Fragrant soap from scratch with swirls in a cold way you can do with your own hands. To do this, you will need a complete set of ingredients, accuracy in their measurement, patience, inspiration, and of course, compliance with all safety regulations when working with alkali. We will fill two forms in two different ways to get a different pattern. And so, for the Spring soap from scratch in the cold way with swirls
Spring soap with your own hands
- Spinning board, like for cakes
- Large square wooden form
- Silicone liner in a wooden form (for the first method of pouring)
- 10 inch parallelepiped silicone mold (for the second pouring method)
- 39.7 g * – butter avocado (3.1%)
- 510.3 g – rapeseed oil (39.9%)
- 25.5 g – castor oil (2%)
- 255.2 g – coconut oil (20%)
- 255.2 g – palm oil (20%)
- 192.8 g – rice bran oil (15%)
- 172.9 g – alkali (NaOH)
- 419.6 g – distilled water
- 70.9 g – Sweet Herbs essential oil
- 14.2 g – “Fresh Cotton” essential oil
- bright blue dye
- fuchsia dye
- titanium dioxide
- mica orchid
- Activated carbon
What dyes for soap to add:
In order for titanium dioxide to be qualitatively dissolved in soap, dilute it before starting work in oil (glycerin) – dissolve two teaspoons of titanium dioxide in 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil or glycerin. Then, in separate containers, pound one teaspoon of dye, activated carbon and micas in 1 tablespoon of liquid oil.
Adding essential oil to soap:
Measure the essential oils into a separate small container and mix.
A simple recipe for soap from scratch in a cold way:
- Slowly pour the pre-measured alkali into cold distilled water and mix gently until the alkali is completely dissolved and the liquid becomes clear. Put to cool.
- Melt in a water bath and combine coconut, rice, rapeseed oil, avocado oil, castor and palm oil. Fully mix the oil to make a homogeneous mass. Then cool the oil. Oil and alkali should be the same temperature (from 50 to 40 degrees C). Now add the dissolved alkali to the oil and mix with a blender until the first trace appears..
- Bring the mixture to a light footprint (light footprint is very important). Divide the resulting mixture into four separate 500 ml containers.
- In each container add diluted colorants in the quantities shown below. Then, thoroughly mix the resulting soap mass to complete coloring: A (white) – 1 tablespoon of Titanium Dioxide, B (pink) – ½ teaspoon dissolved titanium dioxide + ½ teaspoon fuchsia dissolved dye, C (blue) – 1 teaspoon blue dye + ½ teaspoon of dissolved titanium dioxide, D (purple) – ½ teaspoon of dissolved activated carbon + 1 teaspoon of dissolved Orchid colored mica
- Divide between the four tanks a mixture of essential oils, evenly on the eye. Oil should still be with a light trace.
- It’s time to fill. To fill with the first method, place your square wooden form on a rotating board with a silicone liner inside. You can start the fill. Use the fill pattern shown in the photo. The order of filling colors does not matter, it all depends on your imagination. Start pouring from opposite corners, count to three and fill in the next color.
- In opposite corners fill in white color counting to three. Then pour the blue color on the pink counting to three, and the violet on the white. As you layer the colors, each subsequent one pushes the previous one closer to the center, thus filling the form. Follow all the steps as quickly as possible, as the soap will thicken a little. In parallel with the whisk, mix the soap in the containers, this will help keep them liquid.
- Continue to pour the soap layers, counting up to three in opposite corners of the form. Do not forget to stir the soap with the whisk, since the thickened soap no longer pushes the previous layers to the center, but settles to the bottom of the mold and the swirls do not work..
- Now sprinkle the soap with alcohol from a pulverizer to remove the bubbles, put the form on a rotating board and start to turn it, stopping periodically. Twist in one direction, for example clockwise. Do not rotate too fast, so that soap does not spill out..
- For the second fill method. Fill the parallelepiped soap box in silicone form in layers as shown in the photo. Pour soap on the crotch, as in the photo, alternating colors and sizes of circles, for a more interesting texture.
- When all the soap will be poured into the form, remove the bubbles with alcohol. Then take a long wand and lower it to the bottom of the form and drag it along the entire length of the form as if drawing the letter S.
- Then repeat the same procedure with a stick, only across the form. Curl as shown in the photo..
- Soak the soap again with alcohol. Cover both forms with soap and roll, put in a dark and warm place for 24 hours. Then do not remove the soap from the form for another 3-4 days. The first soap may harden longer, since it was poured during a light trail. Take your time, let it freeze. Then take out your soap from the mold and can cut it into pieces. Soap should mature about 1-2 months before use..
As a result, you get a very beautiful soap with different patterns from different ways. You can choose your own fragrance. If you want to experiment with fragrant compositions, read this article about the combination of essential oils.
*The recipe was taken on the site soapqeen.com and translated, there all measures of weight were specified in ounces, we translated ounces to grams, having rounded from hundredths to tenths. For additional accuracy, the percentage of oils in the recipe is indicated..