Prepare your work station and all of the materials needed before you begin. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, safety glasses, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Please Note: Prior to making this recipe, place the wine into a pot on the stove top and boil it for 30-40 minutes stirring periodically. When this time has elapsed, weigh out 130 grams, and carefully pour this into ice cube freezer trays. Freeze overnight. When you are ready to soap, the frozen wine is used as half of the water portion of the water/lye solution.
Caution: There is a chance that when mixing the frozen wine and water with the lye, a volcanic effect may take place. This is why it is recommended that you mix the frozen wine/water/lye in a deep mixing bowl in the sink.
Please Note: If you are using a wine that has a high sugar content, it will speed up gel. This will cause your soap batter to bubble up and out of the mold. You will want to watch for this as well as take proper precautions at safeguarding the surface your mold is sitting on.
Step 1: Start by preparing your lye solution. Allow it to cool to room temperature. Note: Always add the sodium hydroxide to your water. Never add your water to the sodium hydroxide.
Step 2: While you are waiting for your lye water to cool down, prepare your oils. Weigh out and melt your soaping oils. Allow the oils to come to room temperature.
Step 3: While waiting for the lye water and oils to cool to room temperature, prepare your colorants for the CP soap. You will need to prepare the colorants listed above.
Step 4: Once both the lye solution and the oils have dropped to room temperature, use a stick blender to emulsify. Then, add the Shiraz Fragrance Oil. Once again, stick blend to incorporate the fragrance oil.
Step 5: Now, separate your batter. Divide the soap batter equally into two bowls.
Step 6: Next, to one bowl, add the titanium dioxide mixture and stick blend the ingredients together. Then, add the tomato red FUN Soap Colorant to the second bowl. Once again, use the stick blender to incorporate the colorant.
Step 7: At this time, you will add half of your white soap batter to the bowl containing the red-brown soap. When adding the white soap, add small amounts of the soap in various spots throughout the bowl. The remaining white soap batter will be used for the top of the soap, set the rest aside for now.
Step 8: Use a rubber spatula to swirl the soap in the bowl. Then, pour the swirled soap into your loaf mold.
Step 9: Once your remaining white soap batter has thickened to a frosting-like consistency, place it on the top of your soap loaf.
Step 10: Sprinkle your soap with the red rose petals.
Step 11: After 24-48 hours you can remove the soap from the mold. Cut your soap and allow the soap to cure for 4-6 weeks before using.
Your Shiraz Wine Soap is now ready for use! Enjoy!
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