Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Containers with Spouts (2)
Pots for Double boiler or Microwave
Step 1: Clean & sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear goggles, mask, gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Step 2: Prepare your lye solution. Weigh out 115 grams of distilled water. To the water, slowly add 43 grams of lye, stirring until the water is clear. NOTE: Always add the lye to the water NEVER add the water to the lye. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
Step 3: Prepare your soaping oils. Weigh out 97 grams of olive oil pomace, 97 grams of coconut oil 76, 46 grams of avocado oil, 49 grams of mango butter and 15 grams of castor oil. Melt the soaping oils. Set aside until soaping oils have come to room temperature.
Step 4: While waiting for the lye solution and soaping oils to cool, continue to prepare other ingredients. Place the Basic Rectangular Soap Mold in front of you. Measure 15 grams of coarse ground Dead Sea salt and 5 grams of Fine Ground Dead Sea Salt. Place a mounded scoop of coarse ground Dead Sea salt in 1 corner of each bar of soap. In each bar, place a smaller mound of Coarse Ground Dead Sea Salt in the corner diagonal from the first corner. Add the fine ground Dead Sea Salt on the edge of the course ground salt in each bar. Carefully set aside. The salt may appear to be excessive; however, the goal is when the soap is removed from the mold some of the salt will fall out and create a crater.
Step 5: Measure out 7 grams of titanium dioxide in a small bowl. Add enough soaping oils and mix gently until a liquid consistency is reached. Then, use a small stick blender to incorporate. Set aside.
Step 6: Measure out 3 grams of olive leaf powder in a small bowl. Add enough soaping oils and gently mix until a liquid consistency is reached. Then, use a small stick blender or spoon to incorporate. Set aside.
Step 7: Measure out 3 grams of French green clay powder in a small bowl. Add enough soaping oils and gently mix until a liquid consistency is reached. Then, use the small stick blender or spoon to incorporate. Set aside.
Step 8: Once the soaping oils and lye solution are cooled to room temperature and are within 10 degrees of each other, Add the lye solution to the soaping oils. Stir. Then minimally stick blend to emulsify. Divide the soap into equal amounts in 2 separate containers with spouts.
Step 9: In the first container of soap, add the titanium dioxide solution to the soap and mix with a spatula. Then, give a quick stick blend to incorporate the color. Add 7 grams of Coriander and Salted Olive Fragrance Oil to the container and stir with a spatula. Set aside.
In the second container of soap, add the French green clay powder mixture and the olive leaf powder mixture along with 28 drops of Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
. Stick blend minimally and add 7 grams of Coriander and Salted Olive Fragrance Oil. Stir.
Step 11: With one bowl in your right hand, and the other in your left, pour the soap into the mold. You want to slowly pour the two colors at the same time with the spouts touching each other. This is called a Kiss Pour. Do not pour directly over the salt as this will smash the mound. Pour in the center of the mold and move to the edge of the salt and back until each cavity is filled. Repeat this step in each soap cavity. Lightly tamp the molds. Not too hard as this will level the salt mound.
Step 12: Place the soap mold in the freezer overnight to prevent gelling. The follow day, remove the soap from the freezer and the molds and allow to set up for 4-6 weeks before use.
We hope that you enjoy your Coriander and Salted Olive cold process soap!
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