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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