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Berry Merry CP Soap Recipe

Recipe makes 3.5 pounds of soap.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:


Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Rubber Spatulas
Stick Blender
Wooden Skewer
Decorating bag w/ Round Piping Tip
Total Recipe Weights:
330 grams Distilled Water
151 grams Sodium Hydroxide
198 grams Avocado Oil
154 grams Safflower Oil
77 grams Castor Oil
274 grams Coconut Oil 76
308 grams Mango Butter
89 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
55 grams Berry Merry Christmas Fragrance Oil
Gold Mica Swirl:
1 gram New 24K Gold Mica
1 gram Diamond Dust Mica
16 grams Safflower Oil
Colorants for Light Green Soap Batter:
1 gram Sparkling Pine Mica
2 grams New 24K Gold Mica
Colorants for Dark Green Soap Batter:
3 grams Sparkling Pine Mica
Colorants for Red Soap Batter:
3 grams Glistening Garnet Mica
15 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants for White Soap Batter:
3 grams Titanium Dioxide 
(mixed with a small amount of soaping oils)
Clean and sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials.  It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class.  Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.
Step 1:  Prepare your lye solution.  Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.  
Step 2:  While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your soaping oils.  Once your oils are melted, allow them to cool to room temperature.
Step 3:  While you are waiting for your oils and lye solution to cool, prepare the colorants listed above.  Mix each colorant in a small mixing bowl.  Also, mix the mica and oil for the gold swirl that will be used to top our soap.  Set the gold mixture aside for now.  It will be used in a later step.
Step 4:  When both the soaping oils and the lye solution are at room temperature, combine them.  Next, stick blend the soap batter to emulsify the ingredients.  Then, add the Berry Merry Christmas Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your soap batter to incorporate the scent.  
Step 5:  Separate the soap batter into four equal portions.  Add one of the colorants to each bowl.  Use a rubber spatula to mix the contents of each bowl.  You want to make sure all of the colorants are fully blended.
Step 6:  Now, place your mold in front of you.  Pour the white soap batter into the mold.
Step 7:  Begin pouring the remaining soap batter into the mold.  Begin by pouring a couple rows of the dark green soap batter into the mold.  Then, do the same with the light green soap batter.  Finally, pour a couple lines of the red soap batter.  Repeat this process, alternating colors until you have about 2 ounces of each color left.
Step 9:  Set the red soap batter aside, for now, we will use this to pipe berries in a later step.
Step 10:  Down the length of the mold, top your soap with a thin line of dark green soap batter.  Next, add a thin line of the light green soap batter.  Then, another line of dark green followed by another light green line.  Finally, in between each of the lines, use your pipette to place gold mica lines.
Step 11:  Place the tip of your wooden skewer about ¼” into one of the corners of the soap mold.  Swirl the soap using a figure 8 pattern until you reach the opposite end of the mold.
Step 12:  You will now need your piping bag.  Add the red soap batter.  Place dots in clusters of three periodically on top of the loaf.
Step 13:  Tap the mold on your countertop to release any air bubbles.  Allow the soap to set up for 24-48 hours before removing it from the mold.  Slice the soap and allow it to cure before using.
We hope that you enjoy this Costa Rican Rainforest cold process soap recipe!
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