things you will need:
Silicone Mixing Spoon
2 Large mixing bowls
Total Recipe Weights
189 grams Lye
517 grams Water
259 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
163 grams Grapeseed Oil
476 grams Shea Butter
395 grams Coconut Oil 76
68 grams Castor Oil
48 grams Sodium Lactate
85 grams Game On Fragrance Oil
10 grams Neon Blue Fun Soap Colorant
Please Note: If this is the first time making hot process soap, please review the Soap Making Safety class.
Step 1: Clean & Sanitize your work area. Also, put on your safety gear. This would include gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, and safety glasses.
Step 2: In one of your mixing bowls, weigh out the Apricot Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil 76, and Castor Oil.
Step 3: Next, set your crockpot on a low heat setting. Then, place all of your oils and butter into the crockpot. You will want to heat these ingredients until they are in a liquid state.
Step 4: Now, weigh out your lye in one bowl, and your water in a separate bowl.
Step 5: Slowly add small amounts of the lye to the water. Using a spatula, stir in between each addition of the lye to the water. NEVER add the water to the lye! Continue doing this until all of the lye has been mixed into the water.
Step 6: Once you have your lye water, add the sodium lactate to it. Stir slowly using your spatula to incorporate.
Step 7: Carefully, add the sodium lactate/ lye water mixture to the crockpot. Give this a quick stir with a spatula.
Step 8: Next, stick blend the soap batter directly in the crockpot. You will want to stick blend in short bursts for a few minutes. Once you have the batter at light trace, add the neon blue soap colorant. Then, stick blend to incorporate.
Step 9: You will notice as the mixture is blended, it will resemble pudding. Keep blending until you reach trace. You will know it is trace when you can use the mixture to draw a "line" on the soap batter and it stays there.
Step 10: Once your batter is at trace; place your lid onto the crockpot.
Step 11: Allow your soap mixture to cook, while periodically stirring. Stirring occasionally will ensure your soap batter cooks evenly and does not burn on the bottom. While the soap cooks, you will notice that the batter is beginning to dry out, especially along the sides of the crockpot. You will also notice the mixture will appear waxy.
Step 12: The soap batter should cook for about an hour and a half. After this time has elapsed, you will notice your soap batter will have the consistency of mashed potatoes. Get your mold and move it close to your crockpot.
Step 13: Moving quickly, add the Game On Fragrance Oil. Then, stick blend to incorporate.
Step 14: Once well blended, start filling your mold in a scooping manner.
Step 15: When the mold is filled, tap it against the flat surface. This step will release any air bubbles that are trapped in your soap.
Step 16: Insulate. Once the soap has been covered, let it cool and harden for about 12 hours.
Step 17: Now, remove the soap from the mold. Cut into bar sized slices. The soap is now ready to use! However, if you are seeking a harder bar, allow the soap to cure longer.
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