IN THE POT SWIRL C.P SOAP
You will need the following to make this soap recipe:
-Scale to weigh out ingredients: http://pinemeadows.net/Compact-Professional-Scale-I-1200
-Safety Equipment for making soap. Goggles or Glasses, Nitrile Gloves. http://pinemeadows.net/soap-making-supplies.php
-Stick Blender for mixing soap:
-Buckets for melting oils & mixing lye: I use the 1 gallon bucket to melt my oils in the microwave (be sure to remove the medal handle). I use the 87 ounce bucket to mix my lye. http://pinemeadows.net/Plastic-Buckets
-Mold for soap: http://pinemeadows.net/Wood-Soap-Mold-Box
-Parchment Paper to line mold with
-3 Extra spatulas to mix colors
- Glass beakers to weigh out essential oils & sodium hydroxide: http://pinemeadows.net/Glass-Beaker
-Thermometer for testing temps: http://pinemeadows.net/Soapmaking-Thermometer or http://pinemeadows.net/Infrared-Thermometer-Dual-Laser
-pH testing strips: http://pinemeadows.net/pH-Testing-Strips
-Easy pour mixing & measuring containers x 2: http://pinemeadows.net/Easy-Pour-Mixing-and-Measuring-Container
-Soap Cutter: http://pinemeadows.net/Soap-Cutter
2 oz wt. Organic Sweet Almond Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Almond-Oil-Sweet
4 oz wt. Organic Avocado Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Avocado-Oil-Organic
4 oz wt. Castor Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Castor-Oil
2 oz wt. Organic Cocoa Butter http://pinemeadows.net/Cocoa-Butter-Organic
8 oz wt. Organic Coconut Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Coconut-Oil-Organic
12 oz wt. Organic Sustainable Palm Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Palm-Oil
8 oz wt. Organic Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Palm-Kernel-Oil
8 oz wt. Organic High Oleic Safflower Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Safflower-Oil-High-Oleic-Organic
6.76 oz wt. Sodium Hydroxide (aka Lye)
15 oz wt. Distilled Water
1.5 oz wt. Peppermint Essential Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Peppermint-Essential-Oil
1.5 oz wt. Tangerine Essential Oil http://pinemeadows.net/Tangerine-Essential-Oil
Powder Duster http://pinemeadows.net/Powder-Duster
1 teaspoon of Fine Gold Satin Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Fine-Satin-Gold-Mica
1 teaspoon of Red Wine Satin Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Red-Wine-Satin-Mica
1 teaspoon of Orange Saffron Mica http://pinemeadows.net/Orange-Saffron-Mica
11/2 TBSP of Titanium Dioxide (white) http://pinemeadows.net/Titanium-Dioxide-Pigment
Wearing safety equipment weigh out all your ingredients (oils and butter and transfer into your 1 gallon bucket for melting).
Weigh out your distilled water in your 87 ounce bucket and set aside.
Weigh out your sodium hydroxide in a glass beaker & set aside.
Weigh out your essential oils into 1 glass beaker & set aside.
Measure 1 teaspoon of red wine satin mica into a easy pour mixing & measuring container & add a tablespoon of water. Mix the powder color until it becomes a liquid.
Repeat with the orange saffron mica & the titanium dioxide (1 1/2 tablespoons on this one).
Heat your oils for approximately 2 - 3 minutes in the microwave.
Mix your lye solution (add the pre-weighed sodium hydroxide to the distilled water, slowly so you don't splash.
Temperature check using your thermometer. Once your melted oils and lye solution are approximately 110 degrees F. add your lye solution into the melted oils bucket and stir until you have a light trace. Transfer some of the soap batter into each of the colors leaving enough room to stir with a spatula. Add the titanium dioxide into the large bucket with the majority of the soap batter.
Once the colors are mixed with batter, you will begin to pour one color into a section of the bucket (approximately 1/4 of the colored batter), then 1/4 of another color on top of the first. Choose another section of the white batter and repeat four times. Once your colored batter is all into the bucket you will pour into your lined mold.
Note: don't stir the soap with the pencil while creating the design or it will end up like mine in the final picture. Had I left it like the above picture it would have been a more detailed swirl with all the colors, instead of just the red. Oh well .... live and learn!
Be sure you test the pH of your soap the next day. Cut your bars and set them in a safe place while they cure for a few weeks.