Over the holiday break, we had a small crisis at home. We ran out of soap! So, while the showeree was in the shower yelling for soap, we searched high and low for a bar of soap. When we couldn’t find any soap, we had to steal the bar of soap from the kitchen sink.
I was told that I needed to make some more soap before the bar of soap disappeared. So, we will make the Oatmeal & Honey Almond Soap from our Recipes Section.
I have made one small change to the recipe. I am going to use Grapeseed Oil instead of Olive Oil, since I currently don’t have any Olive Oil on my workbench. I hope you don’t have a soap crisis in your house!
Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to Herbal Tea: 5 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 2 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 5 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 2 minutes
Mix oat flour into the soap solution: 45 seconds
Pour into mold: 30 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
|Recipe in ounces:
5 oz wt Shea Butter, Refined
15 oz wt Grapeseed Oil
30 oz wt Palm Kernel Oil
30 oz wt Palm Oil11.25 oz wt Lye (sodium hydroxide)
20 to 30 fluid oz herbal tea1/4 cup Fine Oat Flour
1 fl oz Honey Almond Fragrance Oil
Make herbal tea as for drinking. Measure and set aside. Grind oatmeal to a fine flour. Measure 1/4 cup. Set aside.
Measure oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. Bring temperature to near 120 °F. Exact temperature is not critical. Add sodium hydroxide to the herbal tea. Mix well. Allow to cool to near 120 °F. Once again, exact temperature is not critical.
Combine oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Add 1/4 cup oatmeal flour. Adding the oatmeal slowly while continuously stirring will help prevent lumping. Stir out any lumps. Upon trace add the Honey Almond Fragrance Oil. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. Allow to sit until soap is firm. Depending on the depth of the mold this will happen in 6 to 36 hours. Deeper molds allow for faster firming.
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 & Comments:
This bar has a good fragrance with gentle exfoliating from the oatmeal. Color will be creamy. The bar will be hard.
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