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.