This manly themed Jersey Soap Recipe is easy and fun to make if you have soaped before. Perfect for a Fathers Day gift or a gift for your favorite sports fan; using a combination of both cold processed and hot processed soap, you will be able to create a manly scented soap that looks very similar to a sports jersey. In creating this masterpiece, feel free to swap out the colors to select ones that batter fit the theme of the end product you are looking for.
Please Note: To complete this homemade project, it will take two days to create. Day one will be the cold process soap steps. Then, you will have to wait 24 hours before unmolding this soap. Once that time has elapsed, the second day will involve the hot process soap steps. Then, of course there is cure time involved due to the fact that there is cold process soap in your end product. But, you will have nice and firm bars when finished.
The majority of the ingredients and some of the supplies used in this recipe can be purchased at Natures Garden.
Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the cold process portion of this recipe:
For the lye solution:
65 grams Water
24 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
60 grams Shea Butter
50 grams Coconut Oil 76
33 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
21 grams Grapeseed Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
6 grams Sodium Lactate
11 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
2 grams Titanium Dioxide
As for the mold, you will need to have the Mold Market Square Loaf mold. This mold is also available at Natures Garden.
Once you have everything and you are ready to start soaping, here are the steps, complete with pictures to show you how it is done:
Put on your safety gear, and prep your area. Then, make your lye solution.
Now, melt and combine your Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.
Once the lye solution has cooled add the sodium lactate and stir.
Next, remove 8 grams of the melted soaping ingredients, and place it into a separate mixing bowl. Then, add your titanium dioxide to this and stir in to make a paste. Set aside.
When ready, combine the lye solution and soaping ingredients together. Stick blend to emulsify.
Next, add titanium dioxide paste and stick blend to make the whole batter white in color. Then, add the fragrance and stick blend.
Once you have reached trace, pour the white soap batter into the 4 pound mold. Please Note: The batter will NOT fill the mold. This is done intentionally. Insulate.
After 24 hours: Carefully remove the white soap from the mold. Place it down flat and horizontally in front of you. Then, using a ruler, measure out 2 inches in height and mark it.
Now, using a knife, cut the soap so that you have one long bar. This will be the number one in your jersey soap. Then, set aside.
The cold process steps are now complete. You are now half way there. The next step is the Hot Process and here is the recipe (using the same ingredients with the addition soap colorant).
For the Lye solution:
420 grams Water
153 grams Lye
For your soaping ingredients:
387 grams Shea Butter
321 grams Coconut Oil 76
210 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
133 grams Grapeseed Oil
55 grams Castor Oil
35 grams Sodium Lactate
69 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
15 grams Ultramarine Blue Fun Soap Colorant
Set your crock pot to a low heat setting. Next, place all of your oils and butter into the crock pot. Heat and occasionally stir them until melted.
While you are melting the soaping ingredients, make your lye solution. Also, add the sodium lactate. Stir in to incorporate.
Once all of the soaping ingredients are melted, slowly pour the lye mixture into the crock pot.
Next, in short bursts, stick blend directly in the crock pot. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the ultramarine blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate throughout the whole batter.
Now, keep blending in short bursts with your stick blender until the batter reaches a pudding like state. Remember to periodically stir the soap in between with your spatula. Once the batter has reached this state, lid the crock pot.
Allow the soap mixture to cook, and periodically stir it. Doing this will prevent the soap from scorching. As the soap cooks, the soap will start to dry out and take on a waxy appearance.
Remember to stir occasionally, but allow the soap to cook for about 2 hours. You will know that your soap has cooked long enough once it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.
Next, quickly add the Game On scent to the soap. Then, stir well throughout the whole batter.
Now, get your mold and place about one inch worth of the soap into it. Gently tap the soap in the mold to remove any air bubbles.
Once the mold has been tapped, vertically place the white soap into the mold. Using your fingers, gently wedge the soap into place. Try to keep the white soap centered. This will be the number 1 on the jersey soap.
Once the number 1 has been set into the soap, begin to carefully fill in the open sides with soap. As you are doing this, remember to gently tap the soap mold to remove any trapped air. Please Note: Due to the tapping of the mold, you may have to recenter the number 1 in the soap if it becomes askew.
Once the mold is filled, heap the top lip portion with the remaining soap.
Now, using your ladle, carefully run it down the center of the mold and remove the excess soap. Place the excess soap along the sides. This scooping manner will give your jersey soap its neck line. Allow the soap to mold overnight.
The next morning, remove the soap from the mold.
Finally, cut the soap into bar sized slices. Allow the soap to cure further (because of the cold process soap) before use.
That is it! You have just accomplished the jersey soap recipe. Enjoy your new soap!