Honey Almond Cold Process Soap Recipe
Posted on November 07 2016
- 19.2 oz soybean oil
- 8.6 oz coconut oil
- 3.2 oz olive oil
- 1 oz beeswax
- 4.8 oz lye
- 9.6 oz distilled water
- 1 tsp salt
- 0.5 oz almond fragrance oil
- 0.5 oz honey fragrance oil
- Safety goggles
- Rubber gloves
- Wooden or plastic soap mould
- Large stainless steel or enamel pot
- Weighing scales
- Hand stick blender
- Two 3 qt size plastic pitchers
- Few small dishes
- Two thermometers
- Two wooden spoons
- Measuring cup, 2 or 3-cup size
- Freezer paper
- An old blanket or large rag
- Piece of cardboard cut to fit the mould as a lid
How To Make Cold Process Honey Soap - Bonus Video
1. Making sure your goggles and gloves are on, weigh out the lye into one of the two pitchers and the distilled water into the other. Gradually add the lye and the salt to the water pitcher and stir continuously until dissolved. Leave the mixture to heat up, which can take a few hours.
2. In the meantime, weigh out the soybean oil, coconut oil, beeswax and olive oil and heat in an enamel or stainless steel pot until they reach a temperature of between 100 and 110 degrees F.
3. When the lye mixture has cooled to between 90 and 95 degrees F, add to the oils and stir continuously. At this point, pour in the almond and honey essential oils and continue to stir or use a stick blender to speed things up.
4. When you see tracks forming in the mixture, the soap batter is reaching its trace point. Stir a little longer until tracing is fully established and pour the mixture into your soap mould, covering with the cardboard lid and blanket.
5. About 18 hours later, remove the blanket and lid. Let the soap stand for a few more hours and then remove from the mould and place on an open drying rack. The soaps can be cut into bars at this point or left in loaves.
6. For firmer, longer lasting soap, let the bars cure for between four and six weeks before use.
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