things you will need:
Silicone Mixing Spoon
2 Large mixing bowls
Total Recipe Weights
188 grams Lye
517 grams Water
503 grams Olive
408 grams Coconut Oil 76
109 grams Castor Oil
340 grams Palm Oil
50 grams Sodium Lactate
85 grams Purrs & Paws Fragrance Oil
8 grams Teal Fun Soap Colorant
Please Note: If this is the
first time you are
process of making soap, please review these classes to familiarize yourself
with the processes.
Your Own Soap Recipe
the Perfect Recipe
1: Clean & Sanitize your work area and packaging materials. You will want to wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, and safety glasses while preparing this
2: In one of your mixing bowls, weigh out the olive oil,
coconut oil 76, castor oil, and palm oil.
3: Next, turn your crockpot on
low heat setting. Now, place all of your oils into the crockpot. Heat these oils until they are in a liquid state.
4: While your oils are melting, weigh out your lye in one
bowl, and your water in another bowl.
5: Next, take your lye and water bowls to a well ventilated
area. Slowly add small amounts of the
lye to the water. 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.
6: Now, add the sodium lactate to the lye water. Stir slowly to incorporate.
7: Carefully, add the mixture of the lye water to the crockpot. Give this a quick stir with a spatula.
Step 8: Get your stick
blender and now start to blend the mixture directly in the crockpot. You will want to do this for 10 minutes on
and off. Blending in short bursts, will not over work your stick blender. Once you have the batter at light trace, add
the teal soap colorant. Stick blend to
Note: We added our Fun Soap Colorant to this step to ensure a
consistent color for the entire soap batter.
If you are using herbs or other additives, you will want to add them in step 13 before the
9: Now, you will notice the mixture will resemble pudding.
You will know it is truly trace when
you can use the mixture to draw a
"line". Trace is reached when the line stays on top
of the rest of the soap batter.
10: Now, once trace has been reached, set your crockpot on the
low setting. And, place your lid onto the crockpot.
11: Allow your soap mixture to cook, periodically
stirring. This is done to ensure that
the soap cooks evenly, and does not scorch on the bottom. As the soap cooks, you will notice that
the batter is beginning to dry
out, especially along the sides. The mixture will also
take on a waxy look.
12: When the soap batter has the consistency of mashed potatoes and has been
cooking for about 1 hour, it is time to prepare your mold.
13: This can be a tricky step, so you will want to do this quickly. Add the
purrs & paws fragrance oil. Stick
blend to fully incorporate.
14: Now, in a scooping manner; begin filling your pound loaf molds
15: When the mold cavities are filled, you will want to carefully hit the mold against
the counter top. This
will release any bubbles of trapped air that may be in your soap mixture.
16: Insulate your soap. Once the soap has been covered, it is time
to let it cool and harden
overnight (about 12 hours).
17: Once your soap has completely cooled and hardened, it is time to remove the
soap from the molds. Now, cut the soap and it is ready
to use! But, if you are seeking a harder
bar, allow the soap to cure longer.
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