|I’ve been trying to clean and organize my office and blog kitchen and while I’ve made some progress, I’ve discovered lots of projects that need to be made. I found two partial bottles of Wheat Germ Oil that needed to be used soon and I decided that the best way to use this oil was to make soap.
I decided to make a 1 pound test batch that had only Wheat Germ Oil and Coconut Oil.
Measure the fixed oils on your scale. Warm on the stove or in the microwave. I melted the fixed oils in the microwave. It only took about 45 seconds in my microwave to melt the Coconut Oil.
Add sodium hydroxide to the water. Mix well.
Combine the fixed oils and lye solution. Stir until thin trace. Stir well. Pour soap into molds. I used the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizers #2915. Allow to sit until soap is firm.
The next morning 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.
72 Hour Evaluation:
1) There was a moderate amount of big bubbles with an underlying dense lather.
I hope this has helped you!