Thursday, September 11, 2008

My soapmaking process

This soap I'm making in these pictures is Peppermint Foot Scrub with pumice.
My liquid oils-olive, castor, rice bran.
Fragrance oil- this one is Peppermint Stick
Here are my solid oils and butters starting to melt- shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil.
Lye water with aloe.
Almost finished melting.
Pouring in the lye water.
Here's what it looks like when you first pour the lye water in with the oils.
Blending away.
In this picture I've already added my colorant (in this case, titanium dioxide) and the pumice.
Now I'm adding the fragrance oil. It smells just like a candy cane. Yum yum!
Pouring the raw soap into my 4 pound loaf mold.
Gotta get the very last drop.

Covered over and waiting 24 hours until I unmold it. I hate the waiting.

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