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October Soap of the Month-Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Charcoal

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OCTOBER 2016 Soap of the Month

Cold Processed

Lemongrass & Eucalyptus Activated Charcoal

With 40% Shea Butter

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Equipment needed:

A good working digital scale

Large enough container to hold a 48 ounces oil batch of soap

Stick blender

1 container for lye one-container for water

Paper towels Thermometer

Rubber Spatulas

Set of measuring spoons

2 small containers for extra oils

1 small container for the Essential oils,

Freezer paper if needed to line your mold,

Soap Mold for 48 oz of oils

And rubber gloves

PLEASE ALWAYS RUN YOUR RECIPE THROUGH A LYE CALCULATOR

This is a 33% lye concentration with a 5% Super fat

My recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

Oils for 48 oz

40 % Shea Butter   (544.31 Gr)

30 % Olive oil        (408.23 Gr)

15% Coconut oil    (204.12 gr)

10% Palm  oil flakes (136.08 Gr)

5% Castor oil           (68.4Gr)

Water oz 15.84 Aloe Vera Juice    (449.06 Grams)

Lye         oz 6.53                              (185.13 Grams)

ADDITIVES:

V.E. 0.70

3 tsp  of Activated Charcoal 

Essential oils

1 oz Lemongrass

1 oz Eucalyptus

Super fat @ 5%

Lye Concentration: 33%

 

Next, weigh your lye oz. distilled water {I am using Aloe Vera Juice} ALWAYS combine the lye into the water and stir with your stick until the mixture is clear.  Set aside to cool. 

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Weigh your oils into your bowl and melt them down

Weigh the Essential oils V.E and activated charcoal and mix them all thoroughly blend

I always soap @ a room temperature When everything is ready I start

                                

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Slowly pour the lye into the oil mixture, stick blend ONLY until you see a light trace.  As long as the mixture is fully emulsified and it reaches a light trace, you add the mixture of your essential oils the V.E and Activated charcoal 

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Once everything is mixed thoroughly stick blend until you are ready. To start pour in to your mold you tap the soap on the counter for the bubbles to rise and pop.

 

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 I don’t insulate my soap I just cover it with a towel for 24 to 30 hrs... And then I unmold and cut and let it sit for  4 to 6 weeks

 

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Very nice Sherry!! Looks like an awesome soap recipe and the scent has just got to be wonderful! Thanks for sharing! :)

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Sorry I missed this thread. I had been using a charcoal soap recently and loved it. Nice to see a shea butter charcoal soap recipe. It sounds and looks awesome! Thanks for the tutorial Sherry!

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Looks awesome ! I know this should be an obvious answer but what in V.E in your additives section ? I bet it not only feels wonderful but smells amazing !

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On 12/9/2016 at 9:59 AM, Moonstar said:

Looks awesome ! I know this should be an obvious answer but what in V.E in your additives section ? I bet it not only feels wonderful but smells amazing !

     Moonstar  V.E means Vitamin E  is nature's antioxidant. Vitamin E is often used as a preservative

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