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Chocolate Mint Layered Soap

Lately I have been craving any chocolate that I could get my paws on. (I mean hands!) Now, I truly mean any chocolate. Chocolate bars, chocolate chips, chocolate ice cream, brownies, chocolate shakes, you name it. If it contained chocolate, I wanted it 10 minutes ago. :razz: I’m beginning to feel like I should be suffering from Chocolate Fever or The Chocolate Touch. (Both of these books have been in my personal library since I was a young girl and I would highly recommend them. The links will take you to Amazon, but I suggest checking your local library or bookstore for these books first. Amazon will give the pictures of the covers and author information.)

Last week I decided that I needed to make a chocolate soap. I thought that if I acknowledged the craving in a way that wouldn’t be calorie laden, then the craving would subside. My only problem is that I’ve made a chocolate cold process soap before and I wanted to try something new. Looking for inspiration, I remembered a post that was released 2 years ago this month! I had visited Becky in her soap workshop and she showed me how she made soap. Her layered Fourth of July soap was the basic inspiration for my layered Chocolate Mint Soap. I made two separate batches of soap so I could have layers without dividing the raw soap. Each batch was 1 pound and I filled a mold that holds a 2 pound batch.

I’ve been finding any excuse possible to go check on my soap and take a big whiff. I’ve been told that it smells just like a York Peppermint Patty or a Junior Mint. All I know is that I still want chocolate and now I want to make peppermint brownies. Maybe I’ll make plain brownies. Either way, off to the blog kitchen to share the “how to” for this yummy soap.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sweet Almond Oil
Castor Oil
Cocoa Butter, Regular
Palm Kernel Oil
Palm Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Water (I used Reverse Osmosis Water)
Baking Chocolate
Mint Green Dry Color
Peppermint Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold of your choice (I will be using my Guerrilla Mold.)
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 20 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 2 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 3 minutes
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces: (Make two times)
3 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
1 ounce Castor Oil
2 ounces Cocoa Butter, Regular
5 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
5 ounces Palm Oil
2.23 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
6 ounces Water (I used Reverse Osmosis Water) 

Batch 1 Additions:
0.25 ounce Baking Chocolate
0.28 ounce Peppermint Essential Oil

Batch 2 Additions:
1 tsp Mint Green Dry Color
0.28 ounce Peppermint Essential Oil

Since this is a layered soap, I made two batches each weighing one pound. The fixed oils and essential oil were the same for both batches. The only difference is that I used Baking Chocolate to color Batch 1 and the Mint Green to color Batch 2.

Weigh fixed oils for both batches on your scale. Gently warm the fixed oils, one batch at a time, on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the oils in the microwave. Add sodium hydroxide to the water for both batches. Mix well. Weigh the Peppermint Essential Oil in two beakers and set aside.

Batch 1:
Add the Baking Chocolate to the melted oils. Mix until the Baking Chocolate has been completely melted. 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 Peppermint Essential Oil and mixed well. Once the fragrance was completely mixed into the raw soap, I poured the soap into the Guerrilla Mold. I allowed the soap to sit as I began mixing the second batch.

Batch 2:
Add the Mint Green Dry Color to the melted oils. Mix until the oil has completely suspended the Mint Green Dry Color. Combine the fixed oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Again, this took almost 90 seconds to reach the thin trace. After the soap reached this point I added the Peppermint Essential Oil and mixed well. Once the fragrance was completely mixed into the raw soap, I poured the soap onto a rubber scraper over the Guerrilla Mold to prevent divots in the chocolate layer. 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 an ammonia like odor for the first 24 hours after cutting. After this time has passed, the soap has a chocolate mint odor. The colors will leave a slight coloration on a white washcloth, but it does wash out of the washcloth easily.

Thanks for joining me on my latest soaping adventure. I don’t think this soap helped cure my need for chocolate, but maybe it will help you! I at least hope this soap has inspired you to make something different. I know it has inspired me to try a few new ideas.

The Chocolate Mint Layered soap samples have been sent to the Shipping Department to send out in orders. I really want to hear your comments about this soap. I hope that anyone wanting a sample soap will request one and if we have any samples we will send them to you.

Enjoy!

Finished Soap.
Weighed oils.
Almost completely melted oils.
Adding the baking chocolate to Batch 1 oils.
Mixing the oils and baking chocolate.
Adding the lye solution to the oils.
Mixing the raw soap.

Pouring the Batch 1 into the mold.

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Huckleberry Soap – Day 2

Yesterday I made a Huckleberry soap. Today I will be using the same recipe but with an increased percentage of the Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. The soap smells so wonderful I want to go find a berry patch and spend the day grazing. :-) Just be careful using this soap in bear country. You might lose it and before you know it, the bear will ask for a bath tub! Follow my advice and never give a bear a bar of your Huckleberry Soap. Come join me in the kitchen for some beary scrumptious fun! :oops: We had better get into the kitchen before I get anymore punny! 

This soap has a more significant yellow color to it than the soap we made yesterday did. I think I prefer the soap with the 1.5% Huckleberry Fragrance Oil usage rate because it smelled strongly but was most cost effective in using the fragrance oil. I did not notice a significant difference between the two soaps in their strength of the odor.

 

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Huckleberry 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
.4 ounces Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
11 grams Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
2.5% Huckleberry Fragrance 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 Huckleberry Fragrance Oil 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!

My starting oil temperature was 140° F. My starting Lye Solution temperature was 180° F. It took me using the immersion blender 76 seconds to reach light trace. I gently stirred in the fragrance oil and poured the soap into the mold. I let the soap sit for 24 hours before removing from the mold and cutting the soap.

Taylor

Finished Soap
Heated Oils
Adding Lye Solution
Mixing Soap
Mixing Soap to Light Trace
Adding Fragrance Oil
Mixing in Fragrance Oil

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

Huckleberry Soap – Day 1

The other day Tina asked me to make two soaps using our Huckleberry Fragrance Oil. She wanted me to record my temperatures, time it took to trace and which one I thought smelled better. I couldn’t wait to get started. I love Huckleberries. A local wood fired oven pizzeria has a dessert pizza has apples, cinnamon, marscapone (a soft Italian cheese used in sweet and savory dishes), a little bit of brown sugar and of course HUCKLEBERRIES! When huckleberries are in season, I can be found there with family and friends chatting over this fabulous dessert pizza. Come join me for this fabulous Huckleberry soap! 

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soy
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Huckleberry 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
.28 ounces Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
141 grams Coconut Oil
141 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye
8 grams Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
25% Hydrogenated Soy
20% Coconut Oil
20% Olive Oil
25% Water
9% Lye
1.5% Huckleberry Fragrance 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 Huckleberry Fragrance Oil 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!

My starting oil temperature was 110° F. My starting Lye Solution temperature was 180° F. It took me using the immersion blender 40 seconds to reach light trace. I gently stirred in the fragrance oil and poured the soap into the mold. I let the soap sit for 24 hours before removing from the mold and cutting the soap.

P.S. Should you ever come our way, I’ll point you to Jack’s Wood Fired Oven so that you, too, can enjoy a Huckleberry Dessert Pizza.
Taylor

Finished Soap
Weighing Fragrance Oil
Heated Oils
Adding Lye Solution
Mixing Lye and Oil Solutions
Mixing to Light Trace
Adding Huckleberry Fragrance Oil
Mixing in Fragrance Oil

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

Mountain Man Bar

When I was in school, growing up here in Cache Valley, we would always cover some part of the valley’s history. Some of the stories I have not been able to forget. Ask any local here the story of Old Ephraim and you will be sat down to hear this incredible tale. Our valley was named because of all of the caches created by trappers to hold their furs. We have many stories of the trappers and traders that came here. We even have a heritage center that gives demonstrations of the early life here and many local canyons host rendezvous in the summer. I wanted to make a soap was a reminder to our history and in its own way, told the stories of the mountain men. Come join me in the kitchen for this mountain man bar. 

I wanted a soap that smelled natural. I wanted the scent of moss, fir, pines and other forestry scents. This soap makes me think of sitting under a pine tree not too long after it has rained, when all of the scents of the forest are sharp and fresh. It makes me want to pull out my sketch book and colored pencils, hike up a trail in one of our local canyons and draw the flora and fauna that I discover. This is truly the perfect bar for anyone who spends a great amount of time in the great outdoors. It smell fresh, natural and earthy. It is beautiful outdoors scent that carries all kinds of memories. Try it today!

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Neem Oil
Water
Sodium Hydroxide
Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Siberian Fir Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
18 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
15 ounces Coconut Oil
15 ounces Olive Oil
2 ounces Neem Oil
18 ounces Water
7 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
.5 ounces Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
.25 ounces Juniper Berry Essential Oil
.25 ounces Siberian Fir Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
510 grams Hydrogenated Soy
425 grams Coconut Oil
425 grams Olive Oil
56 grams Neem Oil
510 grams Water
198 grams Sodium Hydroxide
14 grams Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
7 grams Juniper Berry Essential Oil
7 grams Siberian Fir Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
35% Hydrogenated Soy
29% Coconut Oil
29% Olive Oil
4% Neem Oil
35% Water
14% Sodium Hydroxide
1% Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil
.5% Juniper Berry Essential Oil
.5% Siberian Fir Essential Oil

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Add the Sodium Hydroxide to the water for a lye solution. Mix the oils and lye solution and blend until a light trace is achieved. Add the essential oils 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
Melted Oils
Lye Solution
Essential Oils
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Essential Oils
Stirring in Essential Oils
Pouring Soap into Mold

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

21 Celebration Soap

Birthdays are exciting and there is nothing as wonderful as a good birthday celebration. I wanted to make a soap that said all of that and more. I wanted a soap that remind the user of a party every time they use it. I decided to make a swirled soap with glitter that is scented with our 21 Fragrance Oil. It is a spectacular soap. It is an exciting celebration that I hope you can join. Meet me in the kitchen and we will have a party! 

When choosing the characteristics I wanted this soap to have, I decided I wanted color. Ahem. Sorry. Frog on the keyboard. I mean, I wanted COLOR. I decided I wanted a bright pink on a strong white background. I wanted this soap to pop, and pop it does. I wanted drama and what is drama without glitter? (After all, this is a party.) I wanted bold fun color and well, I got it. I choose to use the fragrance 21. It is fun, young and flirty. Come join me so we can all be 21!

Collect Needed Items:

Ingredients
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Sunflower Oil
Water
Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
Glycerin
Amethyst Pink Color
Titanium Dioxide
21 Fragrance Oil
Glitter, Iridescent
Equipment
Scale
2 Soap Buckets
2 Soap Spoons
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
Kit One:
6 oz Hydrogenated Soy
6 oz Palm Kernel Oil
4 oz Sunflower Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
.3 oz 21 Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Glitter, Iridescent
.6 oz Water
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide 

Kit Two:
6 oz Hydrogenated Soy
6 oz Palm Kernel Oil
4 oz Sunflower Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
.3 oz 21 Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Glitter, Iridescent
.6 oz Glycerin
1 tsp Amethyst Pink

Recipe in Grams
Kit One:
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
170 grams Palm Kernel Oil
113 grams Sunflower Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
8 grams 21 Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Glitter, Iridescent
16 grams Water
1 tsp Titanium Dioxide 

Kit Two:
170 grams Hydrogenated Soy
170 grams Palm Kernel Oil
113 grams Sunflower Oil
170 grams Water
62 grams Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
8 grams 21 Fragrance Oil
1 tsp Glitter, Iridescent
16 grams Glycerin
1 tsp Amethyst Pink

Recipe in Percentages
Kit One:
24.4% Hydrogenated Soy
24.4% Palm Kernel Oil
16.3% Sunflower Oil
24.4% Water
8.9% Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
1.2% 21 Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Glitter, Iridescent
Q.S. Water
Q.S. Titanium Dioxide 

Kit Two:
24.4% Hydrogenated Soy
24.4% Palm Kernel Oil
16.3% Sunflower Oil
24.4% Water
8.9% Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)
1.2% 21 Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Glitter, Iridescent
Q.S. Glycerin
Q.S. Amethyst Pink

Set up both oil and lye kits prior to making the soap. Gently heat the oil kits until they are liquid. While the oil kits are heating, mix your lye and water. In separate colors, premix your colors. Pour the lye solution into a soap bucket with an oil kit. Mix to light trace. Add the color, glitter and fragrance and pour the soap into a mold. Mix the second batch of soap to light trace adding the color, glitter and fragrance. Pour into mold and swirl using a spoon. Allow the soap to sit for 24 hours then cut. Allow the soap to cure. longer curing time will result in a harder bar. Enjoy!

Finished Soap
Measuring Amethyst Pink
Measuring Amethyst Pink
Measuring Titanium Dioxide
Soap Kits Ready for mixing
Mixing First Batch of Soap
Adding Titanium Dioxide
Mixing First Batch of Soap
Mixing Second Batch of Soap
Adding Amethyst Pink Color
Mixing Second Batch of Soap
Pouring part of First Batch into Mold
Pouring part of Second Batch into Mold
Pouring part of Second Batch into Mold
Swirling with end of Spoon
Swirling with end of Spoon

Finished Soap Ready to Cut
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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Woodland Ice Soap

Finished soap.
Last summer I was requested to make scent blend that was masculine, woodsy and clean smelling. After testing several scent blends I finally was able to make a blend that suited the recipient. The blend includes Siberian Fir Needle Essential Oil, Egyptian Musk Fragrance Oil and Lavender Fleur (type) Fragrance Oil. I placed the bottle of the blend in the vast collection of fragrances that we have in the blog kitchen and promptly forgot about it until just a few weeks ago.

Adding the lye solution the the melted oils.
I opened the bottle and gave it a sniff. I decided that I wanted to try making a soap with the blend. I collected my oils, buckets and immersion blender and decided to give it a whirl. (No pun intended.) :)

Beginning to blend the oils and lye solution.
After I made the soap I grabbed a bar and wandered around the warehouse asking for opinions about the scent. Responses varied from forest-like, piney, clean, earthy, yummy and even refreshing. This soap wasn’t adored by the fruity-bubble gum fan club, but even they did say that it was reminiscent of a hike by a woodland stream in cool weather. I think you will find the scent blend perfectly refreshing and easily a best seller!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
Coconut Oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Palm Oil
Sesame Oil
Shea Butter
Sodium Hydroxide
Water
Siberian Fir Needle Essential Oil
Egyptian Musk Fragrance Oil
Lavender Fleur (type) Fragrance Oil
Moss Green
Black Onyx
Liquid Glycerin
Equipment
Scale
Soap Spoon
Gloves
Mold of your choice (I will be using a 3 inch diameter PVC pipe with an end cap)
Immersion Blender
Time spent:
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 20 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 2 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 15 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 3 minutes
Pour into mold: 10 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
2 ounces Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
8 ounces Coconut Oil
6 ounces Golden Jojoba Oil
4 ounces Palm Oil
8 ounces Sesame Oil
4 ounces Shea Butter 

4.06 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
12 ounces Water

0.14 ounces Siberian Fir Needle Essential Oil
0.26 ounces Egyptian Musk Fragrance Oil
0.4 ounces Lavender Fleur (type) Fragrance Oil
q.s. Moss Green*
q.s. Black Onyx*
q.s. Liquid Glycerin*

Mixing the raw soap.
* To make these soaps, I did need to do some work just to prepare the colors I would use. I mixed the Moss Green and Black Onyx colors with Liquid Glycerin and then mixed well. From now on, I will refer to this as Liquid Forest Green Color. I used the amount I desired to color my soap, but you can use more or less as you desire. This item has been marked as q.s. “Quantity Sufficient” for this purpose. In this particular batch, I mixed 1 Tablespoon of Liquid Glycerin with 1 teaspoon of Moss Green and 1/2 teaspoon of Black Onyx.

Adding the fragrance to the raw soap.
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.

Mixing the raw soap with color.
Combine the fixed oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. For me, this took almost 2 minutes to reach the thin trace. After the soap reached this point I added the fragrance and Liquid Forest Green Color and mixed well. Once the fragrance was completely mixed into the raw soap, I poured the soap into the 3 inch diameter PVC pipe with an end cap. I allowed the soap to sit until was firm.

Pouring the raw soap into the mold.
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.

Soap resting in the mold.
Notes:
Thanks for joining me on my latest scenting adventure. The Woodland Ice soap samples have been sent to the Shipping Department to send out in orders. I really want to hear your comments about this or any of the other recent soaps. I hope that anyone wanting a sample soap will request one and if we have any samples we will send them to you.

Enjoy!

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Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes cast)

Yellow Cold Process Soap Test

As many of you know, I adore lemons. A great pick me up fruit if ever I have seen one. I would love to have a bright yellow colored soap scented with lemon but the yellow oxide doesn’t cut it. It isn’t bright like I want it to be. I must say I love the results of the Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color in soap. What do you think? Come with me to the kitchen to achieve this wonderful and bright color. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Yellow Oil Soluble Color
Lemon USA Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Yellow Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Lemon USA Essential Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap
Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Essential Oil
Adding Color

Pouring Soap into Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Coral Cold Process Soap Test

Coral. What can you say about coral? I wasn’t expecting a color change (and I didn’t get one), but I didn’t expect to fall in love with the color either. It made a bright sassy orange that I am just dying to swirl with. This is a soap with some spunk. This soap tells me “Go girl, you can do anything!” I feel on top of the world. Want to come join me? Come to the kitchen with me to make this inspiring soap. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Coral Oil Soluble Color
Orange Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Coral Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Orange Essential Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap
Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Fragrance and Color

Mixing Soap
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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Ruby Cold Process Soap Test

I was excited to test the Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color. I have been dreaming of a strong true red that isn’t a dye so you can make swirls with it and it will not bleed. I really thought the Ruby color would be it. I am sad to say I must continue my search for a true, non-bleeding red. Although on the bright side, a lovely orange color is created. It has just a hint more red that what the coral has. Come join me in the kitchen to watch this amazing color change. 

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
Ruby Oil Soluble Color
Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. Ruby Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Tangerine & Tulip Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap
Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Fragrance Oil
Adding Color
Mixing in Color
Mixing in Color

Soap in Mold
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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

White Cold Process Soap Test

The first color I tested in soap was the White Oil Soluble Color. I expected that the soap would be white in color and I wasn’t very surprised. It was white in color. Come with me to the kitchen to find out how to achieve this color. 

I used our basic soap recipe which results in a creamy white color. I expected that there would be no color change and that the soap would be white. There were’t any surprises when making this particular soap. Easy as pie!

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Hydrogenated soy
Coconut
Olive Oil
Water
Lye
White Oil Soluble Color
Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoon
Immersion Blender
Mold

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
6 oz Hydrogenated soy
5 oz Coconut
5 oz Olive Oil
6 oz Water
2.2 oz Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Grams
170 grams Hydrogenated soy
141.75 grams Coconut
141.75 grams Olive Oil
170 grams Water
62.3 grams Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
24% Hydrogenated soy
20% Coconut
20% Olive Oil
24% Water
9% Lye
Q.S. White Oil Soluble Color
9 mL Baby Powder Fragrance Oil

Melt oils gently until liquid. Slowly stir the lye into the water. Pour the lye solution into to the oils. Mix to light trace. Add the oil soluble color and fragrance to the soap. Mix well, and pour into a mold. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Soap
Oil and Lye Solution
Adding Lye Solution to Oils
Mixing Soap
Adding Fragrance Oil
Adding Color
Mixing In Color

Mixed Soap Ready for Mold
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