Total Recipe Weights:
186 grams Water
90 grams Lye
80 grams Cocoa Butter
200 grams Coconut Oil 76
60 grams Castor Oil
261 grams Olive Oil
30 grams Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil
Colorants For Green Soap:
2 grams Kelly Green FUN Soap Colorant
10 grams Neon Green FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Colorant for Pink Soap:
5 drops FUN Soap Colorant Neon Pink
Colorants For Blue Soap:
5 drops Neon Blue FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
Colorant for Red Soap:
10 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants For Yellow Soap:
10 drops Neon Yellow FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants For Orange Soap:
15 drops Neon Orange FUN Soap Colorant
Step 1: Prepare your lye solution. Allow the lye solution to cool to room temperature.
Step 2: While you are waiting for your lye solution to cool, prepare your soaping oils.
Step 3: Now, combine your soaping oils with the lye solution. Use a stick blender to emulsify the mixture.
Step 4: Next, add the Balsam and Cedar Fragrance Oil. once again, stick blend.
Step 5: Separate the batter. You will need 5 small mixing bowls. To each of these bowls, add 2 ounces of the soap batter. Set these aside for the moment. The remaining larger portion will be colored green. This will be used for the Christmas Tree portion of the soap. Add the green Colorant to this bowl and stick blend. Set this aside for now.
Step 6: At this time, you will need the remaining bowls of soap batter. To each bowl, add one of the colorants listed above. Blend each colorant fully.
Step 7: Place the dough in Ziploc bags. Each color should have it's own bag. Remove the air from the bags and seal them. Allow them to setup for a few days.
Step 8: It is time to begin sculpting our trees. So, you will need the green soap dough. With gloves hands, roll the dough into a rounded triangle shape. We made ours about 4 inches in height.
Step 9: Place the triangle in front of you vertically. Cutting your tree horizontally, cut it into 6 pieces. Roll each of these pieces into a ball.
Step 10: Now, begin with the largest piece. Press in the center of the ball to create a shape that resembles the top of mushroom. This piece should be thicker in the center and get thinner towards the perimeter of the dough. Around the perimeter, create scalloped edges. These edges will become the branches of the tree. So, you will want to make some closer together and some further apart.
Step 11: Now, set this piece aside. Move to the next largest piece and repeat steps 8-10 with the remaining pieces.
Step 12: Next, we will begin assembling our tree. You will first need the largest of the pieces. This will be the bottom of your tree. Then, place the next largest piece on top of this piece. Reaper this process until you have layered all six pieces. Press the layers together as you stack them. When you get to the smaller piece, create a tip at the top.
Step 13: You will notice that your tree is hollow on the bottom layer. Simply fill it in with some of the green soap dough.
Step 14: Finally, we will decorate the tree. Use the yellow soap clay to create a star. Use the remaining color to create ornament for the tree by rolling small balls. Press the star on top of the tree and decorate it with the dough balls.
Step 15: Repeat this process, using the remaining dough to create additional Christmas trees.
We hope that you enjoy our sculpted Christmas tree cold process soap recipe!
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