Sweet Orange Chili Pepper CP Soap Recipe
This hot soap is just too good to pass up!
For this recipe, we wanted to really knock it out of the box. And, in the end, the whole Hot Soap theme really tied together nicely with the scent and color. We could not be happier with the total package of this awesome soap and recipe. In fact, our testing and end results were so amazing, we couldn’t even wait to share the cold process soap recipe, so you to can recreateyour very own hot soap. Since, this cold process soap recipe makes approximately 4.5 pounds of beautiful, creamy and rich lathering bars; we used the Mold Market Square Loaf Mold and have enough soap batter to achieve a nice and full heaped top to the soap. This made for very hearty sized slices.
To scent the soap, we selected Sweet Orange Chili Pepper. This fragrance oil qualifies as a hot soap scent candidate because it is one of Natures Garden’s top selling cold process soap scents. Not only does this fragrance oil have a kick, but it also behaves. This means it is a Perfect Pour, and the scent retention is hands down amazing in the cured bar of soap. If you have yet to try this scent in soap, you are really missing out!
Sticking with the hot soap theme, we went with the additions of a bold red and vibrant orange color. This was accomplished using the FUN soap colorant tomato red, and neon orange. However, for these colors to truly dazzle, we decided that the colors should be added as swirls to a white soap base. Now, although Sweet Orange Chili Pepper fragrance oil does not discolor, we wanted a clean white. We attained this by adding titanium dioxide.
The red and orange colored batter was introduced to the white soap batter using the in the pot swirl technique. We personally love using this method to create beautiful and flowing swirls in our finished soap bars. But, don’t get overwhelmed, this hot soap is really easy to make; and in this blog post we will go over each step with pictures of our process included.
Now, before we get started, if you have never made cold process soap before; please read these two classes to familiarize yourself with the soap making process. They are Basic CP Soap Making Class and Soap Making Safety Class.
If you have already soaped before, lets move on to the recipe and ingredients!
For the Lye Solution
517 grams of water
189 grams of lye
For your soaping ingredients
340 grams of Shea Butter
408 grams of Coconut Oil 76
122 grams of Sunflower Oil
136 grams of Rice Bran Oil
272 grams of Olive Oil-pomace
82 grams of Castor Oil
85 grams of Sweet Orange Chili Pepper Fragrance Oil
50 grams of Sodium Lactate
7 grams of Titanium Dioxide
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Tomato Red
4 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Neon Orange
As for other supplies that you will need in addition to the standard soaping supplies: 2 mixing bowls (1 for the red soap colorant, and 1 for the orange soap colorant) and a spatula (for the in the pot swirl technique).
So, now that you have everything that you need lets get our safety gear on and get started.
Next, make your lye solution.
Then, weigh out and combine your soaping ingredients and melt.
When your lye solution and soaping ingredients are within 5-10 degrees of each other, it is time to combine them together.
Then, get your soap batter, and place 400 grams into each soap colorant bowl. To incorporate the orange soap colorant, stir this with a spoon. To incorporate the red soap colorant, stick blend. Once both colors are incorporated in their bowls, set them aside.
Now, bring the white soap batter over to your color soap bowls. Then, drop some of the orange soap batter throughout the white soap. Continue doing this until all of the orange soap is gone. Repeat the same action with the red soap batter.
Now, for the in the pot swirl: Start by placing the spatula alongside the inside bottom edge of the bowl. Then, come straight up the center. When you reach the top, pick the spatula up. Now, starting on one side, begin your swirls in a “s” pattern (using the spatula). Repeat on the other side.
Next, carefully pour the soap batter into the mold.
Once the mold has been filled, use the remaining batter to add a nice heaped topping. You may need to wait a few minutes for the soap batter to thicken slightly before attempting this. Then once all of the remaining soap has been heaped, insulate. Please note: You may want to insulate your soap using something that will not touch the top of the heaped soap.
After 24 hours, remove the soap from the mold. Then, using your knife, slice the hot soap into bars. Allow them to further cure before using.
That is it! Your hot soap performs and smells fantastic. Plus, you will have created the most beautiful swirls. Enjoy!
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