|Yesterday I shared the Chocolate Mint Layered Soap. While it was fun to make the soap, I do have to say that chocolate and mint reminds me of the winter holiday season, not the summer! I decided to make another layered soap with chocolate layers, but this time I wanted to use a vanilla layer. This made me think of several fond memories involving chocolate and vanilla.
After all, my favorite childhood summertime memories involve chasing down the ice cream man and his truck so I could buy a ice cream sandwich. I also remember going down the street to the pharmacy that also had a small grocery section for Oreos. During the school year I didn’t go often, but I tried to go as often as I could during the summer. Who wouldn’t if they could?
While this layered soap doesn’t look exactly like an ice cream sandwich or an Oreo cookie, it does bring back those memories of a chocolate covered face and fingers. I made three separate batches of soap so I could have layers without dividing the raw soap. Each batch was 11 ounces and I filled a mold that holds a 2 pound batch. Join me in the blog kitchen to make soap as we stroll down memory lane.
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Since this is a layered soap, I made three batches each weighing 11.2 ounces. The fixed oils were the same for all three batches. The only difference is that I used Baking Chocolate to color Batches 1 & 2 and Titanium Dioxide and Vanilla Cream Fragrance in Batch 2.
Weigh fixed oils for all the batches 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 all batches. Mix well. Weigh the Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil into a small beaker and the Titanium Dioxide and water into another beaker and set aside.
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.
Thanks for joining me on my latest soaping adventure. I finally think this soap was the one that helped cure my need for chocolate! 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 & Vanilla 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.