This is day 14 of my 30 day blogging challenge. My goal this month is to post one recipe every day. These recipes feature natural colorants and additives and are scented using natural essential oil blends.
They will all fit into a 10″ silicone loaf mold (affiliate link http://www.brambleberry.com/10-Silicone-Loaf-Mold–P5199.aspx?bb=5) from Bramble Berry. So let’s get started!
Rose Clay – Rose clay is a wonderful natural colorant for cold process soap. It makes a dusty pink color in cold process soap. Rose clay gently helps to cleanse the skin with its drawing properties and also very gently exfoliates. Its a great additive for a facial bar.
Cucumber Peel Extract Powder – CPEP is anti-inflammatory and has skin-tightening properties. It is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Rose Clay and Cucumber Peel Powder Cold Process Soap
Coconut oil – 10 oz.
Shea butter – 4 oz.
Olive oil – 10 oz.
Apricot kernel oil – 6 oz.
Castor oil – 2 oz.
Lye – 4.5 oz.
Water – 9 oz.
Rose clay – 2 teaspoons
Cucumber peel powder – 2 teaspoons
Essential Oil Blend:
Peppermint Essential Oil – 20 grams
Lavender Essential Oil – 20 grams
Rosemary Essential Oil – 15 grams
Ginger Essential Oil – 5 grams
Basic Soapmaking Process:
New to soapmaking? Visit our basic tutorial here.
Step 1 – Wearing safety gear, weigh out the lye and water into two separate containers.
Step 2 – Pour the lye into the water while stirring. Place in a safe place and let cool while you prepare the oils.
Step 3 – Weigh out the hard oils/butters and melt.
Step 4 – Weigh the liquid oils into the melted oils/butters. This helps cool the oils down.
Step 5 – Add essential oils and additives to the melted oils. Stick-blend to get rid of clumps if any occur.
Step 6 – Once both the lye solution and oils have cooled to under 100° F, add the lye solution to the oils and mix to trace. Be sure to wear goggles and gloves!
Step 7 – Pour the soap into your mold.
Step 8 – Unmold, cut and cure your soap for at least 8 weeks.