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3/6/12

Homemade Blender Moisturizing Soap

I made another batch of soap last week. It's on the soap rack curing and I can't wait to try this one. It looks so creamy! Smells good too, even though there are no scents added.




Moisturizing Blender Soap

3 ounces Coconut Oil
5 ounces Olive Oil
7 ounces Soybean (Vegetable) Oil
1 ounce Castor Oil

2.23 oz lye
5.28 water (always use distilled)

2% Superfatted

The lye calculator I use can be found here: Bramble Berry Lye Calculator

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9 comments:

  1. Those bars look really nice!

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    1. Thanks Annie. I really like making soap in the blender. You don't have huge amounts of ingredients for each "recipe", it makes 4-6 bars each time. I guess if I was making it to sell I would want to make more at a time.

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    2. Oh, and I used a buttermilk carton for the mold for this batch! :D

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    3. I really want to try this one. Thank you. I just have to get up the nerve. I'm not so hot in the kitchen. The bedroom on the other hand......................

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    4. SonyaAnn I know you can do it!

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  2. are these all the ingredients? no lye? and you just mix it up in the blender?

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    1. There is lye as well as water. I have edited my post so there is no confusion.

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  3. do you just throw it all in the blender and then pour? How long does the soap take to cure?

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  4. Boy does this bring back memories. I started making soap in a blender but have since progressed. But please don't use this recipe. There are better ones. For one thing there is a lot of soybean oil which will go rancid much faster. Plus the superfat is pretty low, even lower than 3% shown going by soapcalc standards. It also wouldn't be a hard soap because of all the soybean oil.

    http://www.soapcalc.net/calc/SoapCalcWP.asp
    Enter weight of oils 16 ounces.
    Enter the following recipe
    25% coconut oil
    65% olive oil
    10% castor oil

    This will make a much better soap. I would suggest superfat of at least the standard 5% but you could bump it up to 8% if you wanted.

    ALWAYS RUN A RECIPE THROUGH A LYE CALCULATOR FOR THE LYE AND LIQUID RATE!!!!
    To get your own numbers!!!

    If you wanted to add scent to this add 1 oz PPO (per pound of oils) so since this is one pound add 1 ounce or 28 grams. I do recommend weighing your ingredients in grams rather than oils. It will be more accurate since there are 28 grams to the ounce. If you add colorants you can use some spices otherwise make sure they are soap safe colorants. Also for the scent don't go to walmart and buy stuff made for incense burners and whatnot. You want cosmetic grade fragrances that are skin safe made for soap.

    WHEN MIXING YOUR LYE WITH YOUR WATER ALWAYS AND I MEAN ALWAYS FILL YOUR CONTAINER MAKE SURE IT IS PLASTIC AND HEAT SAFE AS IT WILL GET HOT. FILL WITH WATER AND THEN ADD YOUR LYE. DO NOT EVER MIX YOUR WATER INTO A CONTAINER WITH LYE!!!! STIR WELL.

    Once your lye solution has cooled to room temp, you can also premelt your coconut oil with your liquid oils and let it sit and come to room temp. Once room temp pour your oils in your blender followed up with the lye solution. AGAIN WEAR GOGGLES OR GLASSES TO PROTECT YOUR EYES.

    I always put a hand towel over the blender.... just in case. I never had anything happen but I didn't want to risk loose lye soap batter flying around my kitchen. Pour into soap mold of choice. Soap mold of choice does matter to some degree as you do need to get the soap out of it. Plastic containers work well such as butter tubs, silicone baking containers, milk cartons.... as well as regular soap molds that are made for 1 pound batches. Line them with freezer paper if you want/need.

    Have fun!!!!

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