|Coconut oil||14 oz|
|Sodium hydroxide(Lye)||2.6 oz|
|Distilled water||4.6 oz|
|Essential oil||20 – 25 drops|
Other materials needed:
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:
Measure all the ingredients using a weighing scale.
Using a crockpot, melt the oil by setting the temperature to high.
Once the oil is melted, add the lye solution and mix well using a spatula.
Using a stick blender, blend the oil and the lye solution to make a soap batter.
Once the soap batter has reached a trace, close the lid and let the soap cook for 30 minutes, stir every 15 minutes
Add the sugar solution to the cooked soap batter. Mix well and close the lid for 5 minutes.
Now add alcohol to the soap mixture and mix well. Scrap out the edges and close the lid for 10 minutes.
Prepare the mold by adding some poppy seeds
Remove the top frothy layer and save the transparent liquid. This is glycerin soap or melt and pour 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.
Let the soap cool overnight or place it in a refrigerator for 8 hours or until the soap is hard.
Remove the soap from the mold and package it.