i know it’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve been travelling, busy and haven’t had a huge amount of time for soaping lately. But I’m back into the swing of it now and I just made some soap for the latest great cakes soap challenge Amy wardens soap challenge club.
The recipe I used was the one suggested by Amy Warden
400g coconut oil
450g olive oil
50g Castoe oil
I used 191g lye and 450g water. Although please make sure that you check your lye amounts on a lye calculator (MMS lye calculator ) before you use these amounts. I also used Amy’s advice to make the mixture slower tracing and added some sugar to the lye water mixture before adding it to the oil. The above batch made up 1350g of soap, so I added 2 teaspoons of caster sugar to the lye. I used some jasmine scent from Brambleberry
I decided to use 5 colours – white, black, yellow, blue and red and I decided to try out the new liquid brites from Aussie soap supplies.
After I had mixed the soap to a very light trace, I split the mixture into 5 even lots. I then placed my loaf tin on an angle and poured the soap in alternate lines until it was pretty close to the top. Then I turned the loaf tin and put in on the opposite angle and kept pouring in lines.
The final lot I used da chopstick to drag through the top layer to make a pattern.
The results turned out pretty good I thought.
I had some soap left over, so I used the rest to make some round soaps. I used the same technique in a round mould. I think these turned out pretty nice too. I think I’ll try the round mould again sometime.
Altogether, I really enjoyed this challenge.