Wood Grain CP Soap Recipe

Wood Grain CP Soap Recipe

Recipe makes approximately 1.5 pounds of soap.

Ingredients Found At Natures Garden:


Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Distilled Water
Mixing Bowls
Rubber Spatula
Stick Blender
3 lb Loaf Mold
Wooden Skewer
8 oz Squeeze Bottles (4)
Total Recipe Weights:
174 grams Distilled Water
63 grams Lye- Sodium Hydroxide
92 grams Olive Oil Pomace
115 grams Coconut Oil 76
92 grams Sunflower Oil
69 grams Rice Bran Oil
92 grams Shea Butter
34 grams NG Mahogany Teakwood Type Fragrance Oil
Colorants for Red Brown Soap:
3 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Red Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
10 drops Tomato Red FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants for Tan Soap:
10 drops Yellow Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Colorants for Brown Soap:
10 drops Brown Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
3 drops Black Oxide FUN Soap Colorant
Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, a face mask, and safety glasses. 

Click Here For Basic CP Soap Making Class. Also, before attempting to make any cold process soap, please become familiar with Soap Making Safety Class.
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.  Once your oils are melted, allow them cool to room temperature.
Step 3:  Prepare your squeeze bottles.  Add one of the colorants listed above to each bottle.  One of your bottles will remain empty as it will be uncolored.
Step 4:  When both the soaping oils and the lye solution are at room temperature, combine them.  Then, stick blend the soap batter to emulsify.  Next, add the NG Mahogany Teakwood Type Fragrance Oil.  Once again, stick blend your soap batter to incorporate the scent.  
Step 5:  Separate your soap batter.  You will need the four squeeze bottles.  Divide your soap
equally into the four bottles.  
Step 6:  Place your mold in front of you horizontally.  Begin with your first color and squeeze a few horizontal lines of soap batter.  Then, repeat this process with the other three colors.  Continue to repeat this process until you have used all of your soap batter.  
Step 7:  Tap your mold on the counter to release any air bubbles.  Then, with your mold in front of you horizontally, run the wooden skewer horizontally through the mold.  Also, create a few circular patterns to give the soap the appearance of knots in the wood.
Step 8:  Allow the soap to set up for 24-48 hours.  Remove it from the mold.  
Step 9:  Cut the soap.  First, cut your soap into four equal pieces.  Then, shape the soap by trimming the edges.
Step 10:  Once your soap has cured, it will be ready to use.

We hope that you enjoy this wood grain cold process soap recipe!
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