I find that some people do not like moisturizing soap and the feel of all of the oil stripped from their skin is desirable so I am going to try and make a very cleansing, low moisturizing, low superfat soap with primarily Lard and Coconut oil. This recipe has a 3% superfat. I used chrome green oxide, titanium dioxide and gold mica for colorant.
327.4 grams of lard
496.1 grams coconut oil
99.2 grams castor oil
327.4 grams water
154.8 grams NaOH
Trying out a new skinny mold.
I forgot the charcoal pencil line that I put in the original. Of all the other things I could have forgotten I guess this is the best outcome.
I used a lot of rice bran oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter in this recipe and bentonite clay. The clay adds some slip to this soap as well as changing the texture of the bubbles to be dense and foamy. Because of the clay the batter set up faster than I was prepared for, I didn’t have a chance to flatten out the tops before they were solid but these are just for family so it doesn’t matter much.
I am hoping I get white suds, it’s easy to over do the charcoal and end up with grey bubbles. I cut them a little early, I could have waited another 12 hours but was impatient and there’s still some soda ash to clean up later. I scented it with Tea Tree Essential Oil.
I made the small soap hearts for a future project… lots of soda ash there.
This was made with the other half of my rendered lard and it will be a very creamy bar of soap. I did a plain base color of light brown, then a gold mica line, then a three color in the pot swirl with white, brown and a dark green. The Scent is Tobacco & Bay Leaf.
This recipe I used for this soap is 55% Lard, 25% coconut Oil, 8% Castor Oil 8% Sunflower oil and 4% palm oil with a superfat of 5%. I rendered the lard from bacon fat for this one, it’s my first animal fat soap.
It will continue to darken as it cures..