Strawberry Meadow Cold Process Soap Recipe

This soap turned out so well, I am so proud.  Aren’t we all when we make a soap and we are praying it comes out right and then it turns out it does, that feeling of joy and pride thinking to ourselves “Look what I just did, I am amazing”, okay I may have stretched the amazing part slightly but you know what I mean…..

If you are going to try making this soap, please wear Proper Protective gear, and  whether  you decide to use the oils I did, or you choose to use Your own combination, always run your recipe through a lye calculator.  I did mine 4% superfat

15 ounces  Avocado Oil

5 ounces Castor Oil

16 ounces Cherry Kernel Oil

7 ounces Cocoa Butter

16 ounces Coconut Oil

20 ounces Olive Oil

6 ounces Palm Oil

16 ounces Peach Kernel Oil

16 ounces Rice Bran Oil

2 ounces Tamanu Oil

2 ounces Summer Fling Fragrance Oil

2 ounces Raspberry  Fragrance Oil

2 ounces Strawberry Fragrance Oil

2 tsp of Fired up Fuchsia Colorant  dispersed in 2 tbs of carrier oil

3 tsp of Titanium Dioxide dispersed in  3 tbs of carrier oil

2 tbs of strawberry seeds

This recipe is 119 ounces of Oils & Fats ( you may want to reduce your batch), this made a 10 lb wooden loaf mold. If you reduce the oils just make sure you reduce the amount of Fired up Fuchsia and Titanium Dioxide as well.

I went outside and combined my lye to my distilled water (always lye added to  water NEVER water added to lye), while my lye water cools I will head back inside to the kitchen to mix my oils.

I start warming up my double broiler and weigh out my oils adding them to the double broiler. When all of my oils and butters have melted I turn off my double broiler and remove the top portion so my oils can cool.

While my oils are cooling I mix my Titanium Dioxide and my Fired Up Fuchsia Colorant so they are ready for me to use.  I also divided my Fragrances in to 2 bowls adding 1 ounce of each fragrance to each bowl.

When my oil and Lye are cooled and close in temperature, add the lye to my oils blending the entire time with a stick blender, when I reached light trace I divided my batter into to large bowls.

In the first bowl I added Titanium Dioxide, Blended it in with my stick blender, and then added one of the 3 ounce bowls of fragrance oils and blended until well mixed. I added 75% this mixture to the bottom of my loaf mold.

I then took the second bowl and added my Fired Up Fuchsia , blending with my stick blender until the batter looked very pink, then added my  other bowl of 3 ounce fragrance oils and 2 tbs of strawberry seeds and blended until well mixed and added all of this batter to my mold.

I then took the remaining 25% of the Titanium Batter and poured in my mold. I took a swirling tool (or you can use a butter Knife) and I swirled the knife through the top of  my soap. ( I only really wanted the very top of my soap to be swirled, you can always make yours swirled through the entire loaf. It is one of the awesome factors of making things yourself, you get to decide what you want to do with your creation.

I made this one a little over a week ago, although not ready to use I must say it smells absolutely  amazing.

Calendula Grindelia Robusta Oatmeal Honey Goats Milk Soap

I decided to go on an endeavor today to make a soap that in theory should help with poison ivy, but since I have not tried it, it is just in theory it should help.

I wanted to use Calendula, and Grindelia Robusta for sure but decided To add goats Milk, Manaku Honey, and Oatmeal as well.

Here is what I used.

5 ounces Avocado Oil

4 ounces Castor Oil

20 ounces Coconut Oil

20 ounces Olive Oil

5 ounces Peach Kernel Oil

5 ounces Rice Bran Oil

5 ounces Shea Butter

4 TBS Manaku Honey

4 TBS fine ground oatmeal

1/3 Cup of Powdered Goats Milk

1 ounce Grindelia Robusta Sassafras Hydrosol

Always run your recipe through A lye calculator to find the amount of water & Lye you need. You can always use different oils than I used if you want, just always be sure to run your recipe through a lye calculator. Use proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) always.

I took (2) tea mesh strainers and filled with calendula. Filled my double broiler with water and let the tea strainers sit in the broiler for about 90 minutes – 2 hours.

when I felt the calendula tea looked a nice golden yellow color,  I turned the double broiler off and extracted the mesh strainers .  I used a second strainer to pour  my tea over it to get any loose calendula that strayed  out of the tea strainers. I let the tea cool to room temperature,  before measuring out what I needed for my lye. I measured out 1 ounce less then what the recipe called for so I could add 1 ounce of Grindelia Robusta Sassafras Hydrosol.

I then went outside (I have a covered porch, and I always add my lye and water together outside) and added my lye to my Calendula tea and Grindelia Hydrosol water and the water instantly turned a deep dark burnt Red color …

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I went back inside and measured out and added my oils together and let them cool as I then measured out my goats milk, honey, and ground my oatmeal.

when I felt like everything was ready  I added the goats milk to the oils used my stick blender to blend that altogether,  then I added the oatmeal and last I added the honey. I blended all of this together before I added the lye water.  When everything looked to be pretty mixed in there were no clumps looked pretty smooth I added the lye water and blended to light trace. Ended up a reddish brick color so far.

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I then poured it into a wooden loaf mold and covered. Now I have to wait a few days to take out of loaf, and 6 weeks before attempting to use.  I will keep you updated.

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Any statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is recommended to test the product on a small area before using. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.