Saturday, January 25, 2014

Strawberry & Shea

So I thought I better get some soap made for Valentines, and get something posted here so I didn't go two months with nothing. I wanted/needed to make a soap without  Palm Oil, just didn't have enough on had so I went looking for a 100% Coconut Oil recipe and then decided I wanted to do a Coconut and Shea Butter soap so I made my own recipe. This filled my 3lb loaf mold almost to the top so I guess it about 2.75lbs.
725 grams Coconut Oil
30 grams Shea Butter
280 grams Distilled Water
124 grams Sodium Hydroxide
Temps around 90 degrees
I removed a small amount of the soap at trace  and added  4 tsp of Strawberry fragrance oil and some pink ultramarine colourant (mixed with a little warm water) to the soap in the pot. Once that was all well mixed I poured it into  my loaf mold and topped it off with the white (non coloured) soap. And because I can't leave well enough alone, I sprinkled a little white mica on top and swirled it around with a skewer, that's the picture below.

I unmolded and cut this soap the next day, without any liquid oils I knew it would harden quickly. It should be ready to use in 3 weeks, just in time for Valentine's day. Thanks for looking!