Mechanics Soap Recipe

Mechanics Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 2 pounds of soap

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:


Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board
Microwave safe glass container
Large Knife
Mixing Spoons (wood or stainless steel)
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
(4) 12oz disposable cups

Total Recipe Weight for Soap:
904 grams of  Shea Butter Soap
45 grams of Fresh Squeezed Orange Fragrance Oil
8 grams of Pumice Powder
20 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

For the Gray Soap Portion:
5 grams of Dead Sea Clay Powder

10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

For the Orange Soap Portion:
7 grams of Orange Peel Powder
5 drops of FUN Soap Colorant Orange Oxide
11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

For the Red Soap Portion:
7 grams of Red Moroccan Clay Powder
9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin

Step 1:  Line up your 4 disposable cups.  Assign each cup one of the following colors: Orange, White, Red, and Gray.  To the white cup, add the pumice and 20 grams of Vegetable Glycerin.  To the Red cup, add the Red Moroccan Clay and 9 grams of Vegetable Glycerin.  To the orange cup, add the orange peel powder, fun soap colorant orange oxide, and 11 grams of Vegetable Glycerin.  To the gray cup, add the dead sea clay powder and 10 grams of Vegetable Glycerin.  Stir each cup individually to make a paste.  Set aside. 

Step 2:  Using your microwave safe glass container, weigh out and melt  904 grams of Shea Butter Soap Base.  You will want to melt the soap in 30 seconds increments, while stirring in between.  Keep melting until all soap is in a liquid state.

Step 3:  Next, get the white soap cup, using a spatula, completely scrap all of the pumice paste into the melted soap.  Then, add the 45 grams of Fresh Squeezed Orange Scent.  Stir well to incorporate. 

Step 4:  Now that all of your melted soap is scented and contains the pumice, carefully take the soap over to the cups containing the paste.  To the remaining 3 cups, add 225 grams of scented soap to each one.  Individually, stir each cup.  There will be some soap left in your microwave safe glass container.  This will be your white soap now. 

Step 5:  Get your silicone soap mold.  Place it in front of you. 

Step 6:  Select two color cups.  Starting with these colors begin to pour the soap at the same time (using both hands).  Pour the soap amount you want, then switch colors.  Continue this until all of the soap has been used.  Please Note:  You will need to use 2 of the 4 loaf molds for this recipe. 

Step 7:  Finally, using your spatula, scrap any remaining soap from the containers.  Spritz with alcohol to remove any bubbles.  Allow to fully set up.  Cut into slices when ready.

Your Mechanics Soap is now ready to use!  Enjoy!

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