Sunday, January 26, 2014

Green and Gold Saint Patrick's Day Cold Process Soap

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For this recipe I used the same oils, lye and water as in my Peppermint Mocha Cold Process Soap Recipe found here:  
http://thestylessay-gardening.blogspot.com/2013/11/cold-process-soap-batch-6-peppermint.html

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)


In one cup I pre-mixed 1/2 tsp of green oxide powder with 1/2 TBSP sunflower oil. In another cup I mixed 1/2 tsp of  yellow oxide powder with 1/2 TBSP sunflower oil. I also mixed 1/2 tsp of titanium dioxide with 2 tsp of water in a third cup.

Follow directions for Peppermint Mocha soap for oil, water and lye directions then add .70 oz of spearmint EO and .30 oz eucalyptus EO for the scent at light trace.

I then divided the soap into three parts - appx 1/2 will be mixed with the titanium dioxide mixture, 1/4 of soap mixed with green pigment and 1/4 mixed with yellow pigment. I put the yellow and green in separate squeeze bottles and followed the directions from here to create the linear swirling technique:
http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/linear-swirling-cold-process/


Looks prettier after cutting:











Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine Cold Process Soap with Embedded Pink Hearts

I had a lot of fun making these!







Monday, January 6, 2014

Cinnamon Sugar Plum Cold Process Soap Recipe

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Recipe fills TWO 50 oz molds. You will make two batches for this recipe. The batches contain the same ingredients except for the liquid in batch 1 is water where the liquid in batch 2 is brewed tea.


1st batch - 1st (bottom) layer of each mold:
2.25 oz - Castor Oil
5.50 oz - Coconut Oil
13.50 oz - Olive Oil (Pomace)
5.50 oz - Palm Kernel Flakes
5.75 oz - Rice Bran Oil
3.50 oz - Shea Butter
11.88 oz- distilled water
5.014 oz - Lye
1 Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice tea bag


2nd batch - 2nd (top) layer of each mold:
2.25 oz - Castor Oil
5.50 oz - Coconut Oil
13.50 oz - Olive Oil (Pomace)
5.50 oz - Palm Kernel Flakes
5.75 oz - Rice Bran Oil
3.50 oz - Shea Butter
11.88 oz tea - brew 2 Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice tea bags - cooled
5.014 oz - Lye

2 oz - essential oils - (I mixed cinnamon, lemongrass, grapefruit and a bit of peppermint essential oils)

Sprinkle cinnamon between the two layers.

Cover let sit for 24 hours before slicing.