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Beauty,  soaps

Coconut oil glycerin soap tutorial

Susarithas

Ingredients Needed:

Coconut oil 14 oz
Sodium hydroxide(Lye) 2.6 oz
Glycerin 4 oz
Vodka 7 oz
Sugar 6.6 oz
Distilled water 4.6 oz
Essential oil 20 – 25 drops

Other materials needed:

Measuring scale
Spatula
Crockpot
Stick blender
Soap mold
Infrared thermometer

Preparing the lye solution:

  • Protect yourself before measuring and making the lye solution by wearing gloves, full sleeve shirt, mask and goggle.
  • Add the sodium hydroxide to the distilled water and mix well until it all dissolves
  • NEVER ADD DISTILLED WATER TO THE SODIUM HYDROXIDE AS IT MAY CAUSE AN EXPLOSION.

Preparing the sugar solution:

  • In a beaker, add 2 oz of water to the sugar and mix well.
  • Place the beaker in a pot of boiling water.
  • Keep stirring and remove from heat once the sugar is melted.

Watch the tutorial here:

Method:

Step 1:

Measure all the ingredients using a weighing scale.

Step 2:

Using a crockpot, melt the oil by setting the temperature to high.

Step 3:

Once the oil is melted, add the lye solution and mix well using a spatula.

Step 4:

Mixing the lye and oil using stick blender

Using a stick blender, blend the oil and the lye solution to make a soap batter.

Step 5:

Soap batter after 15 minutes of cooking

Once the soap batter has reached a trace, close the lid and let the soap cook for 30 minutes, stir every 15 minutes

Step 6:

Add the sugar solution to the cooked soap batter. Mix well and close the lid for 5 minutes.

Step 7:

Now add alcohol to the soap mixture and mix well. Scrap out the edges and close the lid for 10 minutes.

Step 8:

Prepare the mold by adding some poppy seeds

Step 9:

Remove the top frothy layer and save the transparent liquid. This is glycerin soap or melt and pour soap.

Step 10:

Coloring the soap

Pour the soap into the mold. Add the food color and essential oil to the soap mold. Mix the color evenly using a toothpick.

Step 11:

Soap after 8 hrs of refrigeration

Let the soap cool overnight or place it in a refrigerator for 8 hours or until the soap is hard.

Step 12:

Remove the soap from the mold and package it.

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