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Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 4 pounds of heaped soap loaf.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:

Directions:

Other Ingredients Needed:
Water
3 mixing bowls (for colors)
spatula
mixing spoon

Total Recipe Weights:
517 grams of water
190 grams of Lye
245 grams of Sweet Almond Oil
191 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil
95 grams of Castor Oil
340 grams of Coconut Oil 76
381 grams of Mango Butter
109 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil
85 grams of Lavender Martini Fragrance Oil
55 grams of Sodium Lactate
1 gram of Lavender Flowers whole

Soap Colorant Weights:
15 grams of Titanium Dioxide
4 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Deep Purple (for the light shade of purple)
6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Deep Purple ( for the medium shade of purple)
20 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Deep Purple (for the dark shade of purple)

Please Note:  If this is your first time soaping, please read: Basic CP Soap Making Class and Soap Making Safety Class.


Prep your work area and put on your safety gear.  Next, make your lye solution.  Finally, weigh out and melt the soaping oils and butters.  Once the soaping oils are melted, separate out 25 grams and place it in one of your mixing bowls.  Then, add the 15 grams of titanium dioxide to the oils.  Stir this mixture together until it does not have any clumps.   Then, set aside. 

When the lye solution has cooled, add and stir in the sodium lactate.  Combine the soaping oils and the lye when the temperatures are right.  Then, stick blend for emulsion.  Next, add the fragrance oil and once again, stick blend to incorporate. 

Now, get your 2 empty mixing bowls.  To the first bowl, add  the 6 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple (this will be the medium shade).  To the second bowl add the 20 grams of FUN Soap Colorant Deep Purple (this will be the dark shade).  Once each bowl has the colorant, add 400 grams of soap batter.  To the bowl with the titanium dioxide also add 400 grams of soap batter.  Starting with the white bowl, stick blend the batter to incorporate the color.  Then, set the white bowl aside. 

To the remaining soap batter in bowl, add 4 grams of FUN Soap Colorant- Deep Purple.  Stick blend to incorporate.  Next, stick blend the medium shade of purple, and then finally stick blend the dark shade. 

Get Ready to Move!  Starting with the medium shade of purple batter drop several "plops"  in a clockwise like manner in the light purple soap batter bowl.  Do this until all of the medium shade batter is gone.  Then, repeat the same action with the dark shade batter, aiming for different areas in the "clock ".  Now, drag the spatula is a large circular pattern once through the bowl.  When finished, directly pick up the spatula.

Next, carefully and slowly pour the soap batter into the mold.  You will want to move the batter the entire length of the mold while pouring.  Next, use a mixing spoon to hand whip the white soap.  This will fluff it up. 

When the purple soap that is in the mold has set up enough, take the white soap and heap it on top.  Finally, sprinkle the soap with the lavender flowers.


After 24 hours, remove the soap from the mold.  Then, with a knife, slice the bars.  Allow them to further cure before using. 

We hope that you enjoy our Lavender Cold Process Soap Recipe!

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