See Tanya’s Recipe below
300 gram Coconut Oil (30%)
250 gram Olive Oil (use light) (25%)
250 gram Rice Bran Oil (25%)
150 gram Palm Oil (15%)
50 gram Shea Butter (I used refined) (5%)
142 gram Caustic Soda (sodium hydroxide) – approx 5% superfat.
270 gram* Filtered Water, plus 1/4 cup aloe vera juice (added to oils)
(Total liquid content is discounted by approx 5% from full amount – I found when soaping at a higher discount – about 15% – that the FO accelerated trace somewhat)
20 gram/ml Brambleberry’s Sweet Pea Fragrance Oil
Tussah Silk Fibre (optional) – about a small cotton ball sized wad – a little goes a long way.
Pink & Blue Ultramarine Oxides dispersed in liquid glycerin; Titanium Dioxide powder 1/2 tsp.
Add silk fibre to water and sprinkle caustic soda on top of silk carefully! Follow all safety procedures for mixing lye solution. Silk will dissolve as the lye dissolves; stir occasionally. Allow to cool to 30 degrees.
Add TD (titanium dioxide) powder to either oils or aloe juice depending on whether it is liquid or oil dispersible. Bring oils to 30 degrees. I soaped a little cooler to help slow trace down a bit. I add my aloe juice to my oils before mixing in the lye solution (just a personal preference, and may help keep the batter a lighter tone in the finished product).
Follow instructions for an ITP swirl. I used about 1 cupful of batter for each of my two colours – colouring one 15 drops pink and the other with 15 drops pink and 5 drops blue .
I used a Nizzy 12 bar divider mould and after pouring in the soap batter I waited until it had reached a thick trace then swirled top of soap with a chopstick to get the texture in the pic. Then place dividers and cover for gel.
Great question, Jennie W!
30 degrees Celsius= 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Good luck!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
jennie w. says
When she says 30 degrees that would be celsius, no? Any idea what that is in Farenheit?
Desert, I totally agree. One of my friends mentioned, tentatively, that it seemed a little less than loving towards my husband. The second he said that I was like, “You know, you’re right! I need to change that.”
Desert Soapstone says
Totally unrelated- I just wanted to say I love how you changed “me and the boy” to “me and Mr. Fabulous.” So cute and very flattering to him.
Lye can be hard to find but it’s such a fun hobby and craft that it’s worth the extra effort. Bramble Berry sells it if you need to go mail order =)
Carmen C. says
Those a gorgeous soaps! I keep wanting to try the cold process but I’m finding the lye can be hard to come by. Don’t know if I’d trust myself working with it either, lol!