It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. But here we are and I have another soap that I have made for this months Soap challenge club. I enjoyed making this soap as I have been struggling a bit with making a recipe that set up slow enough to make patterns. The tricks and tips I got worked really well.
The recipe I used for this soap was:
Olive oil 500g
Coconut oil 350g
Avocado oil 120g
I used 500ml water and 196g Lye, I also placed 2 tsp of icing sugar in the water before I mixed in the lye – to slow the recipe down. The fragrance I used was Brambleberry’s ‘Love Spell’ which is a well behaved fragrance!
After mixing the oils and Lye together, I decided to try and keep this mixture slow, so I hand whisked it. Usually I use a hand blender, which takes about 5 minutes. It took me an hour of mixing before the mixture reached a slight trace.
When the mixture reached a slight trace I poured it into something less likely to spill!
Then I started layering the colours. The aim was to have the colours change from dark to light throughout the soap, so I kept on, layering blues, then Oranges, then reds! I did this on a slight angle throughout and then tipped it the other way right at the end to get the circles, like you find in opals.