Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peppermint Mocha Cold Process Soap Recipe

Oh my this smells so good!

Peppermint Mocha Soap Recipe:

11.88 oz distilled water
5.013 oz lye

15.75 oz pomace olive oil
11.25 oz palm oil
9 oz coconut oil (76 degree)

.5  oz peppermint essential oil (redistilled)

1 TBS cocoa powder
1 TBS ground coffee
(Mix these two together well)

1/2 - 1 tsp titanium dioxide

3 large strawberries + 1 TBS water (use blender to create strawberry puree - no chunks)
Soap friendly liquid red colorant

Yields 52.89 oz total
36 oz of oil super-fat at 6%

(1) Combine lye and water. Always add the lye to the water and never the water to the lye!
(2) Combine all oils and melt down in microwave.
(3) When lye water and oils are both appx 100 degrees, combine lye water with oils. Always add lye water to oils never oils to lye water!
(4) Add 1/2 oz peppermint EO. Pulse stick blend to mix completely. Do not reach trace yet.
(5) Divide soap mixture 3 ways into 3 plastic bowls - appx 1/2 for bottom layer, 1/3 for middle, 1/6 for top. Doesn't have to be exact. Bowls with pouring spouts are nice to have.
(6) Add cocoa powder and coffee mixture to the bowl containing 1/2 soap mixture. Stick blend to reach trace and pour into soap mold for 1st layer.
(7) Add titanium dioxide to bowl containing 1/3 soap mixture. Pulse stick blend to reach trace. Spoon lightly onto top of 1st layer. Smooth evenly to create 2nd layer.
(8) Mix strawberry puree with red colorant until desired color is obtained. It took several drops to turn the mixture pink.
(9) Add strawberry mixture to bowl containing 1/6 soap mixture. Pulse stick blend until trace. Drop lightly onto 2nd layer in zig zag pattern length of mold to create 3rd layer.
(10) Run a knife through 3rd and 2nd layers - up and down the length and width of soap mold.
(11) Cover mold and cut into bars 24 hours later.
(12) Let cure 4 weeks before use.

I sold these at work. They were gone in no time so I made two more batches and those were all gone prior to Christmas!