I’ve been wanting to make a soap using fresh avocado puree for a long time now. I always end up eating the avocados before I can put them into soap! Last weekend, I was able to get it done. I used a fun pencil line and layering technique for the design. So fun!
Photo by Busy Bee Creative – Product PhotographyBasically with purees you can simply replace some of the water in your recipe with fresh puree. I replaced 2 oz. of water with 2 oz. of fresh avocado. I pureed it into my oils before adding the lye solution.
Adding avocado to your soap adds additional oil, vitamins and minerals.
Fresh Avocado Puree Cold Process Soap Recipe
Coconut Oil – 12 oz.
Shea Butter – 2 oz.
Olive Oil – 12 oz.
Avocado Oil – 4 oz.
Rice Bran Oil – 4 oz.
Water – 7.8 oz.
Sodium Hydroxide – 4.9 oz.
Avocado Puree – 2 oz.
Enchanted Forest Mica (Mad Oils) – 1/2 tsp
Lettuce Entertain You Mica (Mad Oils) – 1/2 tsp
The Maniacal Pea Mica (Mad Oils) – 1/2 tsp
Satin Penny Mica (Mad Oils) – About 1 teaspoon for dusting
Lemongrass Essential Oil – 2 oz.
Bramble Berry 12″ Tall Skinny Loaf Mold
Tea Infuser Spoon
Let’s make this soap!
Safety Warning: This recipe is for soapmakers who have a basic knowledge of the soapmaking process and know the correct safety procedures to use when handling lye. If you are new to soapmaking, visit our beginner instructions. Be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves while soaping.
Step 1 – Make your lye solution. Weigh out your lye and water into two separate containers.
Step 2 – Pour your lye into the water while stirring slowly. Be sure to mix your lye solution in a well-ventilated area.
Step 3 – Weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and melt. Melt just until melted, no more.
Step 4 – Add the liquid oils to the melted oils. This will help cool the temperature down.
Step 5 – Add diced fresh avocado to the melted oils. Stickblend for one minute to puree. Make sure there are no lumps or big chunks of avocado left.
Step 6 – Add essential oils to the oil mixture. Mix.
Step 7 – Once the oils and lye solution have gotten to below 90 degrees F, pour the lye into the oils and mix until emulsion. Don’t mix to trace.
Step 8 – Divide the mixture out evenly into three containers. Color each one with a different green mica.
Step 9 – Thicken up the light green soap and pour into the mold. Tap mold to flatten.
Step 10 – Using a tea infusion spoon, sprinkle on some Satin Penny Mica. Don’t make the mica a solid layer. You should still see some soap through. If you make a solid layer, the soap layers might come apart when you unmold.
Step 11 – Pour the next layer. Repeat the mica line.
Step 12 – Pour the last layer.
Allow your soap to sit overnight and unmold the next day. Cut your soap and let is cure for a minimum of 4 weeks.
When cutting a soap with a pencil line, lay the soap on it’s side to cut so you don’t drag the line down the soap.
Hi Amanda, wondering how much fragrance oil you would use if using in this batch?
Hello Amanda, thank you for the recipe but my question is that will I deduct 2oz of puree from the water, so that the water am to use now will be 5.8oz. Thanks
I really enjoy your blog posts and can’t wait to make this soap!
Hello Amanda! I hope you’re well! I made this recipe, thanks for sharing. It has only one problem, the soap was very alkaline. is this right?
Is this to much lye? I’m new ?
This looks like a wonderful soap! just in time for St Patty Day – gonna try
Awesome receipt. Thanks a lot for share with us Amanda. Greetings from Puerto Rico.
I don’t have a website yet as I don’t have my soap studio setup yet so I make everything in my poor over run kitchen and any visits and that’d be the end of my hobby/business and I don’t think I could stand losing that right now so I’m happy w trade days in the spring, fall and winter if it’s mild enough cuz remember we don’t have winters like what u moved into but had I asked I would have told u ur gonna freeze ur ass off up north. We’ve been here 33yrs and I still haven’t forgotten the winters and how many times my mom, dad brother and the school bus hit the ditch and I got to snack on the dash everytime. I love a white Christmas but the day after I vote for it to go away
Hey girl I hope ur feeling better today!!! The purée is how I make the Buttermilk & Carrots Baby Food and my Pumpkin Soap only I never pulled the extra H2O out so u can imagine how long it took for them to dry but hey it worked it was just really wet & slippery to begin w. But I’ve gotta try the avocado one cuz I love the purees but I usually will hunt down herbs to use to color them, I just don’t use much E. Oils cuz I can’t stand the smell of most of them they stink to me. Anyway thanks for the demo and be sure to update us if u do anymore. Sandy