Winter Sunshine Soap

When you live in a climate like ours, winter always seems cold, long and dreary. During the worst of the winter months, we keep our spirits uplifted with various products designed to transport our minds to warmer climates. Not only does the bright yellow color of the Winter Sunshine Soap help boost our spirits, but the fresh scent of this soap works wonders as well. This is the perfect unisex bar of soap, even though you will not find me sharing my bar with anybody!

Collect needed items:

Palm Kernel Oil
Shea Butter, Refined
Sunflower Oil
Sodium Hydroxide
Lemon Yellow Color
Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
Soothing Chamomile Fragrance Oil
Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
Soap Spoon
Long Loaf Mold
Immersion Blender
Time spent:Weighing time: 8 minutes
Adding lye to water: 5 seconds, followed by 60 seconds of stirring
Heating of oils time: 3 minutes
Pouring lye solution into the fat mixture: 10 seconds
Using immersion blender to mix soap solution: 5 minutes
Pour into mold: 45 seconds
Allow soap to rest: 24 hours
Recipe in ounces:
32 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
8 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
24 ounces Sunflower Oil

9.14 ounces Sodium Hydroxide
24 ounces water

0.15 cc Lemon Yellow Color

0.88 ounces Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
0.21 ounces Soothing Chamomile Fragrance Oil
0.06 ounces Sandalwood Fragrance Oil

Weigh your fragrance oils and 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 water. 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. Upon trace add the fragrance oil blend and color. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. Allow to sit until soap is firm.

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: I haven’t cut this soap yet. I expect to release pictures of this soap once it has been cut this afternoon. I love how yummy this soap is smelling right now! Most of the staff have found various reasons to wander by the test kitchen and tell me that this smells just like a bar of soap!

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Measured oils before melting.

Adding the lye to the water.

Mixing the lye solution.

Melted oils.

Adding the lye solution to the oils.

Adding the fragrances to the soap.

Mixing the soap to a light trace.

Pouring the soap into the mold.

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Winter Sunshine Soap, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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