile to my grandpa’s face and he can’t stop chuckling as he tells the story.

After hearing some of these stories, I was inspired to try making a soap that could be useful to a fisherman. I decided to use Chinese Star Anise since many fishermen (and women) swear that it hides the human scent from the fish. I also included freshly ground coffee beans to help with the removal of the fish scent from the hands.

While I don’t know if this soap will work on convincing my grandpa to take me fishing, I think that this might be a great fisherman’s soap. I’ll have to take some out to the local trout farm next time I go. Maybe they will test it for me!

Come join me in the blog kitchen and we’ll whip up this fun fisherman’s soap.

Finished soap.

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